[webdev] Web Design Update: February 25, 2016

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.



- Volume 14, Issue 35, February 25, 2016.



An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.



++ISSUE 35 CONTENTS.




SECTION ONE: New references.


What's new at the Web Design Reference site?


http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/



New links in these categories:




01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: DRUPAL.

04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

05: EVENTS.

06: JAVASCRIPT.

07: MISCELLANEOUS.

08: NAVIGATION.

09: TOOLS.

10: USABILITY.



SECTION TWO:



11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?



[Contents ends.]




++ SECTION ONE: New references.



+01: ACCESSIBILITY.




How to Make Graphs, Charts, and Maps Accessible (Video)

By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

"...This short (less than four minutes) video from the Access MOOC
course explains the different options you have to make complex
graphics more accessible..."

https://www.lireo.com/make-graphs-charts-maps-accessible-video/



1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)

By Rakesh Paladugula.

"For prerecorded audio-only and prerecorded video-only media, the
following are true, except when the audio or video is a media
alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such: (Level A)..."

http://www.maxability.co.in/2016/02/ 1-2-1-audio-only-and-video-only-prerecorded/



Accessibility and User Experience - You Can't Have One Without the Other

By Steve Grobschmidt.

"I'm woefully late posting about the presentation I did for mkeUX back
on February 9th..."

http://www.theaccessibility.com/2016/02/accessibility-and-ux/



Accessibility Prioritization - Laying the Foundation with a Strategic

Plan, Part 1

By Glenda Sims.

"You know you have accessibility issues that need to be fixed...yesterday..."

http://www.deque.com/blog/ accessibility-prioritization-laying-foundation-strategic-plan/



Government Accessibility Standards and WCAG 2

By Mark Rogers.

"This posting summarizes some detailed research into the state of
government accessibility standards around the world, as of November
2015..."

http://www.powermapper.com/blog/government-accessibility-standards/



When the DOJ/OCR Makes a Visit - Lessons Learned in Resolving

Complaints About Inaccessible IT (Video)

By 3Play Media.
"In this webinar, accessibility leaders at three different
universities discuss what to expect in a DOJ or OCR review, as well as
the lessons they've learned at their institutions in resolving
complaints about inaccessible IT..."

http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/webinars/lessons-learned-02-17-2016/



All Things CSUN (Video)

By Karl Groves and Billy Gregory.

"...Billy and Karl talk all things CSUN and are joined by special
guest and fellow metal-lover Ian Pouncey..."

http://www.vandlshow.com/2016/02/18/ vl-live-february-2016-all-things-csun/




+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.




Sass - The @mixin Directive

By Steven Bradley.

"...The @mixin directive is another way to reuse styles across your
stylesheet..."

http://vanseodesign.com/css/sass-the-mixin-directive/




+03: DREAMWEAVER.




Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC for Web Authoring: Getting the Big Picture

By Kim Cavanaugh and Rob Schwartz.

"In this chapter, you'll take a look at the ways you can use images to
further define the look and feel of a design, how to insert and
position images, and the tools that Dreamweaver provides to help you
get those jobs done..."

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2476812



Web Design Basics in Adobe Dreamweaver CC

By Jim Maivald.

"Whether you use thumbnails and wireframes, Photoshop, or just a vivid
imagination, Dreamweaver can quickly turn your design concepts into
complete, standards-based CSS layouts..."

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2469408




+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.




On Surveys

By Erika Hall.

"Surveys are the most dangerous research tool?-?misunderstood and
misused. They frequently straddle the qualitative and quantitative,
and at their worst represent the worst of both..."

https://medium.com/research-things/on-surveys-5a73dda5e9a0



The Benefits of Aggregating Judgment

By Jeff Sauro.

"...Despite the potential pitfalls and problems with checking the
accuracy of judgments, the principle of aggregating independent
judgments helps improve the reliability and validity of the
assessments of the customer experience."

http://www.measuringu.com/blog/group-judgment.php



Noah's Transition To Mobile Usability Testing

By Lyndon Cerejo.

"Noah was concerned. He was the 'UX guy' for the corporate office of a
regional Quick Service Restaurant (a fast food chain) that was in the
process of creating a mobile app..."

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/mobile-usability-testing/




+05: EVENTS.




An Event Apart Orlando
October 3-5, 2016.
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
http://aneventapart.com/event/orlando-special-edition-2016



HighEdWeb
October 16-19, 2016.
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
http://2016.highedweb.org/



Assets
October 24-26, 2016.
Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
http://assets16.sigaccess.org/



An Event Apart San Francisco
October 31-November 2, 2016.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
http://aneventapart.com/event/san-francisco-2016



Confab Higher Ed
November 14-16, 2016.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
http://confabevents.com/events/highered/2016




+06: JAVASCRIPT.




Arrow Functions vs. Bind()

By Axel Rauschmayer.

"ES6 arrow functions are often a compelling alternative to
Function.prototype.bind..."

http://www.2ality.com/2016/02/arrow-functions-vs-bind.html




+07: MISCELLANEOUS.




Frontend Design

By Brad Frost.

"...A frontend designer (who may also go by UI developer, client-side
developer, UI engineer, design engineer, frontend architect,
designer/developer, prototyper, unicorn, or Bo Jackson) lives in a
sort of purgatory between worlds..."

http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/frontend-design/



Web Accessibility with Nic Steenhout (Podcast)

By Pranay.

"...Nic Steenhout joins us to explain how to develop software with
accessibility in mind. At the upcoming Fluent Conference, he will be
giving a talk entitled Don't turn off that JavaScript just yet,
referencing JavaScript's history of causing accessibility
problems...."

http://softwareengineeringdaily.com/ 2016/02/16/web-accessibility-with-nic-steenhout/




+08: NAVIGATION.




The Current State of Telephone Links

By Geoff Graham.

"Telephone links are a thing..."

https://css-tricks.com/the-current-state-of-telephone-links/



WAI-ARIA Landmarks Site Navigation Structure Demo

By Paul J Adam.

http://pauljadam.com/demos/landmarks.html




+09: TOOLS.




Accessible Colors

By Misha Moroshko and Vedran Arnautovic.

"We evaluate your color combination using the WCAG 2.0 guidelines for
contrast accessibility. If your combination does not meet the
guidelines, we find the closest accessible combination by modifying
the color lightness...."

http://accessible-colors.com/




+10: USABILITY.




User-Centered Design Artifacts

By Janet M. Six.

"In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our expert panel considers how UX
professionals can create a narrative that connects their learnings
about business and user needs to a design solution, in a way that is
comprehensible to all project team members, regardless of their
role..."

http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2016/02/ user-centered-design-artifacts.php


Website Logo Placement for Maximum Brand Recall

By Kathryn Whitenton.

"Users are 89% more likely to remember logos shown in the traditional
top-left position than logos placed on the right."

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/logo-placement-brand-recall/





[Section one ends.]





++ SECTION TWO:




+11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?




Accessibility Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html



Association Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html



Book Listings.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html



Cascading Style Sheets Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html



Color Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html



Drupal Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html



Evaluation & Testing Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html



Event Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html



HTML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html



Information Architecture Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html



JavaScript Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html



Miscellaneous Web Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html



Navigation Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html



PHP Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html



Sites & Blogs Listing.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html



Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html



Tool Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html



Typography Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html



Usability Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html



XML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html



[Section two ends.]




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