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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 30, January 17, 2019.

David P. Dillard
 


+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 30, January 17, 2019.

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

++ISSUE 30 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: COLOR.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: HTML.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
09: NAVIGATION.
10: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
11: USABILITY.
12: XML.

SECTION TWO:
13: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Accessibility Mechanics (Video)
By Jared Smith.
"Jared Smith, Associate Director of WebAIM, will discuss the interplay
between page content (including ARIA), browser parsing/rendering,
accessibility APIs, and assistive technology - something that is
increasingly important for developers to have a sense of when
implementing and testing accessibility…"
https://www.technica11y.org/accessibility-mechanics

Top 10 Low Effort Improvements for Accessible Web Content
By Leandra Silver.
"The creation of accessible sites is a collaborated dance between
designers, user experience specialists, web developers, content
editors, and web accessibility auditors…"
https://medium.com/@leandrasilver/top-10-low-effort-improvements-for-accessible-web-content-13f1e2013113

What You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions
By Meryl Evans.
"Way back in 1983, I got my first caption decoder…"
https://meryl.net/what-you-need-to-know-about-types-of-video-captions/

Tap to Dismiss
By Linzi Berry.
"Designing accessible escape hatches for modals…"
https://medium.com/tap-to-dismiss/tap-to-dismiss-fbc66bdf500a

This Week in Accessibility: Gomez v. GNC
By Sheri Byrne-Haber.
"Gomez v. GNC should serve as a warning to any company facing an
accessibility lawsuit as to the importance of their accessibility
experts actually being experts in accessibility…"
https://medium.com/@sheribyrnehaber/this-week-in-accessibility-gomez-v-gnc-89fee5f26b5f

Big Win for Web Accessibility in Domino's Pizza Case
By Lainey Feingold.
"…the panel of three judges held that, 'the ADA applied to Domino's
website and app because the Act mandates that places of public
accommodation, like Domino's, provide auxiliary aids and services to
make visual materials available to individuals who are blind'…"
https://www.lflegal.com/2019/01/dominos-ninth-circuit/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout
By Rachel Andrew.
"The Multi-column Layout spec is often overlooked as we use Grid and
Flexbox. In this article Rachel Andrew explains why it is different to
other layout methods, and shows some useful patterns and sites which
showcase it well…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/css-multiple-column-layout-multicol/

An Introduction to CSS Containment
By Manuel Rego Casasnovas.
"…This is a brief blog post trying to give an introduction to the
spec, explain the status of things, the work done during past year,
and some plans for the future…"
https://blogs.igalia.com/mrego/2019/01/11/an-introduction-to-css-containment/

CSS Doesn't Suck
By Any Bell.
"Another week comes along and with it, another assault on CSS…"
https://andy-bell.design/wrote/css-doesnt-suck/


+03: COLOR.

Designing UI with Color Blind Users in Mind
By Rich Staats.
"…in this article, we'll share some tips on how you can improve your
site's accessibility and the experience it delivers for color blind
people…"
https://www.secretstache.com/blog/designing-for-color-blind-users/


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Top Tasks Are the Invisible Gorilla
By Gerry McGovern.
"The top tasks of organizations are often very different to the top
tasks of customers because organizations think and see differently
than customers…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/top-tasks-are-the-invisible-gorilla/

Does Changing the Order of the NPS Item Affect Results?
By Jeff Sauro.
"…does the order in which items are presented in common metrics like
the Net Promoter Score matter? To investigate this, we need to first
understand order effects in surveys…"
https://measuringu.com/nps-order/


+05: EVENTS.

Time Traveler's Guide to Accessibility Mechanics
January 22, 2019.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/256947753/

Nurturing a Neurodiverse Workplace
January 23, 2019.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/257913463/
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQMMDNLYTgk
Live captions: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA

Digital Accessibility 101 - The Basics
January 24, 2019.
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Accessibility-Meetup/events/257287270/

Make Your Business Case for Accessibility
January 28, 2019.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/Accessibility-Twin-Cities/events/257427253/
        
Designing with Accessibility in Mind
February 11-17, 2019.
Online
https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/olc-new-institute-schedule/institute-offerings/?id=374&cohort=368

2019 Audio Description Institute
February 23-25, 2019.
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.
https://acb.org/2019-leadership-meetings-ADI

Experience Design Week
February 25-27, 2019.
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
https://experiencedesignweek.iqpc.com/


+06: HTML.

'Fixing' Lists
By Scott O'Hara.
"In September of 2017 Gerard K. Cohen of Unfettered Thoughts posted an
article on the how VoiceOver and Safari (Webkit) (macOS and iOS)
remove list element semantics when list-style: none is used…"
https://www.scottohara.me/blog/2019/01/12/lists-and-safari.html

Accessible Accordions Part 2 - Using <details> and <summary>
By  Graham Armfield.
"In my last post My favourite accessible accordion pattern I discussed
how you could use a combination of HTML elements, some JavaScript and
some appropriate ARIA to create a fully accessible accordion component
that could be used by everyone."
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/accessible-accordions-part-2-using-details-summary/

Which Elements Support Shadow DOM?
By Rob Dodson.
"Is there a list somewhere of which HTML elements can and can't have a
shadow DOM?…"
https://robdodson.me/which-elements-support-shadow-dom/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Make Your ARIA Labels Sing on Key
By Becky Gibson.
"The Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet
Applications specification (WAI-ARIA) is a powerful tool to make the
Web more accessible for people using screen readers. Unfortunately
many developers use WAI-ARIA incorrectly…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/ARIA-labels/

It's 2019 and I Still Make Websites with my Bare Hands
By Matt Holt.
"I have no idea how to make a website the way the cool kids do today…"
https://medium.com/@mattholt/its-2019-and-i-still-make-websites-with-my-bare-hands-73d4eec6b7


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

The History of the Web: Accessibility Tools
By Jay Hoffmann.
"In 1995, Dr. Cynthia Waddell published a web design accessibility
standard for the City of San Jose's Office of Equality Assurance…"
https://thehistoryoftheweb.com/accessibility-tools/


+09: NAVIGATION.

Create an Accessible Dropdown Navigation
By Lindsey Kopacz.
"Hover navigations are pretty simple to do without JavaScript, which
is how I usually see them implemented…"
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/create-accessible-dropdown-navigation/

Create an Accessible Dropdown Navigation Without JS
By Lindsey Kopacz.
"After cross-posting my last accessibility post about dropdowns on
dev.to, I was reading through the comments and someone posted about
:focus-within…"
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/create-accessible-dropdown-navigation-without-js/


+10: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

Web Standards: The What, The Why, And The How
By Amy Dickens.
"Web Standards, and the documentation to support them, provide huge
insight into 'the why' and 'the what' of the world wide web. They are
a fantastic resource for any web developer and help people build stuff
for the web that is functional, accessible and cross-compatible. In
this article, we take a look at the history of Web Standards, how to
use them in your work and ways you can get involved in making them…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/web-standards-guide/

Harold Crick and the Web Platform
By Brian Kardell.
"In this piece I'll talk about MathML and why I think that it is
especially unique, intersting, and stranger than fiction…"
https://bkardell.com/blog/Math.html


+11: USABILITY.

Creating More Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Forms
By Mark H. Anbinder.
"…We can accommodate everyone with a little foresight and simple adjustments…"
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/creating-more-inclusive-and-culturally-sensitive-forms/

Fitts's Law (Video)
By Lexie Martin.
"Fitts's Law describes how long it takes a user to hit a target in a
graphical user interface (GUI) or other design, as a function of size
and distance. Understanding this law helps us design better buttons,
forms, lists, and other interactive elements."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/fittss-law/

The User Experience of Customer-Service Chat: 20 Guidelines
By Raluca Budiu.
"Chat is hard to find on many websites; it is often inefficiently
designed and supplies too superficial information."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/chat-ux/

Gestalt Principles in UI Design
By Eleana Gkogka.
"Gestalt (form, shape in German) is a group of visual perception
principles developed by German psychologists in 1920s…"
https://medium.muz.li/gestalt-principles-in-ui-design-6b75a41e9965


+13: XML.

Creating Accessible SVGs
By Carie Fisher.
"Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) have been around since 1999, but they
have seen a real resurgence in use as design interactions have become
more complex and CSS/JavaScript have replaced antiquated animation
programs such as Adobe Flash…"
https://www.deque.com/blog/creating-accessible-svgs/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+13: 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.]


++END NOTES.


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Web Design Update: January 10, 2018

David Dillard
 



 

 

Web Design Update: January 10, 2018
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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 29, January 10, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 29 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: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: JAVASCRIPT.
06: MISCELLANEOUS.
07: NAVIGATION.
08: TOOLS.
09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Understanding WCAG 2.1 - Reviewing Cognitive Success Criteria
By Glenda Sims.
"Hello, everyone! We are back on our accessibility adventure through
WCAG 2.1, the seventh public working draft…"
https://www.deque.com/blog/understanding-wcag-2-1-reviewing-cognitive-success-criteria/

At a Glance-Screen Reader User Survey 7 Results
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"In this article I want to summarize the Web AIM screen reader user
survey 7 results for my readers…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/01/glance-screen-reader-user-survey-7-results/

Screen Reader User Survey 7 Results from WebAIM
By Dennis Lembree.
"In December 2017, results of Screen Reader User Survey #7 by WebAIM
were released…"
http://www.webaxe.org/screen-reader-user-survey-7-results-from-webaim/

Digital Accessibility: How We Can Help
By Atalan. (Hat tip to  Nicolas Hoffmann)
Information and simulations on color blindness, visual impairment,
blindness, deafness, and motor disability.
https://atalan.fr/agissons/en/index.html

Attacks on the ADA Don't Remove the Need and Responsibility for Web
Accessibility
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"Two bits of news about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in
the last couple weeks are of concern for people with disabilities. It
is also concerning for those of us working in the field of
accessibility…"
https://knowbility.org/attacks-ada-dont-remove-need-for-accessibility/

Blind Woman Sues 30 Websites Over Handicap Accessibility
By Priscilla DeGregory and Emily Saul.
"…Maria Mendizabal, who is legally blind, claims that the Web sites
for companies such as Nike, 24 Hour Fitness, De Beers, Barney's, Donna
Karan, and Kleinfeld Bridal aren't compatible with screen-reading
software that translates the written content into either audio or
Braille…"
https://nypost.com/2018/01/07/blind-woman-sues-30-websites-over-handicap-accessibility/

2017 Website Accessibility Lawsuit Recap: A Tough Year for Businesses
By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
"2017 saw an unprecedented number of website accessibility lawsuits
filed in federal and state courts, and few courts willing to grant
early motions to dismiss."
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/2017-website-accessibility-lawsuit-46166/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Versus Personalization
By Tobib Spline.
"…My thesis in this article is that CSS and the web as a whole put too
much power in the hands of authors and too little power in the hands
of users to allow effective personalization. Still, I will try to find
some practical guidelines that may facilitate better personalization
on the web…"
http://tobib.spline.de/xi/posts/2017-12-18-personalization/

New Flexbox Guides on MDN
By Rachel Andrew.
"In preparation for CSS Grid shipping in browsers in March 2017, I
worked on a number of guides and reference materials for the CSS Grid
specification, which were published on MDN…"
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/01/new-flexbox-guides-on-mdn/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

The User Researcher's Field Guide to Psychology
By David Travis.
"When planning user research studies, there are four fundamental
principles from psychology that user researchers must know. These are:
your users do not think like you think; your users don't have good
insight into the reasons for their behaviour; the best predictor of
your users' future behaviour is their past behaviour; and your users'
behaviour depends on context."
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/field-guide-to-psychology.html


+04: EVENTS.

Beyond the Basics of PDF Accessibility - 2018 Update
January 18, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=481

2018 Digital Accessibility Trends
January 23, 2018.
Online
http://info.levelaccess.com/0123Webinar2018Trends_LP-Main.html

Embracing Plain Language for Better Accessibility
January 24, 2018.
Online
https://groups.drupal.org/node/518076

DrupalCon Nashville
April 9-13, 2018.
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018

Designing with Accessibility in Mind
April 9-15, 2018.
Online
https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/olc-new-institute-schedule/institute-offerings/?id=374&cohort=368


+05: JAVASCRIPT.

Why Mutation Can Be Scary
By Zell Liew.
"Unexpected changes in your JavaScript code can be a real headache.
When working with objects, it can be even harder to prevent unintended
mutation. Zell Liew shows us some tricks (and libraries) to prevent
these unintended changes and ensure stability when working with
objects."
http://alistapart.com/article/why-mutation-can-be-scary


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Hypertext and Our Collective Destiny
By Tim Berners-Lee, 12 October 1995.
"A talk in which I felt I had ben asked only to say things I hadn't
said before. It was part of symposium at MIT arranged by Andy Van Dam
in honor of the 50th anniversary of Vannevar Bush's visionary article
"As We May Think" in the Atlantic monthly in 1945. Various gurus from
the history of hypertext were assembled, to talk and be taped."
https://www.w3.org/Talks/9510_Bush/Talk.html

Improving Your Tweet Accessibility
By Adrian Roselli.
"…This post gathers some tips you can and should use…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/01/improving-your-tweet-accessibility.html

Building a Better Magnifier With the Power of the Web
By Shwetank Dixit.
"This post is about how we used the web to build a better magnifier.
Check it out (using Chrome or Opera on Android, due to it currently
being the only browsers which supports the needed APIs properly) and
please give us feedback to improve it further…"
http://blog.barrierbreak.com/2018/01/09/building-better-magnifier-power-web/

Careful Now
By Chris Coyier.
"Tom Warren's "Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6" for
The Verge has a title that, to us front-end web developers, suggests
that Chrome is turning into a browser far behind in technology and
replete with tricky bugs…"
https://css-tricks.com/careful-now/


+07: NAVIGATION.

Four Damnable Examples of Dark Patterns
By Rebecca Sentance.
"…Here's Rebecca Sentance with a follow-up to 2016's Dark Patterns
post, where we highlight the worst examples of manipulative navigation
and tricksy UX…"
http://whatusersdo.com/blog/damnable-examples-of-dark-patterns/

Improving Text Readability for Dyslexic Users with Skip-ink Underlines
By Damien Senger.
"…As designers, we can help dyslexic users to read more easily our
content and interfaces without too much technical requirements…"
https://medium.com/@iamhiwelo/improving-text-readability-for-dyslexic-users-with-skip-ink-underlines-bf52a2f3426b


+08: TOOLS.

Ace
By DAISY.
"Ace, the Accessibility Checker for EPUB, is a tool developed by the
DAISY Consortium to assist with the evaluation of accessibility
features of EPUB publications."
https://github.com/daisy/ace


+09: USABILITY.

What Makes a Design Seem 'Intuitive'?
By  Jared M. Spool.
"…Once you understand how 'intuitive' works-what makes someone
perceive a design to be intuitive-it becomes easier to make the
decision as to whether an intuitive design is worth the extra effort.
The knowledge your users have when they arrive at the design (current
knowledge), what knowledge they'll need to complete their tasks
(target knowledge), and what the design needs to do to help them
complete the task (the gap) are the key ingredients for making an
interface that seems 'intuitive' to your users."
https://articles.uie.com/design_intuitive/

10 Best Intranets of 2018
By Kara Pernice, Amy Schade, and Patty Caya.
"The winners of our 17th Intranet Design Annual came from smaller
organizations, had smaller intranet teams who relied on internal
resources and external help to create the best intranets."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/intranet-design/

The Fold Manifesto: How to Encourage Scrolling (Video)
By Amy Schade.
"The page fold still matters and still applies. Even though the exact
location of the fold differs between devices, it exists for every
single user on every single screen."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPAqSGLgqQ1

User-Experience Quiz: 2017 UX Year in Review
By Raluca Budiu.
"Test your UX knowledge by taking our quiz. All questions and answers
are based on articles that we published last year."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-quiz/

UX Research - A dedicated role, or a skill everyone develops? The answer : Yes
By Peter Merholz.
"Over the holiday break emerged a Twitter discussion about the role of
design research. It started here…"
https://orgdesignfordesignorgs.com/2018/01/04/ux-research-a-dedicated-role-or-a-skill-everyone-develops-the-answer-yes/

10 Small Things You Can Do to Become More User-Centred
By Mark Dalgarno.
https://medium.com/@markdalgarno/10-small-things-you-can-do-to-become-more-user-centred-3f5279701270

[Section one ends.]



++ SECTION TWO:


+10: 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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Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News

Editor     Amarnath Amarasingam

Publisher       McFarland, 2011

ISBN       0786486686, 9780786486687

Length   208 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/gtdc4o5

 

 

*

 

The Onion and Philosophy:

Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor

Popular culture and philosophy

Author   Sharon Kaye

Editor     Sharon Kaye

Publisher       Open Court, 2013

ISBN       0812697243, 9780812697247

Length   320 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/jef4ql4

 

 

*

 

 

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds

and the Art of Fake News

Author   A. Brad Schwartz

Edition   illustrated

Publisher       Hill and Wang, 2015

ISBN       0809031639, 9780809031634

Length   352 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/jmd6g3o

 


*

 


Fake News and Politic Satire:

Why We Need Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

If We Have to Have Bill O'Reilly

Author   Christopher Sans

Edition   reprint

Publisher       BiblioBazaar, 2011

ISBN       1241059284, 9781241059286

Length   132 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/jky5gwa

 

 

*

 

 

The Daily Show and Philosophy: 
Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News

The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

Editor     Jason Holt

Publisher       John Wiley & Sons, 2009

ISBN       0470766131, 9780470766132

Length   280 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/jky5gwa

 

 

*


News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe

Editors   Geoffrey Baym, Jeffrey P. Jones

Publisher       Routledge, 2013

ISBN       1135751641, 9781135751647

Length   200 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/z9k9f7p

 

 

*

 


Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition

Author   Adrienne Russell

Publisher       John Wiley and Sons, 2013

ISBN       0745637736, 9780745637730

Length   163 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/h62nxov

 

 

*

 

Politicotainment: Television's Take on the Real

Volume 13 of Popular culture & everyday life, ISSN 1529-2428

Volume 13 of Popular culture ?

Author   Kristina Riegert

Editor     Kristina Riegert

Edition   illustrated

Publisher       Peter Lang, 2007

ISBN       0820481149, 9780820481142

Length   296 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/hl35ofz

 

 

*


Sins Against Science: The Scientific Media Hoaxes of Poe, Twain, and Others

G - Reference,Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series

SUNY series, Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication

Author   Lynda Walsh

Edition   illustrated, annotated

Publisher       SUNY Press, 2006

ISBN       079146878X, 9780791468784

Length   308 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/hzs429p

 

 

*

 

The New Blue Media: How Michael Moore, MoveOn.org,

Jon Stewart and Company Are Transforming Progressive Politics

Author   Theodore Hamm

Publisher       The New Press, 2013

ISBN       1595587381, 9781595587381

Length   240 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/jagj7u2

 

 

*


Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate

Satire and Dissent

Author   Amber Day

Publisher       Indiana University Press, 2011

ISBN       0253005140, 9780253005144

Length   240 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/hk4flo2

 

 

*

 

 

Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Political Engagement

Communication, Media, and Politics

Author   Jeffrey P. Jones

Edition   2, illustrated

Publisher       Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010

ISBN       0742565297, 9780742565296

Length   328 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/jxy8b6q

 

*

The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions

Author Mark Dice

Publisher Mark Dice, 2017

ISBN 1943591032, 9781943591039

Length 330 pages

https://tinyurl.com/y9ushwxd


*

TitleThe True Story of Fake News
AuthorMark Dice
PublisherResistance Manifesto, 2017
ISBN1943591024, 9781943591022
Length325 pages

https://tinyurl.com/y9ushwxd


*

.



David Dillard


 

NET-GOLD

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold


https://groups.io/org/groupsio/net-gold/archives

http://net-gold.3172864.n2.nabble.com/

 

Research Guides

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

 

Research Paper Writing

https://sites.google.com/site/howtowriteasuperresearchpaper/
Employment

https://sites.google.com/site/employmentsources/

Internships

https://sites.google.com/site/internshipsarticles/

Hospitality

https://sites.google.com/site/hospitalitydatabasesandtools/
Disabilities And Employment

https://sites.google.com/site/disabilitynetsources/Home/employment-and-disabilities

Indoor Gardening

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/indoorgardeningurban/info

Educator-Gold

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/educator-gold/

K12ADMINLIFE

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k12adminlife/

 

Public Health Resources Including Ebola

 

Blog

https://educatorgold.wordpress.com/

 

Research Guide:

Information Literacy

http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn

 

Twitter: davidpdillard

 

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (Eds),

Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,

Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.

Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay

David P. Dillard

http://tinyurl.com/p63whl

 

Railtram Discussion Group

from the union pacific to britrail and beyond

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/railtram/info

 

Indoor Gardening

improve your chances for indoor gardening success

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/indoorgardeningurban/

 

Sport-Med

https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/sport-med.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sports-med/

 

Health Diet Fitness Recreation Sports Tourism

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/healthrecsport/info

 

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.


[webdev] Web Design Update: January 9, 2018

David Dillard
 




Laura Carlson

Jan 9, 2019, 7:29 AM (5 days ago)
to webdev

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 29, January 9, 2019.

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

++ISSUE 29 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: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: HTML.
06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
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.

An Alt Text Primer
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"…The alt attribute must be present on images. If the image is
decorative, it's fine to use an empty alt attribute. If the image is
informative, use clear and concise alt text."
https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/an-alt-text-primer/

Create your Accessibility 'Aha!' Moment By Teaching VoiceOver to Everyone
By Sheri Byrne-Haber.
"…Teaching people how to use VoiceOver is a very good first step to
exposing people not just to accessibility, but the reasons behind why
everything should be accessible…"
https://medium.com/@sheribyrnehaber/create-your-accessibility-aha-moment-by-teaching-voiceover-to-everyone-1b92845b49bd

The State of the Web: Making the Web More Accessible (Video)
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"When you create an accessible website using best practices for
design, development, and content, your website provides a great user
experience for everyone…"
https://www.lireo.com/state-of-web-accessibility/

A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your
Organization's Training Program
By Kevin Gumienny.
"…go with WCAG 2.1-and recognize that meeting the additional success
criteria fall under the 'quality of work argument, rather than
'required by law'…"
https://www.microassist.com/learning-dispatch/guide-to-accessible-elearning-training-managers/

Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment Sued Over Website Accessibility
By Ashley Cullins.
"A blind woman claims she can't use Beyonce.com without the help of a
sighted companion…"
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/beyonces-parkwood-entertainment-sued-1172909

Beyonce.com Lawsuit Reminds Us How Shitty the Web Is for Users With
Visual Impairment
By Melanie Ehrenkranz.
"Mary Conner, a legally blind woman, filed a class-action lawsuit
against Beyoncé Knowles' entertainment company Parkwood Entertainment
on Thursday alleging that the superstar's official website isn't
accessible for visually impaired users…"
https://gizmodo.com/beyonce-com-lawsuit-reminds-us-how-shitty-the-web-is-fo-1831493336

Local Governments on Alert over Lawsuits Targeting ADA Violations Over
Website Documents
By Martin E. Comas.
"…At least three Central Florida cities - Lake Mary, Longwood and
Oviedo - have temporarily removed many public documents from their
websites to protect themselves from lawsuits alleging a violation of
the Americans with Disability Act…"
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-ne-ada-lawsuits-blind-local-governments-20190104-story.html


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

If It's Interactive, It Needs a Focus Style (Video)
By Eric Bailey.
"Focus styles don't have to be ugly! Focus styles are an integral part
of any mature design system. This talk will discuss the intersection
of WCAG compliance and Inclusive Design, as well as new focus-related
CSS selectors. Additionally, strategies for how to effectively
implement them in your organization…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43OYDFgLjMQ

Making Future Interfaces: Algorithmic Layouts (Video)
By Heydon Pickering.
"Learn how to create CSS layouts that are self-governing, using
Flexbox and Grid."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOUtkN6M52M

10 Amazing New CSS Techniques
By Rachel Andrew.
"Explore the best new CSS that's starting to land in browsers."
https://www.creativebloq.com/features/10-amazing-new-css-techniques

Stepping Away From Sass
By Cathy Dutton.
"As I moved towards some of the more modern features of CSS the need
to target specific screen sizes with unique code was removed…"
https://cathydutton.co.uk/posts/why-i-stopped-using-sass/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Formative vs. Summative Usability Evaluation (Video)
By Maria Rosala.
Usability testing and other UX evaluation methods can be divided into
two major categories: formative evaluation and summative evaluation.
Both have their place, but at different stages in the design
lifecycle, and they have different characteristics, for example in the
number of test participants needed for a good study. (3 min. video)
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/formative-vs-summative-evaluation/


+04: EVENTS.

Hands-On Training on New A11y Test Tool (ANDI)
January 15, 2019.
Westminister, Colorado, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11yFR/events/257573099/

Accessibility Training
January 15-16, 2019.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
https://webaim.org/training/

London Accessibility Meetup #22
January 17, 2019
London, England, United Kingdom
https://www.meetup.com/London-Accessibility-Meetup/events/257859788/

Women of Accessibility
January 23, 2019.
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-the-glass-visa-women-of-accessibility-panel-event-tickets-54316961494

Building the Business Case for Accessibility
January 24, 2019.
Online
https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=556

Sustainable UX 2019 Design vs. Climate Change
February 12, 2019.
Online
https://sustainableux.com/

The UX Conference
February 21, 2019.
London, England, United Kingdom
https://theuxconf.com/


+05: HTML.

Tables, Tequila and Beer
By Steve Faulkner.
"In a recent article tables and beers I explained how browsers
correctly represent table semantics of simple tables with either a row
or column of headers. Thus alleviating the need to use the scope
attribute to identify a th as a row or column header. In this article
I take it a little further, with tequila and beer."
https://codepen.io/stevef/post/tables-tequila-and-beer

Short Note on Scoping Mechanisms
By Steve Faulkner.
"In 2 recent articles I have illustrated why the scope attribute is
not needed on data tables with one row or column of th elements, or
data tables with 1 row and column of th elements (first row and first
column)…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2019/01/short-note-on-scoping-mechanisms/

It's More Important to Load Fast Than to Code Fast
By Estelle Weyl.
"…If you always keep your user's needs in mind, you can, on the first
try, develop a site or app that is not only accessible and fast to
load, but is also secure, private, internationalizable, and
usable…HTML is by default fast and accessible. It's our job to not
break it. Semantic HTML comes with standardized user interactions. For
example, take the radio button. All you have to do is give all the
radio buttons in your button group the same name, preferably with
differed values…"
https://calendar.perfplanet.com/2018/important-load-fast-code-fast/


+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

An Information Architecture Framework for the Internet of Things
By Flávia Lacerd, Mamede Lima-Marques, and Andrea Resmini.
"This paper formalizes an approach to the Internet of Things as a
socio-technical system of systems and a part of the infosphere. It
introduces a principle-based, human-centered approach to designing
Internet of Things artifacts as elements of contextual cross-channel
ecosystems…"
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13347-018-0332-4


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Learn JavaScript
By Jad Joubran.
"Learn in an interactive environment. Study short lessons and practice
in an intuitive environment based on Tests…"
https://learnjavascript.online/

What ARIA Does Not Do
By Steve Faulkner.
"…ARIA does not magically make any element act differently to what it
is,  it only provides a method to make it appear as something else to
assistive technology users…Developers must provide the substance to
the semantics conveyed using ARIA, otherwise users are confronted with
a UI masquerade…"
https://stevefaulkner.github.io/Articles/What%20ARIA%20does%20not%20do.html


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Google-Whisperers Beat reCaptcha Voice Challenge with 90% Success Rate
By Richard Chirgwin.
"Code's up on Github and Google's fine with that University of
Maryland researchers have given Google a "welcome to 2019" gift by
breaking its latest reCaptcha audio challenge…"
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/recaptcha_voice_challenge/

History Of The Web
By Jay Hoffmann.
"The History of the Web is a newsletter I write each week. It is the
culmination of years and years of research, endless reams of notes,
and a deep passion for the World Wide Web distilled down to an
interesting new story plucked from the web's past each week. It's been
an incredible (and unexpected) journey, and something I'm extremely
proud of."
https://thehistoryoftheweb.com/
History Of The Web in Book Format:
https://leanpub.com/webhistory/


+09: TOOLS.

Auto Alt Text (Chrome Extension)
By Abhinav Suri.
"Use the power of AI to caption images with a simple right-click…"
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-alt-text/lgmkhmedpaidhgonghfhijjlgaballje?hl=en


+10: USABILITY.

Baseline Rules for Scrollbar Usability
By Adrian Roselli.
"Now that one of the most popular CSS resource sites on the innertubes
has implemented styled scrollbars in the browser I think the time is
right (or too late?) for me to try to capture a starting point for
ensuring they are usable…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2019/01/baseline-rules-for-scrollbar-usability.html

How to Stop Opening Links in New Windows Without Warning
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"Links opening in new windows are an accessibility barrier we find on
most websites we audit. …"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/links-opening-new-windows-no-warning/

Why Microinteractions are Important for UX
By Alita Joyce.
"Defining microinteractions and why getting these small UI details
right matters for the quality of the user experience."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/microinteractions/

Reader Mode: The Button to Beat
By Eric Bailey.
"…If you spend the effort to craft your experiences with a mind to
semantics from the start, your content will be able to adapt to
specialized reading modes, as well as whatever the future holds with
little to no additional effort. Today's Reader Mode could be
tomorrow's smart bathroom mirror…"
https://css-tricks.com/reader-mode-the-button-to-beat/

Laws of UX
By Jon Yablonski.
"Laws of UX is a collection of the maxims and principles that
designers can consider when building user interfaces…"
https://lawsofux.com/

User-Experience Quiz: 2018 UX Year in Review
By Raluca Budiu.
"Test your UX knowledge by taking our quiz. All questions and answers
are based on articles that we published last year."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-quiz/

[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.]


++END NOTES.


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[Issue ends.]
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[WEBDEV] WEB DESIGN UPDATE: JANUARY 3, 2018

David Dillard
 




Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Thu, Jan 3, 7:28 AM (3 days ago)
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 28, January 3, 2019.

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

++ISSUE 28 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: COLOR.
04: EVENTS.
05: MISCELLANEOUS.
06: NAVIGATION.
07: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
08: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

When To Describe Images
By Benetech.
"Does an image need to be described? That depends... walk through our
interactive 'decision tree' to learn about when and how best to make
an image accessible…"
https://poet.diagramcenter.org/when.html

How To Describe Images
By Benetech.
"This section is broken into two distinct segments. The first section,
'General Guidelines'...The second segment of this page details best
practice guidelines specific to particular image categories and
classifications…"
https://poet.diagramcenter.org/how.html

Practice Describing Images
By Benetech.
"This section allows you to apply the best practice guidelines and
resources to your own materials…"
https://poet.diagramcenter.org/practice.html

Responsible Web Animation: Giving Users More Control of Their Experience
By Nat Tarnoff.
"…Effects can range from seizures and migraines to dizziness and
nausea to distraction from completing the task at hand. There is still
much research to be done on how these animations affect users, what is
'good' versus 'bad' and how it affects users, but recent CSS and
JavaScript updates have provided us ways to give the user the control
they need for their best experience…"
https://www.levelaccess.com/responsible-web-animation-giving-users-control-experience/

PDF Accessibility: Testing and Verification
By Dave Herr.
"In previous articles for our 2018 series on PDF accessibility, we
covered all the major aspects of remediating PDF documents. Now we
will focus on the best ways to ensure that your work is complete, so
you can be confident that your documents meet the accessibility
standards…"
https://commonlook.com/pdf-accessibility-testing-and-verification/

Accessibility Scotland (Videos, Transcripts, Slides)
By Hampus Sethfors, Vasilis van Gemert, Heather Burns, Phil Day, Paul
Bepey, and Curt Holst.
Presentations are now available from Accessibility Scotland 2018.
https://accessibility.scot/

ATC Forum
By Accessible Technology Coalition.
"We have launched the ATC FORUM. Imagine having an online community
that can answer your Assistive Technology questions in a timely
fashion. Imagine having a user friendly database of current AT
information at your fingertips. (I'm remembering the days of the
encyclopedias in the living room) Imaging having the ability to
express and see differing views and opinions on a diverse range of
topics on assistive technology…"
https://forum.atcoalition.org/

Scandinavian Airlines System Consent Order (PDF)
By United States Department of Transportation.
"This order concerns violations by Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
of the requirements in 14 CFR Part 382 (Part 382). SAS violated the
Department's Web site accessibility requirements when it created a
separate Web site for individuals with disabilities instead of
ensuring that its primary Web site met the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard, as required by section
382.43(c)…"
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/325416/sas-consent-order.pdf

Compass Slapped with Lawsuit Over Website Access for the Blind
By Teke Wiggin.
"Discrimination lawsuit highlights legal risk for brokerages that
don't comply with Americans with Disabilities Act…"
https://www.inman.com/2018/12/28/compass-slapped-with-lawsuit-over-website-access-for-the-blind/

2018 ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuit Recap
By Jason Taylor.
"The lawsuit culture that surrounds website accessibility has grown
steadily over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing…"
https://blog.usablenet.com/2018-ada-web-accessibility-lawsuit-recap-report


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

How To Learn CSS
By Rachel Andrew.
"You don't need to commit in memorizing every CSS Property and Value,
as there are good places to look them up. There are some fundamental
things, however, which will make CSS much easier for you to use. This
article aims to guide you along your path of learning CSS."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/how-to-learn-css/

Common CSS Issues For Front-End Projects
By Ahmad Shadeed.
"Rendering and interaction have become a lot more consistent across
browsers in recent years. It's still not perfectly uniform, however,
and a lot of small issues can trip you up. Add on top of these issues
the variables of different screen sizes, language preferences and
plain human error, and we find a lot of small things to trip up a
developer."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/common-css-issues-front-end-projects/

Gradient Borders in CSS
By Chris Coyier.
"Let's say you need a gradient border around an element. My mind goes
like this…"
https://css-tricks.com/gradient-borders-in-css/


+03: COLOR.

Accessible Color Contrast: Icons Now Included
By Mary Gillen.
"The official WCAG 2.1 - 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA) Guideline states…"
https://accessiblewebsiteservices.com/accessible-color-contrast-icons-now-included/


+04: EVENTS.

Tips for Management: How Accessibility Testing Actually Impacts Your
Development Process
January 17, 2019.
https://accessibility.deque.com/tips-for-management-how-accessibility-testing-actually-impacts-your-development-process

6 Tips for Accessibility in Microsoft Word from OKable
January 24, 2019.
Online
https://www.okabletech.org/education-services/at-services-for-pk-12/at-webinars-and-video-resources/

Open Question and Answer Session on the Revised 508 Standards from the
US Access Board
January 29, 2019.
Online
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110701


+05: MISCELLANEOUS.

Using Google Maps Costs More than You Think
By Jason T. Voiovich.
"…But just because you are not exchanging money to use Google Maps
does not mean you are not exchanging value. I intend to show you just
how much. You might not like it…"
https://medium.com/swlh/using-google-maps-costs-more-than-you-think-d62c7d857b2d

How Microsoft Lost the Web
By Gregg Keizer.
"Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft
essentially handed over the fate of its web browser - and its ability
to shape the online world - to rival Chrome. The white flag of
surrender was raised this month…"
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3330239/web-browsers/how-microsoft-lost-the-web.html

What We Wished For
By Mat 'Wilto' Marquis.
"An old cliché says that 'may you get everything you wish for' makes
for a particularly insidious curse. With Edge soon making the switch
to Chrome's rendering engine - well, for better or worse, a bitter
wish is coming true."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/internet-explorer-what-we-wished-for/

Evaluating Technology (Video)
By Jeremy Keith.
"We work with technology every day. And every day it seems like
there's more and more technology to understand: graphic design tools,
build tools, frameworks and libraries, not to mention new HTML,CSS and
JavaScript features landing in browsers. How should we best choose
which technologies to invest our time in…"
https://aneventapart.com/news/post/evaluating-technology-by-jeremy-keith-aea-video


+06: NAVIGATION.

Navigation Design - Almost Everything You Need to Know
By Justinmind.
"Navigation design is about creating a system that empowers your users
to interact with and use your product…"
https://uxplanet.org/navigation-design-almost-everything-you-need-to-know-6f107814e22b


+07: USABILITY.

5 UX Principles You Must Adhere to for an Awesome UX Design
By Will Grant.
"Will Grant, a UI/UX expert and a digital product designer, explains
the 5 principles you must follow to ensure a great user experience…"
https://medium.com/quick-design/5-ux-principles-you-must-adhere-to-for-an-awesome-ux-design-25a9badb9d1d

The Hidden Privilege in Design
By Hareem Mannan.
"Shouldn't human-centered design consider all humans…"
https://medium.com/s/user-friendly/the-hidden-privilege-in-design-415072d8a66

Will People Be More Tech Savvy in 10 Years? (Video)
By Jakob Nielsen.
"People naturally avoid studying computers. Don't expect people's
technical skills to improve in the future."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/more-tech-savvy-10-years-jakob-nielsen/

The Peak-End Rule: How Impressions Become Memories
By Lexie Martin.
"Cognitive biases change the way that we recall past events. The
peak-end rule focuses our memories around the most intense moments of
an experience and the way an experience ends."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/peak-end-rule/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+08: 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.]


++END NOTES.


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[webdev] Web Design Update: January 3, 2018 Inbox x

David Dillard
 



Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Thu, Jan 3, 7:28 AM (3 days ago)
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 28, January 3, 2019.

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

++ISSUE 28 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: COLOR.
04: EVENTS.
05: MISCELLANEOUS.
06: NAVIGATION.
07: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
08: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

When To Describe Images
By Benetech.
"Does an image need to be described? That depends... walk through our
interactive 'decision tree' to learn about when and how best to make
an image accessible…"
https://poet.diagramcenter.org/when.html

How To Describe Images
By Benetech.
"This section is broken into two distinct segments. The first section,
'General Guidelines'...The second segment of this page details best
practice guidelines specific to particular image categories and
classifications…"
https://poet.diagramcenter.org/how.html

Practice Describing Images
By Benetech.
"This section allows you to apply the best practice guidelines and
resources to your own materials…"
https://poet.diagramcenter.org/practice.html

Responsible Web Animation: Giving Users More Control of Their Experience
By Nat Tarnoff.
"…Effects can range from seizures and migraines to dizziness and
nausea to distraction from completing the task at hand. There is still
much research to be done on how these animations affect users, what is
'good' versus 'bad' and how it affects users, but recent CSS and
JavaScript updates have provided us ways to give the user the control
they need for their best experience…"
https://www.levelaccess.com/responsible-web-animation-giving-users-control-experience/

PDF Accessibility: Testing and Verification
By Dave Herr.
"In previous articles for our 2018 series on PDF accessibility, we
covered all the major aspects of remediating PDF documents. Now we
will focus on the best ways to ensure that your work is complete, so
you can be confident that your documents meet the accessibility
standards…"
https://commonlook.com/pdf-accessibility-testing-and-verification/

Accessibility Scotland (Videos, Transcripts, Slides)
By Hampus Sethfors, Vasilis van Gemert, Heather Burns, Phil Day, Paul
Bepey, and Curt Holst.
Presentations are now available from Accessibility Scotland 2018.
https://accessibility.scot/

ATC Forum
By Accessible Technology Coalition.
"We have launched the ATC FORUM. Imagine having an online community
that can answer your Assistive Technology questions in a timely
fashion. Imagine having a user friendly database of current AT
information at your fingertips. (I'm remembering the days of the
encyclopedias in the living room) Imaging having the ability to
express and see differing views and opinions on a diverse range of
topics on assistive technology…"
https://forum.atcoalition.org/

Scandinavian Airlines System Consent Order (PDF)
By United States Department of Transportation.
"This order concerns violations by Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
of the requirements in 14 CFR Part 382 (Part 382). SAS violated the
Department's Web site accessibility requirements when it created a
separate Web site for individuals with disabilities instead of
ensuring that its primary Web site met the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard, as required by section
382.43(c)…"
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/325416/sas-consent-order.pdf

Compass Slapped with Lawsuit Over Website Access for the Blind
By Teke Wiggin.
"Discrimination lawsuit highlights legal risk for brokerages that
don't comply with Americans with Disabilities Act…"
https://www.inman.com/2018/12/28/compass-slapped-with-lawsuit-over-website-access-for-the-blind/

2018 ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuit Recap
By Jason Taylor.
"The lawsuit culture that surrounds website accessibility has grown
steadily over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing…"
https://blog.usablenet.com/2018-ada-web-accessibility-lawsuit-recap-report


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

How To Learn CSS
By Rachel Andrew.
"You don't need to commit in memorizing every CSS Property and Value,
as there are good places to look them up. There are some fundamental
things, however, which will make CSS much easier for you to use. This
article aims to guide you along your path of learning CSS."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/how-to-learn-css/

Common CSS Issues For Front-End Projects
By Ahmad Shadeed.
"Rendering and interaction have become a lot more consistent across
browsers in recent years. It's still not perfectly uniform, however,
and a lot of small issues can trip you up. Add on top of these issues
the variables of different screen sizes, language preferences and
plain human error, and we find a lot of small things to trip up a
developer."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/common-css-issues-front-end-projects/

Gradient Borders in CSS
By Chris Coyier.
"Let's say you need a gradient border around an element. My mind goes
like this…"
https://css-tricks.com/gradient-borders-in-css/


+03: COLOR.

Accessible Color Contrast: Icons Now Included
By Mary Gillen.
"The official WCAG 2.1 - 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA) Guideline states…"
https://accessiblewebsiteservices.com/accessible-color-contrast-icons-now-included/


+04: EVENTS.

Tips for Management: How Accessibility Testing Actually Impacts Your
Development Process
January 17, 2019.
https://accessibility.deque.com/tips-for-management-how-accessibility-testing-actually-impacts-your-development-process

6 Tips for Accessibility in Microsoft Word from OKable
January 24, 2019.
Online
https://www.okabletech.org/education-services/at-services-for-pk-12/at-webinars-and-video-resources/

Open Question and Answer Session on the Revised 508 Standards from the
US Access Board
January 29, 2019.
Online
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110701


+05: MISCELLANEOUS.

Using Google Maps Costs More than You Think
By Jason T. Voiovich.
"…But just because you are not exchanging money to use Google Maps
does not mean you are not exchanging value. I intend to show you just
how much. You might not like it…"
https://medium.com/swlh/using-google-maps-costs-more-than-you-think-d62c7d857b2d

How Microsoft Lost the Web
By Gregg Keizer.
"Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft
essentially handed over the fate of its web browser - and its ability
to shape the online world - to rival Chrome. The white flag of
surrender was raised this month…"
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3330239/web-browsers/how-microsoft-lost-the-web.html

What We Wished For
By Mat 'Wilto' Marquis.
"An old cliché says that 'may you get everything you wish for' makes
for a particularly insidious curse. With Edge soon making the switch
to Chrome's rendering engine - well, for better or worse, a bitter
wish is coming true."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/internet-explorer-what-we-wished-for/

Evaluating Technology (Video)
By Jeremy Keith.
"We work with technology every day. And every day it seems like
there's more and more technology to understand: graphic design tools,
build tools, frameworks and libraries, not to mention new HTML,CSS and
JavaScript features landing in browsers. How should we best choose
which technologies to invest our time in…"
https://aneventapart.com/news/post/evaluating-technology-by-jeremy-keith-aea-video


+06: NAVIGATION.

Navigation Design - Almost Everything You Need to Know
By Justinmind.
"Navigation design is about creating a system that empowers your users
to interact with and use your product…"
https://uxplanet.org/navigation-design-almost-everything-you-need-to-know-6f107814e22b


+07: USABILITY.

5 UX Principles You Must Adhere to for an Awesome UX Design
By Will Grant.
"Will Grant, a UI/UX expert and a digital product designer, explains
the 5 principles you must follow to ensure a great user experience…"
https://medium.com/quick-design/5-ux-principles-you-must-adhere-to-for-an-awesome-ux-design-25a9badb9d1d

The Hidden Privilege in Design
By Hareem Mannan.
"Shouldn't human-centered design consider all humans…"
https://medium.com/s/user-friendly/the-hidden-privilege-in-design-415072d8a66

Will People Be More Tech Savvy in 10 Years? (Video)
By Jakob Nielsen.
"People naturally avoid studying computers. Don't expect people's
technical skills to improve in the future."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/more-tech-savvy-10-years-jakob-nielsen/

The Peak-End Rule: How Impressions Become Memories
By Lexie Martin.
"Cognitive biases change the way that we recall past events. The
peak-end rule focuses our memories around the most intense moments of
an experience and the way an experience ends."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/peak-end-rule/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+08: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: December 26, 2018

David Dillard
 




[webdev] Web Design Update: December 26, 2018



Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 10:03 AM (11 days ago)
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 27, December 26, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 27 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: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: HTML.
06: JAVASCRIPT.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: NAVIGATION.

SECTION TWO:
09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Tables and Beers
By Steve Faulkner.
"In the last article for the 2018 series, Steve Faulkner provides the
results of one beer worth of screen reader testing of simple tables."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/tables-and-beers/

Prove You're Not A Bot: reCAPTCHA version 3
By John Sweet.
"John Sweet describes how captchas have been viewed as a complete
barrier to access for individuals with disabilities but with Google's
latest reCaptcha solution, access has taken a major, positive leap
forward."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/recaptcha/

Benefits of a Single Text Field Versus Multiple Text Fields
By Michiel 'Zoë' Bijl.
We often come across forms that have multiple fields for what is, in
essence, a single piece of data, like a phone number or credit card
number. Creating forms like that can pose some usability issues if
they aren't marked up in the right way. Would it be better to ask for
these chunks of data with single text fields instead?
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/single-text-field-vs-multiple-text-fields/

Web Accessibility: Buzzword or Reality?
By Attila Vágó.
"Web Accessibility. The unexpected lovechild of Sir Tim Berners Lee, a
shoddy 12" monochrome screen that went black (and never came back) and
a cat that ran away with the mouse. The cat came back, but by the time
we found the mouse again, Steve Jobs decided we should all be poking
at our screens instead…"
https://hackernoon.com/web-accessibility-buzzword-or-reality-c265ec82aa03

I Used the Web for A Day Using a Screen Reader
By Chris Ashton.
"A sighted user puts himself in the shoes of a non-sighted user. Chris
Ashton experiences first-hand difficulties that visually impaired
users face and describes what we can do as web developers to help."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/voiceover-screen-reader-web-apps/

Part 2: Create Inclusive Design Experiences with Accessibility at a
Glance Videos
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
Microsoft added 6 videos their series.
https://www.lireo.com/create-accessibility-at-glance-videos-inclusive-design/

Designing Layouts for Screen Readers
By Ben Robertson.
"I'll walk through how to make use of these indicators to make a
simple web page easy to use, navigate and read for users of assistive
technology. All the example code is available on github…"
https://benrobertson.io/accessibility/designing-layouts-for-screen-readers

iOS Accessibility Properties: How They Relate to WCAG, and How to
Correctly Use Them
By Jennifer Dailey.
"Jennifer Dailey explains how the iOS Accessibility Properties relate
to the WCAG 2.0 success criteria 4.1.2: Name, Role, Value, and how to
properly use them."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/ios-accessibility-properties/

When Empathy Isn't Enough
By Shaina Garfield.
"Designers need to go beyond empathy to include the disabled community
as participants in design solutions."
https://medium.com/frog-voices/when-empathy-isnt-enough-87ccdb6ae072

VPAT
By Information Technology Industry Council.
"…WCAG 2.1 has now been incorporated into the EU, WCAG, and INT
editions of the VPAT…"
https://www.itic.org/policy/accessibility/vpat

President Trump Signs 21st Century IDEA into Law
By Tajha Chappellet-Lanier.
"Citizen-friendly federal websites and digital services just got a
boost -  President Donald Trump signed the 21st Century Integrated
Digital Experience Act (IDEA) on Thursday afternoon…"
https://www.fedscoop.com/president-trump-signs-21st-century-idea-law/

DOE Rescinds 'Mass Filer' Rule, Reopening Door for Web Accessibility Complaints
By C.P. Hoffman.
"…As a result of the rescission of the so-called 'Mass Filer' rule,
web accessibility complaints against educational institutions are
likely to increase significantly…"
https://www.levelaccess.com/doe-rescinds-mass-filer-rule-reopening-door-web-accessibility-complaints/

Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website
By Greg Thomson.
"Offering a separate website for those with disabilities does not
comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) website
accessibility requirements, the agency made clear with a $200,000 fine
to the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)…"
https://aoda.ca/airline-fined-for-separate-disabled-accessible-website/

ADA Case Law And Statutory Updates
By Cole Schotz.
"…arguments were as follows: 1) websites are not places of public
accommodation under Title III of the ADA; 2) the WCAG are not law and
the trial court's adoption of those guidelines violated due process;
1) Winn Dixie is in compliance with the ADA because Gil had not been
deprived of the full benefit of and equal access to the services and
goods in Winn Dixie's stores…"
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ada-case-law-and-statutory-updates-44288/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Styling a Select Like It's 2019
By Scott Jehl.
" As it turns out, a reasonable set of styles can create a consistent
and attractive select across new browsers, while remaining just fine
in older ones too…"
https://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/select-css.html

Clip Paths Know No Bounds
By Dan Wilson.
"CSS Shapes are getting a lot of attention as browser support has
increased for properties like shape-outside and clip-path. There are a
few ways that we can use CSS Shapes, in particular with the clip-path
property, that are not necessarily evident at first glance…"
https://24ways.org/2018/clip-paths-know-no-bounds/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Fake Metrics: Impressions are the New Hits
By Gerry McGovern.
"We all know that HITS stands for How Idiots Track Success. Well,
IMPRESSIONS stands for Idiots Making Pretentious Resources Endlessly
So Suckers In Organizations Notice Something. It's the next chapter in
the endless saga of the Cult of Volume."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/fake-metrics-impressions-are-the-new-hits/

Usability Testing with 5 Users: Information Foraging (Video 3 of 3)
By Jakob Nielsen.
"Usability testing is similar to how wild animals hunt for food: we're
trying to hunt down the design flaws in the user interface and must
optimize a series of studies for total gain, rather than spend too
much on any one study."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/usability-testing-5-users-information-foraging/

The UX of Restaurant Websites
By Jeff Sauro.
"…To understand these new online offerings, we benchmarked the user
experience of six popular restaurant chain websites that provide
delivery to see how people are using these services and where the
process can be improved…"
https://measuringu.com/ux-restaurant/

Creating Personas from User Research Results
By Priscilla Esser.
"…Let us show you the best practices in developing these design
deliverables, so your user research results can work their magic…"
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/creating-personas-from-user-research-results


+04: EVENTS.

An Accessibility Case Study by Blink UX
January 9, 2019.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ybay/events/257365652/

Clockwork: Expanding the UX Team
January 10, 2019.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://uxpamn.org/event-3172791


+05: HTML.

The Practical Value of Semantic HTML
By Bruce Lawson.
"…Semantic HTML will give usability benefits to many users, help to
future-proof your work, potentially boost your search engine results,
and help people with disabilities use your site. And, best of all,
thinking more about your HTML will stop Dull Old Web Farts like me
moaning at you. What's not to love? Have a splendid holiday season,
whatever you celebrate - and here's to a semantic 2019!"
https://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2018/the-practical-value-of-semantic-html/

Why Isn't It Their Job
By Stuart Langridge.
"…The secret is: if you use semantic HTML, then they do the work, not you…"
https://kryogenix.org/days/2018/12/19/why-isn-t-it-their-job/

Making the abbr Element Work for Touchscreen, Keyboard, and Mouse
By Ire Aderinokun.
"The <abbr> element is used to denote and define an acronym. For
example, if we want to write the acronym 'CSS' anywhere on a web page,
we can also provide the full name 'Cascading Style Sheets' for readers
unfamiliar with the acronym…"
https://bitsofco.de/making-abbr-work-for-touchscreen-keyboard-mouse/

Jank-Free Image Loads
By Eric Portis.
"There are a few fundamental problems with embedding images in pages
of hypertext; perhaps chief among them is this: text is very light and
loads rather fast; images are much heavier and arrive much later…"
https://24ways.org/2018/jank-free-image-loads/


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

ARIA 1.1 - What's New?
By Birkir Gunnarsson.
"Birkir Gunnarsson tells us what's new in ARIA 1.1, the new roles and
properties that excite him, and the others that disappoint, due to
their lack of support."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/aria-1-1-whats-new/

Web Components Still Need to be Accessible
By Eric Bailey
"Eric Bailey explains why developers need to consider accessibility
when creating custom web components and use semantic HTML when it
makes sense, as to not needlessly reinvent the wheel."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/web-components-still-need-to-be-accessible/


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Designing Your Site Like It's 1998
By Andy Clarke.
"It's 20 years to the day since my wife and I started Stuff &
Nonsense, our little studio and my outlet for creative ideas on the
web. To celebrate this anniversary-and my fourteenth contribution to
24 ways- I'd like to explain how I would've developed a design for
Planes, Trains and Automobiles, one of my favourite Christmas films…"
https://24ways.org/2018/designing-your-site-like-its-1998/


+08: NAVIGATION.

Breadcrumbs: 11 Design Guidelines for Desktop and Mobile
By Page Laubheimer.
"Support wayfinding by including breadcrumbs that reflect the
information hierarchy of your site. On mobile, avoid using breadcrumbs
that are too tiny or wrap on multiple lines."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/breadcrumbs/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+09: 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.]


++END NOTES.


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[webdev] Web Design Update: December 18, 2018

David Dillard
 




[webdev] Web Design Update: December 18, 2018



Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Dec 18, 2018, 3:52 PM
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 19, December 18, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 26 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: EVENTS.
05: JAVASCRIPT.
06: MISCELLANEOUS.
07: TOOLS.
08: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

I Threw Away My Mouse
By Manuel Matuzovic.
"Manuel Matuzovic shares how he ditched his mouse, going
keyboard-only. He shares the results of his research on 200 different
pages and the issues that impact keyboard-only users."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/i-threw-away-my-mouse/

Case Study - Podcast Becomes a WCAG 2.1 Implementation Site
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"Nicolas Steenhout shares the story of his podcast, A11Y Rules, how he
made its website accessible through careful decisions about players
and plugins, and the move to WCAG 2.1."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/podcast-wcag-2-1-implementation-site/

Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities
By W3C Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Task Force.
"This document is for people who make Web content (Web pages) and Web
applications. It give advice on how to make content useable for people
with learning and cognitive disabilities…"
W3C First Public Working Draft.
https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-coga-usable-20181211/

Inaccessibility Simply Gets Old
By Kelly Ford.
"…I'll just say, it is disappointing that near the end of 2018, a
product search on a major retail company's web site still leads to
every product reading'product tile large' with  multiple screen
readers."
http://blog.kellyford.org/inaccessibility-simply-gets-old/

The Implementation of Web Accessibility Standards by Dutch
Municipalities. Factors of Resistance and Support
By Eric Martin Velleman.
"There are laws and regulations in place requiring public sector
bodies to adopt and implement international standards for web
accessibility. Municipalities in the Netherlands have collectively
adopted these standards. However, they often seem unable to fully
implement web accessibility standards even if the law requires them to
and they are actively pursuing it…"
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329509854_The_Implementation_of_Web_Accessibility_Standards_by_Dutch_Municipalities_Factors_of_Resistance_and_Support/download

Congress Votes For Better Government Websites, Digital Services
By nextgov.
"…the Senate passed the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience
Act, or 21st Century IDEA, which sets minimum standards for
accessibility, ease of use and security of government websites. The
bill now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law."
https://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2018/12/congress-votes-better-government-websites-digital-services/153478/

Web Accessibility Suits & Settlements in 2018
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"…Plaintiffs filed 4965 federal ADA Title III lawsuits in first 6
months of 2018. Among this large numbers are web accessibility suits
and settlements. If the trend continues, it is expected to reach
10,000 cases with an approximate increase of 30% from 2017…"
https://www.maxability.co.in/2018/12/web-accessibility-suits-and-settlements-in-2018/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Inclusive Considerations When Restyling Form Controls
By Scott O'Hara.
"Scott O'Hara hogs the remote while he looks into the ever-present
issue of custom form controls. We might brute-force an element to take
on the styling we're looking for, but will that interaction still make
sense for all users? Let's give the batteries a rub and find out…"
https://24ways.org/2018/inclusive-considerations-when-restyling-form-controls/

Researching a Property in the CSS Specifications
By Rachel Andrew.
"Rachel Andrew shows us which direction is up on a gift that looks
great but comes with complex instructions. Like most operating manuals
CSS specifications can seem overwhelming, but it turns out that some
of the most daunting tasks can be simple when you know what you're
doing…"
https://24ways.org/2018/researching-a-property-in-the-css-specifications/

The Visibility Property Isn't Just About Visibility
By Ire Aderinokun.
"…Although the visibility property may seem to only affect visual
visibility, we can see that it does much more than that."
https://bitsofco.de/the-visibility-property-isnt-just-about-visibility/


+03: COLOR.

Designing with the Colorblind in Mind Will Improve Your Design for Everyone
By Tom van Beveren.
"…About 4% of the population has some form of color blindness. One in
12 men and 1 in 200 women are color blind and face challenges with a
lot of online products like websites, apps, games, and webshops in
their daily life…"
https://medium.com/we-are-colorblind/designing-with-the-colorblind-in-mind-will-improve-your-design-for-everyone-5c25ecfcde64


+04: EVENTS.

Web Accessibility Evaluation for Non-Technical Users
January 7, 9, and 11, 2019.
Online
http://disability.illinois.edu/academic-support/accessible-it-group/badging

Web Accessibility Evaluation for Technical Users
January 14, 16, and 18, 2019.
Online
http://disability.illinois.edu/academic-support/accessible-it-group/badging


+05: JAVASCRIPT.

Accessible Name and Description Computation 1.1
By W3C ARIA Working Group.
"This document describes how user agents determine the names and
descriptions of accessible objects from web content languages…"
https://www.w3.org/TR/accname-1.1/

Using the aria-roledescription Attribute
By Léonie Watson.
"The aria-roledescription attribute changes the way screen readers
announce the role of an element. Intended to give authors a way to
provide a localised and human-readable description for a role, it has
the capacity to both enhance and seriously break accessibility for
screen reader users…"
https://tink.uk/using-the-aria-roledescription-attribute/

Using aria-live
By Ire Aderinokun.
"Many web pages today have their content dynamically changed using
Javascript…If applied incorrectly, the aria-live attribute can do more
harm than good. So, it's important to take into account a few things
if we want to use it…"
https://bitsofco.de/using-aria-live/

JavaScript and Civil Rights
By Marcy Sutton.
"As developers of web applications and websites, we create interfaces
for people to use (for the most part). In doing so, we have a
responsibility to make our applications not only usable by those
people, but also to avoid infringing on their rights…"
https://www.deque.com/blog/javascript-and-civil-rights/

What's the difference between JavaScript event delegation, bubbling,
and capturing?
By Chris Ferdinandi.
"…event delegation is the technique, bubbling is what the event itself
does, and capturing is a way of using event delgation on events that
don't bubble…"
https://gomakethings.com/whats-the-difference-between-javascript-event-delegation-bubbling-and-capturing/


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Accessibility and Inclusion with the World's Most Popular
Communication Tool: Email
By Jason Rodriguez.
"Jason Rodriguez shares some best practices on creating more
accessible and inclusive email campaigns, routinely ranked as one of
the world's most valuable marketing channels, yet very little work has
been done to make it more accessible for under-represented groups."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/accessibility-and-inclusion-with-email/


+07: TOOLS.

ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) Bookmarklet
By Social Security Administration.
"Navigate to the page to be tested. Launch ANDI by clicking on the
favorite/bookmark labelled "ANDI". ANDI will be inserted onto the
page.
https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/andi/help/install.html

Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT)
By Vision Australia.
"An innovation that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating
accessible documents in Microsoft Word, the Document Accessibility
Toolbar (DAT) supports individuals and organisations to embrace
accessibility as 'business as usual' at no cost…"
https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/digital-access/document-accessibility-toolbar

ColourMap - Colour Blind Helper
By Pierre Frederiksen.
"ColorMap can help colour blind users in reading maps, seating plans
and other content where colour is used to convey information…"
https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/digital-access/resources/colourmap


+08: USABILITY.

The Dark Side of Simplicity
By Gerry McGovern.
"…Simplicity sucks energy…Simplicity creates insecurity…Simplicity
creates dependency…Simplicity is manipulative…Simplicity is
addictive…Some things are worth the effort. If you're not thinking
then someone is thinking for you…The ethical thing to do is to help
people make good decisions for their lives, their futures. Stripping
away the complexity that confuses and frustrates is always great. But
making it simple just so as people will spend more and more of their
time and money, just so as to get more data from them in order to
exert greater control over them, is unethical…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/the-dark-side-of-simplicity/

Can Users Control and Understand a UI Driven by Machine Learning?
By Raluca Budiu.
"In a study of people interacting with systems built on
machine-learning algorithms, users had weak mental models and
difficulties making the UI do what they want."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/machine-learning-ux/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+09: 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.]


++END NOTES.


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[webdev] Web Design Update: December 12, 2018

David Dillard
 



 

 

 [webdev] Web Design Update: December 12, 2018





Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Dec 12, 2018, 7:36 AM
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 25, December 12, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 25 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: COLOR.
04: DRUPAL.
05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
06: EVENTS.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
09: NAVIGATION.
10: TOOLS.
11: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
12: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Understanding WCAG 2.1 Guideline 2.5: Input Modalities
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
"…To account for the need to navigate and operate controls through
various input methods, WCAG 2.1 includes a new guideline: 2.5 Input
Modalities…"
https://www.boia.org/blog/understanding-wcag-2-1-guideline-2-5-input-modalities

Unlocking Accessibility for UX/UI Designers
By Denis Boudreau.
"In today's article, Denis Boudreau explains that the accessibility
community, have been lying for the better part of the last twenty
years. Web accessibility is hard. It's complicated. And you don't need
to care about all of that WCAG stuff."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/unlocking-accessibility-for-ux-ui-designers/

Web Accessibility: What You Say vs. What I Hear
By Mikey Ilagan.
"…I've noticed a recurring theme. Issues identified through assistive
technology such as screen readers are often treated as bugs-backlogged
and forgotten in lieu of new feature development. Let me be clear: I
think looking at accessibility this way is all wrong…"
https://www.thinkcompany.com/2017/12/web-accessibility-what-you-say-what-i-hear/

Microsoft Makes Real-Time Captions and Translation Standard in Office
365 PowerPoint
By James Thorne.
"The next PowerPoint presentation you see may have live captions or
subtitles, as Microsoft rolls out a real-time voice translation
feature to millions of subscribers. Think of it as an AI-powered Babel
fish for the conference room…"
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/microsoft-makes-real-time-captions-and-translation-standard-in-office-365-powerpoint/

The Current State of Automatic Speech Recognition
By Jaclyn Leduc.
"…Will a completely automated captioning solution ever exist? The
answer, at least for the conceivable future, is no. For now, a human
editor must be involved in the captioning and transcription process in
order to produce 99% accurate captions."
https://www.3playmedia.com/2018/12/05/the-current-state-of-automatic-speech-recognition-why-we-still-need-humans-for-captioning/

The Ultimate Guide to Audio Description
By 3Play Media.
"Just about everything you need to know about audio description and then some…"
https://www.3playmedia.com/resources/popular-topics/audio-description/

Disability is a Spectrum, Not a Binary
By Steve Barnett and Nicola du Toit.
"…Steve Barnett and Nicola du Toit look at disability as a spectrum
instead of a binary and by making things accessible, we help more
people than we might realize."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/disability-is-a-spectrum-not-a-binary/

How Ableism Leads to Inaccessibility
By Olivier Nourry.
"…Olivier Nourry discusses Ableism, the belief that a fully-functional
body and mind are the norm for a human being and considers people with
disabilities as unworthy and how in many ways, inaccessibility is a
by-product of ableism-based thinking."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/how-ableism-leads-to-inaccessibility/

The Accessibility Elves
By Michael E Ryan.
"There are many different roles in software that can help improve
accessibility. In today's piece, Mike introduces us to the seven elves
working on accessibility as part of the Inclusive Design Team."
https://www.uxmas.com/2018/the-accessibility-elves

Lessons from Gutenberg
By Adrian Roselli.
"…there are lessons to be learned from Gutenberg that, thanks to its
open nature, we can apply to other projects. Ideally, you want to make
your next project the Anti-Gutenberg…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/12/lessons-from-gutenberg.html

Colleges, Including Saint Rose, Hit with Website Lawsuits
By Rick Karlin.
"The College of Saint Rose is among the most recent targets of a
series of lawsuits filed against colleges and other organizations
related to their websites…"
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Colleges-including-Saint-Rose-hit-with-mass-13442769.php

50 Colleges Hit With ADA Lawsuits
By Lindsay McKenzie.
"A blind man is taking 50 colleges to court, alleging their websites
are inaccessible to people with disabilities."
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/12/10/fifty-colleges-sued-barrage-ada-lawsuits-over-web-accessibility


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Managing Flow and Rhythm with CSS Custom Properties
By Andy Bell.
"An important part of designing user interfaces is creating consistent
vertical rhythm between elements. Creating consistent, predictable
space doesn't just make your web pages and views look better, but it
can also improve the scan-ability…"
https://24ways.org/2018/managing-flow-and-rhythm-with-css-custom-properties/

What Do You Name Color Variables?
By Chris Coyier.
"I remember the very first time I tried Sass on a project. The first
thing I wanted to do was variablize my colors. From my
naming-things-in-HTML skillz, I knew to avoid classes like
.header-blue-left-bottom because the color and position of that
element might change. It's better for to reflect what it is than what
it looks like…"
https://css-tricks.com/what-do-you-name-color-variables/

A CSS Venn Diagram
By Adrian Roselli.
"This post is just a summation of what I made with some stuff I learned…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/12/a-css-venn-diagram.html

An Introduction and Guide to the CSS Object Model
By Louis Lazaris.
"…In this guide, I'm going to go through many of the most important
features of the CSSOM, starting with stuff that's more commonly known,
then moving on to some more obscure, but practical, features…"
https://css-tricks.com/an-introduction-and-guide-to-the-css-object-model-cssom/


+03: COLOR.

My Struggle with Colors
By Zain Adeel.
"Demystifying colors for accessible digital experiences…"
https://uxdesign.cc/my-struggle-with-colors-52156c664b87


+04: DRUPAL.

Drupal's Commitment to Accessibility
By Dries Buytaert.
"…I've come to believe that accessibility is not something you do for
a small group of people. Accessibility is about promoting inclusion.
When the product you use daily is accessible, it means that we all get
to work with a greater number and a greater variety of colleagues.
Accessibility benefits everyone…"
https://dri.es/drupal-commitment-to-accessibility


+05: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Can You Use a Single Item to Predict SUS Scores?
By Jeff Sauro.
"The System Usability Scale (SUS) has been around for decades and is
used by hundreds of organizations globally…"
https://measuringu.com/single-item-sus/

Help! I Don't Know What Type of User Research To Do
By Cheryl Paulsen.
"Choosing the right research method isn't always easy, for multiple reasons…"
https://medium.com/@cheryl.paulsen/help-i-dont-know-what-type-of-user-research-to-do-42d76fa4d9f


+06: EVENTS.

Your Accessibility Evolution: an Ongoing Journey
December 19, 2018.
Online
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8215439609329/WN_hWHVOOfeS2iChWJXnf5aKQ

Web Accessibility Testing With Screen Readers
January 22, 2019.
Online
https://www.maxability.co.in/2018/12/webinar-january-2019-web-accessibility-testing-with-screen-readers/

World IA Day
February 23, 2019.
Everywhere.
https://www.worldiaday.org/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

The Baseline Costs of JavaScript Frameworks
By Ankur Sethi.
"…Your React application will never load faster than about 1.1 seconds
on an average phone in India, no matter how much you optimize it. Your
Angular app will always take at least 2.7 seconds to boot up…"
https://blog.uncommon.is/the-baseline-costs-of-javascript-frameworks-f768e2865d4a

React Native Accessibility Is Pretty Bad
By Doug Russell.
"Allow me to preface this by saying that React Native sets out to
solve problems I don't think are very interesting to solve. In
particular I don't think that sharing a single UI between disparate
platforms is desirable from any perspective that isn't cost savings
and that even from that perspective it's dicey…"
http://www.takingnotes.co/blog/2018/11/09/react-native-accessibility/

A New Day: Making a Better Calendar
By Gerard Cohen.
"This calendar year is almost over and we still don't have any solid
guidance or official ARIA pattern on how to build an interactive and
accessible calendar widget. Gerard Cohen shows us how to obtain an
improved calendar experience."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/a-new-day-making-a-better-calendar/

My Favourite Accessible Accordion Pattern
By Graham Armfield.
"…This post looks at the requirements for an accessible accordion
component, and shows you how to build one. I'll also talk about why I
favour the pattern presented here over others that are available…"
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/accessible-accordion-pattern/

The (Switch)-Case for State Machines in User Interfaces
By David Khourshid.
"…one important (and very old) mathematical model of computation can
be used for describing the behavior and all possible states of a user
interface: the finite state machine…"
https://24ways.org/2018/state-machines-in-user-interfaces/


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Reluctant Gatekeeping: The Problem With Full Stack
By Heydon Pickering.
"Much of my career as a web designer has been spent, quite happily,
working alongside programmers, engineers, people with computer science
degrees. In this symbiotic relationship, each party has a secure job
with a well-defined role, and gets to work on the thing they are best
at and enjoy the most…"
http://www.heydonworks.com/article/reluctant-gatekeeping-the-problem-with-full-stack

Be the Villain
By Eric Bailey.
"Eric Bailey asks us to take on the role of King Herod in our projects
to consider how the products, services and processes we design could
be abused to cause harm rather than to do good. No matter how good our
intentions, we must remember that not every user has pure motivations
and that every tool is a weapon if you hold it right."
https://24ways.org/2018/be-the-villain/

Microsoft Targets Better Accessibility in Chromium
By Paul Thurrott.
"…the first feature Microsoft has committed to adding to Chromium is
for accessibility…The feature is called UI Automation Providers and it
will allow Chromium-based browsers on Windows to seamlessly interact
with accessibility client applications like Narrator…"
https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/194887/microsoft-targets-better-accessibility-in-chromium

More on Edge Moving to Chromium:
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html#edge


+09: NAVIGATION.

Not Your Father's Navigation Strategy: There's More Than Just the TAB Key
By Rachel Olivero.
"…Rachel Olivero explains that while the use of the Tab key for
navigation among web components is appropriate in the right
circumstances, effectively utilizing quick navigation keys and element
lists can offer greater flexibility for screen access software users…"
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/more-than-just-the-tab-key/

Journey Mapping 101
By Sarah Gibbons.
"A journey map is a visualization of the process that a person goes
through in order to accomplish a goal."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/journey-mapping-101/


+10: TOOLS.

PAVE (PDF Accessibility Validation Engine)
By ICT-Accessibility Lab of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
(ZHAW) in collaboration with the Swiss Federation of the Blind and
Visually Impaired.
"You can use PAVE to make your PDF documents accessible and to
interpret conventional reader programs correctly…"
http://pave-pdf.org/index.en.html

W3C is Coming to Your A11Y Tools
By Wilco Fiers.
"…Wilco Fiers talks about the upcoming harmonization of both automated
accessibility testing tools and manual, human testing, lead by the
W3C's Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Task Force."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/w3c-is-coming-to-your-a11y-tools/

Mobilizing Android Accessibility At Airbnb
By Diane Ko and Julia Fu
"…Diane Ko and Julia Fu talk about accessibility and the Airbnb
Android App, the advantages and challenges of the Android platform and
how they spread accessibility awareness and know-how through
documentation and training."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/android-accessibility-at-airbnb/


+11: USABILITY.

De-jargonising Design
By Donna Spencer.
"…Unfortunately jargon only works when the group we're communicating
with has the right  background knowledge to understand it, and if they
have similar experiences to our own. Even more unfortunately, the
people we spend most of our time communicating with are not our
peers-they're usually our business colleagues, developers and clients.
They are left feeling stupid when we rattle off our jargon-filled
methods, techniques and design principles…"
https://www.uxmas.com/2018/dejargonising-design

The Anchoring Principle
By Therese Fessenden.
"People tend to focus on a single, initial piece of information, which
influences how they estimate value and make subsequent decisions."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/anchoring-principle/

A 4 Minute UX Facilitator's Guide (Video)
By Sarah Gibbons.
"As a facilitator, it's your responsibility to make sure the time
spent in workshops is as productive as possible for attendees, while
at the same time ensuring that you get the insights you need in order
to move your project forward."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/ux-facilitator-guide/

Product List UX: Explain Industry-Specific Filters (91% Don't)
By Edward Scott.
"In our large-scale usability testing of product lists and filters, we
observe that filters can turn an overwhelming and unmanageable product
list into one that's much more focused on products relevant to the
user - increasing the likelihood of a user finding a suitable product
to purchase…"
https://baymard.com/blog/explain-industry-specific-filters

[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+17: 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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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 24, December 5, 2018.

David Dillard
 



 

Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 7:35 AM
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 24, December 5, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 24 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: COLOR.
04: DRUPAL.
05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
06: EVENTS.
07: HTML.
08: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
09: JAVASCRIPT.
10: MISCELLANEOUS.
11: USABILITY.
12: XML.

SECTION TWO:
13: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1-for People Who Haven't Read the Update
By Alan Dalton.
"…These new criteria make it easier than ever for us web geeks to
produce work that is more accessible to people using mobile devices
and touchscreens, people with low vision, and people with cognitive
and learning disabilities…"
https://24ways.org/2018/wcag-for-people-who-havent-read-the-update/

Web Accessibility and Autism
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"…Below are some guidelines from this  WCAG checklist  that meets the
needs of people with autism…"
https://www.maxability.co.in/2018/12/web-accessibility-autism/

A Guide to Creating Accessible Animations
By Anna Monus.
"Animated interfaces can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, and other
health problems for many people…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/a-guide-to-creating-accessible-animations--cms-32038

WebAIM's Survey of Low Vision Users #2: What Do We Aake of It?
By Sathish Kumar.
"…The design with its visual aspects must be flexible, accommodative
and allow for user customization in order to achieve the high
inclusivity. Only then, we would see the high number of respondents
who would proclaim that the web is inclusive and accessible. It is not
only the task of the AT vendors to help achieve this…"
https://www.digitala11y.com/webaims-survey-of-low-vision-users-2-what-do-we-make-of-it/

Create Custom Keyboard Accessible Checkboxes
By Lindsey Kopacz.
"I've seen a ton of designers make these GORGEOUS checkbox styles, but
then you see them implemented and you can't even select it using your
keyboard…"
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/create-custom-keyboard-accesible-checkboxes/

Instagram is Now Using AI to Describe Photos for Users with Visual Impairments
By Ashley Carman.
"Instagram announced today that it's rolling out new features that
will make the app easier to use for people with visual impairments…"
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/28/18116323/instagram-ai-visual-impairment-description

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 - Large-scale Broadcast Event Usability and
Accessibility
By Kris Schulze.
"…How do we best host a broadcast event for all 2,300 MNIT staff while
planning for inclusion from the start?…"
https://mn.gov/mnit/media/blog/?id=38-360595

How to Create Accessibility Statements
By Shadi Abou-Zahra.
"…Developing an Accessibility Statement provides guidance, a free
generator tool, and examples, to help you create accessibility
statements…"
https://www.w3.org/blog/2018/11/how-to-create-accessibility-statements/

Playboy.com Sued by Blind Man Who Says He Can't Fully 'Enjoy' the Website
By Tim Kenneally.
"…Playboy.com was sued Wednesday by a legally blind man who says that
the site, as well as Playboyshop.com, aren't equally accessible to the
blind and visually impaired…"
https://www.thewrap.com/playboy-com-sued-by-blind-man-who-says-he-cant-fully-enjoy-the-website/

DeVos' Inspector General to Audit Dismissals of Civil Rights Complaints
By Annie Waldman.
"The review could shed light on the Education Department's reluctance,
documented by a series of ProPublica articles, to investigate alleged
discrimination by school districts and colleges…"
https://www.propublica.org/article/devos-inspector-general-to-audit-dismissals-of-civil-rights-complaints

Ed Department Reopening Hundreds Of Disability-Related Complaints
By Courtney Perkes.
"The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued
over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints
in schools…"
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/12/03/ed-department-reopening-complaints/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Programming CSS
By Jeremy Keith.
"There's a worrying tendency 'real' programmers look down their noses at CSS…"
https://adactio.com/journal/14574

Resilient CSS: 7-Part (Video) Series
By Jen Simmons.
"Learn to write CSS that works in every browser at the same time - old
and new. You can use brand new features in CSS, while still supporting
people who have old software. You just have to know how. Let me show
you…"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbSquHt1VCf1kpv9WRGMCA9_Nn4vCLZ9Y


+03: COLOR.

Contrast and Color Accessibility
By WebAIM.
"We've updated and significantly expanded our article on contrast and
color usage to include testing with various tools."
https://webaim.org/articles/contrast/

Updated Color Contrast Checker
By WebAIM.
"The popular WebAIM Color Contrast Checker has been updated to provide
feedback on meeting WCAG 2.1's 3:1 contrast ratio requirements for
graphical objects and user interface components."
https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker


+04: DRUPAL.

Drupal Admin UX Study: What We Can Learn from Contentful, Craft CMS,
Squarespace, and WordPress
By Suzanne Dergacheva.
"There is exciting work being done in the Drupal community to improve
the Admin UI, including the JavaScript Modernization Initiative and an
overhaul of the look and feel of the Seven theme. Meanwhile, I've been
working with a group in the Drupal community to research what user
experience improvements we should be making for content editors…"
https://evolvingweb.ca/blog/drupal-admin-ux-study-what-we-can-learn-contentful-craft-cms-squarespace-and-wordpress


+05: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Automated Testing for Web Accessibility
By Anders Fredericksen.
"…some general concepts are important for organizations to understand
as they undertake initiatives and adopt automated tools…"
https://www.levelaccess.com/automated-testing-web-accessibility-2/

Quick Test: Large Touch Targets
By Eric Bailey.
"A touch target is the total area a user can click or tap on to
activate an interactive element such as a link, input, or button…"
https://a11yproject.com/posts/large-touch-targets/

10 Diagrams to Help You Think Straight About UX Research
By David Travis.
"Some of the problems we work on as UX researchers are simple and are
easily solved by getting users in front of our product. But other
problems can be complex and it's hard to know how to start solving
them. In situations like that, a simple 2x2 diagram can cut through
the "what ifs", the "how abouts" and the edge cases and provide a
simple way of looking at the problem. Here are 10 examples of 2x2
diagrams to simplify UX research discussions"
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/think-straight-about-UX-Research.html


+06: EVENTS.

Intro to Audio Description
January 17, 2018.
Online
https://www.3playmedia.com/resources/webinars/webinar-registration-01-17-2019/

Washington DC UX Conference
April 27-May 3, 2019.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/washington-dc/

Technical Communication Summit
May 5-8, 2019.
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
https://summit.stc.org/


+07: HTML.

The 'D' in the DOM
By Anthony Jeffery.
"It's within the Document Object Model (DOM) that we find one of the
keys to building accessible things for the web: the document. Anthony
Jeffery helps us decide what HTML elements to use to lay the
foundation for an accessible document."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/the-d-in-the-dom/

Just Markup
By Michael Scharnagl.
"When I started working as a Front-end Developer (or rather Web
designer, as people doing HTML, CSS and a bit of JavaScript were
usually called back then), all the Back-end people working at the
company *laughed* at me because I was 'just' doing HTML and CSS and
not 'real programming'…"
https://justmarkup.com/log/2018/11/just-markup/


+08: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Unraveling a Complex UX Problem - How a Greek Myth Helped Me Conquer
Information Architecture
By Amy Rosenbaum.
"…I now know that I can use patience, creative thinking, and the right
UX tools to unravel even the knottiest problems."
https://uxdesign.cc/unraveling-a-complex-ux-problem-how-a-greek-myth-helped-me-conquer-information-architecture-743ebd7d0ea


+09: JAVASCRIPT.

What, Exactly, Is the DOM?
By Ire Aderinokun.
"The Document Object Model, or the 'DOM', is an interface to web
pages. It is essentially an API to the page, allowing programs to read
and manipulate the page's content, structure, and styles. Let's break
this down…"
https://bitsofco.de/what-exactly-is-the-dom/


+10: MISCELLANEOUS.

What Is Design Thinking, Really? (What Practitioners Say)
By Sarah Gibbons.
"The majority of UX and design professionals define design thinking
roughly the same, regardless of industry and experience, but there's
no agreement on the specifics."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/design-thinking-practitioners-say/

Giving Back to the Community
By Mike Gifford.
"Mike Gifford challenges us to try a new way of giving back. Not by
writing an article, proposing a talk or organizing an accessibility
awareness event, but by making the internet more accessible by
default."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/giving-back-to-the-community/

Stories from the Trenches: What I've learned from Working as a Blind
Developer for a Sighted Dev Team
By Florian Beijers.
"In this article, developer Florian Beijers shares his experiences
with the employment process and his experiences with developer tools;
the struggles as well as the positives of a blind developer."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/stories-from-the-trenches/


+11: USABILITY.

Animations are Distracting! (Video)
By Aurora Harley.
"Moving UI elements attract attention, which often means distracting
users from accomplishing their primary goals. Some types of animations
are more distracting than others, and it's important to match how
attention-grabbing the motion is to the context and user needs."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/distracting-animations/

The Hidden UX Lessons From Your Favourite Christmas Movie Characters
By Eleanor McKenna.
"…I've rounded up wisdom from nine Christmas characters as lessons you
can apply to your own design process…"
https://www.uxmas.com/2018/the-hidden-ux-lessons-from-your-favourite-christmas-movie-characters

Three Contexts for Evaluating Organizational Usability
By Morten Hertzum.
"Organizational usability is about the match between the user and the
system, between the organization and the system, and between the
environment and the system. While the first of these matches can, to a
large extent, be evaluated in the lab, the two others cannot.
Organizational usability must instead be evaluated in situ, that is,
while the system is used for real work…"
http://uxpajournal.org/evaluating-organizational-usability/

The Mobile Checkout Experience
By Anna Kaley.
"Optimize the checkout experience on mobile ecommerce channels by
taking into account the strengths and limitations of mobile devices.
Aim to minimize the number of steps and typing, and take advantage of
capabilities such as geolocation and the camera."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/mobile-checkout-ux/

The State of UX in 2019
By Fabricio Teixeira, Caio Braga.
"…a holistic analysis of UX Design as a discipline: the tools we use,
the methods we apply every day, the technologies we design around, the
career challenges we experience, and how our community is responsible
for what's happening in the world around us - the one that we,
consciously or not, have helped design…"
https://trends.uxdesign.cc/2019


+12: XML.

Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites
By Marco Hengstenberg.
"At a certain stage in a project someone always comes in and says: 'We
need icons!' And why do people need icons? Whatever the reasoning may
be, we need to make sure that people who can't see or recognize these
icons can understand their purpose. Marco Hengstenberg visits the
practice of using SVG icons with inline sprites, and how to ensure
these icons are accessible."
https://www.24a11y.com/2018/accessible-svg-icons-with-inline-sprites/

Accessible SVG: Methods for Adding Alternative Content
By Carie Fisher.
"Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) are XML-based vector images…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/accessible-svg-methods-for-adding-alternative-content--cms-32205


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+13: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: November 28, 2018

David Dillard
 





[webdev] Web Design Update: November 28, 2018




Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:19:56 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: November 28, 2018

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 23, November 28, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 23 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: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: JAVASCRIPT.
06: MISCELLANEOUS.
07: NAVIGATION.
08: SITES AND BLOGS.
09: TOOLS.
10: TYPOGRAPHY.
11: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
12: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Short Note on Role None or Presentation?
By Steve Faulkner.
"…All modern browsers support both role="none" and role="presentation…"
https://codepen.io/stevef/post/none-or-presentation

Understanding SC 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded)
By Raghavendra Satish Peri.
"The intent of this success criterion is to provide audio descriptions
to the videos so as to aid blind & visually impaired users understand
the visual aspect of the video content…"
https://www.digitala11y.com/understanding-sc-1-2-5-audio-description-prerecorded/

Toggling Animations On and Off
By Kirupa Chinnathambi.
"…In this article, we are going to try to make everyone happy
independent of what their views on animations might be. We are going
to give our users full control over whether they want to see
animations or not, and we are going to do that by employing a few cool
technical tricks…"
https://www.kirupa.com/html5/toggling_animations_on_off.htm

Accessibility = Innovation
By Mischa Andrews.
'Innovation' is often used as an excuse for avoiding accessibility.
Let's pivot these conversations to get more people excited about
accessibility and an awesome future.
https://medium.com/@MischaAndrews/accessibility-innovation-20912107fc4e

First Website Accessibility Agreement Reached With WCAG 2.1 As Its Standard
By Lainey Feingold.
"On November 2, 2018 Alameda County California, three blind residents,
and the National Federation of the Blind announced a settlement
designed to protect the rights of blind voters to participate fully in
the county's voting program."
https://www.lflegal.com/2018/11/alameda-voting/

Fear is a Poor Motivator for Accessibility
By Lainey Feingold.
"This is a post about what happens when organizations work on
accessibility only because they are afraid of being sued. Six years
ago Jared Smith wrote about bad motivators for access. He wrote that
the best motivators are to reward, enlighten, and inspire. The worst
motivators are guilt and punishment. Today in the United States the
fear of lawsuits is driving too many access efforts. Lawsuits can be
important tools to protect rights. But they can also be used for the
wrong reasons. Those lawsuits can hurt disabled people needing to use
the law when the lack of access creates true barriers to technology
and information."
https://www.lflegal.com/2018/11/webaim-fear/

Silver Update (Presentation)
By Silver Task Force, W3C Accessibility Guidlines Working Group.
Slide Presentation on proposed goals, milestones, timeline, prototypes
and more for the next major revision of WCAG (code name 'Silver').
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V_nYD27N6kx8gRha0rrdQK8aKyvg7kKXu6rs44We7IU/

Trump Team Reverses Controversial Changes to Handling of Civil Rights Probes
By Alyson Klein.
"U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' office for civil rights is
reversing itself on several key changes to how it investigates civil
rights claims that had infuriated the civil rights community…"
https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2018/11/trump-devos-civil-rights-changes-manual-special-education-complaints.html

Schools, Colleges Targeted for Websites' Alleged Inaccessibility to the Blind
By Scott O'Connell.
"The College of the Holy Cross became the latest local educational
institution to be targeted for allegedly failing to make its website
accessible to handicapped users last week when a New York man sued the
school in federal court…"
https://www.telegram.com/news/20181122/schools-colleges-targeted-for-websites-alleged-inaccessibility-to-blind


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Exclusions Will Hopefully Be Like More Powerful Grid-Friendly Floats
By Chris Coyier.
"Exclusions (which are currently in a 'working draft' spec as I write)
are kinda like float in that they allow inline content to wrap around
an element. But not exactly a float…"
https://css-tricks.com/exclusions-will-hopefully-be-like-more-powerful-grid-friendly-floats/

CSS Logical Properties and Values
By Chris David Mills, Rachel Andrew, et al.
"CSS Logical Properties and Values is a module of CSS introducing
logical properties and values that provide the ability to control
layout through logical, rather than physical, direction and dimension
mappings…"
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Logical_Properties

How to Organize Your CSS with a Modular Architecture (OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS)
By Claudio Mendonca.
"…In this article, I'll show you how to organize your CSS architecture
into HTML/CSS blocks that behave more like Lego blocks…"
https://snipcart.com/blog/organize-css-modular-architecture

How to Understand CSS Position Absolute Once and For All
By Marina Ferreira.
"Stop losing your elements on the screen by understanding how an
object figures where it is supposed to sit…"
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-to-understand-css-position-absolute-once-and-for-all-b71ca10cd3fd


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Observe, Test, Iterate, and Learn (Video)
By Don Norman.
"There isn't a next time in product development, so Don Norman says
that you must always study to keep up with the product cycle. "
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/observe-test-iterate-and-learn-don-norman/

Prototypes and Production
By Jeremy Keith.
"…every so often, we use the materials of front-end development- HTML,
CSS, and JavaScript - to produce something that isn't intended for
production. I'm talking about prototyping…"
https://adactio.com/journal/14562

Market Research vs User Research: How To Overcome Uncertainty
By Dan Jecan.
"…Market research mainly provides broad, quantitative insights about
people's attitudes and their willingness to buy a product. This, in
turn, informs marketing decisions…User research mainly provides deep,
focused qualitative insights about people's behavior and how they
would use a product. As a result, this informs design decisions…"
https://uxstudioteam.com/ux-blog/market-research-vs-user-research/


+04: EVENTS.

Accessibility and Compliance: How to Measure Digital Accessibility
December 11, 2018.
Online
https://accessibility.deque.com/accessibility-and-compliance-how-to-measure-digital-accessibility

Digital Accessibility: Lighting Talks & Holiday Social
December 11, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A
https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/a11ychi/events/256749111/
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQbPiv0dAZk

ConFoo Montreal
March 13-15, 2019.
Montreal, Canada
https://confoo.ca/en/yul2019

DrupalCon Seattle
April 8-12, 2019.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019

SmashingConf San Francisco
April 16-17, 2019.
San Francisco, Califorina, U.S.A.
https://smashingconf.com/


+05: JAVASCRIPT.

aria-rowspan Property
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"aria-rowspan property defines the number of rows a cell spanned
within a table, grid or a treegrid…"
https://www.maxability.co.in/2018/11/aria-rowspan-property/

You Might Not Need a Loop
By Ire Aderinokun.
"In JavaScript, like any other language, there are several ways to
achieve the same result, some being more suited to certain situations
than others. One of the first concepts I learned about when learning
to code was loops, and it seemed like the answer to almost
everything…"
https://bitsofco.de/you-might-not-need-a-loop/


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Front-End Development is Not a Problem to be Solved
By Robin Rendle.
"…HTML and CSS are often seen as a burden…What's behind this feeling?
Well, designers want tools that let them draw pictures and export a
batch of CSS and HTML files like Dreamweaver promised back in the day.
On the other end, engineers don't want to sweat accessibility, web
performance or focus states among many, many other things…We should
see front-end development as a unique skillset that is critical to the
success of any project…"
https://css-tricks.com/front-end-development-is-not-a-problem-to-be-solved/

Should Designers Code
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"…Although an understanding of adjacent fields is always useful,
designers 'should,' in the normative, imperative sense of the word,
not be able to develop. May-but not should."
https://meiert.com/en/blog/should-designers-code/

No, We Don't Really Care About Your Privacy
By Gerry McGovern.
"…If only you weren't so innocent. If only you placed more value on
your worth rather than on your convenience and getting free stuff. We
value your information because from your information we make money.
With your information we control you. You're our cash cow. How does it
feel to be the product?"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/no-we-dont-really-care-about-your-privacy/


+07: NAVIGATION.

ARIA Landmarks Example
By W3C ARIA Authoring Practices Task Force.
"Visually outline the landmarks and/or headings on the page using the
following buttons…"
https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/examples/landmarks/HTML5.html


+08: SITES AND BLOGS.

24 Accessibility
By The 24 Accessibility Team (Dennis Deacon, Carie Fisher, and Scott O'Hara).
"24 Accessibility is a series of articles on all subjects related to
digital accessibility. During the first 24 days in the month of
December, we offer a daily dose of accessibility wisdom and insight
from a wide array of knowledge experts throughout the world…"
https://www.24a11y.com/


+09: TOOLS.

Stylify Me
By Annabelle Yoon and Michael Mrowetz.
"…gain an overview of the style guide of a site, including colours,
fonts, sizing and spacing. This tool allows the designer to research
sites efficiently without the need to inspect each element, in order
to be aware of current design trends and inform their own design
decisions…"
http://stylifyme.com/


+10: TYPOGRAPHY.

Quick Test: Resize Text
By Luis Garcia.
"Resize text and make sure everything on the page works. Repeat until
you get to 200% zoom. Seems simple? It is.…"
https://a11yproject.com/posts/resize-text/

Variable Fonts and Wide-Screen Layouts: Adopting Data-Driven
Progressive Enhancements
By Kathryn Whitenton and Sarah Gibbons.
"The NN/g website homepage now incorporates variable fonts and a
wide-screen layout - 2 technical adjustments which improve the user
experience for a subset of users on supported devices."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/variable-fonts-wide-screen-layout/


+11: USABILITY.

Usability - What It Means and How to Get There
By Meghan Horvath.
"…Let's dive in, unearthing just how this sought-after concept is
defined and shed light on how to achieve it for your product…"
https://usabilla.com/blog/usability-what-it-means-how-to-get-there/

Making the Complex World Understandable Through Intuitive Design
By Lauri Lukka.
"…Great designs act as an interpreter. They make our complex world
intuitive and understandable…"
https://uxdesign.cc/taming-complexity-c44c0447dec5

The User Experience of Chatbots
By Raluca Budiu.
"Far from being 'intelligent', today's chatbots guide users through
simple linear flows, and our user research shows that they have a hard
time whenever users deviate from such flows."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/chatbots/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+12: 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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 22, November 21, 2018.

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++ISSUE 22 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: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: MISCELLANEOUS.
06: TOOLS.
07: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
08: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

The Business Case for Digital Accessibility
By W3C.
"This article examines the rationale for organizations to address
accessibility. It includes tangible and intangible benefits, and the
risks of not addressing accessibility adequately…"
https://www.w3.org/WAI/business-case/

1.4.10 Reflow
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"People with low vision typically enlarge the text to read the content
on the screen…"
https://www.maxability.co.in/2018/11/1-4-10-reflow/

Conferences, Speakers: Please Caption Your Videos
By Adrian Roselli.
"Over the last few years more and more conferences have started to
provide live captions during talks…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/11/conferences-speakers-please-caption-your-videos.html

Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations
By Allison Ravenhal.
"…slide transitions are overrated. More seriously, they can make the
audience feel sick. Slide transitions and other animation such as
parallax scrolling can trigger nausea, headaches and dizziness in
people with vestibular (inner ear) disorders. Make your audience groan
with your punny jokes, not because they feel ill…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/11/inclusive-design-accessible-presentations/

7 Basic Steps to Making PDFs More Accessible
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
"Web accessibility encompasses a broad spectrum, but digitized
documents are too-often forgotten in the process. The Portable
Document Format (PDF) is one such type of digital document - a very
common and widely used file type online, created with the intention of
being able to be opened and displayed on any device…"
https://www.boia.org/blog/7-basic-steps-to-making-pdfs-more-accessible

There's Already a Blueprint for a More Accessible Internet. If Only
Designers Would Learn It
By Anne Quito.
"The internet can be a hostile space for 15% of the world's population
who experience some form of disability…"
https://qz.com/1407450/theres-already-a-blueprint-for-a-more-accessible-internet/

Universities Under Investigation for Poor Website Accessibility
By Halona Black and Natalie Schwartz.
"The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating
hundreds of colleges and universities that it says have not met web
accessibility standards for people with disabilities, Inside Higher Ed
reported. An official told the publication there were 556 open cases
as of August 2017…"
https://www.educationdive.com/news/universities-under-investigation-for-poor-website-accessibility/541878/

This Blind Athlete has Filed 164 ADA Lawsuits
By Jane Musgrave.
"…Gil has filed 164 lawsuits in South Florida, accusing government
agencies, restaurants and stores of violating the landmark Americans
With Disabilities Act by refusing to take steps to assure the blind
can navigate their websites…"
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20181109/this-blind-athlete-has-filed-ada-164-lawsuits

Got Access for People with Disabilities Covered? Don't Forget
By Gene Marks.
"More than 5,000 lawsuits were filed under the Americans with
Disabilities Act in the first half of 2018, many relating to
businesses' online presence…"
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/15/americans-with-disabilities-act-website-lawsuits-accessibility

Education Department's Civil Rights Office Retreats, Will Consider
Claims Filed En Masse
By Laura Meckler.
"Facing a lawsuit, the Education Department said Tuesday it would no
longer dismiss civil rights complaints simply because the filer had
submitted other, similar claims, reversing a policy that had led to
the dismissal of hundreds of cases en masse…"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/education-departments-civil-rights-office-retreats-will-consider-claims-filed-en-masse/2018/11/20/a7ed362a-ed05-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html



+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Keyboard-Only Focus Styles
By Chris Coyier.
"Like Eric Bailey says, if it's interactive, it needs a focus style.
Perhaps your best bet? Don't remove the dang outlines that focusable
elements have by default…"
https://css-tricks.com/keyboard-only-focus-styles/

Braces to Pixels
By Greg Whitworth.
"We continue on A List Apart's four-part 'From URL to Interactive'
series with Greg Whitworth, a member of the W3C CSS Working Group and
the CSS Houdini Task Force. He'll walk through how CSS is parsed, how
values are computed, and what the 'cascade' in style sheets actually
means. Then we'll discuss layout, painting, and composition. Brace
yourselves, we're about to drive through a one of our most scenic and
winding parts of our journey…"
https://alistapart.com/article/braces-to-pixels

Difference Between currentColor and Custom Properties
By Mike Riethmuller.
"There are some interesting differences between how currentColor and
custom properties work. Both are examples of dynamic properties in CSS
but how they are resolved differs in some very important ways. I
recently came across an example of this that had me scratching my head
for a while…"
https://www.madebymike.com.au/writing/currentcolor-and-custom-properties/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

The Methods UX Professionals Use (2018)
By Jeff Sauro.
"…Here is an overview of how common methods are used and how their use
has changed over time. Differences of greater than about 5% across
years or methods are statistically significant…Accessibility remains a
more niche activity for this group of respondents but there seems to
be a steady growth in assessing accessibility since 2011. In the past
seven years, it's increased from 14% to 21%…"
https://measuringu.com/ux-methods-2018/

Trust What Your Users Do, Not What They Say
By Pavel Bukengolts.
"…we look at why it's important to take what your customers say with a
grain of salt,  and how you can use data to vet product and design
ideas more effectively…"
https://www.appcues.com/blog/dont-give-users-what-they-want

No I Don't Want to Take Your Survey
By Gerry McGovern.
"…It's not up to me to help you make your website better…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/no-i-dont-want-to-take-your-survey/

Usability Testing w. 5 Users: ROI Criteria (Video 2 of 3)
By Jakob Nielsen.
The number of test participants for qualitative usability testing that
optimizes return-on-investment is determined by 2 parameters: the
facilitator's observational skills and the design team's speed when
generating the next design iteration."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/usability-testing-w-5-users-roi-criteria/

How To Setup a Mobile Usability Test (Video)
By Kim Flaherty.
"There are a lot of elements involved in a mobile usability test. In
this video, we'll walk you through an example test setup, including
the necessary equipment, and discuss how to prepare for a test."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/how-setup-mobile-usability-test/

Four Approaches to Share and Reflect on Our Work
By Jared M. Spool.
"Reviews and critique are both about reflecting on the design, while
walkthroughs and demos are for sharing the design with others. Reviews
differ from critique because reviews focus on the future of the
design. Critiques focus on how the design got to where it is today…"
https://medium.com/@jmspool/four-approaches-to-share-and-reflect-on-our-work-cdb3cd8ee099


+04: EVENTS.

Everything You Need to Know About Kiosk Accessibility
November 27, 2018.
Online
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5015421399252/WN_yNEZ49FpTKew9dk1KVfpgg

An Event Apart Seattle
March 4-6, 2019.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
https://aneventapart.com/event/seattle-2019

DevNexus
March 6-8, 2019.
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
https://devnexus.com/


+05: MISCELLANEOUS.

AXSChat with Alastair Campbell (Video)
By AXSChat.
"With a background in psychology and an expert in human-computer
interaction, Alastair Campbell is a leading light in the understanding
of where man meets machines. He is driven by a desire to make the
digital world accessible through the best possible user experience.…"
http://www.axschat.com/alastair-campbell/


+06: TOOLS.

Colorblindly (Chrome Extension)
By Andrew VanNess.
"Simulates colorblindness in your web browser."
https://github.com/oftheheadland/Colorblindly

GitHub & BitBucket HTML Preview (Hat tip to Jim Allan)
By niu tech.
"…Enter URL of the HTML file to preview or prepend to the URL or use
this bookmarklet while browsing GitHub or BitBucket…"
https://htmlpreview.github.io/


+07: USABILITY.

Five Mistakes in Designing Mobile Push Notifications
By Alita Joyce.
"Provide value to users before asking them to receive your app's
notifications; tell them what the notifications will be about. Don't
send notifications in bursts; make it easy to turn them off."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/push-notification/

Filling the Silence with Digital Noise
By Kate Moran and Kim Flaherty.
"Many people use digital media to avoid silence or empty time."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/filling-silence-digital-noise/

UX Design and the Case for Illustration
By Kate Evans.
"Senior UX Designer at Nomensa, Kate Evans, explores how illustration
can have a positive effect on UX design and user experiences and
shares her tips for when it should be considered during a design
process…"
https://medium.com/@Nomensa/ux-design-and-the-case-for-illustration-8d87bb7f7e0a

How to Run a Successful Design Review
By Arin Bhowmick.
"…a final design review before a product release can make a huge
difference for your product and more importantly your end users…"
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/how-to-run-a-successful-design-review/

Latest Research Shows Gutenberg Usability Improves, Pain Points Still Exist
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"In the latest usability testing results of the new WordPress editor,
participants reported an 85.5 score out of 100 on the System Usability
Scale…"
https://www.lireo.com/latest-research-shows-gutenberg-usability-improves-pain-points-still-exist/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+08: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: November 14, 2018

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[webdev] Web Design Update: November 14, 2018

 



Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 8:22 AM
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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 21, November 14, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 21 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: BOOKS.
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: MISCELLANEOUS.
07: NAVIGATION.
08: SITES & BLOGS.
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.

Live Chat Accessible
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"…this article will highlight the best practices to make a live chat
accessible to keyboard only, screen reader, low vision and various
other users with disabilities…"
https://www.maxability.co.in/2018/11/how-to-make-live-chat-accessible/

New Resource: The Business Case for Digital Accessibility
By Shawn Henry.
"The W3C WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) today
published a new resource that describes the rationale for
organizations to address accessibility…"
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-announce/2018OctDec/0001.html

Eyes-Free Computing Looking Back, Looking Forward (Video)
By TV Raman.
"…UI determines size and shape of computing…Ubiquitous information
access requires User Aware UI…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJzcThyT0Pg
Slides (PDF):
http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/raman/publications/iit-bay-area-2018/slides.pdf

A Web of Anxiety: Accessibility for People with Anxiety and Panic
Disorders [Part 2]
By David Swallow.
"…many companies care little about how anxious or stressed their
websites make you feel. In fact, companies may well be counting on
your being anxious. But that's not to say that there's nothing we can
do…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/11/a-web-of-anxiety-accessibility-for-people-with-anxiety-and-panic-disorders-part-2/

Be Better: Accessibility
By Ben Callahan.
"…Ben explores how responsive web design is accessible web design…"
https://seesparkbox.com/foundry/website_accessibility_through_responsive_web_design

The Importance Of Manual Accessibility Testing
By Eric Bailey.
"Automated accessibility tests are a great resource to have, but they
can't automatically make your site accessible. Use them as one step of
a larger testing process…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/09/importance-manual-accessibility-testing/

Why Using 'tabindex' Values Greater than '0' is Bad
By Karl Groves.
"…It creates maintenance headaches…It strips away user control…It may
cause a mismatch between visual order and interaction order…It may
make user support difficult…"
http://www.karlgroves.com/2018/11/13/why-using-tabindex-values-greater-than-0-is-bad/

Getting the Details on aria-details
By Scott O'Hara.
"Introduced in ARIA 1.1, aria-details is meant to help convey that
there is additional information available for a particular element a
user is interacting with…With the large gap in support across various
different screen readers, and the current implementation with JAWS,
aria-details won't consistently, or meaningfully, provide the context
for which its potential should allow."
https://www.scottohara.me/blog/2018/11/08/aria-details.html

Feds Prod Universities to Address Website Accessibility Complaints
By Lindsay McKenzie.
"Universities are under legal pressure to make their websites fully
accessible to people with disabilities, but is 'fully' even possible?"
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/06/universities-still-struggle-make-websites-accessible-all


+02: BOOKS.

Gay, Greg et al. Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy.
Ryerson University Pressbooks. 2016.
https://pressbooks.library.ryerson.ca/pwaa/

Gay, Greg et al. Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice. Ryerson
University Pressbooks. 2018.
https://pressbooks.library.ryerson.ca/dabp/


+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

The 'C' in CSS: The Cascade
By Thomas Yip.
"Following up from Geoff's intro article on The Second "S" in CSS,
let's now move the spotlight to the "C" in CSS - what we call the
Cascade…"
https://css-tricks.com/the-c-in-css-the-cascade/

Grid Tile Layouts with auto-fit and minmax
By Dave Geddes.
"…Lemme show you the new & easy way to make perfect, responsive tile
layouts with CSS Grid…"
https://gedd.ski/post/tile-layouts/

Editorial Layouts, Floats, and CSS Grid
By Dave Geddes.
"CSS Grid is in many ways a dream come true, but there's at least one
basic thing it can't do…"
https://v6.robweychert.com/blog/2018/11/css-grid-editorial-layouts/


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Keyboard Testing Basics
By Robert Jolly.
"Keyboard testing is one of the most efficient, impactful, and easy
tasks that any team member can do to find accessibility issues…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2018/keyboard-testing-basics/

Benchmarking in UX Research
By Nikki Anderson.
"Test how a website or app is progressing over time…"
https://uxdesign.cc/benchmarking-in-ux-research-5188afe691bb

The Three Types of Performance Testing
By Harry Roberts.
"…make performance testing regular and routine, I try to distill the
types of testing that we do into three distinct categories: Proactive,
Reactive, and Passive…"
https://csswizardry.com/2018/10/three-types-of-performance-testing/

How to Test Visual Design
By Kathryn Whitenton.
"Visual design details like fonts and colors can have subtle but
important effects on the overall user experience. Use research methods
that are sensitive to these effects to test your visual design."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/how-test-visual-design/


+05: EVENTS.

Interaction 19
February 3-8, 2019.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
https://interaction19.ixda.org/

JSConf Hawai'i
February 7-8, 2019.
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
https://www.jsconfhi.com/


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Tim Berners-Lee Ficks Off a 'Contract for the Web' to Protect the
Future of the Internet
By Hamza Shaban.
"Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, recently kicked
off a global campaign to curb some of the harmful effects of Internet
connectivity on society…"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/06/tim-berners-lee-kicks-off-contract-web-protect-future-internet/

Improve Your Design Process in Discovery, Ideation, and Prototyping
By Gleb Kuznetsov.
"Each time a product team begins a new project, the list of things to
do can be overwhelming…"
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/improve-your-design-process-in-discovery-ideation-and-prototyping/

10 Things to Know About Chromebook Accessibility
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"A number of new accessibility features have been added to the
Chromebook with the latest release of Chrome OS, which rolled out over
past couple weeks"
https://www.lireo.com/10-things-to-know-about-chromebook-accessibility/


+07: NAVIGATION.

Drop-Down Usability: When You Should (and Shouldn't) Use Them
By Christian Holst.
"Deciding when to use a drop-down - or when to use another interface
type, such as a radio button interface or open text field - for a
specific input can be tricky…"
https://baymard.com/blog/drop-down-usability

The Rules for Modern Navigation
By Stephanie Lin.
"…Let's consider these rules: Prioritize consistency, Design clear
interactions, Avoid deep navigation, Design for responsive
compatibility…"
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/the-rules-for-modern-navigation/


+08: SITES & BLOGS.

We are Colorblind
By Tom van Beveren, Kim van den Brink and Denver the Cat.
"…We are Colorblind is dedicated to the more than 300 million people
who are color blind…"
https://wearecolorblind.com/


+09: TOOLS.

AInspector WCAG for Firefox
By Jon Gunderson.
"Inspects web pages for features and issues related to WCAG 2.0 level
A and AA requirements…"
https://go.illinois.edu/ainspector-wcag

HTML Notepad
By Andrew Fedoniouk.
"It is a WYSIWYG editor of structured documents: texts that have
hierarchical and semantically meaningful (oxymoron, no?) structure:
headers, list, plaintext islands, tables and so on…"
https://html-notepad.com/


+10: USABILITY.

Why You Should Use a Text Area for Address Form Fields
By Anthony Tseng.
"…By using a single text area instead of two text fields, you'll help
users fill out the address field quicker…"
https://uxmovement.com/forms/why-you-should-use-a-text-area-for-address-form-fields/

Don't @ Me - UX of Notifications in 2019
By Moses Kim.
"…Something as insignificant as a notification sent in the wrong time
or manner can turn people away from the app…"
https://shakuro.com/blog/ux_of_notifications/

Design Guidelines for Input Steppers
By Yuxuan (Tammy) Zhou.
"Reduce input effort for fields with values that deviate little from
the default by allowing users to increase or decrease the number in a
single button press. Avoid this GUI control for values with large
variability."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/input-steppers/

UX Debt: How to Identify, Prioritize, and Resolve
By Anna Kaley.
"Like tech debt, UX debt piles up over time and, if left unaddressed,
leads to compounding user problems and costly cleanup efforts. Agile
teams can modify their processes to track and resolve UX debt."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-debt/

The Difference Between Storyboard, User Journey and User Story
By Desi Reuben-Sealey.
"…All three definitions, Storyboard, User Story and User Journey are
crucial in my opinion to the planning and production of whatever it is
you are creating in the web
http://www.i3lance.co.uk/index.php/2015/02/04/the-difference-between-storyboard-and-user-journey-and-user-story/

Marketing: the Truly Original Fake News
By Gerry McGovern.
"Some marketers are deluded. Too much hype, spin, fake news…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/marketing-the-truly-original-fake-news/


[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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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 20, November 6, 2018.

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- Volume 17, Issue 20, November 6, 2018.

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++ISSUE 20 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: COLOR.
03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: HTML.
06: JAVASCRIPT.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: SITES & BLOGS.
09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Writing Text Descriptions
By Léonie Watson.
"Really good accessibility takes a strong strategy, thoughtful design,
 and robust technical implementation, but often it's the small things
 that make all the difference to the person consuming your content…"
https://www.invotra.com/blogs/simple-recommendations-writing-text-descriptions-make-big-difference

5 Digital Accessibility Myths Busted
By Carie Fisher.
"By now you have most likely have heard the term digital accessibility
and may have an inkling about what it is- but have you bought into the
 hype? Or are you secretly asking yourself questions like…"
https://www.deque.com/blog/5-digital-accessibility-myths-busted

Trouble Tabbing To Tabs and Cheeky Checking Checkboxes
By Scott O'Hara.
"Sometimes, despite best efforts, there will be accessibility issues in a code base…"
https://www.scottohara.me/blog/2018/11/02/tabbing-into-tabs.html

YouTube Video Series About Captioning
By University of Minnesota Duluth.
Learn about the importance of captions, how to caption, and captioning
 best practices in 4 short videos. Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, a Deaf YouTube
presenter, released a series of videos on captioning…
https://itss.d.umn.edu/news/a11ycaptionyoutube

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: WCAG 2.1: An Evening With Andrew Kirkpatrick (Video)
By Andrew Kirkpatrick.
"Presenter Andrew Kirkpatrick discussed the process used to develop WCAG 2.1,
what new requirements are included, and what resources are available to support
implementation of the new standard…"
https://equalentry.com/accessibility-nyc-meetup-recap-wcag-2-1-an-evening-with-andrew-kirkpatrick-head-of-accessibility-at-adobe/

WCAG 2.1 What's New and What to Do With It
By Alastair Campbell.
Alastair's #ID24 2018 presentation. "The Web Content Acessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
have been updated after 10 years of use. Using the new requirements from version 2.1,
Alastair walks through the new guidelines, and provides advice on how to use them in
 your organization."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0pPlTofdkk

WCAG 2.1 What You Need to Know About the Most Recent Accessibility Standards (Video)
By Eduardo Meza and Kara Zirkel.
"…In this webinar you will learn: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: A brief history of
the W3C, WCAG and how people with disabilities use the web WCAG 2.1:
Discovering what's new and how to use the new success criteria when testing for accessibility…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHfqq0eQww

Q&A: The What, Why, and  How, of Digital Accessibility for Business
By Jaclyn Leduc.
"Inaccessible websites deter people with disabilities. In fact, 71% of individuals with
disabilities will leave a website if they find it is inaccessible. So, how do you make a
website accessible? Where do you even begin?…"
https://www.3playmedia.com/2018/11/02/digital-accessibility-business/

In Defense of the #a11y Hashtag
By Amanda J. Rush.
"There are some accessibility issues you could call evergreen. One of them is whether
we should use the #a11y or #accessibility hashtag when spreading the good word on
the social medias…"
https://www.customerservant.com/defense-a11y-hashtag/

Lawsuits Charge 15 New York Wineries with Discrimination Against Visually Impaired
By Leslie Gevirtz.
"With a recent wave of lawsuits, many wonder if the goal is to fix winery website
accessibility problems or simply generate lawyers' fees…"
https://www.winemag.com/2018/10/31/winery-lawsuits-visually-impaired/


+02: COLOR.

Understanding WCAG 2 Contrast and Color Requirements
By WebAIM.
"…With many combinations of text and background colors, it is impossible to use
non-underlined links and also meet all of the WCAG guidelines.
 This becomes increasingly difficult if the links change color on hover or focus.
Each of the colors in these states must also have at least a 4.5:1 contrast ratio
difference with the background. WCAG 2.0 and Link Colors on the WebAIM blog
explores the WCAG requirements for link colors in more depth."
https://webaim.org/articles/contrast/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

In Analytics, What do the Numbers Really Mean? (Video)
By Katie Sherwin.
"Analytics data are only as valuable as the insights derived from them.
 Some figures can stand on their own while others need further research
to be interpreted. To use analytics data confidently and accurately,
 teams must understand the difference."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/analytics-what-do-numbers-really-mean/

Better Practices for Scrappy Testing
By Zachary Walsh.
"We should test that to find out for sure…"
https://uxdesign.cc/better-practices-for-scrappy-testing-ab53deae7a93

How Do We Do UX With Agile?
By John Cutler.
"Let me propose (humbly) that this may be the wrong question…"
https://medium.com/@johnpcutler/how-do-we-do-ux-with-agile-74b02092eb2f

Prioritization Matrices in UX Decision Making (Video)
By Sarah Gibbons.
Prioritization charts or matrices can help UX practitioners base important
decisions on objective, relevant criteria instead of subjective opinions."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/prioritization-matrices/


+04: EVENTS.

VPATs. How to Construct. How to Assess.
November 12, 2018.
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11yFR/events/255352293/

Universal Design for Learning with Samantha Johns
November 13, 2018.
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Accessibility-and-User-Experience-Meetup/events/255464223/

Accessibility in Web Applications with JavaScript - a Roundtable Discussion
November 13, 2018.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ysea/events/255811283/

Cleveland Accessibility November Get-Together... and Book Club!
November 15, 2018.
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Accessibility-Meetup/events/255602962/

Accessibility Empathy Lab with Glenda Sims
November 19, 2018.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a2a11y/events/255839190/

2018 Year-End Event with Speaker Lainey Feingold
December 5, 2018.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ysea/events/256072387/

Podcast Transcribe Party
December 18, 2018.
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
https://metro-atl-accessibility-meetup.mn.co/events/podcast-transcribe-party


+05: HTML.

Tags to DOM
By Travis Leithead.
"In the second installment of A List Apart's four-part 'From URL
to Interactive' series, Travis Leithead, former editor of W3C's HTML spec,
 walks us through the process of parsing HTML: from how browsers
create trees to how the DOM responds to events. Equipped with this knowledge,
 you'll be able to make smarter DOM decisions, reduce time to interactive,
and eliminate unintended reflows."
https://alistapart.com/article/tags-to-dom


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

Debug JavaScript On The Fly With DevTools
By Karl Dubost.
"On webcompat, we try to diagnose bugs reported about sites,
we do not have the original sources…"
http://www.otsukare.info/2018/11/01/debugger-devtools-proxy


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
By Marguerite Reardon.
"Net neutrality is already dead, but the high court has left in place
a lower court ruling that preserves the FCC's actual authority to adopt such rules…"
https://www.cnet.com/news/supreme-court-declines-to-hear-appeal-of-obama-era-net-neutrality-rules/

Google Chrome's Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line
By Bennett Cyphers and Mitch Stoltz.
"Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. Chrome routinely
leads the pack in features for security and usability, most recently helping to
drive the adoption of HTTPS. But when it comes to privacy, specifically
protecting users from tracking, most of its rivals leave it in the dust…"
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/google-chromes-users-take-back-seat-its-bottom-line


+08: SITES & BLOGS.

Access & Use
By Detlev Fischer.
"New resource showing accessibility problems of dynamic web components
in many tests with users (video). It covers the accessibility of common dynamic
web components like drop-down navigation, dialogs, tabbed interfaces,
carousels and the like…"
https://accessuse.eu


+09: USABILITY.

Radio Buttons Define Us. Let's Make Better Tech
By Sarah Horton.
"Radio button controls are the most insistent of all user interface patterns…"
https://medium.com/@gradualclearing/https-medium-com-gradualclearing-radio-buttons-define-us-lets-make-better-tech-2ee0c51c974a

See Different
By Philip Hodgson
"Being able to see things through the eyes of someone else is one of the most
important abilities a designer can have. But it's also very difficult for most of us to do.
Could a rather dramatic break with convention put designers into the shoes
of the people they design for?…"
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/see-different.html

UX Guidelines for Recommended Content
By Aurora Harley.
"Encourage engagement with recommendations by presenting them prominently,
segmenting suggestions into clear categories, and providing methods for users to
give feedback."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/recommendation-guidelines/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+10: 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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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 19, November 1, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 19 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: COLOR.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: HTML.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: TOOLS.
09: TYPOGRAPHY.
10: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Designing Accessible Web with Privacy - When Web Browsing Reveals Information
By Lukasz Olejnik.
"…often it's actually security vs privacy vs accessibility. When
rotten compromises need to be, or are made this does not always lead
to best designs. The case described in this post is especially
challenging. It will touch many users. It concerns sensitive
information. And yet, good choices need to be made."
https://blog.lukaszolejnik.com/designing-accessible-web-with-privacy-when-web-browsing-reveals-information/

Survey of Users with Low Vision #2 Results
By Jared Smith.
"The results from our September 2018 Survey of Users with Low Vision
are available…"
https://webaim.org/blog/low-vision-survey2-results/

Negative Impacts of Withholding Form Labels
By Lindsey Kopacz.
"…One of the most common accessibility issues I've seen is fields
missing labels. The great news is it's one of the simplest
accessibility issues to fix…"
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/negative-impacts-withholding-form-labels/

How to Make Custom Accessible Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
By Sami Keijonen.
"…we need to make sure our checkboxes and radio buttons remain
accessible to assistive technology (AT) and keyboard users. In this
tutorial I'll explain what this means and how we can do things
correctly in a few different ways…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-custom-accessible-checkboxes-and-radio-buttons--cms-32074

Understanding SC 1.3.1 Info and Relationship
By Sathish Kumar.
"Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be
programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)…"
https://www.digitala11y.com/understanding-sc-1-3-1-info-and-relationship/

Writing Government Information for People with Cognitive Disabilities (Video)
By Jonathan Katz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mqeymglU7A

Accessibility Toronto Conference 2018 Review
By Dennis Lembree.
"The second Accessibility Toronto Conference was another success…"
http://www.webaxe.org/accessibility-toronto-conference-2018-review/

Selfish Accessibility - Harbour Front HK
By Adrian Roselli.
"The slides from my talk at Harbour Front Hong Kong…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/10/selfish-accessibility-harbour-front-hk.html

Your Inaccessible Website is a Sitting Duck
By Fastspot.
"Large, complicated sites with decentralized contribution models are
breeding grounds for non compliant content. That's higher ed's
signature state…"
https://www.fastspot.com/publications/your-inaccessible-website-is-a-sitting-duck/

New York Wineries Sued over Website Accessibility for Visually Impaired
By Brianne Garrett.
"Lawsuits accuse wineries like Long Island's Wolffer Estate of
violating the Americans with Disabilities Act…"
https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/New-York-Wineries-Sued-over-Website-Accessibility


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

30 Seconds of CSS
By Atomiks.
"A curated collection of useful CSS snippets you can understand in 30
seconds or less…"
https://30-seconds.github.io/30-seconds-of-css/

Splicing HTML's DNA With CSS Attribute Selectors
By John Rhea.
"Attribute selectors are magical. They can get you out of sticky
problems, help you avoid adding classes and point out some problems in
your code. But don't worry, while attribute selectors are complex and
powerful, they're easy to learn and easy to utilize. In this article,
we'll discuss how they operate and give you some ideas about how to
use them…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/10/attribute-selectors-splicing-html-dna-css/

The CSS Working Group At TPAC: What's New In CSS?
By Rachel Andrew.
"…In this article, I'll explain a little bit about what happens at
TPAC, and show some examples and demos of the things we discussed at
TPAC for CSS in particular…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/10/tpac-css-working-group-new/


+03: COLOR.

How to Use the Contrast Checker in Chrome DevTools
By Kezz Bracey.
"…Begin by opening Chrome/Chromium Dev tools and selecting any text
element in your HTML…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-use-the-contrast-checker-in-chrome-devtools--cms-31504


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Usability Testing w. 5 Users: Design Process (Video)
By Jakob Nielsen.
"Formative usability testing is best done with a small number of study
participants, so that you have time and budget to test more design
iterations of the user interface."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/usability-testing-w-5-users-design-process/

Building a UX Metrics Scorecard
By Jeff Sauro.
"Use multiple ways to visualize metric performance (colors, grades,
and distances) and include external benchmarks, competitor data, and
levels of precision when possible…"
https://measuringu.com/ux-scorecard/

The Pitfalls of Running A/B Tests
By Ariel Verber.
"…I've always been a big advocate of A/B tests, but time led me to
learn that they're highly addictive and sometimes not very justified…"
https://medium.com/joytunes/the-pitfalls-of-running-a-b-tests-4da7141960d7

The Accidental Discovery of Top Tasks (Part 2)
By Gerry McGovern.
"…Design and evolve through use. Design with people. Don't let the
effort you invested in something become a ball and chain. Don't let
your expectations, attitudes and opinions get in the way of the
evidence. Stay open, connected and constantly evolving within the
network."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/the-accidental-discovery-of-top-tasks-part-2/

Using Task Ease (SEQ) to Predict Completion Rates and Times
By Jeff Sauro.
"…One of the more popular post-task questionnaires is the Single Ease
Question (SEQ). It's a single item that assesses how easy or difficult
participants think a task is…"
https://measuringu.com/seq-prediction/

Stage 5 in the Design Thinking Process: Test
By Rikke Dam and Teo Siang.
"There are a wide range of testing methods available to designers
during a Design Thinking project; many of which stem from the
methodologies typically used during Human-computer interaction (HCI)
and User-centered design (UCD) tests…"
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/stage-5-in-the-design-thinking-process-test


+05: EVENTS.

WCAG 2.1: What You Need to Know About the Most Recent Accessibility Standards
November 1, 2018.
Online.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2699013368175158531

8th Cross-Government Accessibility Meet Up
November 8, 2018.
Edinburgh, Scotland
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/8th-cross-government-accessibility-meet-up-tickets-51584868731

Writing & Reading the VPAT: A Webinar Double Feature
November 13, 2018.
Online
https://levelaccess.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qsiUVvW-QMiF6ZtS2jOFzw

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
March 11-10, 2019.
Anaheim, California, U.S.A.
http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2019/sessions/

Accessibility Lawsuits, How to Handle Them; How to Avoid Them
March 11-12, 2019.
Anaheim, California, U.S.A.
https://www.accessibility.legal/


+06: HTML.

Keyboard Accessibility Tips Using HTML and CSS
By Anna Monus.
"…Here are some keyboard accessibility tips you can quickly implement
using basic HTML and CSS…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/keyboard-accessibility-tips-using-html-and-css--cms-31966

Internationalization Techniques: Authoring HTML & CSS
By W3C.
"This page lists links to resources on the W3C Internationalization
Activity site and elsewhere that help you author HTML and CSS for
internationalization. It is one of several techniques pages."
https://www.w3.org/International/techniques/authoring-html

Quick Tip: Use the 'lang' Attribute for Better Accessibility
By Eric Bailey.
"The lang attribute is one of the global HTML attributes developers
can apply to any HTML element, and it can really help with
accessibility…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/use-the-lang-attribute-for-better-accessibility--cms-31961

You're Using <em> Wrong
By Facundo Corradini.
"And I am too. And so is everybody else…"
https://logrocket.com/blog/youre-using-em-wrong/

Screenreader Support for Text-Level Semantics
By Bruce Lawson.
"…should we stop using text-level semantics? Well,
<strong>no</strong>. They continue to add meaning to sighted users,
and as Watters says, some AT users can benefit from them. But don't
over-use them. Like adding title attributes to all your links, there's
such a thing as too much accessibility."
https://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2018/screenreader-support-for-text-level-semantics/


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Facts are Stubborn Things
By Heather Burns.
"…you might think that privacy and accessibility are universally
respected concepts and values. Truths we hold to be self-evident. They
are not…"
https://webdevlaw.uk/2018/10/23/facts-are-stubborn-things/

Report on the Accessibility Status of Gutenberg
By Joe Dolson.
"…In the short term, we hope to resolve all accessibility issues that
are true barriers to the use of Gutenberg. In the long term, we hope
to improve the integration of accessibility into all future WordPress
design processes…"
https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/2018/10/29/report-on-the-accessibility-status-of-gutenberg/

Accessibility: A Developer's Pledge
By Jonathan Desrosiers.
"I challenge everyone to step back and think about what they have done
recently to progress accessibility in WordPress, and consider why they
have not done more…"
https://jonathandesrosiers.com/2018/10/accessibility-a-developers-pledge/

Google Wants to Kill the URL
By Lily Hay Newman.
"…As Emily Stark, a technical lead at Chrome puts it, the project is
the URLephant in the room."
https://www.wired.com/story/google-wants-to-kill-the-url/


+08: TOOLS.

WCAG 2.0 Parsing Validation Tools
By Jon Gibbins.
"Tools that filter the results of the W3C's Nu validator to show only
results that are related to accessibility according to WCAG 2.0
Success Criterion 4.1.1 Parsing…"
https://dotjay.github.io/wcag-parsing-filter/

Trashy.css (Bookmarklet)
By Nathan Smith et al.
"…a CSS 'library' that styles tags directly - as opposed to using
class names as style hooks - to help people become more familiar with
how to use semantic HTML…"
https://t7.github.io/trashy.css/


+09: TYPOGRAPHY.

Designing Accessible Content: Typography, Font Styling, and Structure
By Carie Fisher.
"…Let's look at all the steps and design considerations you'll need to
take into account when making your content more accessible…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/designing-accessible-content-typography-font-styling-and-structure--cms-31934


+10: USABILITY.

The Vortex: Why Users Feel Trapped in Their Devices
By Kate Moran and Kim Flaherty.
"Many users report anxiety and lack of control over the amount of time
they spend online. We call this feeling 'the Vortex'"
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/device-vortex/

Stop Building Websites with Infinite Scroll!
By Fatih Kadir Akin.
"In this article, we will explain why you need to stop building
websites with infinite scroll…"
https://logrocket.com/blog/infinite-scroll/

No Good, Very Bad UX Writing Mistakes
By Melissa Mapes.
"…here's a roundup of the top 10 issues that I've seen appear most
often, much to the detriment of the user experience…"
https://uxplanet.org/no-good-very-bad-ux-writing-mistakes-a01b85428f04


[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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 18, October 24, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 18 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: BOOKS.
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: DRUPAL.
05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
06: EVENTS.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
09: PHP.
10: TOOLS.
11: TYPOGRAPHY.
12: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
13: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

The Importance of Heading Levels for Assistive Technology
By Eric Bailey.
"…WebAIM's 2017 Screen Reader survey tells us that navigating via
headings is the most important way people who rely on assistive
technology locate information. Because of this, it's important to
craft your website's headings properly…"
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/the-importance-of-heading-levels-for-assistive-technology--cms-31753

Finding the Way: Screen Reader Strategies
By Abby Kingman.
"…the modern web offers lots of opportunities for designers and
developers to provide unique and visually compelling visitor
experiences. That can be lots of fun, but It's important make sure
that creating these experiences for some users don't make things more
difficult for others."
https://lastcallmedia.com/blog/finding-way-screen-reader-strategies

Trying to Explain Reduce Motion to Designers Who Don't Have a
Vestibular Disorder
By Craig Grannell.
"With my recent griping about Apple and reduce motion, I should note
many other companies/designers fail this test. The web remains rife
with such issues, as does the app and gaming ecosystem…"
http://reverttosaved.com/2018/10/16/trying-to-explain-reduce-motion-to-designers-who-dont-have-a-vestibular-disorder/

Developing for Accessibility
By Takwa Bouallegue.
"Bringing a human touch to your code…"
https://medium.com/parksideinteractive/developing-for-accessibility-d14d50e18f70

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Overview
By Sue Ann Rodriquez.
"…In June of 2018, WCAG 2.1 became the official recommendation of the
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as its first attempt to fill some of
the gaps. The WCAG 2.1 includes new success criteria as well as the
WCAG 2.0 standards…"
https://theweco.com/wcag-2-1-overview/

WCAG Success Criteria 3.1.1 and 3.1.2: Language of Page and Parts
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
"…WCAG 2.1 A/AA identifies two basic and essential success criteria
for readability: WCAG success criteria 3.1.1 (Language of Page) and
3.1.2 (Language of Parts)…"
https://www.boia.org/blog/wcag-success-criteria-3.1.1-and-3.1.2-language-of-page-and-parts

First Public Working Drafts: Personalization Tools 1.0;
Personalization Help and Support 1.0
By W3C.
"The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published two
First Public Working Drafts…"
https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/7359

To Whom Does the Burden Fall?
By Anne Gibson.
"…When is it the responsibility of someone with a disability to use
unnamed tools to somehow make your content accessible, when your
organization has not done so yourself? Never. It is never their
responsibility…"
https://theinterconnected.net/kirabug/to-whom-does-the-burden-fall/

Pragmatic Rules of Web Accessibility That Will Stick to Your Mind
By Tiago Romero Garcia.
"I first started to work with web accessibility back in 2015, at an
American retail giant. It had just gotten a hefty lawsuit…"
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/pragmatic-rules-of-web-accessibility-that-will-stick-to-your-mind-9d3eb85a1a28

A11y Wars (Video)
By Glenda Sims.
"…In this presentation, we'll look at the different perspectives
people have when testing accessibility. We distinguish the following
testing perspectives: Minimal, Optimized and Ideal…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VSwJPdx4M

2018 ADA Website Cases Surpass 2017
By Jaclyn Leduc.
"…It's clear that web accessibility lawsuits aren't slowing down,
making the need for regulations more pertinent than ever before…"
https://www.3playmedia.com/2018/10/18/2018-website-ada-cases/

Domino's: Ninth Circuit Hears Web Accessibility Appeal Argument
By Kristina M. Launey.
"Due process, DOJ's failure to enact regulations, and whether the ADA
covers websites arguments dominated the recent Domino's Ninth Circuit
oral argument…"
https://www.adatitleiii.com/2018/10/dominos-ninth-circuit-hears-web-accessibility-appeal-argument/
Video of the Oral Arguments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6LG8PTvGA


+02: BOOKS.

McGovern, Gerry. Top Tasks - A how to guide, Silver Beach, 2018.


+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Layout Cookbook
By Mozilla and Individual Contributors.
"The CSS layout cookbook aims to bring together recipes for common
layout patterns, things you might need to implement in your own
sites…"
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/Layout_cookbook

CSS Border-Radius Can Do That?
By Nils Binder.
"How to create very cool effects with a rarely used feature."
https://9elements.com/io/css-border-radius/

Understanding the Difference Between grid-template and grid-auto
By Ire Aderinokun.
"With all the new properties related to CSS Grid Layout, one of the
distinctions that always confused me was the difference between the
grid-template-* and grid-auto-* properties…"
https://bitsofco.de/understanding-the-difference-between-grid-template-and-grid-auto/

Creating a Simple Form with Flexbox
By Zell Liew.
"…Flexbox makes it easy to align elements with unequal height…"
https://zellwk.com/blog/simple-form-with-flexbox/


+04: DRUPAL.

Running Drupal's PHPUnit Test Suites on DDEV
By Matt Glaman.
"DDEV is a local development stack built on top of Docker…"
https://glamanate.com/blog/running-drupals-phpunit-test-suites-ddev


+05: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Complete Beginner's Guide to UX Research
By UX Booth.
"UX research-or as it's sometimes called, design research-serves many
purposes throughout the design process…"
http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/complete-beginners-guide-to-design-research/

The Five Stages of Grief: Usability Test Observer Edition
By Cliff Anderson.
"…One thing I've noticed over the years is that every usability test
newbie seems to go through the same predictable stages on the other
side of the glass. So, with apologies to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, here
they are…"
http://uxpamagazine.org/the-five-stages-of-grief/

Jobs-to-Be-Done vs. Personas (Video)
By Page Laubheimer.
"Jobs-to-be-done and personas are tools that identify user needs and
attitudes. Each tool focuses on different aspects of the use
experience and are compatible."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/jobs-be-done-vs-personas/

Live Accessibility And Performance Audits at SmashingConf Toronto (Videos)
By Markus Seyfferth.
"At SmashingConf Toronto, attendees got to participate in live
performance and accessibility audits with our speakers Marcy Sutton
and Tim Kadlec. Watching an expert assess these critical areas can
help you to perform your own audits…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/10/smashingconf-toronto-a11y-performance-audits/


+06: EVENTS.

Accessibility and Color Blindness in UX
October 29, 2018.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accessibility-and-color-blindness-in-ux-registration-51383626811

Accessibility Scotland
November 9, 2018.
Edinburgh, Scotland.
https://accessibility.scot

An Event Apart San Francisco
December 10-12, 2018.
San Francisco, Califorina, U.S.A.
https://aneventapart.com/event/san-francisco-2018

Let's Not Ignore the People That Matter in Accessibility Testing
December 13, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=521

Hong Kong UX Conference
January 21-25, 2019.
Hong Kong, China
https://www.nngroup.com/training/hong-kong/

Los Angeles UX Conference
February 24-March 1, 2019.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/los-angeles/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

aria-rowindex Property
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"aria-rowindex property is used on a table, grid or a treegrid where
all the rows are currently not present…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/10/aria-rowindex-property/

33 Concepts Every JavaScript Developer Should Know
By Leonardo Maldonado et al.
"This repository was created with the intention of helping developers
master their concepts in JavaScript. It is not a requirement, but a
guide for future studies. It is based on an article written by Stephen
Curtis and you can read it here. Feel free to contribute…"
https://github.com/leonardomso/33-js-concepts

I Have Resigned as the WordPress Accessibility Team Lead. Here is Why.
By Brad Frost.
"…JavaScript is eating the world…"
http://bradfrost.com/blog/link/i-have-resigned-as-the-wordpress-accessibility-team-lead-here-is-why/


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Some Gutenberg Accessibility Clarifications
By Joe Dolson.
"…I've noticed a few specific trends that I think need clarification…"
https://www.joedolson.com/2018/10/some-gutenberg-accessibility-clarifications/

(Wordpress) Team Meeting October 15, 2018
By Sami Keijonen.
"…all agreed that Rian Rietveld is awesome. There is no way we can fit
in her shoes. But hopefully we have shoes of our own."
https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/2018/10/23/team-meeting-october-15-2018/

Rehabilitating Google AMP: My Failed Attempt
By Chris Graham.
"…To me this is all just another example of a company operating a
closed process, not willing to collaborate openly as peers. The Ivory
Tower development methodology…"
https://www.socpub.com/articles/rehabilitating-google-amp-my-failed-attempt-16258


+09: PHP.

PHP Control Structures and Loops: if, else, for, foreach, while and More
By Sajal Soni.
"Today, we're going to discuss control structures and loops in PHP…"
https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php-control-structures-and-loops--cms-31999

Avoiding Setter Injection
By Brandon Savage.
"PHP more or less has two kinds of dependency injection available:
constructor injection, and setter injection…"
https://www.brandonsavage.net/avoiding-setter-injection/

Trigonometry, Random Numbers and More With Built-in PHP Math Functions
By Monty Shokeen.
"This tutorial will introduce you to the built-in math functions in
PHP for doing trigonometry, exponentiation, and logarithm
calculations. We'll also look at rounding and generating random
numbers…"
https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mathematical-functions-in-php--cms-31972


+10: TOOLS.

Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) v1.0.0
By The Paciello Group.
"We've just released the first stable version of the new Colour
Contrast Analyser (CCA) for Windows and macOS - completely rewritten
from the ground up, using Electron…"
https://github.com/ThePacielloGroup/CCAe/releases/tag/v1.0.0

Free Live Transcript
By Mark Noonan et al.
"This is an open-source exporation of creating live transcripts of
speech on the web, that can be displayed (and edited) in real time on
a big screen, or watched on anybody's personal device…"
https://freelivetranscript.com/


+11: TYPOGRAPHY.

Variable Fonts: The Future of Typography
By Jason Pamental.
"…The advent of variable fonts changes that entire dynamic. As
described by John Hudson, a variable font is a single font that acts
as many: All the variations of width and weight, slant, and even
italics can be contained in a single, highly efficient, and
compressible font file…"
http://uxpamagazine.org/variable-fonts/


+12: USABILITY.

Sliders are Bad for your Credit Union Website Design
By Derik Krauss.
"…Though sliders are incredibly prominent, they are remarkably bad for
user experience. In this article, I'll lay out the evidence against
sliders and share some better alternatives…"
https://www.cuinsight.com/sliders-are-bad-for-your-credit-union-website-design.html

What Could an Intelligent Assistant Do for You?
By Raluca Budiu and Kathryn Whitenton.
"There are big gaps between what users need to do, what they actually
do, and what is possible to do with today's intelligent assistants."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/intelligent-assistant-user-needs/

Microinteractions in User Experience
By Alita Joyce.
"Microinteractions convey system status, support error prevention, and
communicate brand. They are initiated by a trigger, are
single-purpose, and can make the experience engaging.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/microinteractions/

Exciting Times Ahead for UX (Video)
By Don Norman.
"New technologies such as autonomous cars, Artificial Intelligence
(AI), and Augmented Reality (AR) mean exciting challenges for UX to
solve, according to Don Norman."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/exciting-times-ahead-ux-don-norman/

iPhones are Hard to Use
By Joe Clark.
"…I know 'hard to use' when I see it. iPhones are hard to use…"
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/10/22/hardtouse/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+13: 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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 17, October 18, 2018.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
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++ISSUE 17 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: BOOKS.
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: HTML.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
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.

WCAG 2.1 Is Here - What's In It For You?
By Jonathan Hassell.
"WCAG 2.1 has now been published. Many people are talking about what’s
in it. But the more important question is: what’s in it for you?…"
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/wcag-2-1-whats-in-it-for-you/

1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"…ensure that an autocomplete attribute is specified wherever
appropriate and have a value that represents the label…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/10/1-3-5-identify-input-purpose/

Understanding SC 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence
By Raghavendra Satish Peri.
"This success criterion requires that content presented on the page
must be meaningful during navigation to all users…"
https://www.digitala11y.com/understanding-sc-1-3-2-meaningful-sequence/


Designing for Cognitive Differences
By Brandon Gregory.
"Accessible design is often reduced to adding alt text and avoiding
colors imperceptible by colorblindness. While physical differences are
an important component of accessible design, cognitive differences are
often ignored entirely. Brandon Gregory considers three common
types-inattention, anxiety, and depression-and how they impact their
users, patterns that trigger those conditions, and how designers can
be more conscientious when design for them."
https://alistapart.com/article/designing-for-cognitive-differences

3 Simple Tips to Improve Keyboard Accessibility
By Lindsey Kopacz.
"I wanted to write a blog post about one of my favorite accessibility
topics - keyboard accessibility…"
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/3-simple-tips-improve-keyboard-accessibility/

Be Better: Accessibility
By Ben Callahan.
"In this edition of the 'Be Better' newsletter series, Ben explores
how responsive web design is accessible web design…"
https://seesparkbox.com/foundry/website_accessibility_through_responsive_web_design

Transcripts: Third Time's a Charm
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"For anyone working directly with customers, you know many of the best
suggestions for improving your product or service come from customer
requests…"
https://www.lireo.com/transcripts-third-times-a-charm/

The No. 1 Thing You're Getting Wrong About Inclusive Design
By Kat Holmes.
"…An important distinction is that accessibility is an attribute,
while inclusive design is a method. While practicing inclusive design
should make a product more accessible, it's not a process for meeting
all accessibility standards…Universal design is one-size-fits-all.
Inclusive design is one-size-fits-one…"
https://www.fastcompany.com/90243282/the-no-1-thing-youre-getting-wrong-about-inclusive-design

Accessibility is Not What You Think
By Paul Boag.
"Accessibility is not just about meeting the needs of the disabled or
catering for edge cases. Accessibility impacts everybody…"
https://boagworld.com/accessibility/accessibility-is-not-what-you-think/

Inclusive Design 24 #ID24 (Videos)
The full October 2018 playlist.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn7dsvRdQEfEnBxpVztmJ8KCKNJ_P-hR6

DIY Accessibility Brunch 'n' Learn: WCAG 2.1 (Video)
By Amy Drayer.
Amy's October 8 presentation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33pqYHq1I08

A11yTO
By Steve Faulkner.
Steve's #a11yTO Conference 2018 presentation.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1L9oyYPwqTIsxex5jf1WXwSPKMsM0m81_kEY_6djRsr8/edit?usp=sharing

Google Slides Automatically Captions Your Presentations
By Jon Fingas.
"…While it's unclear how accurate the system will be in practice
(YouTube's live captions aren't always on the mark), it should be a
vital tool for making presentations more accessible…"
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/08/google-slides-automatically-captions-your-presentations/

Winn-Dixie Urges Court to Reverse Landmark ADA Website Ruling
By Raychel Lean.
"Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. on Oct. 4 asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Eleventh Circuit to reverse a key 2017 ruling involving the rights
of blind internet users, paving the way for a host of similar website
accessibility lawsuits…"
https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2018/10/08/winn-dixie-urges-court-to-reverse-landmark-ada-website-ruling/


+02: BOOKS.

Holmes, Kat. Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design. MIT Press, 2018.

Silver, Adam. Form Design Patterns. Smashing Magazine. 2018.


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Cracking A/B Testing in Your Product
By Sarthak Handa.
"Lessons from the journey of increasing in-app conversions by 1.6
times in 2.5 months using A/B testing for 'Travel Triangle' App…"
https://hackernoon.com/cracking-a-b-testing-in-your-product-e63b5897d359

A Deep Dive into Surveys: Open Ended Vs. Closed-Ended
By Chattermill.
"…When creating excellent online surveys, it's critical you make
proper use of both question types and know exactly when to use each
one across customer touchpoints and behaviors…"
https://usabilla.com/blog/a-deep-dive-into-surveys-open-ended-vs-closed-ended/

Predicting UX Metrics with the PURE Method
By Jeff Sauro.
"pure-featureThe PURE (Practical Usability Rating by Experts) method
is an analytic technique that identifies potential problems users may
encounter with an interface…"
https://measuringu.com/ux-metrics-pure/

A Very Informal Look at Gutenberg Accessibility
By Joni Halabi.
"…It appears the Gutenberg did think about some accessibility
features, but it is very clear that no complete accessibility testing
was performed. The points of frustration for me in this short
experiment where…"
https://thatdevgirl.com/blog/a-very-informal-look-at-gutenberg-accessibility

Building Fast and Reliable Web Applications
By Frank van Gemeren.
"Continuously testing trivago at scale…"
https://tech.trivago.com/2018/10/12/building-fast-and-reliable-web-applications/


+04: EVENTS.

Diving into Digital Accessibility: UX Design
October 24, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/255407802/
Online Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV24j43m5kA
Live Captions: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA

Applying Accessibility Heuristics to a Wireframe: Part 1
November 8, 2018.
Online
https://accessibility.deque.com/applying-accessibility-heuristics-to-a-wireframe

eAccessibility with David Berman
November 29, 2018.
Online
https://davidberman.com/2018-november-29-accessibility-course-online/

Government IT Symposium
December 4-6, 2018.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://www.mngts.org/itsym/

Accessible Learning Conference
East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
December 6-7, 2018.
http://www.accessiblelearning.org/

PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit
December 10-11, 2018.
Edinburgh, Scotland
https://www.pdfa.org/event/pdf-techniques-accessibility-summit/


+05: HTML.

Why Don't We Add a <lovely> Element to HTML?
By Bruce Lawson.
"…HTML should add only elements that either expose functionality that
would be pretty much meaningless otherwise (e.g. <canvas>) or that
provide semantics that help repurpose for Web browsing uses…So what
can we do? Luckily, HTML already has a little-known element you can
use to wrap data to make it machine readable…"
https://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2018/why-so-hard-to-add-new-html-elements/


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

State of Accessibility in Dynamic Web Content (WebAIM Thread)
By Brandon Keith Biggs.
"With React and JSX widgets being adopted by so many companies, there
needs to be a concerted effort to make the new interfaces accessible
to screen readers…Currently there are no users…"
https://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?thread=8963

Creating Accessible React Apps
By Scott Vinkle.
The following are my notes and links for my #a11yTOConf 2018
live-coding demo on 'Creating accessible React apps'…"
https://gist.github.com/svinkle/4adbfee72a203ff3bc39204de75d97d7


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

WordPress, Accessibility, and Gutenberg
By Joe Dolson.
"…If the time frame for the release of 5.0 is held to, it is almost a
guarantee that the first release of Gutenberg in WordPress will not be
accessible…"
https://www.joedolson.com/2018/10/wordpress-accessibility-and-gutenberg/


+08: TOOLS.

REVENGE.CSS.
By Heydon Pickering.
"Revenge.css is a CSS bookmarklet that reports bad html using pseudo
content. If the page you use it with has malformed links, deprecated
attributes, <div>s inside inline elements, inaccessible buttons, badly
nested sections or other errors, you'll see some ugly, pink errors
written in nobody's favourite font: Comic Sans…"
http://heydonworks.com/revenge_css_bookmarklet/

Contraste
"Contraste is a simple app for checking the accessibility of text
against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)…" (macOS)
https://contrasteapp.com/


+09: USABILITY.

Technology Myths and Urban Legends
By Kate Moran and Kim Flaherty.
"When users don't clearly understand how systems function, they
develop unique (and often incorrect) theories to explain their
experiences."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/technology-myths/

Natural Mappings and Stimulus-Response Compatibility in User Interface Design
By Katie Sherwin.
"Designs that quickly convey relationships between the user input and
the result often use natural mappings or have a high stimulus-response
compatibility."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/natural-mappings/

Why Chunking Content is Important (Video)
By  Kate Moran.
"Chunking makes content easier to comprehend and remember. Chunking
text help users understand the relationship between content elements
and information hierarchy."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/chunking/

Hard Costs of Third-Party Scripts
By Dave Rupert.
"I'm interested in the User Experience costs of third-party scripts…"
https://daverupert.com/2018/10/hard-costs-of-third-party-scripts/

MODALZ MODALZ MODALZ. We Use Too Many Damn Modals
By Adrian Egger.
"Modals are the crutch of the inarticulate designer and developer…"
https://modalzmodalzmodalz.com/

[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+10: 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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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 16, October 10, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 16 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: EVALUATION & TESTING.
04: EVENTS.
05: HTML.
06: MISCELLANEOUS.
07: NAVIGATION.
08: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Exploring WCAG 2.1 - 2.5.6 Concurrent Input Mechanisms
By Becky Gibson.
"You made it! This is the last in our series on the new WCAG 2.1
Success Criteria. We finish with the last level AAA success criterion,
2.5.6 Concurrent Input Mechanisms. It is under guideline 2.5, Input
Modalities…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2018/WCAG21-256ConcurrentInputMechanisms/

Technica11y - October 2018 - Nicolas Steenhout (Video)
By Karl Groves.
"Nicolas Steenhout, host of A11y Rules, a podcast about web
accessibility, discusses how he made his podcast and its accompanying
website more accessible…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFlb0wpXm0s

Web Accessibility for Cognitive, Learning and Neurological Impairment
By Andreea Popescu.
"Web accessibility for those kinds of users who have cognitive,
learning and neurological is more complex than one for other
disabilities because it's not just focused on those, requiring alike
elements from other impairment…"
https://uxdesign.cc/web-accessibility-for-cognitive-learning-and-neurological-impairment-194dc96e6d89

Google Slides Offers Real-Time Automated Captions
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"Imagine you're attending a presentation where the speaker's words are
automatically captioned in real-time on presentation slides…"
https://www.lireo.com/google-slides-offers-real-time-automated-captions/

GW Pushes First Federal Deadline to Improve Online Accessibility
By Leah Potter.
"The education department pushed back GW's (George Washington
University's)first federal deadline to ensure all new online content
is accessible for individuals with disabilities."
https://www.gwhatchet.com/2018/10/04/gw-pushes-first-federal-deadline-to-improve-online-accessibility/

DOJ Finally Chimes In On State of the Website Accessibility Legal
Landscape - But Did Anything Really Change?
By Joshua A. Stein.
"As those of you who have followed my thoughts on the state of the
website accessibility legal landscape over the years are well aware,
businesses in all industries continue to face an onslaught of demand
letters and state and federal court lawsuits (often on multiple
occasions, at times in the same jurisdiction) based on the concept
that a business' website is inaccessible to individuals with
disabilities…"
https://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/announcements/doj-finally-chimes-in-on-state-of-the-website-accessibility-legal-landscape-but-did-anything-really-change/

Florida Court Dismisses Website Accessibility Case, Clarifying 'Nexus'
Requirement For Stating A Claim Under The ADA
By John W. Egan & Marlin Duro.
"Florida court rules that plaintiff must allege more than being unable
to learn about a brick-and-mortar business to state a claim that an
allegedly inaccessible website violates the ADA…"
https://www.adatitleiii.com/2018/10/florida-court-dismisses-website-accessibility-case-clarifying-nexus-requirement-for-stating-a-claim-under-the-ada/

Price v. Everglades College, Inc.
By United States District Court, Florida, Orlando Division.
https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20180717789

ADA Website Cases Continue to Befuddle Businesses
By Dori K. Stibolt.
"Here is the Southern District of Florida, this past year has been
filled with a monumental increase in Americans with Disabilities Act
('ADA') Title III cases focused on businesses' web sites…"
https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/ada-title-iii/ada-website-cases-continue-to-befuddle-businesses/

DOJ Takes Flexible Position on Website Accessibility Requirements
By Ballard Spahr.
"…The DOJ noted that for more than 20 years, the DOJ has interpreted
the ADA to apply to websites of places of public accommodation. The
DOJ's response also clarified that the absence of a specific
regulation does not mean that websites are not subject to the ADA's
accessibility requirements…"
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/doj-takes-flexible-position-website-accessibility-requirements

TD Ameritrade to Settle Blind Woman's Website Accessibility Lawsuit
By Jed Horowitz.
"TD Ameritrade Inc. and a blind customer who claimed she could not
access key pages of the broker-dealer's website in an alleged
violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act have reached an
agreement in principle to settle her discrimination lawsuit…"
https://advisorhub.com/td-ameritrade-to-settle-blind-womans-website-accessibility-lawsuit/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Unbuttoning Buttons
By Scott O'Hara.
"…let's talk about styling the button element…"
https://www.scottohara.me/blog/2018/10/03/unbutton-buttons.html

Unbuttoning Buttons
By Chris Coyier.
"…I think the solution offered to use a <span role="button"
tabindex="0" onClick="..."> is a little bizarre since you need bring
your own keyboard handling with is non-trivial and requires
JavaScript. But there are a couple of interesting other CSS
explorations, neither of which stacked up for different reasons…"
https://css-tricks.com/unbuttoning-buttons/

An nth-letter Selector in CSS
By Jeremy Keith.
"Variable fonts are a very exciting and powerful new addition to the
toolbox of web design. They was very much at the centre of discussion
at this year's Ampersand conference…"
https://adactio.com/journal/14408

Use Cases For Flexbox
By Rachel Andrew.
"In this final article of the series, we wrap up by taking a look at
some of the common uses for Flexbox. What should we use Flexbox for,
and what it is not so good at?…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/10/flexbox-use-cases/

One Invalid Pseudo Selector Equals an Entire Ignored Selector
By Chris Coyier.
"Perhaps you know this one: if any part of a selector is invalid, it
invalidates the whole selector. For example…"
https://css-tricks.com/one-invalid-pseudo-selector-equals-an-entire-ignored-selector/

CSS Debugging and Optimization: Code-Quality Tools
By Tiffany Brown.
"…In this article, we'll discuss tools that help you analyze the
quality of your CSS. We'll focus on two…"
https://www.sitepoint.com/css-debugging-and-optimization-code-quality-tools/

The Way We Talk About CSS
By Rachel Andrew.
"…One of the things I've been thinking about is how we have typically
thought about CSS, and how that should be changing given where the
language is now…"
https://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2018/10/04/the-way-we-talk-about-css/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

User Interviews: How, When, and Why to Conduct Them
By Kara Pernice.
"User interviews have become a popular technique for getting user
feedback, mainly because they are fast and easy. Use them to learn
about users' perceptions of your design, not about its usability."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/user-interviews/

Contextual Inquiry: Leave Your Office to Find Design Ideas (Video)
By Garrett Goldfield.
"Field studies observe how people interact with interfaces in their
own environment. Real-world contexts reveal behaviors for which you
might not be aware."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/contextual-inquiry/

Skip User Research Unless You're Doing it Eight - Seriously
By Joe Munko.
"…The data we gather out of exercises that over-index on speed are
decontextualized and disconnected from other relevant insights we've
collected over time and across studies. We need to pause and question
whether this one-off research adds real value and contributes to an
organization's growing understanding of customers when we know it may
skip steps critical to identifying insights that transcend time and
context…"
https://medium.com/microsoft-design/skip-user-research-unless-youre-doing-it-right-seriously-15494e5ee033


+04: EVENTS.

Section 508 Webinar Series: Making the Business Case for
Accessibility: How to develop a Section 508 Communication Plan
November 27, 2018.
Online
http://www.adainfo.org/training/section-508-webinar-series-making-business-case-accessibility-how-develop-section-508

Introduction to Website Accessibility
November 30, 2018.
Online
https://accessontario.com/event/introduction-to-website-accessibility-5/

International Day of People with Disability
December 3, 2018.
Everywhere
http://www.idpwd.com.au/

Accessibility Lawsuits, How to Handle Them; How to Avoid Them
December 5-6, 2018.
Washington, DC, U.S.A.
https://www.accessibility.legal/

How to Create an Accessible Website
December 5-6, 2018.
Online
https://accessontario.com/event/how-to-create-an-accessible-website-3/


+05: HTML.

Introducing the Button Element
By Andy Bell.
"…There's a native element called a <button>, and I'm here to talk
about it with you today…"
https://hankchizljaw.io/wrote/introducing-the-button-element/


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee Tells Us His Radical New Plan to Upend the
World Wide Web
By Fast Company.
"With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes
it's game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google…"
https://www.fastcompany.com/90243936/exclusive-tim-berners-lee-tells-us-his-radical-new-plan-to-upend-the-world-wide-web

I Have Resigned as the WordPress Accessibility Team Lead. Here is Why.
By Rian Rietveld.
"…In this post I'll try to give an analysis of what the WordPress
Accessibility Team (wpa11y team) did during the development of
Gutenberg and what the problems are with working on  its
accessibility…"
https://rianrietveld.com/2018/10/09/i-have-resigned-the-wordpress-accessibility-team/

AccessU 2018 Eldering Panel
By Wendy Chisholm, Lainey Feingold, and Sharron Rush.
"This video is of Knowbility's 2018 AccessU conference panel:
'Honoring Wisdom, Embracing Change: A Conversation about Eldering in
the Accessibility Community'…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xks8xt8uVsk

Why Design Thinking Works
By Jeanne Liedtka.
"Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary
improvements…"
https://hbr.org/2018/09/why-design-thinking-works

The Psychology of Design
By Jon Yablonski.
"As humans, we have an underlying 'blueprint' for how we perceive and
process the world around us, and the study of psychology helps us
define this blueprint. And as designers, we can leverage psychology
principles to build more intuitive"
https://alistapart.com/article/psychology-of-design


+07: NAVIGATION.

Why You Need a Home Link (Video)
By Kathryn Whitenton.
"Websites which provide a "home" link on every page make it easy for
new visitors and users who are lost to get oriented."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/why-you-need-home-link/


+08: USABILITY.

Using Dark Patterns for Good
By Marli Mesibov.
"It was so frustratingly difficult to find the 'sign out' button on
Gmail that my father finally gave up and left himself signed in
forever…"
http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/using-dark-patterns-for-good/

Designing the Invisible
By Viba Mohan.
"Your one stop guide to designing for voice based interfaces…"
https://uxplanet.org/designing-the-invisible-260291a02b71

Store Finders and Locators
By Aurora Harley.
Finding addresses and location information on company websites has
gotten dramatically easier, but users increasingly turn to search
engines or native map apps first for this task.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/store-finders-and-locators/

Bad Practices on Birthdate Form Fields
By Anthony Tseng.
"Asking users for their birthdate on a form is complicated…"
http://uxmovement.com/forms/bad-practices-on-birthdate-form-fields/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+09: 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.]


++END NOTES.


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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 15, October 4, 2018.

David Dillard
 



+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 15, October 4, 2018.


Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Oct 4, 2018, 7:32 AM
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 15, October 4, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 15 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: COLOR.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: JAVASCRIPT.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
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.

Exploring WCAG 2.1 - 2.5.5 Target Size
By Becky Gibson.
"We are nearing the end of our series on the new WCAG 2.1 Success
Criteria. We return to the topic of mobile accessibility with the last
two new success criteria, both at level AAA. This post will review
2.5.5 Target Size under guideline 2.5, Input Modalities…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2018/WCAG21-255TargetSize/

Online Video Accessibility
By Terrill Thompson.
Video and slides from Terrill's September 20, 2018 presentation for
the Great Lakes ADA Center are available.
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/archives/110664

A11Y Style Guide
By Carie Fisher.
"This application is a living style guide or pattern library,
generated from KSS documented styles…with an accessibility twist…"
http://a11y-style-guide.com/style-guide/

Heck Yes, Accessibility - Let's Make the Future Awesome
By Mischa Andrews.
"Want a future with amazing technology? Prioritize and demand accessibility…"
https://uxdesign.cc/future-tech-accessibility-e93600e8917e

VPAT Version 2.x
By Jay Wyant.
"Understanding the changes and requirements…"
https://mn.gov/mnit/media/blog/?id=38-352362

Scoring Accessibility
By Margaret Klein.
"Addressing Accessibility in the RFP Process…"
https://mn.gov/mnit/media/blog/?id=38-352361

WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 and Graphics Accessibility API Mappings
1.0 are W3C Recommendations
By Coralie Mercier.
"The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published
WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 (Graphics-ARIA) and Graphics
Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (Graphics-AAM) as W3C Recommendations.
Graphics-ARIA defines core roles specific to web graphics which allow
an author to express the logical structure of the graphic to assistive
technologies in order improve accessibility of graphics.…"
https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/7341

Department of Justice Affirms ADA's Coverage of Websites
By Lainey Feingold.
"…This is a post about a letter from the United States Department of
Justice. The letter is about the Americans with Disabilities Act and
web sites. In the letter the Department says it will not make new
rules about websites and access for disabled people. This is good news
because the ADA already applies to websites. The letter says the
Department has read the ADA to apply to public accommodations'
websites for more than twenty years."
https://www.lflegal.com/2018/09/doj-cut

DoJ Refuses Request to Issue ADA Guidance for Websites
By Credit Union Times.
"More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against CUs alleging that the
websites are not accessible to people with disabilities."
https://www.cutimes.com/2018/09/26/doj-refuses-request-to-issue-ada-guidance-for-webs/

Court Says Website Access Case for Deaf May Proceed
By National Association of the Deaf.
"In a case of first impression and a major vindication for disability
rights, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Court has ruled that deaf and hard of hearing people are not required
to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
before they can sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Rehabilitation Act for a denial of web access."
https://www.nad.org/2018/10/03/court-says-website-access-case-for-deaf-may-proceed/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Creating Flexible Layouts with Flexbox
By Tiffany Brown.
"The following introduction to Flexbox is an extract from Tiffany's
upcoming book, CSS Master…"
https://www.sitepoint.com/creating-flexible-layouts-with-flexbox/

Your CSS Layout Toolkit for 2019
By Rachel Andrew.
Slides and resources for Rachel newest presentation.
https://noti.st/rachelandrew/QEhSSc/your-css-layout-toolkit-for-2019


+03: COLOR.

The Basics and Importance of Color Contrast for Web Accessibility
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
"For digital accessibility, the concept of color contrast is as
critical as it is simple.…"
https://www.boia.org/blog/the-basics-and-importance-of-color-contrast-for-web-accessibility


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Ideation Techniques for a One-Person UX Team (Video)
By Aurora Harley.
"Even a lone UX wolf can ideate design options, and structured
ideation techniques help you explore the design space."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/ideation-one-person-ux-team/

The Word 'Validate' Undermines UX Effectiveness (Video)
By Kara Pernice.
"Our words define UX research goals for users, stakeholders, and
teams. Turning UX research into improved design is already
challenging. Why make it more so by setting unsuitable expectations
with the words we use to describe research?"
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/word-validate-undermines-ux-effectiveness/


+05: EVENTS.

WebAIM Training
October 9-10, 2018.
December 4-5, 2018.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
https://webaim.org/training

So, You Decided to Start a Research Program
October 11, 2018.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://uxpamn.org/event-3040828

San Francisco Accessibility Bootcamp November 12-15, 2018.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-accessibility-bootcamp-tickets-46889169769

Full Stack Toronto 2018
November 29-30, 2018.
Toronto, Canada
https://www.fsto.co/

UX Conference Las Vegas
December 1-7, 2018.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/las-vegas/


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

A Minimal JavaScript Setup
By Georgy Marchuk.
"…I guess the main point of this article is that you don't need a
framework to write maintainable and reusable code. Following and
enforcing a few concepts (that frameworks use as well) can take you
far on its own…"
https://css-tricks.com/a-minimal-javascript-setup/


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

There's Power in Your Choices. This is a Post About Chrome.
By Jon Christopher.
"…There's a war on privacy in our world of Web development. As we have
choice in the places we shop and the food we eat, we have a choice
here too…"
https://jonchristopher.us/blog/choosing-chrome/

Hack on MDN
By Adrian Roselli.
"Last week Mozilla brought together a group of smart people (and me)
who work in or near accessibility to spend a long weekend updating the
MDN Web Docs…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/09/hack-on-mdn.html


+08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

Web Developer Representation in W3C
By Peter-Paul Koch.
"During its annual general member meeting on October 19th, the
Fronteers board will propose both to become a member of the World Wide
Web Consortium (W3C) and to hire Rachel Andrew as our representative
in that standards body…"
https://alistapart.com/article/web-developer-representation-in-w3c


+09: TOOLS.

Link Contrast Checker
By WebAIM.
"This new tool makes it easy to measure the complex WCAG contrast
requirements for links that are not underlined within body text."
https://webaim.org/resources/linkcontrastchecker/

Picular
"Google, but for colors."
https://picular.co/

HTML Colors
By Franco Maldonado.
https://htmlcolors.com

Gradient Hunt
By Franco Maldonado.
"an open collection of gradients"
https://gradienthunt.com

Lorem Ipsum Generator
"Tool to generate latin placeholder texts commonly used to fulfill empty areas."
https://lorem-ipsum-generator.com/


+10: USABILITY.

Individualized Recommendations: Users' Expectations and Assumptions
By Aurora Harley.
"Users appreciate personalized content suggestions and are willing to
give up some of their privacy for quality recommendations, while
accepting some inaccurate recommendations."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/recommendation-expectations/

Storytelling in UX Research
By David Travis.
"UX researchers are storytellers who have devised tools like personas
and user journey maps to tell the story of their research. Focusing on
the story, rather than the tool, is a powerful way to become more
effective…"
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/storytelling-in-ux-research.html

E-Commerce Checkouts Need to Mark Both Required and Optional Fields
Explicitly (Only 14% Do So)
By Edward Scott.
"Marking both required and optional fields in the checkout is a
controversial area of form usability…"
https://baymard.com/blog/required-optional-form-fields

[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.]


++END NOTES.


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[Issue ends.]

 

 


[webdev] Web Design Update: October 4, 2018

David Dillard
 






[webdev] Web Design Update: October 4, 2018




Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>

Oct 4, 2018, 7:32 AM
to webdev
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 15, October 4, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 15 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: COLOR.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: JAVASCRIPT.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
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.

Exploring WCAG 2.1 - 2.5.5 Target Size
By Becky Gibson.
"We are nearing the end of our series on the new WCAG 2.1 Success
Criteria. We return to the topic of mobile accessibility with the last
two new success criteria, both at level AAA. This post will review
2.5.5 Target Size under guideline 2.5, Input Modalities…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2018/WCAG21-255TargetSize/

Online Video Accessibility
By Terrill Thompson.
Video and slides from Terrill's September 20, 2018 presentation for
the Great Lakes ADA Center are available.
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/archives/110664

A11Y Style Guide
By Carie Fisher.
"This application is a living style guide or pattern library,
generated from KSS documented styles…with an accessibility twist…"
http://a11y-style-guide.com/style-guide/

Heck Yes, Accessibility - Let's Make the Future Awesome
By Mischa Andrews.
"Want a future with amazing technology? Prioritize and demand accessibility…"
https://uxdesign.cc/future-tech-accessibility-e93600e8917e

VPAT Version 2.x
By Jay Wyant.
"Understanding the changes and requirements…"
https://mn.gov/mnit/media/blog/?id=38-352362

Scoring Accessibility
By Margaret Klein.
"Addressing Accessibility in the RFP Process…"
https://mn.gov/mnit/media/blog/?id=38-352361

WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 and Graphics Accessibility API Mappings
1.0 are W3C Recommendations
By Coralie Mercier.
"The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published
WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 (Graphics-ARIA) and Graphics
Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (Graphics-AAM) as W3C Recommendations.
Graphics-ARIA defines core roles specific to web graphics which allow
an author to express the logical structure of the graphic to assistive
technologies in order improve accessibility of graphics.…"
https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/7341

Department of Justice Affirms ADA's Coverage of Websites
By Lainey Feingold.
"…This is a post about a letter from the United States Department of
Justice. The letter is about the Americans with Disabilities Act and
web sites. In the letter the Department says it will not make new
rules about websites and access for disabled people. This is good news
because the ADA already applies to websites. The letter says the
Department has read the ADA to apply to public accommodations'
websites for more than twenty years."
https://www.lflegal.com/2018/09/doj-cut

DoJ Refuses Request to Issue ADA Guidance for Websites
By Credit Union Times.
"More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against CUs alleging that the
websites are not accessible to people with disabilities."
https://www.cutimes.com/2018/09/26/doj-refuses-request-to-issue-ada-guidance-for-webs/

Court Says Website Access Case for Deaf May Proceed
By National Association of the Deaf.
"In a case of first impression and a major vindication for disability
rights, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Court has ruled that deaf and hard of hearing people are not required
to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
before they can sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Rehabilitation Act for a denial of web access."
https://www.nad.org/2018/10/03/court-says-website-access-case-for-deaf-may-proceed/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Creating Flexible Layouts with Flexbox
By Tiffany Brown.
"The following introduction to Flexbox is an extract from Tiffany's
upcoming book, CSS Master…"
https://www.sitepoint.com/creating-flexible-layouts-with-flexbox/

Your CSS Layout Toolkit for 2019
By Rachel Andrew.
Slides and resources for Rachel newest presentation.
https://noti.st/rachelandrew/QEhSSc/your-css-layout-toolkit-for-2019


+03: COLOR.

The Basics and Importance of Color Contrast for Web Accessibility
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
"For digital accessibility, the concept of color contrast is as
critical as it is simple.…"
https://www.boia.org/blog/the-basics-and-importance-of-color-contrast-for-web-accessibility


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Ideation Techniques for a One-Person UX Team (Video)
By Aurora Harley.
"Even a lone UX wolf can ideate design options, and structured
ideation techniques help you explore the design space."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/ideation-one-person-ux-team/

The Word 'Validate' Undermines UX Effectiveness (Video)
By Kara Pernice.
"Our words define UX research goals for users, stakeholders, and
teams. Turning UX research into improved design is already
challenging. Why make it more so by setting unsuitable expectations
with the words we use to describe research?"
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/word-validate-undermines-ux-effectiveness/


+05: EVENTS.

WebAIM Training
October 9-10, 2018.
December 4-5, 2018.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
https://webaim.org/training

So, You Decided to Start a Research Program
October 11, 2018.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://uxpamn.org/event-3040828

San Francisco Accessibility Bootcamp November 12-15, 2018.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-accessibility-bootcamp-tickets-46889169769

Full Stack Toronto 2018
November 29-30, 2018.
Toronto, Canada
https://www.fsto.co/

UX Conference Las Vegas
December 1-7, 2018.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/las-vegas/


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

A Minimal JavaScript Setup
By Georgy Marchuk.
"…I guess the main point of this article is that you don't need a
framework to write maintainable and reusable code. Following and
enforcing a few concepts (that frameworks use as well) can take you
far on its own…"
https://css-tricks.com/a-minimal-javascript-setup/


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

There's Power in Your Choices. This is a Post About Chrome.
By Jon Christopher.
"…There's a war on privacy in our world of Web development. As we have
choice in the places we shop and the food we eat, we have a choice
here too…"
https://jonchristopher.us/blog/choosing-chrome/

Hack on MDN
By Adrian Roselli.
"Last week Mozilla brought together a group of smart people (and me)
who work in or near accessibility to spend a long weekend updating the
MDN Web Docs…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/09/hack-on-mdn.html


+08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

Web Developer Representation in W3C
By Peter-Paul Koch.
"During its annual general member meeting on October 19th, the
Fronteers board will propose both to become a member of the World Wide
Web Consortium (W3C) and to hire Rachel Andrew as our representative
in that standards body…"
https://alistapart.com/article/web-developer-representation-in-w3c


+09: TOOLS.

Link Contrast Checker
By WebAIM.
"This new tool makes it easy to measure the complex WCAG contrast
requirements for links that are not underlined within body text."
https://webaim.org/resources/linkcontrastchecker/

Picular
"Google, but for colors."
https://picular.co/

HTML Colors
By Franco Maldonado.
https://htmlcolors.com

Gradient Hunt
By Franco Maldonado.
"an open collection of gradients"
https://gradienthunt.com

Lorem Ipsum Generator
"Tool to generate latin placeholder texts commonly used to fulfill empty areas."
https://lorem-ipsum-generator.com/


+10: USABILITY.

Individualized Recommendations: Users' Expectations and Assumptions
By Aurora Harley.
"Users appreciate personalized content suggestions and are willing to
give up some of their privacy for quality recommendations, while
accepting some inaccurate recommendations."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/recommendation-expectations/

Storytelling in UX Research
By David Travis.
"UX researchers are storytellers who have devised tools like personas
and user journey maps to tell the story of their research. Focusing on
the story, rather than the tool, is a powerful way to become more
effective…"
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/storytelling-in-ux-research.html

E-Commerce Checkouts Need to Mark Both Required and Optional Fields
Explicitly (Only 14% Do So)
By Edward Scott.
"Marking both required and optional fields in the checkout is a
controversial area of form usability…"
https://baymard.com/blog/required-optional-form-fields

[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

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