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Web Design Update: January 17, 2018

David P. Dillard
 


Web Design Update: January 17, 2018


+++ 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. - Volume 16, Issue 31, January 25, 2018.

David Dillard
 


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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 31, January 25, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 31 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: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Headings and Labels
By Eric A. Meyer.
"Following on my last two posts about accessibility improvements to meyerweb, I've made two more adjustments: better heading levels and added ARIA labels…"
https://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2018/01/18/headings-and-labels/

Can You Caption 360° Video, Virtual Reality, and 3D Video?
By Sofia Enamorado.
"…With 3D video, adding captions is very straightforward. First, get your video captioned. Next…"
http://www.3playmedia.com/2018/01/18/can-you-caption-360-video-virtual-reality-and-3d-video/

Websites, Not Assistive Tech, Are Key to Accessibility, Say Screen-Reader Users
By Tristan Parker.
"New research into screen-reader usage has revealed the majority of users feel that improving existing websites would have a bigger impact on accessibility compared to better assistive technology…"
http://www.headstar.com/eablive/?p=1450

Accessibility Lists of Lists
By Mike Gifford.
https://github.com/mgifford/a11y-lists-of-lists/blob/master/README.md

Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility
By Denis Boudreau.
In case you missed it, here is Denis' December 6th 24a11y article.
https://www.deque.com/blog/ways-artificial-intelligence-face-web-accessibility/

Burger King Class Action Says Fast Food Chain's Website Violates ADA
By Anne Bucher.
"Burger King Corp. has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed by a visually-impaired woman who claims the fast food restaurant's website is not fully accessible and independently usable by the plaintiff and other visually-impaired individuals…"
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/831860-burger-king-class-action-says-fast-food-chains-website-violates-ada/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Layout Land (YouTube Channel)
By Jen Simmons.
A new video channel provides information on CSS Grid and layout.
https://www.youtube.com/c/layoutland

CSS GRID
By cssgrid.io.
"Learn CSS Grid with Wes Bos in 25 pretty good videos. From fundamentals to Real World in about 4 hours."
https://cssgrid.io/

Finding Dead CSS
By Harry Roberts.
"During a performance workshop I was running this week, I was reminded of a technique for finding dead CSS on a live site…"
https://csswizardry.com/2018/01/finding-dead-css/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Writing Tasks for Quantitative and Qualitative Usability Studies
By Kate Meyer.
"All usability studies involve asking participants to perform tasks, but the correct way to write those tasks depends on the methodology you're using. Good quantitative tasks are concrete and focused, while good qualitative tasks are open-ended, flexible, and exploratory."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/test-tasks-quant-qualitative/

8 Ways to Minimize No Shows in UX Research
By Jeff Sauro.
"…We've been conducting studies every week at MeasuringU for years and have implemented several steps to get no-show rates down to 0. Here are eight of them…"
https://measuringu.com/no-show/


+04: EVENTS.

Get The 411 on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) v2.1
January 29, 2018.
San Francisco, Califorina, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ybay/events/246856968/

WCAG 2.0 - Understandable and Robust
February 7, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/233845838/

Bringing CSS and SVG Back into the Accessibility Spotlight
February 21, 2018.
Online.
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=526

Accessibility Clinic
February 28, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/245151774/

#PerfMatters Conference
March 27-28, 2018.
Redwood City, Califorina, U.S.A.
http://PerfMattersConf.com/


+05: HTML.

What's New in HTML 5.2?
By Jake Bresnehan.
"…In HTML 5.2, there were a number of additions and removals, all of which can be seen on the official HTML 5.2 Changes page. In this article, I'll go over some of the changes I think will impact my development the most…"
http://email.jakebresnehan.com/t/r-l-jrhrntd-xiydriydk-b/


+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Are You Approaching Prototyping All Wrong?
By Paul Boag.
"Too often our prototypes are constrained by politics, legacy technology, and company culture…"
http://boagworld.com/usability/approaching-prototyping-wrong/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

8 Sites That Work Just Fine Without JS, Thank You
By Ezequiel Bruni.
"…just wanted to show people what could be done. That's it. I'm not saying you should ditch JS entirely, but I do believe that we should be a lot more considered about what we do and don't implement in JavaScript…"
https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2018/01/8-sites-that-work-just-fine-without-js-thank-you/

aria-expanded Does Not Require a Fallback
By Hidde de Vries.
"When building a control that toggles content in a web app, we can use aria-expanded to let the control know whether the content is shown or hidden…"
https://hiddedevries.nl/en/blog/2018-01-22-aria-expanded-does-not-require-a-fallback

Radically Accessible Internet Applications (Video)
By Marcy Sutton.
Marcy's Beyond Tellerrand presentation.
https://vimeo.com/251520898


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

The Compact Guide to Web Maintainability: 200 Tips and Resources
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"Half a year ago I was happy to work with A List Apart to ask our field a few questions about maintainability…"
https://meiert.com/en/blog/maintainability-guide-2/

Handle Bad UX Requests Without Saying No
By Garrett Goldfield.
"UX professionals often receive poorly defined design requests. When saying no is not an option, a more productive way of addressing the request is to focus on the outcome goals and the Return On Investment (ROI) of proper UX effort."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/handle-bad-ux-requests/


+09: USABILITY.

Captchas Have an 8% Failure Rate, and 29% if Case Sensitive
By Edward Scott.
"…In this article, we'll discuss the test findings from our checkout usability study related to CAPTCHAs…this article covers CAPTCHAs from an e-commerce angle specifically…"
https://baymard.com/blog/captchas-in-checkout

Three Takeaways from the Hawai'i Missile False Alarm
By Dylan Wilbanks.
"…It's not about UI. It is absolutely about people."
http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/three-takeaways-from-the-hawaii-missile-false-alarm/

What Healthcare.gov Has To Do With the Hawaii False Alarm - and What to Do About It
By Erie Meyer.
"By now, you've heard of the Hawaii False Alarm, and about the blowback and blame as people try to sort out how this could have happened…"
https://medium.com/code-for-america/what-healthcare-gov-has-to-do-with-the-hawaii-false-alarm-and-what-to-do-about-it-445cb2b7af82

What the Erroneous Hawaiian Missile Alert Can Teach Us About Error Prevention
By Kim Flaherty.
"People should not be blamed for errors caused by poorly designed systems."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/error-prevention/

Bad Design Caused Hawaii Missile False Alarm
By Craig Tomlin.
"When it comes to UX Design we can all learn from mistakes, or be doomed to repeat history over and over again…"
http://www.usefulusability.com/bad-design-caused-hawaii-missile-false-alarm

Organize Around the Customer Task
By Gerry McGovern.
"…the greatest challenge all organizations face is to organize around the customer. Those that don't will not survive…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/organize-around-the-customer-task/

The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design
By Erik Kennedy.
"If you want to improve your UI design skills, try looking at chess. Sounds contrived, maybe, but in Erik Kennedy's hands, it's sublime. Marvel and learn as he uses a concept from chess to build a toolkit of UI design strategies covering color, typography, lighting and shadows, and more."
http://alistapart.com/article/the-king-vs-pawn-game-of-ui-design

[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 16, Issue 32, February 1, 2018.

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 32, February 1, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 32 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: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
08: JAVASCRIPT.
09: MISCELLANEOUS.
10: NAVIGATION.
11: TOOLS.
12: TYPOGRAPHY.
13: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]

 

 

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

WCAG 2.1 is a Candidate Recommendation
By Andrew Kirkpatrick.
"Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now a Candidate
Recommendation (CR)…"
https://www.w3.org/blog/2018/01/wcag21-cr/

Understanding WCAG 2.1 - Reviewing Mobile Success Criteria
By Glenda Sims.
"…Our focus today will be on the ten new success criterion related to
accessibility for mobile devices…" Note: Glenda's review is on the
December draft.
https://www.deque.com/blog/understanding-wcag-2-1-reviewing-mobile-success-criteria/

Revised Section 508 Standards Now in Effect
By Michael Gower.
"In the United States, the Revised Section 508 Standards went into
effect on January 18, 2018, a year after the U.S. Access Board
published the final rule of the updated Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines…"
https://www.ibm.com/blogs/age-and-ability/2018/01/25/revised-section-508-standards-now-effect/

What is Web Accessibility?
By Amani Ali.
"Have you ever thought about how a football fan who is blind reads the
latest news about their favourite team…"
https://www.nomensa.com/blog/2018/what-web-accessibility

Embracing Plain Language for Better Accessibility (Video)
By Ashley Bischoff.
"Writing reports and documentation is nothing new for many of us - we
write them all the time. But even though we may do our best write
clearly, those who receive our reports and documentation might not be
as familiar with accessibility as we are."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7bUvAzpNjo

3 Important Reasons to Make Your Mobile Website Accessible
By Vivian Cullipher.
"…Here's a brief intro into what mobile accessibility means-and why
it's critical that mobile website owners and developers consider
accessibility for people with disabilities from the get go…"
https://www.microassist.com/digital-accessibility/why-make-your-mobile-website-accessible/

Enter The Dragon (Drop): Accessible List Reordering
By Harris Schneiderman.
"Due to the absence of supported ARIA attributes, Dragon Drop utilizes
live regions to convey the information needed for all users to reorder
a list."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/dragon-drop-accessible-list-reordering/

Cheatsheets
By National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE).
"NCDAE (a WebAIM partner) has created four new accessibility
cheatsheets. These single-page resources outline accessibility
techniques for Word and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows and Mac."
http://ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/

Largest Bar Exam Prep Class Provider Agrees to Settlement Over
Allegations of Discrimination Against Blind Students
By Cohen Milstein.
"BarBri, Inc. agrees to revamp core products and internal practices
for improved accessibility…"
https://www.cohenmilstein.com/update/largest-bar-exam-prep-class-provider-agrees-settlement-over-allegations-discrimination

BarBri, Inc Settles Over Claims of Discrimination
By Amanda Griffin.
https://www.jdjournal.com/2018/01/26/barbri-inc-settles-over-claims-of-discrimination/

BarBri Complaint (PDF):
https://www.bloomberglaw.com/iframe/document/X1Q6NLJ9AUO2/download?imagename=1-1.pdf

Federal Complaint Prompts Changes to LPSS Website
By Amanda McElfresh.
"The Lafayette Parish School System is making changes to its website
amid concerns about its accessibility to people with disabilities…"
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/education/2018/01/18/federal-complaint-prompts-changes-lpss-website/1044782001/

Tech Platforms and Website Developers Targeted in Emerging Wave of
Website Accessibility Litigation
By Steven E. Helland.
"Blind plaintiff sues sabre technologies for alleged inaccessible
platform Powering WetWillies.com …"
https://www.fredlaw.com/internet_technology_trademark__advertising_alerts/2018/01/18/1771/tech_platforms_and_website_developers_targeted_in_emerging_wave_of_website_accessibility_litigation

Local Disability Lawsuit Part of Broader Battle
By Alyssa Oursler.
"A lawsuit filed Dec. 29 against Highlands Union Bank in U.S. District
Court in Abingdon is one of many of its kind…"
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/local-disability-lawsuit-part-of-broader-battle/article_d4552925-e6c3-5c61-a6b1-71b44da17834.html


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition
By Eric Meyer, Estelle Weyl.
"We're pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 19 ('Filters,
Blending, Clipping, and Masking') of CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th
Edition by Eric Meyer and Estelle Weyl…"
http://alistapart.com/article/css-the-definitive-guide-4th-edition

Introducing CSS Gridish: An Open Source Tool to Help Your Team Adapt
CSS Grid Today
By James Y. Rauhut.
"Today, I'm excited to introduce a new open-source tool from IBM
called CSS Gridish…"
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/introducing-css-gridish-helping-teams-to-adapt-css-grid-today-3e031ab222de

Learn Flexbox for Free
By Scrimba.
"12 interactive screencasts to take you from beginner to advanced…"
https://scrimba.com/g/gflexbox

New Adventures in Responsive Web Design (Video)
By Vitaly Friedman.
Vitaly's From Beyond Tellerand Conference presentation.
https://vimeo.com/251516830


+03: COLOR.

What my Color-Blindness Taught Me About Design
By Fei Ren.
"…For every 100 visitors to your website or app, about 5 of them have
a very different visual experience of the content. If your audience is
male, then about 8 out of 100 are affected. It is not a small number.
In fact, it is even higher than the conversation rate for some sites…"
https://uxdesign.cc/what-my-color-blindness-taught-me-about-design-d3009a93ff9c


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Usability Test, Even When You Know the Answer
By Hoa Loranger.
"Evidence from usability studies can be more convincing than what you
say. Test even if you can easily determine the difference between good
and bad designs."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/test-when-you-know-answer/

52 Research Terms you need to know as a UX Designer
By Guy Ligertwood.
"Your A-Z list of research terms in plain English…"
https://uxplanet.org/51-research-terms-you-need-to-know-as-a-ux-designer-fac0d40a59d7


+05: EVENTS.

Quick and Dirty Ethnography for the Initiate
February 26, 2018.
Online
http://uxpa.org/event/webinars

Live Webinar: Using Personas as an Inclusive Design Tool
February 27, 2018.
Online
https://accessibility.deque.com/creating-ux-design-personas-webinar

Pushing the Boundaries of Web Layout with CSS Grid
March 5, 2018.
Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.
https://uxi.uie.com/workshops/rachel-andrew

UX Immersion Conference
March 5-7, 2018.
Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.
https://uxi.uie.com/

Enhancing the User Experience for People with Disabilities
March 30, 2018.
Online
http://uxpa.org/event/webinars

Usability Testing: Here, There and Everywhere
April 18, 2018.
Online
http://uxpa.org/event/webinars

Ampersand Web Typography Conference
June 29, 2018.
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
https://2018.ampersandconf.com/


+06: HTML.

Building a Good Download… Button?
By Eric Bailey.
"The semantics inherent in HTML elements tell us what we’re supposed
to use them for…"
https://css-tricks.com/building-good-download-button/


+07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Why Personas Fail
By Kim Flaherty.
"Personas are useful tools for UX work, so why do they often fail?
Find out what pitfalls cause personas to fail, and how to avoid and
overcome them."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/why-personas-fail/


+08: JAVASCRIPT.

Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python
By David Ramel.
"Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top
programming language sought by organizations, but developers prefer
Python…"
https://adtmag.com/articles/2018/01/25/hackerrank-survey.aspx


+09: MISCELLANEOUS.

Video as the new GIF in Safari
By Bruce Lawson.
"…One aspect of the release hasn't met with universal acclaim,
however. That's the ability to have a short, silent video as the
source of an <img> element…"
http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2018/video-as-the-new-gif-in-safari/


+10: NAVIGATION.

A Tale of Two Rooms: Understanding Screen Reader Navigation
By Ryan Jones.
"…One of my goals throughout the many accessibility focused training
classes I have led has been to help others more accurately understand
what it is like for someone using screen reading software to navigate
through a web page…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/a-tale-of-two-rooms-understanding-screen-reader-navigation/

How to Implement Sitemap Footers to Keep Users Going
By Priscilla Esser.
"…In your attempts to minimize the effort your users need for
performing actions on the website you're designing, you just might be
overlooking one major opportunity: sitemap footers…"
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-implement-sitemap-footers-to-keep-users-going

Results from the Main Landmark Survey
By Léonie Watson.
"…The fact that 77 people (32%) expected more than one main landmark
was interesting…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/results-from-the-main-landmark-survey/


+11: TOOLS.

a11y-outline (FireFox Extension)
By Tobias Bengfort.
"Many screen readers like JAWS or NVDA have shortcuts to bring up a
list of landmarks, headings or links. This browser extension provides
the same functionality without requiring a screen reader."
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/a11y-outline/


+12: TYPOGRAPHY.

How to Use Variable Fonts in the Real World
By Richard Rutter.
"A variable font is a single font file which behaves like multiple styles…"
http://clagnut.com/blog/2390/


+13: USABILITY.

The False-Consensus Effect: You Are Not the User (Video)
By Raluca Budiu.
"The false-consensus effect refers to people's tendency to assume that
others share their beliefs and will behave similarly in a given
context. This assumption can lead UX professionals to make the wrong
design decisions. Acknowledge your vulnerability and establish
checks."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/false-consensus-effect/

12 Mobile UX Design Trends For 2018
By Nick Babich.
"Things move quickly in the mobile app universe. To succeed in the
field of mobile UX design, designers must have the foresight and
prepare for new challenges around the corner. To simplify the task,
I've listed the biggest, impactful trends for 2018 and, most likely,
beyond…"
https://www.mockplus.com/blog/post/mobile-ux-design-trends-2018/

How Dark UX Patterns Target The Most Vulnerable
By Ben Bate.
"Dark UX patterns help companies maximize profits, but at the expense
of the most vulnerable, and by damaging the web for everyone…"
https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2018/01/how-dark-ux-patterns-target-the-most-vulnerable/


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+14: 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 16, Issue 33, February 8, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 33 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/
New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
03: DRUPAL.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: HTML.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
09: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Simplifying the New WCAG 2.1 Guidelines
By Michael Gower.
"Recommendations for new accessibility guidelines were released on
January 30, 2018 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In this new
draft version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), none
of the current 2.0 Success Criteria have been altered. Instead, 17
additional criteria have been recommended for 2.1…"
https://www.ibm.com/blogs/age-and-ability/2018/02/08/simplifying-new-wcag-2-1-guidelines/

The Fate of 'Target Size'
By Detlev Fischer.
"The last draft of the WCAG 2.1 contained a new Success Criterion
'Target Size' (size of buttons, form controls or links), which is now
missing in the Candidate Recommendation of WCAG 2.1…"
http://www.incobs.de/articles/items/target-size-fate.html

My Accessibility Journey: What I have Learned so Far
By Manuel Matuzović.
"It's not about writing the most sophisticated code or finding the
most clever solution to a problem; it's about users and whether
they're able to use our products. Manuel Matuzovic shares 11 lessons
as a developer learning about and incorporating accessibility into his
work."
https://alistapart.com/article/my-accessibility-journey-what-ive-learned-so-far

Accessibility: A Shared Campus Responsibility Best Accomplished with
Executive Support
By Susan Cullen.
"Those of us who are members of the EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility
Constituent Group have spent considerable time discussing the
importance of the strong executive leadership and planning needed to
support the accessibility policies and campus accessibility planning
required for compliance with disability legislation. Without planning
and leadership, a college or university could find itself among the
approximately 400 institutions being targeted - by the activist Marcie
Lipsitt - to fix their websites…"
https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/1/accessibility-a-shared-campus-responsibility-best-accomplished-with-executive-support

WCAG 2.0 - Understandable & Robust (Video)
By Dennis Deacon.
"For this meetup event, we're wrapping up our Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) series."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fscSeaRglB0

Toast! Is it Accessible?
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"A toast is a non modal that appears on the screen for few seconds and
auto expires…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/02/toast-is-it-accessible/

Multiple Choice with Radio Buttons: A Comparison of Online Survey Tools
By Terrill Thompson.
"…This blog post documents my quest for an online tool for conducting
the survey…"
http://terrillthompson.com/blog/854

Accessibility and the Web of Things (WoT), Part 2
By Graeme Coleman.
"Just over a year ago, I wrote about TPG joining the W3C Web of Things
(WoT) Interest and Working Groups, so I thought it was about time I
provided an update on some of the activities the group is involved in,
particularly now that I am now more actively involved after spending
my first several months keeping a watching brief…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/02/accessibility-and-the-web-of-things-wot-part-2/

BarBri Settles Lawsuit Over Blind Access to Online Bar Review Components
By Tyler Roberts.
"Blind law students enrolled in a bar exam class offered by BarBri,
Inc. settled their claims which alleged the bar prep company denied
them fair and equal access to critical components of BarBri's online
test prep offerings…"
http://www.nationaljurist.com/national-jurist-magazine/barbri-settles-lawsuit-over-blind-access-online-bar-review-components


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Using Media Queries For Responsive Design In 2018
By Rachel Andrew.
"…This article will take a look at the use of media queries for
responsive design today, and also have a look at what is coming in the
future…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/02/media-queries-responsive-design-2018/


+03: COLOR.

Accessibility for Mobile Web: Improving Color Contrast
By CB Averitt.
"Color contrast is a hot topic in the area of accessibility testing.
And often overlooked, are accessibility color contrast best practices
specific to mobile web…"
https://www.deque.com/blog/accessibility-mobile-web-improving-color-contrast/


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

What is Design Ethnography?
By David Travis and Philip Hodgson.
"A common mistake made by novice researchers is to ask users what they
want from a new product or service. Although this seems like the
correct way to do user research, in most cases users don't know, don't
care or can't articulate what they need. It is the design team's job
to establish the underlying problem, identify the best solution and
then validate that their solution works. Design ethnography is the
first step on that journey."
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/what-is-design-ethnography.html

Continuous User Research in 11.6 Seconds
By Tomer Sharon.
"…Continuous user research is fast-rhythm research that is open-ended
in nature. It's not dedicated to any specific topic and it's not
research that anyone asks for…"
https://medium.com/@tsharon/continuous-user-research-in-11-6-seconds-57c27d1595c5

Getting Partners on Board with Research Findings
By Angela Colter.
"As a consultant who does user research, I've found that the way
consultants present 'findings and recommendations' to clients isn't
always effective…"
https://18f.gsa.gov/2018/02/06/getting-partners-on-board-with-research-findings/

Use a Research Grid to Focus Study Decisions
By Jeff Sauro.
"…To create a research grid, follow these steps…"
https://measuringu.com/research-grid/


+05: EVENTS.

Accessibility Training
April 10-11, 2018.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
https://webaim.org/training

Washington DC UX Conference
April 14-20, 2018.
Washington DC, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/washington-dc/

MinneWebCon
April 23-24.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://minnewebcon.org/

Generate NYC
April 25-27, 2018.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
https://getinvited.to/generate/generate-nyc-2018/

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
May 17, 2018.
Everywhere
http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

Technical Communication Summit
May 20-23, 2018.
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
https://summit.stc.org/

Accessibility Conference
May 30-31, 2018.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
http://accessconf.ca/


+06: HTML.

Can a Heading Go Inside a Table Caption For WCAG Conformance
By David MacDonald.
"I thought it might be a good experiment to see what would happen if a
heading element h1 to h6 went inside a table caption like this…"
http://davidmacd.com/blog/heading-in-a-table-caption.html

Phone Number Links and Accessibility
By Matt Smith.
"One design challenge that used to stump me was making phone numbers
accessible in the browser while still being functional…"
http://allthingssmitty.com/2018/01/29/phone-number-links-and-accessibility/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Debugging JavaScript With A Real Debugger You Did Not Know You Already Have
By Dustin Driver.
"The new Firefox JavaScript debugger can help you write fast, bug-free code…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/02/javascript-firefox-debugger/


+08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

A Short History of WaSP and Why Web Standards Matter
By Jason Hoffman.
"…There are still a number of battlegrounds for the open web but,
thanks to the efforts of WaSP, the one for web standards has been
won."
https://css-tricks.com/short-history-wasp-web-standards-matter/


+09: USABILITY.

Flat UI Elements Lack Clickability Clues and Cause Confusion (Video)
By Kate Meyer.
Our eyetracking studies show flat UI design often possess weak
signifiers and lack sufficient clues to indicate actionable elements
on the screen. (5 min."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/flat-ui-elements-lack-clickability-clues-and-cause-confusion/

The Authority Principle
By Therese Fessenden.
"A perceived high-authority status of the person making a request can
make people more compliant with that request. Applying this principle
in UX can ease users' decision-making process."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/authority-principle/

The 5 Steps to Service Blueprinting
By Sarah Gibbons.
"Five key steps comprise a framework for service blueprinting that can
be scaled to any scope or timeline.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/5-steps-service-blueprinting/

The Best UX is No User Interface at All
By Burke Holland.
"I have been obsessed with User Interfaces (UI) for as long as I can remember…"
https://css-tricks.com/best-ux-no-user-interface/

A Primer on the Essential Elements of Successful UX
By Stephen Moyers.
"Whether you're creating an e-commerce app to run on multiple devices
or developing a new cloud-based platform, a well-designed UX can
ultimately set your product apart from the competition…"
https://www.mockplus.com/blog/post/essential-elements-of-successful-ux/

Dear AVG, I'm just going to have to let you go
By Gerry McGovern.
"…The Web is the land of comparison and switch. We've got so much
power today. Let's not let laziness get in the way…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/dear-avg-im-just-going-to-have-to-let-you-go/


[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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 16, Issue 35, February 22, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 35 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/
New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
03: COLOR.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: HTML.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
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.

Tables, CSS Display Properties, and ARIA
By Adrian Roselli.
"This post has two separate but related things going on. One is an example of one of my responsive tables with ARIA added, and the other is the Twitter conversation that started this along with some generalized responses…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/02/tables-css-display-properties-and-aria.html

Short Note on Hiding Stuff in Interactive Elements from Screen Readers
By Steve Faulkner.
"Symbols are cool. They add decoration and/or information to user interfaces. For screen reader users their inclusion can sometimes be annoying or confusing as the visual and aural user interface differ…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/02/short-note-on-hiding-stuff-in-interactive-elements-from-screen-readers/

Assistive Technologies - The Switch
By Hampus Sethfors.
"A switch is an assistive technology primarily used by people with motor impairments to access and control computers, smartphones, electric wheelchairs, smart home appliances and more…"
https://axesslab.com/switches/

Takeaways from 7 Principles of Inclusive Design
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"In her 7 Principles of Inclusive Design webinar today, Henny Swan, director of user experience at The Paciello Group, discussed how accessibility and inclusive design fit together to create usable websites and web apps that work for everyone…"
https://www.lireo.com/takeaways-7-principles-inclusive-design/

GitHub Contributions Chart
By Adrian Roselli.
"…the contributions chart is wildly inaccessible…if it is as important as many claim, then it needs to be rebuilt…"
http://adrianroselli.com/2018/02/github-contributions-chart.html

How to Scale Your Accessibility Initiatives By Empowering & Equipping Your Workforce
By Dennis Lembree. 
"Great accessibility doesn't just happen…"
https://www.deque.com/blog/empowering-equipping-workforce-a11y-success/

It's Illegal to Have an Inaccessible Website in Norway - and That's Good News for All of Us
By Ida Aalen.
"Laws can change attitudes, and changed attitudes can change how we act.…"
https://medium.com/confrere/its-illegal-to-have-an-inaccessible-website-in-norway-and-that-s-good-news-for-all-of-us-b59a9e929d54

Section 508 Refresh: Five Things You Should Know
By Equal Entry.
"…All products must now conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) level A and AA standards. Even if your product is not for the web, you are still accountable to WCAG as it is…"
https://equalentry.com/section-508-refresh-five-things-you-should-know/

Countries that Have Adopted WCAG Standards (Map Updated)
By Sofia Enamorado. 
"…Many countries around the world have adapted WCAG into their accessibility laws…"
https://www.3playmedia.com/2017/08/22/countries-that-have-adopted-wcag-standards-map/

H.R. 620 Vote Enables Discrimination and Ignores Website Accessibility
By Kim Krause Berg.
"The outcry from advocates for the disabled gained momentum as the day to vote approached, but in the end H.R. 620 was passed and 51 million Americans with disabilities face losing their civil rights again…"
https://searchnewscentral.com/blog/2018/02/21/h-r-620-vote-enables-discrimination-ignores-website-accessibility/

HR620 Passes in the House
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"…if we complain about accessibility, it's because we require access now, not six months down the road…"
https://knowbility.org/hr620-passes-house/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Everything You Need to Know about CSS Variables
By Ohans Emmanuel.
"…In this guide, I'll show you how variables work natively in CSS, and how you can use them to make your life a lot easier…"
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-css-variables-c74d922ea855

Whitespace on The Web! - with CSS Grid (Video)
By Jen Simmons.
"CSS Grid makes it possible to have real white space on the web for the first time since we started using CSS for layouts…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfIjFeBLhyA

CSS Grid for UI Layouts
By Josh Marinacci.
"…In this article I'll show you how to use CSS Grid to improve application layouts that need to respond and adapt to user interactions and changing conditions, and always have your panels scroll properly…"
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/02/css-grid-for-ui-layouts/

10 Handy CSS Grid Code Snippets
By Jake Rocheleau.
"…This collection should offer plenty of resources to help you learn, customize, and restyle CSS grids for whatever you're doing on the web…"
https://speckyboy.com/10-handy-css-grid-code-snippets/


+03: COLOR.

High Contrast Option for Color Contrast
By Dennis Lembree.
"Most of use are aware of the color contrast guideline in WCAG 2.0 AA which states…"
http://www.webaxe.org/high-contrast-option-for-color-contrast/


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Understanding Accessibility Testing: Think like a Dweller, Not a Builder
By Albert Gareev.
"…testing software design and implementation requires particular test techniques and a certain mindset: You need to think not like the builder of a house, but like the person who will make it their home…"
https://www.stickyminds.com/article/understanding-accessibility-testing-think-dweller-not-builder

Affinity Diagramming for Collaboratively Sorting UX Findings and Design Ideas
By Kara Pernice. 
"Affinity diagramming has long been used in business to organize large sets of ideas into clusters. In UX, the method is used to organize research findings or to sort design ideas in ideation workshops."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/affinity-diagram/

How to Write a User Testing Report that People Will Actually Read
By Matt Isherwood.
"Over the decade or so I've been a UX designer, I've run a lot of user tests…"
https://uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-a-user-testing-report-that-people-will-actually-read-652d15d2f92e

Measure What Matters
By Jared Spool.
"…The quantitative data that we collect often drives important product decisions, but numbers garnered from out-of-the-box solutions like Google Analytics often generate arbitrary data points that don't really tell us much. Metrics paint only part of the picture: the what, and not the why. For the why to happen, we need qualitative measures. We need the narrative behind the numbers to establish and track metrics that provide true insight into the user experience, the value, and the outcome of what we create."
https://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2018/02/21/measure-what-matters-2/


+05: EVENTS.

Overcoming the Challenges of Designing UX at Scale
March 8, 2018.
Richfield, Minnesota, U.S.A 
http://uxpamn.org/event-2830038

John Slatin AccessU 2018
May 14-16, 2018.
Austin, Texas, U.S.A 
https://knowbility.org/education/accessu/

M-Enabling Summit
June 11-13, 2018.
Washington, DC, U.S.A 
http://www.m-enabling.com/

Fluent Conference
June 12-14, 2018.
San Jose, California, U.S.A.
https://conferences.oreilly.com/fluent/fl-ca

National ADA Symposium
June 17-20, 2018.
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A 
http://www.adasymposium.org/

Assistive Technology and Testing with Assistive Technology
June 20, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=524

UXPA International Conference
June 26-June 28, 2018.
Rio Mar, Puerto Rico
http://uxpa2018.org/


+06: HTML.

Updating All the Examples in the HTML5 Spec
By Terence Eden.
"I'm currently helping to edit the HTML5 specification. As part of our preparations for HTML5.3 I've started going through the provided examples and improving them.
This blog post explains the what, why, and when of the process…"
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2018/02/updating-all-the-examples-in-the-html5-spec/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

The JavaScript Learning Landscape in 2018
By Jason Rodriguez. 
"Raise your hand if this sounds like you:
You've been in the tech industry for a number of years, you know HTML and CSS inside-and-out, and you make a good living. But, you have a little voice in the back of your head that keeps whispering, "It's time for something new, for the next step in your career. You need to learn programming."…"
https://css-tricks.com/javascript-learning-landscape-2018/


+08: TOOLS.

Unused CSS
By Jitbit.
"Scan your website for unused CSS selectors."
https://www.jitbit.com/unusedcss/


+09: USABILITY.

Confirmation Dialogs Can Prevent User Errors - If Not Overused
By Jakob Nielsen.
"8 UX guidelines to avoid many serious user errors reduce the risk that people automatically agree to a warning without realizing the consequences."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/confirmation-dialog/

The 3 B's Test For When to Follow Design Trends (Video)
By Katie Sherwin.
"Know when to follow or banish a design trend. The 3 B's: Budget, Brand, and Behavior will help you make the right decisions.
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/3-bs-design-trends/

Really Bad UX Mistakes That Even Great Teams Make
By Jonathan Kim.
"Some of your most important UX decisions will be the things you don't do…"
https://www.appcues.com/blog/bad-ux-mistakes

A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design
By Christopher Murphy.
"…my fifth article in this series of ten articles dives into the details of designing user interface components…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/02/comprehensive-guide-ui-design/


++ 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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 34, February 15, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 34 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.
09: TYPOGRAPHY.
10: USABILITY.
11: XML.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Accessibility vs. Inclusive Design: My Point of View
By Dennis Deacon.
"…Rather than focusing on providing remediation steps, teach accessible considerations when designing
or coding upfront. You-ll reduce the time and resources needed to repeatedly remediate websites and apps.
And that is better for all."
https://www.lireo.com/accessibility-vs-inclusive-design-my-point-of-view/

Accessibility: Review of 2017 and Outlook for 2018
By Shadi Abou-Zahra.
"2017 was another busy year for the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)…"
https://www.w3.org/blog/2018/02/accessibility-review-of-2017-and-outlook-for-2018/

CAPTCHA Accessibility
By Orange.
"A CAPTCHA ('Completely Automated Public Turing-test to tell Computers and Humans Apart')
is an automated test aimed at telling apart a human user from a software program…"
http://a11y-guidelines.orange.com/web_EN/captcha.html

Personalization Semantics Content Module First Public Working Draft, and Personalization Semantics Explainer
By Michael Cooper.
"The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft
of Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0 as well as an updated draft of Personalization Semantics Explainer 1.0…"
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2018JanMar/0148.html

What's in Your Toolbox? Accessibility Tips for Developers (Video)
By Paul J. Adam.
"Learn about tools & techniques for developers for accessibility testing…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kQbRKcRfHo

How To Meet the Needs of Older Internet Users
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"People who were in in their 40s during the internet boom of the late 90s will now be coming into retirement,
suggesting a new wave of tech savvy seniors. There are increasing numbers of tech startups aimed at the elderly,
but those aged 55+ are still only 3% of total internet users. In a world increasingly dependent…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/02/meet-needs-older-internet-users/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Basics: The Syntax That Matters & The Syntax That Doesn't
By Chris Coyier.
"When you're starting to play around with CSS at the very beginning,
like any other language, you have to get used to the syntax…"
https://css-tricks.com/css-basics-syntax-matters-syntax-doesnt/

Basics of CSS Grid: The Big Picture (Video)
By Jen Simmons.
"Jen Simmons describes the overall big picture of CSS Grid…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEnRpy9Xfes

Into the Weeds of CSS Layout (Video)
By Rachel Andrew.
"There are lots of reasons to get excited about new layout methods in CSS,
but what impact does moving to Flexbox and Grid have on performance…"
https://vimeo.com/254679499

How I Design with CSS Grid
By Chen Hui Jing.
After a couple of rounds of introducing CSS grid to people who haven't tried it before,
I found it wasn't the implementation of grid that people asked questions about, rather, it was the bit before that.
https://www.chenhuijing.com/blog/how-i-design-with-css-grid/

Pour Holy Web Compatibility in Your CSS Font
By Karl Dubost.
"Yet another Webcompat issue with the characters being cut in the bottom, this will
join the other ones, such as cross characters not well centered in a rounded box and many other cases…"
http://www.otsukare.info/2018/02/09/android-font-css

Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs
By Peter Jang.
"CSS is strangely considered both one of the easiest and one of the hardest languages to learn as a web developer…"
https://medium.com/actualize-network/modern-css-explained-for-dinosaurs-5226febe3525


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

The 9 Rules of Design Research
By Erika Hall.
"Lately, I've noticed a lot more ambient enthusiasm for research among
both early stage start-ups and established organizations…"
https://medium.com/mule-design/the-9-rules-of-design-research-1a273fdd1d3b

Beyond the NPS: Measuring Perceived Usability with the SUS, NASA-TLX,
and the Single Ease Question After Tasks and Usability Tests
By Page Laubheimer.
"Post-test questionnaires like the SUS measure perceived usability of an entire system;
post-task scales suggest of problematic parts of a design."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/measuring-perceived-usability/

The User Experience of Flower Websites
By Jeff Sauro.
"…A two-part UX benchmark (retrospective and task-based) analysis of flower websites
was conducted in 2018 using 320 participants. The overall user experience of the industry
was slightly above average compared to the websites in the SUPR-Q database and similar
to the 2017 data. The biggest driver of both poor SUPR-Q scores and low task completion
rates are the hidden fees and lack of price transparency. What consumers see as estimated
totals in their shopping carts on average increased by 50% or in some cases, even doubled,
by the time they checked out."
https://measuringu.com/flower-ux/

Talk is Cheap: The Myth of the Focus Group
By Liza Featherstone.
"Focus groups make us feel our views matter - but no one with power cares what we think."
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/feb/06/talk-is-cheap-the-myth-of-the-focus-group


+04: EVENTS.

a11yMTL Annual Conference
February 24, 2018.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
https://www.meetup.com/a11yMTL/events/247721624/

ACT Rules for Manual Web Accessibility Evaluation Methodologies
March 14, 2018.
Online
https://www.w3.org/WAI/Tools/webinar1

Confab Central 2018
May 21-23, 2018.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://confabevents.com/events/central-2018

International PHP Conference
June 4-8, 2018.
Berlin, Germany
https://phpconference.com/

The CSS & SVG Power Combo
June 25, 2018.
Toronto, Canada
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/workshops/css-svg-combo-toronto/

SmashingConf Toronto 2018
June 26-27, 2018.
Toronto, Canada
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/events/toronto-2018/


+05: HTML.

Title Texts Suck
By Hampus Sethfors.
"Many people I meet think title texts, also known as tooltips, improve both the accessibility and usability of their sites.
They don't. In fact, they can even cause problems. Let's see why…"
https://axesslab.com/title-texts-suck/

HTML, CSS, and Dependency Direction
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"…What I wish to do here is not critique the ending of this otherwise instructive article,
but to look at one great aspect, dependency direction…"
https://meiert.com/en/blog/dependency-direction/


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

The JavaScript Supply Chain Paradox: SRI, CSP and Trust in Third Party Libraries
By Troy Hunt.
"A couple of years back as the US presidential campaign was ramping up, the Trump camp did something stupid.
I know, we're all shocked but bear with me because it's an important part of the narrative of this post.
One of their developers embedded this code in the campaign's donation website…"
https://www.troyhunt.com/the-javascript-supply-chain-paradox-sri-csp-and-trust-in-third-party-libraries/


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

The History of the Web
By Jay Hoffmann.
"The history of the World Wide Web absolutely fascinates me.
So much so, that I've decided to create a more or less definitive timeline of events…"
https://thehistoryoftheweb.com/

The (Mostly) Complete History of Layout on the Web Part 1: Liquid Cool
By Jay Hoffmann.
"…As far as I can tell the first liquid layout was used on ProjectCool in 1996…"
https://thehistoryoftheweb.com/mostly-complete-history-layout-web-part-1-liquid-cool/

A Letter About Google AMP
By 21 Original signatories plus supporting signatories and organizations.
"We are a community of individuals who have a significant interest in the development and health
of the World Wide Web ('the Web'), and we are deeply concerned about Accelerated Mobile Pages ('AMP'),
a Google project that purportedly seeks to improve the user experience of the Web…"
http://ampletter.org/

The Two Faces of AMP
By Tim Kadlec.
"…Look, AMP, you-re either a tool for the open web, or you-re a tool for Google search.
I don-t mind if you-re the latter, but please stop pretending you-re something else."
https://timkadlec.com/remembers/2018-02-14-the-two-faces-of-amp/


+08: NAVIGATION.

Creating Accessible Menus and Mega Menus
By Bryan Garaventa.
"The meaning of the word 'menu' within web technologies is variable and encompasses many different types of functionality…"
https://www.levelaccess.com/challenges-mega-menus-standard-menus-make-accessible/


+09: TYPOGRAPHY.

When East Meets West: Web Typography and How It Can Inspire (Video)
By Chen Hui Jing.
"This talk traces the parallel history of western and eastern typography from handwriting to the internet age,
setting the context for how the web is a brand new medium for typesetting…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqxo269aORM


+10: USABILITY.

Inverted Pyramid: Writing for Comprehension
By Amy Schade.
"The inverted-pyramid style of writing refers to starting an article with the most important piece of information
so readers can get the main point, regardless of how much they read.
This style of writing is perfectly suited to writing for the web."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/inverted-pyramid/

Research Review Finds Most Readability Formulas Outdated and Overrated
By Karen Schriver.
"…A research review by Dr. Karen A. Schriver-'Plain Language in the United States Gains Momentum:
1940-2015'-takes a hard look at readability formulas…"
http://centerforplainlanguage.org/most-readability-formulas-outdated/

10 UX Challenges for the Next 25 Years (Video)
By Jakob Nielsen.
"Jakob Nielsen presents his UX directions for the future: How UX roles will evolve,
and how UX involvement can solve major challenges for the world."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/10-ux-challenges-next-25-years-jakob-nielsen-keynote/


+11: XML.

XML is 20
By Tim Bray.
"'It was twenty years ago today/Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play…'
Actually, it was 21½ years ago today that Jon Bosak pulled together the original XML Working Group.
But yes, it was on February 10, 1998 that XML 1.0 was released to the world. Which is worth talking about…"
https://www.xml.com/articles/2018/02/10/xml-20/


[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: March 1, 2018

David Dillard
 


+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 36, March 1, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 36 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: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

WCAG 2.1 Candidate Recommendation - What it Means for Level AA Compliance
By Scott Hollier.
"…With WCAG 2.1 reaching a near-complete stage its a great time to look at all this in a bit more detail
and focus on what additional work would be required by ICT professionals to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance…"
http://www.hollier.info/wcag21cr/

The WCAG 2.1 Final Draft is Here - And It's Doable
By Essential Accessibility.
"Last December, we discussed the new update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG),
which will be made official in a few months…"
https://www.essentialaccessibility.com/blog/wcag-update-final-draft/

5 Questions to Ask Before Publishing PDFs
By By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"Mention PDFs (Portable Document Format) to a group of web professionals these days, and you're guaranteed
to get a lively discussion about the benefits and disadvantages of the PDF file…"
https://www.lireo.com/5-questions-to-ask-before-publishing-pdfs

Mobile Apps Accessibility! Is It Impossible?
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"Mobile apps accessibility is something always make me upset…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/02/mobile-apps-accessibility-impossible/

Stakeholder Job Stories for Accessibility Guidelines
Editors: Charles Hall, Shawn Lauriat, and Jeanne Spellman.
"As part of a use-centered design process, the Silver Community Group and the Silver Task Force of the Accessibility
Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) identified 31 stakeholder roles for users of accessibility guidelines…"
https://www.w3.org/community/silver/stakeholder-job-stories

Accessibility Testing for Beginners
By Andrea Fercia.
"In-depth accessibility testing requires knowledge and experience. But even if you're not a specialist,
you can start testing for accessibility today…"
https://yoast.com/dev-blog/accessibility-testing-for-beginners

How We've Made GOV.UK Elements Even More Accessible
By Anika Henke.
"…We wanted to look at more than 40 different elements and components.
And we needed to test a lot of these elements in context…"
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/28/how-weve-made-gov-uk-elements-even-more-accessible/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Styling Empty Cells With Generated Content And CSS Grid Layout
By Rachel Andrew.
"…In this article, I am going to take a look at how to use CSS Generated Content to achieve styling of empty cells
without adding redundant empty elements and show some use cases where this technique makes sense…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/02/generated-content-grid-layout/

How Browsers Handle Errors in CSS - 3/7 Resilient CSS (Video)
By Jen Simmons.
"How do you write CSS that works in every browser? Step 1: Rely on the error handling model of CSS itself."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJjlzxud4_M

Revisiting Margin Collapse
By Adam Laki.
"Margin collapse is something that mentioned in every CSS book's first or second chapter. When I learned about
the stylesheets in a long time ago, of course, I read about it. These memories a little bit wore out so its time to refresh my knowledge…"
https://pineco.de/revisiting-margin-collapse/

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

Responsive Vertical Rhythm with CSS Custom Properties and CSS Calc
By Zell Liew.
"Vertical Rhythm is an important concept in web design. It has the ability to bring a design together
and make different elements feel consistent on the same page…"
https://zellwk.com/blog/responsive-vertical-rhythm/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

UX Expert Reviews
By Aurora Harley.
"Expert reviews involve the analysis of a design by a UX expert
with the goal of identifying usability problems and strengths."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-expert-reviews/

Do Novices or Experts Uncover More Usability Issues?
By Jeff Sauro.
"Finding and fixing problems encountered by participants through usability testing generally
leads to a better user experience…"
https://measuringu.com/novice-expert-issues/


+04: EVENTS.

Event Apart Boston
June 25-27, 2018.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A
https://aneventapart.com/event/boston-2018

Advanced CSS Layouts With Flexbox and CSS Grid
June 28, 2018.
Toronto, Canada
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/workshops/advanced-css-layouts-with-flexbox-and-css-grid-toronto/

New Front-End Adventures in Responsive Design
June 28, 2018.
Toronto, Canada
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/workshops/new-front-end-adventures-in-responsive-design-toronto/

Institutional Web Management Workshop
July 11-13, 2018.
York, England, United Kingdom
http://iwmw.org/iwmw2018/


+05: HTML.

HTML Source Order and When There's No CSS (Video)
By Jen Simmons.
"Its important to create HTML that works without CSS - setting your source order and semantic markup
before you even get started with your layout. When is it there's no CSS? Jen Simmons will show you…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C82zB_yaGF8


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Interview with Glenda Sims - Part 1
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"Glenda Sims is Deque's lead of Accessibility Methodology Practice and Quality. She has been doing
digital accessibility since before 2000, and it's her passion…"
https://www.patreon.com/posts/a11y-rules-29-1-17054522

David MacDonald - The GodFather of WCAG (Podcast)
By AT Banter.
"This week David MacDonald, president of CanAdapt and long-time WCAG and web accessibility guru,
calls in to make the Banter Boys an offer they can't refuse - namely making the online world a more accessible space…"
https://atbanter.com/2018/02/23/at-banter-episode-90-david-macdonald-the-godfather-of-wcag/

Everything Easy is Hard Again
By Frank Chimero.
"…It's by keeping our work legible that we keep the door open to the next generation of our co-workers.
What works for them also works for us, because whether you are just out of school or have twenty years
of experience, you'll eventually end up in the same spot: your first year of making websites."
https://frankchimero.com/writing/everything-easy-is-hard-again/

We Need Design That is Faster and Design That is Slower
By Jeffery Zeldman.
"…How can we tell which sites should be faster, and which should be slower? It's easy.
If the content is delivered for the good of the general public, the presentation must facilitate slow, careful reading.
If it's designed to promote our business or help a customer get an answer to her question, it must be designed for speed of relevancy."
http://www.zeldman.com/2018/02/24/need-design-faster-design-slower/

AMP News
By Chris Coyier.
"AMP is controversial, to say the least…"
https://css-tricks.com/amp-news/

AMP for Email is a Terrible Idea
By Devin Coldewey.
"Google just announced a plan to 'modernize' email with its Accelerated Mobile Pages platform,
allowing 'engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences.'…"
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/amp-for-email-is-a-terrible-idea/


+07: USABILITY.

If Google Wanted to Get Found in Google
By Gerry McGovern.
"Google isn't optimized for Google. It's optimized for searching and finding. Focus on the task of your customers
and you are much more likely to get found, used and valued."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/if-google-wanted-to-get-found-in-google/

UX Mapping Methods: When to Use Which (Video)
By Sarah Gibbons.
"UX mappings are visual representations that depict different processes and have different goals,
yet they all build common ground within an organization."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/ux-mapping-methods/

Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines
By Justin Mifsud.
"…The success of a dashboard should be evaluated in terms of the user’s ability to identify and understand the
individual figures, patterns and trends bound to the data being represented. This can only be achieved as a result
of various design considerations that go beyond the aesthetical nature…"
https://usabilitygeek.com/dashboard-design-user-experience-guidelines/

Live Chat Software: The Quick & Dirty UX 101
By Roxanne Abercrombie.
"…Done well, live chat is a UX boon that opens up communication for your website visitors. Poorly done,
it is disappointing at best and damaging at worst. So, use this quick overview to start getting your hands dirty in live chat UX…"
https://usabilitygeek.com/live-chat-software-user-experience-guidelines/


[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

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Web Design Update: March 9, 2017

David Dillard
 


+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 15, Issue 37, March 9, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 37 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: HTML5.
06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
07: JAVASCRIPT.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
09: NAVIGATION.
10: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
12: USABILITY.
12: XML.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

WCAG 2.1 Draft: Reflections on the New Guidelines and Success Criteria
By Scott Hollier.
"For people that work in the web accessibity area, today's news that
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has now made publically available
the first draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
public draft is very exciting..."
http://hollier.info/wcag21draft/

Web Accessibility - It's Good For Everyone
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"Web accessibility benefits everyone..."
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/web-accessibility-its-good-everyone-nicolas-steenhout

CSUN 2017 Assistive Technology Conference Backchannel
By Sanjay Nasta.
"The 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, sponsored by the
California State University Northridge Center on Disabilities, is the
largest international conference focused on assistive
technology...Below are official conference pages, a selection of
tweets, links to the keynote address, and as many presentation slides
and related resources as we were able to discover..."
http://www.microassist.com/digital-accessibility/csun-2017-backchannel/

CSUN Report - 2017
By Mallory van Achterberg.
"Anything written about CSUN generally has to be two parts: the social
stuff and the sessions stuff..."
http://www.stommepoes.nl/csun2017.html

A Collection of Quotable Quotes from CSUN 2017
By Dennis Deacon.
"80% of people who use captions aren't deaf or hard of hearing and
there 48 million Americans with hearing loss..."
http://www.dennisdeacon.com/web-design/accessibility/quotable-quotes-csun-2017/

National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Students File Suit
Against Los Angeles Community College District
By The National Federation of the Blind.
"The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate
for equal access to higher education for the blind; its California
affiliate, the National Federation of the Blind of California; and two
blind students, Roy Payan and Portia Mason, have filed suit in the
United States District Court for the Central District of California,
Western Division, against the Los Angeles Community College District
(LACCD) (Case 2:17-cv-01697)..."
https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and-two-blind-students-file-suit-against-los-angeles-community-college

Berkeley Will Delete Online Content
By Carl Straumsheim.
"Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than
20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a
Justice Department accessibility order..."
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/06/u-california-berkeley-delete-publicly-available-educational-content

March 2017 Digital Accessibility Legal Update
By Lainey Feingold.
"This post includes legal developments about digital accessibility
between December 13, 2016 and March 6, 2017..."
http://www.lflegal.com/2017/03/update-csun17/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

The Unexpected Power of Viewport Units in CSS
By Thomas Lattimore.
"The days of fixed-width designs and needing to only test against a
handful of viewport sizes are gone. We live in a fluid-width world
with a myriad of device sizes and aspect ratios..."
https://www.lullabot.com/articles/unexpected-power-of-viewport-units-in-css

On Container Queries
By Ethan Marcotte.
"Over the last few years, a number of web designers, web developers,
and agencies have been asking for 'container queries,' saying they'd
be a welcome addition to a responsive designer's toolkit. I think
they're right..."
https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/on-container-queries/

CSS Grid: Responsive and Accessibility
By Susan Robertson. (via Jennifer Sutton)
"Reflow your content with ease..."
https://bocoup.com/blog/css-grid-responsive-and-accessibility

Welcome to the Grid
By Eric A. Meyer.
"Grid is public.  It's live right now in the latest Firefox release,
Firefox 52. It will similarly be live in the next public Chrome
release, due in the next week or so. It's here.  I almost can't
believe it..."
http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2017/03/07/welcome-to-the-grid/

Learning CSS Grid Layout
By Rachel Andrew.
"There seems to be a myth being put around that CSS Grid Layout is
going to be really difficult to learn, so difficult that poor web
developers will never use it. I call nonsense. .."
https://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2017/03/03/learning-css-grid-layout/

CSS Grid Guides on MDN
By Rachel Andrew.
"A few weeks ago I was approached by the good people over at MDN,
asking if I would be interested in writing a comprehensive resource
for MDN on CSS Grid Layout..."
https://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2017/03/07/css-grid-guides-on-mdn/

CSS Grid Lands in Firefox 52
By Rachel Andrew.
"I had no idea, when I spotted an interesting looking specification in
a workshop led by Bert Bos back in 2012, that the next 5 years of my
life would be consumed by CSS Grid Layout..."
https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2017/03/07/css-grid-lands-in-firefox-52/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Website Accessibility Testing - Scanning Tools
By Jeffrey Singleton.
"...In today's blog, I'll address web accessibility testing - scanning
tools that support your audit..."
http://insight.cryptzone.com/accessibility/website-accessibility-testing-scanning-tools/

Conducting Qualitative, Comparative Usability Testing
By Jim Ross.
"...Testing multiple designs early in a project can provide much more
useful information than testing just a single design solution. When
participants can experience two or more designs during testing, they
can provide better feedback..."
http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2017/03/conducting-qualitative-comparative-usability-testing.php

5 Interfaces That Benefit From Usability Testing
By Jeff Sauro.
"...Regardless of the type of interface, the same core principles that
lead to a usable experience apply: 1) An early focus on users and
tasks. 2) Iterative design. 3) Empirical measurement. Here are five
interfaces that these principles apply to and can benefit from
usability testing...."
https://measuringu.com/usability-interfaces/


+04: EVENTS.

WebVisions New York City
April 7, 2017.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
http://www.webvisionsevent.com/new-york/

Bulgaria Web Summit
April 7-8, 2017.
Sofia, Bulgaria
http://bulgariawebsummit.com/

Front End Design Conference
April 19-21, 2017.
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.
http://frontenddesignconference.com/

UX in the City: Oxford
April 20-21, 2017.
Oxford, England, United Kingdom.
http://uxinthecity.net/2017/oxford/

San Francisco UX Conference
April 29-May 5, 2017.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/san-francisco/

Web Accessibility for Developers
May 10, 2017.
Webinar
http://www.eastersealstech.com/a11y/


+05: HTML5.

The Document Outline Dilemma
By Amelia Bellamy-Royds.
"For the past few weeks there has been lots of talk about HTML
headings in web standards circles..."
https://css-tricks.com/document-outline-dilemma


+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Information Architecture: Still Vital to Digital Design
By Gerry McGovern.
"Over the years, the most neglected, and yet most essential, area of
digital design has been information architecture..."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/information-architecture-still-vital-to-digital-design/


+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Quick Tip: How to Sort an Array of Objects in JavaScript
By Olayinka Omole.
"If you have an array of objects that you need to sort into a certain
order, the temptation might be to reach for a JavaScript library.
Before you do however, rember that you can do some pretty neat sorting
with the native Array.sort function. In this article I'll show you how
to sort an array of objects in JavaScript with no fuss or bother..."
https://www.sitepoint.com/sort-an-array-of-objects-in-javascript/


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

World Wide Web, Not Wealthy Western Web (Part 1)
By Bruce Lawson.
"'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt
of in your philosophy,' said Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the famous scene
in which Hamlet teaches Horatio to be a web designer..."
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/03/world-wide-web-not-wealthy-western-web-part-1/

Accessibility and the Web of Things - an interview with Dr Scott
Hollier and W3C WAI's Shadi Abou-Zahra
By Scott Hollier.
"While lots of people are passionate about the digital access cause,
Shadi Abou-Zahra, the W3C Accessibility Strategy and Technology
Specialist, is one of the hardest-working and dedicated people I've
ever met in the field, and a great bloke too..."
http://www.accessiq.org/news/w3c-column/2017/02/accessibility-and-the-web-of-things-an-interview-with-dr-scott-hollier-and


+09: NAVIGATION.

Design Better Cards
By Andrew Coyle.
"The component that symbolizes the web..."
https://uxdesign.cc/design-better-cards-c0d12ab581c4


+10: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

U.S. Web Design Standards
By Standards USA.
"Announcing Version 1.0. After a year and a half of development and
user research, we're officially launching version 1.0 of the U.S. Web
Design Standards..."
https://standards.usa.gov/


+11: USABILITY.

Comparison Tables for Products, Services, and Features
By Kate Meyer.
"Use this versatile GUI tool to support users when they need to make a
decision that involves considering multiple attributes of a small
number of offerings. Consistency in content, scannability, and a
simple layout are some of the most important qualities of successful
comparison tables."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/comparison-tables/

A Theory of User Delight: Why Usability Is the Foundation for
Delightful Experiences
By Therese Fessenden.
"UI embellishments can only produce surface delight; deep delight can
only be achieved in functional, reliable, and usable interfaces."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/theory-user-delight/

Why is Getting Stakeholder Buy-In Important for UX? (Video)
By Catherine Toole.
"Catherine Toole discusses her experience getting successful
improvements made during decades of projects: almost always the same
big issue dictates success."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYrgIA_Scbc

Complex Doesn't Equal Complicated (TED Video)
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"It's the beginning of the week, and you're trying to address a
complex problem in one of your projects..."
https://www.lireo.com/complex-doesnt-equal-complicated-ted-video/

Design Principles: Hick's Law - Quick Decision Making
By Anton Nikolov.
"This week's design principle is focusing on Hick's Law, which is
related to the KISS principle..."
https://uxplanet.org/design-principles-hicks-law-quick-decision-making-3dcc1b1a0632

Design for Fingers, Touch, and People, Part 1
By Steven Hoober.
"...Sometimes readers combine my obsolete data with other out-of-date
information, then draw their own incorrect conclusions. I hope put a
stop to that now with this updated overview of everything I know about
how people interact with touchscreen devices and how you can use that
information to design better digital products..."
http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2017/03/design-for-fingers-touch-and-people-part-1.php


+12: XML.

SVG Animation Demo: Heating Water, from Ice to Steam
By Charles McCathieNevile.
"Using SVG animation and aria-live to make an accessible interactive
STEM demo..."
http://svg-access-w3cg.github.io/use-case-examples/beaker.html
Accessibility Notes by Chaals:
http://svg-access-w3cg.github.io/use-case-examples/beaker-notes.html
Slides by Leonie Watson:
http://ljwatson.github.io/decks/2017/csun/index.html

[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 16, Issue 37, March 8, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 37 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: TYPOGRAPHY.
09: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

WCAG 2.1: Success Criteria for Cognitive Disabilities
By Kurt Mattes.
"…In the Candidate Recommendation dated January 30, 2018, two of these 11 Success Criteria are at Level A
and six are at Level AA. For organizations wishing to reach for Level AAA, three additional Success Criteria are
covered at the end of this post…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/03/wcag-2-1-success-criteria-for-cognitive-disabilities/

The New Guidelines in WCAG 2.1 Explained
By Alexander Skogberg.
"In the Summer of 2018, WCAG 2.0 will be updated to version 2.1 with new guidelines for making websites even
more accessible. In this post I'll try to give simple explanations of these guidelines along with thoughts and advice
on how to follow them…"
https://alexanderskogberg.com/2018/02/new-guidelines-wcag-2-1-explained/

WCAG 2.1: Writing a Recommendation
By Audrey Maniez.
"With the advent of WCAG 2.1 in the global accessibility landscape, the promises were ambitious.
The new criteria, many and sometimes so unrealistic, have attracted the wrath of some renowned actors in the field…"
https://access42.net/wcag-2-1

Your Interactive Makes Me Sick
By Eileen Webb.
"Why your coolest scrolly features can cause problems,
and what to do about it accessibility scrolling migraines are terrible motion…"
https://source.opennews.org/articles/motion-sick/

Why Aren't We Doing This Already? : What I've Learned About Accessibility in the Tech Industry
By Rachel Williamson.
"…I would like to share what I've learned about accessibility as it exists right now in the tech industry…"
https://medium.com/@rachel.williamson/why-arent-we-doing-this-already-what-i-ve-learned-about-accessibility-in-the-tech-industry-927a0e1d72d9

Accessible By Design
By Andrew Spencer.
"…Andrew shares what to think about and tools to use when creating a visually accessible web…"
https://seesparkbox.com/foundry/accessible_by_design

Overly Accessible?
By Jared Smith.
"…Yes, if you think of accessibility as code practices and techniques, then these can be overdone
resulting in a less than optimal end user experience. But if you think of accessibility as being that
end user experience, then no, you can't make a site overly accessible because those accessibility
improvements would inherently benefit everyone."
https://webaim.org/blog/overly-accessible/

YouTube Live Gains Automatic Captions, Chat Replay and More
By Sarah Perez.
"YouTube today announced several new features designed to improve the live streaming experience
for both creators and viewers…"
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/26/youtube-live-gains-automatic-captions-chat-replay-and-more/

Officials Examine Website Accessibility Amid Federal Disability Investigation
By Leah Potter.
"As the Department of Education investigates George Washington University (GW) for alleged disability
discrimination based on the accessibility of its websites, officials say they've formed a task force to examine the issue…"
https://www.gwhatchet.com/2018/01/29/officials-examine-website-accessibility-amid-federal-disability-investigation/

Blind Woman Sues TD Ameritrade Over Allegedly Inaccessible Website
By Jed Horowitz.
"A woman in New York State has filed a class-action lawsuit against TD Ameritrade claiming that the discount brokerage
firm's website and some of its trading software is inaccessible through screen reader vocalization software and other
standard tools used by the blind and visually impaired."
https://advisorhub.com/blind-woman-sues-td-ameritrade-allegedly-inaccessible-website/

ADA Suit Against 1-800-Flowers.com Blooms
By Richard P. Lawson.
"Demonstrating the minefield facing online retailers, the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts refused to dismiss
an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility suit filed against 1-800-Flowers.com…"
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c913b37a-e010-4404-b1b9-b2ce8b85ed92

H.R. 620 Will Not Prevent Drive-By Accessibility Lawsuits Because It Does Not Address Website Accessibility
By Kim Krause Berg.
"There are many conflicts with the recent vote to pass H.R. 620 of the ADA by the House of Representatives.
The most alarming is requiring a law where one already exists."
https://creativevisionwebconsulting.com/h-r-620-will-not-prevent-drive-accessibility-lawsuits-not-address-website-accessibility/

Gratitude for a Poached Egg (an Accessibility and Negotiation Strategy)
By Lainey Feingold.
"…a strategy for moving negotiations and accessibility forward."
http://www.lflegal.com/2018/03/gratitude/


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

We Write CSS Like We Did in the 90s, and Yes, It's Silly
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"The tools web developers use to build websites have changed dramatically since the 1990s. But when it comes to the
craft of writing CSS, Jens Meiert argues, it often seems that we haven't learned anything over the past 20 years.
Meiert discusses why that is and offers his thoughts on how spending more time thinking about the basics can bring
the writing of CSS into the 21st century."
http://alistapart.com/article/we-write-css-like-we-did-in-the-90s-and-yes-its-silly

Third Party CSS is Not Safe
By Jake Archibald.
"A few days ago there was a lot of chatter about a 'keylogger' built in CSS.…"
https://jakearchibald.com/2018/third-party-css-is-not-safe/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

The Line to Say in Usability Testing to Get Honest Feedback
By Karah Salaets.
"…My job is to help the client make this as amazing as possible. We've had some ideas already.
And when we brainstormed, we put all our ideas in the design without judgement. You will help me figure out which
ideas are great, which are duds, and come up with new ideas we didn't think of…"
http://uxmovement.com/thinking/the-line-to-say-in-usability-testing-to-get-honest-feedback/

A Comprehensive Guide To User Testing
By Christopher Murphy.
"…In this article, I'll be focusing on usability testing, where we evaluate the design decisions we have made against
a representative set of users to test if our assumptions are correct…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/03/guide-user-testing/

How to Turn User Videos into Insights
By Jeff Sauro.
"Finding and fixing usability problems in an interface leads to a better user experience…"
https://measuringu.com/user-videos-insights/


+04: EVENTS.

Assistive Technology 101
April 6, 2018.
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assistive-technology-101-tickets-43613381799
Online at:
https://www.eastersealstech.com/live

Accessible by Design
May 8, 2018.
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.
https://accessiblebydesign.org/

Web Accessibility Training
May 8-9, 2018.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
https://webaim.org/training/

php[tek] 2018
May 31-June 1, 2018.
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
https://tek.phparch.com/

HCI International 2017
July 15-20, 2018.
Los Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
http://2018.hci.international/index.php

eduWeb
July 23-25, 2018.
San Diego, California, U.S.A.
http://eduwebconf.com/

Event Apart Washington DC
July 30-August 1, 2018.
Washington DC, U.S.A.
https://aneventapart.com/event/washington-dc-2018

Web Directions Code
August 2-3 2018.
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.webdirections.org/code/


+05: JAVASCRIPT.

aria-keyshortcuts (property)
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"The aria-keyshortcuts property informs the screen reader user the shortcuts developer implemented
to activate or focus an element on the web page or an application…"
http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/03/aria-keyshortcuts-property/

8 Tips for Improving Bootstrap Accessibility
By Rhiana Heath.
"A few years ago, I wrote about my experiences on developing a Bootstrap version 3 project to be fully accessible
for people with disabilities. This focussed mostly on Bootstrap accessibility in terms of front-end design…"
https://www.sitepoint.com/making-bootstrap-accessible/

Notifications
By Heydon Pickering.
"The key difference between a website and a web app is… highly contested…"
https://inclusive-components.design/notifications/

Creating Accessible React Apps (Video)
By Scott Vinkle.
"The React JavaScript library is a great way to create reusable modular components that can be shared among projects.
But how do you ensure your React apps are usable by all kinds of people?
Scott Vinkle will share tips on how to build your React apps with accessibility baked-in…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Twm-cq_E2A


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

A11y Rules Podcast Episode 30 - Interview with Glenda Sims - Part 2
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"Glenda speaks of the importance of mentoring "fresh blood" in the accessibility field. She also explains how she gets
frustrated by accessibility going forward two steps, and backwards one step.…"
https://www.patreon.com/posts/a11y-rules-30-2-17067471


+07: NAVIGATION.

Accessible Landmarks
By Scott O'Hara.
"Landmarks can be useful to screen reader users as they can be used to help orient a user to, and easily navigate,
an appropriately structured web page or application screen…"
http://www.scottohara.me/blog/2018/03/03/landmarks.html

The Most Powerful Words are Often Not Searched For
By Gerry McGovern.
"…Getting your words right in your menus and links will have a greater positive impact on customer experience than
any other initiative you will undertake."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/the-most-powerful-words-are-often-not-searched-for/


+08: TYPOGRAPHY.

Serif, Sans, Script & Slab: 4 Font Types Explained
By Carrie Cousins.
"Always wanted to know the difference between serif, sans, script, and slab fonts? Look no further. Take your typography
game to the next level, and quit guessing if certain typefaces or font pairs work together. Back your logic with a little
design theory…"
https://designshack.net/articles/typography/font-types-explained-serif-sans-script-slab/


+09: USABILITY.

Back to Static: a Paradigm Shift for Better UX and Web Performance
By Boris Schapira.
"For several years now, a new range of solutions have emerged in the web technologies landscape…"
https://blog.dareboost.com/en/2018/02/static-website-web-performance/

The Principle of Commitment and Behavioral Consistency
By Therese Fessenden.
"Getting users to make a small commitment and follow up on it can increase engagement with content."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/commitment-consistency-ux/

What Web Designers Need to Know About Hick's Law
By uxplanet.
"Hick's Law guides UX designers to create effortless user experiences. Here's how to apply the law to your UX design…"
https://uxplanet.org/what-web-designers-need-to-know-about-hicks-law-4601b7dc0470

Fitts' Law: Tracking Users' Clicks
By Mads Soegaard.
"…Understanding Fitts' Law (sometimes called Fitts's Law) will give you a key to unlock another dimension in designing…"
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/fitts-law-tracking-users-clicks

Steve Jobs on 6 Key Principles of User Experience
By David Travis.
A good quotation can be a powerful communication tool. And Steve Jobs, perhaps history's best design communicator,
left us with some profound words. Jobs had an intuitive understanding of great design and user experience
as these quotations show."
https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/Steve-Jobs-on-6-key-principles-of-ux.html

Describing UX to Family and Friends (Video)
By Nielsen Norman Group.
"Do you ever find it challenging to explain to people what you do for a living? See how other UX professionals do it."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/describing-ux-family-and-friends/

3 UX Tips for Better Newsletters and Marketing Emails (Video)
By Kim Flaherty. 
"Your customers want email newsletters that provide immediate utility. Thoughtful layout, image choices, and formatting
will help you win over customers on your mailing list."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/newsletters-marketing-emails/

E-Commerce UX: Post-Process Vendor-Supplied Product Data (52% Don't)
By Edward Scott.
"Product specifications, whether they appear in a dedicated spec sheet, in a product list item, or as filters,
are crucial to some users' product-purchasing decision…"
https://baymard.com/blog/post-process-product-data

[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 16, Issue 38, March 15, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 38 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.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: NAVIGATION.
09: USABILITY.


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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A DIY Web Accessibility Blueprint
By Beth Raduenzel.
"Good accessibility is good UX. We should seek to create the best user experience for all (not just the able-bodied).
But launching a company accessibility remediation project can be a big undertaking. You will need to win over company
leadership, build a multi-disciplinary accessibility team, and educate everyone on accessibility standards. In this article,
Beth Raduenzel provides a step-by-step guide to making and maintaining an accessible website."
https://alistapart.com/article/diy-web-accessibility-blueprint

WCAG 2.1 Guidelines. What's New We May Expect?
By Artur Kaczmarek.
"The first version of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) was released by Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) in 1999…"
https://www.joomla-monster.com/blog/web-development/wcag-2-1-guidelines-what-s-new

Text Splitting Causes Screen Reader Problems
By Daniel Göransson.
"I am a screen reader user, and I am annoyed…"
https://axesslab.com/text-splitting/

Accessibility for Developers
By İrem Ercan.
"Simple steps to improve and enforce your website accessibility…"
https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/accessibility-for-developers/

A Primer to Web Accessibility for Designers
By Nicholas Kramer.
"Quick wins to make your designs more inclusive…"
https://uxplanet.org/a-primer-to-web-accessibility-for-designers-2c548448c612

A11y Isn't Just…
By Dave Letorey.
Why a11y? A11y is a numeronym, presenting "accessibility" as "a" followed by 11 more letters, followed by "y".
https://letorey.co.uk/blog/a11y-isnt-just

When Accessibility Doesn't Make It into the EDUCAUSE Top 10: Turn It Up to 11
By Jess Thompson, Amy Rovner and Tom Gibbons.
"…as vital discussions around diversity and equity have moved into the spotlight, people with disabilities have frequently
remained an afterthought, reflecting an ongoing societal struggle to adequately recognize their rights…"
https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/3/when-accessibility-doesnt-make-it-into-the-educause-top-10-turn-it-up-to-11

How Do I Edit the Alternative Text for a Photo (on Facebook)?
By Facebook. (hat tip to @seanzdenek)
"How to replace auto generated alt-text on your Facebook photos and images with better, more accessible descriptions."
https://www.facebook.com/help/214124458607871


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Short Note on What CSS Display Properties do to Table Semantics
By Steve Faulkner.
"The CSS display properties are powerful…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/03/short-note-on-what-css-display-properties-do-to-table-semantics/

Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind (Video)
By Manuel Matuzovic.
"…This talk aims to demystify web accessibility and provide you with simple and practical CSS tips and tricks,
which you can easily incorporate into your workflow today. You are going to find out how to make your web projects
more inclusive and improve the usability and user experience at the same time…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOiC2M47GBY

What's the Deal with Margin Collapse?
By Jonathan Harrell.
"Learn about the margin collapse, a fundamental concept of CSS layout.
See visual examples of when margin collapse happens, and when it doesn't."
https://jonathan-harrell.com/whats-the-deal-with-margin-collapse/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Tips For Conducting Usability Studies With Participants With Disabilities
By Peter McNally.
"Over the last few years, I ran several usability studies with participants with various disabilities…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/03/tips-conducting-usability-studies-participants-disabilities/

43 Ways to Find Participants For Research
By Tomer Sharon.
"One of the biggest bottlenecks of research and a topic of unjust misconceptions is finding people
who will participate in research…"
https://medium.com/@tsharon/43-ways-to-find-participants-for-research-ba4ddcc2255b

Dealing with Difficult Usability Test Participants
By David Travis.
"A common concern of people running usability tests is that sooner or later they'll run into a difficult participant.
Who are these difficult characters and how can we prevent them from being a problem?…"
https://medium.com/@userfocus/dealing-with-difficult-usability-test-participants-113474fd5925

The UX Testing Tool That Was Here All This Time
By Diana Weschke.
"Have you ever heard of the User Experience Questionnaire or UEQ? If you have not, you need to download it right now…"
https://uxplanet.org/this-quick-tool-for-ux-tracking-was-here-all-this-time-for-free-bb9a195f6423

Why You Should Avoid Coffee Shop or Guerilla Usability Tests (Video)
By Sarah Doody.
"In this video, I'll address the controversial topic of conducting guerilla usability tests and user research interviews,
otherwise known as 'coffee shop usability'…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPhq2ExH918

Is a Single Item Enough to Measure a Construct?
By Jeff Sauro.
"…Single item measures are likely adequate for some constructs… Multi-item measures are better for more complex constructs…
Multi-item measures will improve the amount of points of discrimination… Use more points for single items…
Consider test-retest as an alternate measure of reliability…"
https://measuringu.com/single-multi-items/


+04: EVENTS.

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®)
August 9-11, 2018.
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/accessibility/lead/conference.html

An Event Apart Chicago
August 27-29, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://aneventapart.com/event/chicago-2018

Authoring Tools Accessibility: New US and European Requirements
September 26, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=519


+05: HTML.

Swapping Images with the Sizes Attribute
By Scott Jehl.
"…Overall, we find this trick to be really handy, particularly as it allows our clients to place all of their image sizes
in one place in the markup, which tends to make integration easier with various content management systems…"
https://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/sizes-swap/

HTML5 Accessibility
By Steve Faulkner.
"Get the current accessibility support status of HTML5 features across major browsers. Editor's draft, March 2018"
http://html5accessibility.com/

<main>
Updated By Steve Faulkner.
Steve updated the "@MozDevNet documentation for <main> to reflect the W3C/WHATWG definition alignment."
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/main

Accessible Autosuggest Dropdown
By Dennis Lembrée.
"…modified version of an accessible autosuggest from Intopia's autosuggest article…"
https://weboverhauls.github.io/demos/autosuggest/


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

One-Page-Applications Are Not Accessible
By Craig Abbott.
"…People do amazing things. I don't doubt for one minute that a good accessible one-page-application is possible.
But I've not seen one yet."
http://www.craigabbott.co.uk/one-page-applications-are-not-accessible

Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals
By Peter Morville.
"This is a sample chapter from Peter Morville's new book Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals…"
https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2018/03/planning-for-everything-the-design-of-paths-and-goals.php


+09: NAVIGATION.

Why Organizations are Still so Bad at Findability
By Gerry McGovern.
"…If content is the oil of the Web, then findability is the petrol / gasoline. Content that is not findable is crude.
It sits there with untapped potential. If you don't have a findability strategy, you don't have a digital strategy."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/why-organizations-are-still-so-bad-at-findability/


+10: USABILITY.

The Two UX Gulfs: Evaluation and Execution
By Kathryn Whitenton.
"With every interaction, users must overcome the twin challenges of understanding the current state of a system
and figuring out how to change it. Designers can support them by being aware of these gulfs and bridging them
with a transparent conceptual model."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/two-ux-gulfs-evaluation-execution/

Gestalt Theory for UX Designers: Principle of Similarity.
By Marina Yalanska.
"…today we are going back to basics: let's start revising how Gestalt grouping principles can affect user interfaces positively…"
https://design4users.com/2018/02/13/gestalt-theory-for-ux-designers-principle-of-similarity/

Banner Blindness: Ad-Like Elements Divert Attention (Video)
By Kara Pernice.
"Recent eyetracking studies confirm an old finding: People tend to ignore design elements that signal advertisements."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/banner-blindness/

Attributes of Effective Agile UX (Video)
By Page Laubheimer.
"Agile is not easy for UX. However, blending Agile and UX can work with the right culture and mindset."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/effective-agile-ux/

Creating User-Friendly Forms
By Momoh Silm.
"…creating user-friendly forms is a major key to increasing the completion rate of your forms…"
https://blog.prototypr.io/creating-user-friendly-forms-46e3f7f4eef2

User-Centered Web Development
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"…Developer experience (and developer usability, as suggested in Principles of Web Development) matters,
but ultimately we as developers do have users, and our work should reflect that…"
https://meiert.com/en/blog/user-centered-web-development/


[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 16, Issue 39, March 22, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 39 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: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
06: JAVASCRIPT.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
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.

New Features in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 and What You Need to Do
By Ashley Sheridan.
"…The majority of these are fairly obvious and straightforward, with
some nice additions that enhance accessibility on smaller hand-held
devices…"
http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk/blog/New+Features+in+Web+Content+Accessibility+Guidelines+2.1+and+What+You+Need+to+Do

Labels Required
By Maggie Wachs.
"Late last year we completed an accessibility audit with a client,
during which we were reminded that form fields must have properly
associated label elements to be universally understood by screen
readers and conventional browsers."
https://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/a11y-form-labels.html

Screen Reader Fails To Detect Newly Added Content: WCAG 2.0 Failure?
By Sailesh Panchang.
"Consider these two examples for error notification…"
http://www.mindoversight.com/?p=190

Cognitive Accessibility (Video)
By Jamie Knight & Lion.
Jamie's February 2018 London Accessibility Meetup presentation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBzXBY9G2u4

How We Stopped Making Excuses and Started Improving Basecamp's Accessibility
By Michael Berger.
"In 2017 we made web accessibility a priority at Basecamp. It was long overdue…"
https://m.signalvnoise.com/how-we-stopped-making-excuses-and-started-improving-basecamps-accessibility-5f45eb246aa3

Your Tooltips Are Bogus
By Heydon Pickering.
"Tooltips are implemented all over the place. Badly. Let me count the ways."
http://www.heydonworks.com/article/your-tooltips-are-bogus

Trickle Down Accessibility
By Ted Drake and Sarah Margolis-Greenbaum.
"This presentation is not about reducing your support for blind and low-vision…"
http://www.last-child.com/trickle-down-accessibility/

I Never Thought I Would Say This
By Marcie Lipsett.
OCR is dismissing some of Marcie Lipsett's complaints related
discrimination against people with disabilities.
https://www.facebook.com/129061697837227/photos/a.129218541154876.1073741828.129061697837227/129218521154878/

SOCSD Rolls Out New Website
By Charlie Benton.
"The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District unveiled its
new website last week after working on the project since December. The
project was initiated following the district's past website being
found to not be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA)…"
http://www.starkvilledailynews.com/content/socsd-rolls-out-new-website

Accessibility Analysis of Banking Industry Websites
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
"…The banking industry has made progress over the past decade, but our
analysis shows that there is still room for improvement…"
https://www.boia.org/blog/accessibility-analysis-of-banking-industry-websites-1q2018


+02: Color.

Colour Deficit Help
By Matthew Atkinson.
"This is the last in the current series of articles looking at
adaptations for accessibility, based on new techniques or research…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/03/colour-deficit-help/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Why Accessibility Testing with Real Users is so Important
By Helen Wood and Jennifer Kline.
"…There is no 'one size fits all' way to know if what you've built
will work until you test it with the people who will be expected to
use it."
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/20/why-accessibility-testing-with-real-users-is-so-important/

Measure Customer Use of Things, Not Customer Satisfaction with Things
By Gerry McGovern.
"…In a digital economy, the most vital thing to manage is use."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/measure-customer-use-of-things-not-customer-satisfaction-with-things/

How to Test Your User Interface the Right Way
By Paul Boag.
"On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at testing your user
interface and how to integrate it into your design process…"
https://boagworld.com/season/20/episode/2008/


+04: EVENTS.

What's New in WCAG 2.1
March 27, 2018.
Online.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/521166701331883266

An Event Apart Orlando
October 8-10, 2018.
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
https://aneventapart.com/event/orlando-2018

ARIA: What, Why and When
October 11, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=520

Web Summit
November 5-8, 2018.
Lisbon, Portugal
https://websummit.com/

Web Directions Summit
November 8-9, 2018.
Sydney, Australia
http://www.webdirections.org/wds/


+05: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Card Sorting: Uncover Users' Mental Models for Better Information Architecture
By Katie Sherwin.
"Card sorting is a UX research technique in which users organize
topics into groups. Use it to create an IA that suits your users'
expectations."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/card-sorting-definition/


+06: JAVASCRIPT.

WAI-ARIA: the Dark Art of Accessibility?
By Jon Gibbins.
"…one area of accessibility that often stumps even the most
experienced developers, is WAI-ARIA - the Accessible Rich Internet
Applications…this is an awareness-raising blog post for web developers
about ARIA. It was prompted by an issue discovered on a client's
website that was using a carousel powered by Slick. I'm going to take
a look at some of the ARIA used by Slick."
https://diginclusion.com/blog/wai-aria-dark-art-of-accessibility/

Writing JavaScript with Accessibility in Mind
By Manuel Matuzovic.
"Tips on how to improve the accessibility of your JavaScript
components and provide users with more and better ways to interact
with your website or web app."
https://medium.com/@matuzo/writing-javascript-with-accessibility-in-mind-a1f6a5f467b9


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Tim Berners-Lee: We Must Regulate Tech Firms to Prevent 'Weaponised' Web
By Olivia Solon.
"The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power
among a few companies 'controlling which ideas are shared'"
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/11/tim-berners-lee-tech-companies-regulations

33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - Keynote (Video)
"The Center on Disabilities at CSUN is proud to open the 32nd CSUN
Assistive Technology Conference with an excellent keynote. Keynote
Address - Daniel Goldstein…" (Video starts about 31:08 and Dan
Goldstein begins at 37:47)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAEJx4GlRPQ

How Fast Is Amp Really?
By Tim Kadlec.
"…right now, the incentives being placed on AMP content seem to be
accomplishing exactly what you would think: they're incentivizing AMP,
not performance…"
https://timkadlec.com/remembers/2018-03-19-how-fast-is-amp-really/

Write It Down
By Mark Boulton.
"This is about a light-touch way of asking someone to slow down…I
welcome being asked to 'write it down'. It gives me permission to take
a breath. To pause and reflect on what I'm asking…Next time someone
asks you to do something, try it. I bet 3 times out of 10, they say
'oh it doesn't matter'. You'll have that time back. They'll be a
little wiser and have a lower heart rate."
https://markboulton.co.uk/journal/write-it-down


+08: TOOLS.

Bookmarklets for Nu Html Checker
By Steve Faulkner.
Running your HTML through a conformance checker will miss any errors
you may have introduced when adding to elements/attributes via
JavaScript. Steve's bookmarklet that will send the HTML DOM of a page
the Nu Html Checker.
https://validator.w3.org/nu/about.html#extras


+09: USABILITY.

Don't Shame Your Users Into Converting (Video)
By Kate Meyer and Kim Flaherty.
"Coercive tactics like Manipulinks and Please-Don't-Go try to shame
customers into doing what the company wants. Sacrificing long-term
customer loyalty for short-term gains is shortsighted."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/shame-users-to-convert/

Designing Button States
By Tyler Sticka.
"Buttons are a staple of any design system. The best ones are simple,
versatile, maybe even a little fun…"
https://cloudfour.com/thinks/designing-button-states/

Retain UX Talent by Tracking UX Capacity
By Hoa Loranger.
"Tracking UX capacity on Agile projects allows you to negotiate UX
commitments in terms stakeholders understand."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/tracking-ux-capacity/


[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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 16, Issue 38, March 15, 2018.

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  +++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 38, March 15, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 38 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.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: NAVIGATION.
09: USABILITY.


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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A DIY Web Accessibility Blueprint
By Beth Raduenzel.
"Good accessibility is good UX. We should seek to create the best user experience for all (not just the able-bodied). But launching a company accessibility remediation project can be a big undertaking. You will need to win over company leadership, build a multi-disciplinary accessibility team, and educate everyone on accessibility standards. In this article, Beth Raduenzel provides a step-by-step guide to making and maintaining an accessible website."
https://alistapart.com/article/diy-web-accessibility-blueprint

WCAG 2.1 Guidelines. What's New We May Expect? 
By Artur Kaczmarek.
"The first version of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) was released by Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) in 1999…"
https://www.joomla-monster.com/blog/web-development/wcag-2-1-guidelines-what-s-new

Text Splitting Causes Screen Reader Problems
By Daniel Göransson.
"I am a screen reader user, and I am annoyed…"
https://axesslab.com/text-splitting/

Accessibility for Developers
By İrem Ercan.
"Simple steps to improve and enforce your website accessibility…"
https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/accessibility-for-developers/

A Primer to Web Accessibility for Designers
By Nicholas Kramer.
"Quick wins to make your designs more inclusive…"
https://uxplanet.org/a-primer-to-web-accessibility-for-designers-2c548448c612

A11y Isn't Just…
By Dave Letorey.
Why a11y? A11y is a numeronym, presenting "accessibility" as "a" followed by 11 more letters, followed by "y".
https://letorey.co.uk/blog/a11y-isnt-just

When Accessibility Doesn't Make It into the EDUCAUSE Top 10: Turn It Up to 11
By Jess Thompson, Amy Rovner and Tom Gibbons.
"…as vital discussions around diversity and equity have moved into the spotlight, people with disabilities have frequently remained an afterthought, reflecting an ongoing societal struggle to adequately recognize their rights…"
https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/3/when-accessibility-doesnt-make-it-into-the-educause-top-10-turn-it-up-to-11

How Do I Edit the Alternative Text for a Photo (on Facebook)?
By Facebook. (hat tip to @seanzdenek)
"How to replace auto generated alt-text on your Facebook photos and images with better, more accessible descriptions."
https://www.facebook.com/help/214124458607871


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Short Note on What CSS Display Properties do to Table Semantics
By Steve Faulkner.
"The CSS display properties are powerful…"
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/03/short-note-on-what-css-display-properties-do-to-table-semantics/

Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind (Video)
By Manuel Matuzovic.
"…This talk aims to demystify web accessibility and provide you with simple and practical CSS tips and tricks, which you can easily incorporate into your workflow today. You are going to find out how to make your web projects more inclusive and improve the usability and user experience at the same time…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOiC2M47GBY

What's the Deal with Margin Collapse?
By Jonathan Harrell.
"Learn about the margin collapse, a fundamental concept of CSS layout. See visual examples of when margin collapse happens, and when it doesn't."
https://jonathan-harrell.com/whats-the-deal-with-margin-collapse/


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Tips For Conducting Usability Studies With Participants With Disabilities
By Peter McNally.
"Over the last few years, I ran several usability studies with participants with various disabilities…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/03/tips-conducting-usability-studies-participants-disabilities/

43 Ways to Find Participants For Research
By Tomer Sharon.
"One of the biggest bottlenecks of research and a topic of unjust misconceptions is finding people who will participate in research…"
https://medium.com/@tsharon/43-ways-to-find-participants-for-research-ba4ddcc2255b

Dealing with Difficult Usability Test Participants
By David Travis.
"A common concern of people running usability tests is that sooner or later they'll run into a difficult participant. Who are these difficult characters and how can we prevent them from being a problem?…"
https://medium.com/@userfocus/dealing-with-difficult-usability-test-participants-113474fd5925

The UX Testing Tool That Was Here All This Time
By Diana Weschke.
"Have you ever heard of the User Experience Questionnaire or UEQ? If you have not, you need to download it right now…"
https://uxplanet.org/this-quick-tool-for-ux-tracking-was-here-all-this-time-for-free-bb9a195f6423

Why You Should Avoid Coffee Shop or Guerilla Usability Tests (Video)
By Sarah Doody.
"In this video, I'll address the controversial topic of conducting guerilla usability tests and user research interviews, otherwise known as 'coffee shop usability'…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPhq2ExH918

Is a Single Item Enough to Measure a Construct?
By Jeff Sauro.
"…Single item measures are likely adequate for some constructs… Multi-item measures are better for more complex constructs… Multi-item measures will improve the amount of points of discrimination… Use more points for single items… Consider test-retest as an alternate measure of reliability…"
https://measuringu.com/single-multi-items/


+04: EVENTS.

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®)
August 9-11, 2018. 
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. 
http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/accessibility/lead/conference.html

An Event Apart Chicago
August 27-29, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 
https://aneventapart.com/event/chicago-2018

Authoring Tools Accessibility: New US and European Requirements
September 26, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=519


+05: HTML.

Swapping Images with the Sizes Attribute 
By Scott Jehl.
"…Overall, we find this trick to be really handy, particularly as it allows our clients to place all of their image sizes in one place in the markup, which tends to make integration easier with various content management systems…"
https://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/sizes-swap/

HTML5 Accessibility 
By Steve Faulkner.
"Get the current accessibility support status of HTML5 features across major browsers. Editor's draft, March 2018"
http://html5accessibility.com/

<main>
Updated By Steve Faulkner.
Steve updated the "@MozDevNet documentation for <main> to reflect the W3C/WHATWG definition alignment."
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/main

Accessible Autosuggest Dropdown
By Dennis Lembrée.
"…modified version of an accessible autosuggest from Intopia's autosuggest article…"
https://weboverhauls.github.io/demos/autosuggest/


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

One-Page-Applications Are Not Accessible 
By Craig Abbott.
"…People do amazing things. I don't doubt for one minute that a good accessible one-page-application is possible. But I've not seen one yet."
http://www.craigabbott.co.uk/one-page-applications-are-not-accessible

Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals
By Peter Morville.
"This is a sample chapter from Peter Morville's new book Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals…"
https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2018/03/planning-for-everything-the-design-of-paths-and-goals.php


+09: NAVIGATION.

Why Organizations are Still so Bad at Findability
By Gerry McGovern.
"…If content is the oil of the Web, then findability is the petrol / gasoline. Content that is not findable is crude. It sits there with untapped potential. If you don't have a findability strategy, you don't have a digital strategy."
http://gerrymcgovern.com/why-organizations-are-still-so-bad-at-findability/


+10: USABILITY.

The Two UX Gulfs: Evaluation and Execution
By Kathryn Whitenton.
"With every interaction, users must overcome the twin challenges of understanding the current state of a system and figuring out how to change it. Designers can support them by being aware of these gulfs and bridging them with a transparent conceptual model."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/two-ux-gulfs-evaluation-execution/

Gestalt Theory for UX Designers: Principle of Similarity.
By Marina Yalanska.
"…today we are going back to basics: let's start revising how Gestalt grouping principles can affect user interfaces positively…"
https://design4users.com/2018/02/13/gestalt-theory-for-ux-designers-principle-of-similarity/

Banner Blindness: Ad-Like Elements Divert Attention (Video)
By Kara Pernice.
"Recent eyetracking studies confirm an old finding: People tend to ignore design elements that signal advertisements."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/banner-blindness/

Attributes of Effective Agile UX (Video)
By Page Laubheimer.
"Agile is not easy for UX. However, blending Agile and UX can work with the right culture and mindset."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/effective-agile-ux/

Creating User-Friendly Forms
By Momoh Silm.
"…creating user-friendly forms is a major key to increasing the completion rate of your forms…"
https://blog.prototypr.io/creating-user-friendly-forms-46e3f7f4eef2

User-Centered Web Development
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"…Developer experience (and developer usability, as suggested in Principles of Web Development) matters, but ultimately we as developers do have users, and our work should reflect that…"
https://meiert.com/en/blog/user-centered-web-development/


[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 16, Issue 39, March 22, 2018.

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. 
- Volume 16, Issue 39, March 22, 2018. 

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

++ISSUE 39 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: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE. 
06: JAVASCRIPT. 
07: MISCELLANEOUS. 
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. 

New Features in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 and What You Need to Do 
By Ashley Sheridan. 
"…The majority of these are fairly obvious and straightforward, with 
some nice additions that enhance accessibility on smaller hand-held 
devices…" 
http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk/blog/New+Features+in+Web+Content+Accessibility+Guidelines+2.1+and+What+You+Need+to+Do 

Labels Required 
By Maggie Wachs. 
"Late last year we completed an accessibility audit with a client, 
during which we were reminded that form fields must have properly 
associated label elements to be universally understood by screen 
readers and conventional browsers." 
https://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/a11y-form-labels.html 

Screen Reader Fails To Detect Newly Added Content: WCAG 2.0 Failure? 
By Sailesh Panchang. 
"Consider these two examples for error notification…" 
http://www.mindoversight.com/?p=190 

Cognitive Accessibility (Video) 
By Jamie Knight & Lion. 
Jamie's February 2018 London Accessibility Meetup presentation. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBzXBY9G2u4 

How We Stopped Making Excuses and Started Improving Basecamp's Accessibility 
By Michael Berger. 
"In 2017 we made web accessibility a priority at Basecamp. It was long overdue…" 
https://m.signalvnoise.com/how-we-stopped-making-excuses-and-started-improving-basecamps-accessibility-5f45eb246aa3 

Your Tooltips Are Bogus 
By Heydon Pickering. 
"Tooltips are implemented all over the place. Badly. Let me count the ways." 
http://www.heydonworks.com/article/your-tooltips-are-bogus 

Trickle Down Accessibility 
By Ted Drake and Sarah Margolis-Greenbaum. 
"This presentation is not about reducing your support for blind and low-vision…" 
http://www.last-child.com/trickle-down-accessibility/ 

I Never Thought I Would Say This 
By Marcie Lipsett. 
OCR is dismissing some of Marcie Lipsett's complaints related 
discrimination against people with disabilities. 
https://www.facebook.com/129061697837227/photos/a.129218541154876.1073741828.129061697837227/129218521154878/ 

SOCSD Rolls Out New Website 
By Charlie Benton. 
"The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District unveiled its 
new website last week after working on the project since December. The 
project was initiated following the district's past website being 
found to not be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act 
(ADA)…" 
http://www.starkvilledailynews.com/content/socsd-rolls-out-new-website 

Accessibility Analysis of Banking Industry Websites 
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility. 
"…The banking industry has made progress over the past decade, but our 
analysis shows that there is still room for improvement…" 
https://www.boia.org/blog/accessibility-analysis-of-banking-industry-websites-1q2018 


+02: Color. 

Colour Deficit Help 
By Matthew Atkinson. 
"This is the last in the current series of articles looking at 
adaptations for accessibility, based on new techniques or research…" 
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/03/colour-deficit-help/ 


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING. 

Why Accessibility Testing with Real Users is so Important 
By Helen Wood and Jennifer Kline. 
"…There is no 'one size fits all' way to know if what you've built 
will work until you test it with the people who will be expected to 
use it." 
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/20/why-accessibility-testing-with-real-users-is-so-important/ 

Measure Customer Use of Things, Not Customer Satisfaction with Things 
By Gerry McGovern. 
"…In a digital economy, the most vital thing to manage is use." 
http://gerrymcgovern.com/measure-customer-use-of-things-not-customer-satisfaction-with-things/ 

How to Test Your User Interface the Right Way 
By Paul Boag. 
"On this episode of the Boagworld Show, we look at testing your user 
interface and how to integrate it into your design process…" 
https://boagworld.com/season/20/episode/2008/ 


+04: EVENTS. 

What's New in WCAG 2.1 
March 27, 2018. 
Online. 
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/521166701331883266 

An Event Apart Orlando 
October 8-10, 2018. 
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. 
https://aneventapart.com/event/orlando-2018 

ARIA: What, Why and When 
October 11, 2018. 
Online 
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=520 

Web Summit 
November 5-8, 2018. 
Lisbon, Portugal 
https://websummit.com/ 

Web Directions Summit 
November 8-9, 2018. 
Sydney, Australia 
http://www.webdirections.org/wds/ 


+05: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE. 

Card Sorting: Uncover Users' Mental Models for Better Information Architecture 
By Katie Sherwin. 
"Card sorting is a UX research technique in which users organize 
topics into groups. Use it to create an IA that suits your users' 
expectations." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/card-sorting-definition/ 


+06: JAVASCRIPT. 

WAI-ARIA: the Dark Art of Accessibility? 
By Jon Gibbins. 
"…one area of accessibility that often stumps even the most 
experienced developers, is WAI-ARIA - the Accessible Rich Internet 
Applications…this is an awareness-raising blog post for web developers 
about ARIA. It was prompted by an issue discovered on a client's 
website that was using a carousel powered by Slick. I'm going to take 
a look at some of the ARIA used by Slick." 
https://diginclusion.com/blog/wai-aria-dark-art-of-accessibility/ 

Writing JavaScript with Accessibility in Mind 
By Manuel Matuzovic. 
"Tips on how to improve the accessibility of your JavaScript 
components and provide users with more and better ways to interact 
with your website or web app." 
https://medium.com/@matuzo/writing-javascript-with-accessibility-in-mind-a1f6a5f467b9 


+07: MISCELLANEOUS. 

Tim Berners-Lee: We Must Regulate Tech Firms to Prevent 'Weaponised' Web 
By Olivia Solon. 
"The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power 
among a few companies 'controlling which ideas are shared'" 
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/11/tim-berners-lee-tech-companies-regulations 

33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - Keynote (Video) 
"The Center on Disabilities at CSUN is proud to open the 32nd CSUN 
Assistive Technology Conference with an excellent keynote. Keynote 
Address - Daniel Goldstein…" (Video starts about 31:08 and Dan 
Goldstein begins at 37:47) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAEJx4GlRPQ 

How Fast Is Amp Really? 
By Tim Kadlec. 
"…right now, the incentives being placed on AMP content seem to be 
accomplishing exactly what you would think: they're incentivizing AMP, 
not performance…" 
https://timkadlec.com/remembers/2018-03-19-how-fast-is-amp-really/ 

Write It Down 
By Mark Boulton. 
"This is about a light-touch way of asking someone to slow down…I 
welcome being asked to 'write it down'. It gives me permission to take 
a breath. To pause and reflect on what I'm asking…Next time someone 
asks you to do something, try it. I bet 3 times out of 10, they say 
'oh it doesn't matter'. You'll have that time back. They'll be a 
little wiser and have a lower heart rate." 
https://markboulton.co.uk/journal/write-it-down 


+08: TOOLS. 

Bookmarklets for Nu Html Checker 
By Steve Faulkner. 
Running your HTML through a conformance checker will miss any errors 
you may have introduced when adding to elements/attributes via 
JavaScript. Steve's bookmarklet that will send the HTML DOM of a page 
the Nu Html Checker. 
https://validator.w3.org/nu/about.html#extras 


+09: USABILITY. 

Don't Shame Your Users Into Converting (Video) 
By Kate Meyer and Kim Flaherty. 
"Coercive tactics like Manipulinks and Please-Don't-Go try to shame 
customers into doing what the company wants. Sacrificing long-term 
customer loyalty for short-term gains is shortsighted." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/shame-users-to-convert/ 

Designing Button States 
By Tyler Sticka. 
"Buttons are a staple of any design system. The best ones are simple, 
versatile, maybe even a little fun…" 
https://cloudfour.com/thinks/designing-button-states/ 

Retain UX Talent by Tracking UX Capacity 
By Hoa Loranger. 
"Tracking UX capacity on Agile projects allows you to negotiate UX 
commitments in terms stakeholders understand." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/tracking-ux-capacity/ 


[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 16, Issue 40, March 29, 2018.

David Dillard
 


+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 40, March 29, 2018.

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

++ISSUE 40 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: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
08: MISCELLANEOUS.
09: USABILITY.

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

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Verified Accessibility Samples (Va11yS)
By International Business Machines (IBM).
"Explore the repository of working accessibility code samples and
design patterns that can be implemented directly into your design and
development…"
https://www-03.ibm.com/able/va11ys.html

Three Developer Behaviors to Eliminate 85 Percent of Accessibility Defects
By Sean Kelly and Thomas F. Dinkel.
Sean and Thomas' CSUN presentation slides.
https://www.slideshare.net/seankelly612/three-developer-behaviors-to-eliminate-85-percent-of-accessibility-defects-91706469

Accessibility Heuristics for Designers (PDF)
By Caitlin Geier and Denis Boudreau.
"10 general rules of thumb for accessible design…"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QkURByXUk4NOtl7jw6VtyCUi4_JjlP6d/edit

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners #2
By WebAIM.
"The following survey is a follow-up to a previous Survey of Web
Accessibility Practitioners conducted July 2014…"
https://webaim.org/projects/practitionersurvey2/

Potholes of Discrimination: A Post-CSUN Legal Update Wrap-Up
By Lainey Feingold.
"…This is a post about what the law is saying about web accessibility…"
http://www.lflegal.com/2018/03/csun18-follow-up/

Making Bulb Accessible - Introducing the New Bulb Site
By Heydon Pickering.
"At the end of last year, Bulb pledged to significantly improve the
accessibility of the site…"
https://bulb.co.uk/blog/making-bulb-accessible-introducing-the-new-bulb-site

CSUN 2018 Presentation Links
By Christopher Phillips.
A crowdsourced list of CSUN presentation presentations from last
week's conference.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NtrU3K_f1vlfjGTnkFJeSja7_xdI9T8rWAgFz5Y-1w0/edit#gid=0

No Relief in Sight from Website Accessibility Lawsuits
By Matthew P. Horvitz and Andrew J. Ferren.
"…a proactive approach to accessibility should help businesses reduce
the risk of being targeted by a lawsuit."
https://www.retaillawadvisor.com/2018/03/21/no-relief-in-sight-from-website-accessibility-lawsuits/

The Growing Emphasis on Accessibility and Inclusive User Experience
By  Kim Krause Berg.
"There is growing interest in web accessibility around the world, with
more companies seeking to make their web properties inclusive and user
friendly for all people.…"
https://searchnewscentral.com/blog/2018/03/28/the-growing-emphasis-on-accessibility-and-inclusive-user-experience/

N.Y. Lawyers Sue 40-plus Companies on Behalf of Blind Man in a Month
By Justin Stoltzfus.
"A class action lawsuit on behalf of Queens, N.Y., resident Eugene
Duncan and other visually impaired plaintiffs against Popular North
America Inc. is one of 43 recent Americans with Disabilities Act cases
filed on his behalf…"
https://legalnewsline.com/stories/511366628-n-y-lawyers-sue-40-plus-companies-on-behalf-of-blind-man-in-a-month

New Guidelines Let Civil Rights Office Ignore Cases From Serial Complainers
By Christina A. Samuels.
"The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights has
started dismissing hundreds of disability-related complaints,
following new guidelines that say such cases will be dismissed when
they represent a pattern of complaints against multiple recipients…"
https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/03/22/new-rule-lets-civil-rights-office-ignore.html


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Good ol' Margin Collapsing
By Chris Coyier.
"Here's a one-sentence blog post about margin collapsing: When two
block elements are stacked on top of one another, the vertical space
between them is the larger between the one on top's margin-bottom and
the one on the bottom's margin-top…"
https://css-tricks.com/good-ol-margin-collapsing/

The Future of Web Layout (Video)
By Aquent Gymnasium.
"A webinar discussing new advances in web layout techniques that will
impact web designers and developers in the near future. Rachel Andrew
and Jason Pamental join Jeremy Osborn to help deconstruct the upcoming
shift in designing for the web."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUMkgn_xtlg

A CSS Approach to Trap Focus Inside of an Element
By Kushagra Gour.
"…While experimenting, I discovered a neat CSS trick on how to trap
focus within the <dialog> element, a common accessibility requirement
for modals, and a notoriously difficult one…"
https://css-tricks.com/a-css-approach-to-trap-focus-inside-of-an-element/

Nobody Said CSS Is Easy
By Amber Wilson.
"Wait, some people have said this. But I'd like to politely voice the
opinion that they are wrong…"
https://amberwilson.co.uk/blog/nobody-said-css-is-easy/


+03: COLOR.

Designing Systematic Colors
By Jeeyoung Jung.
"How to make themable, flexible, WCAG 2.0 compliant color ramps for a
design system…"
https://uxplanet.org/designing-systematic-colors-b5d2605b15c


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Remote Moderated Usability Tests: How and Why to Do Them
By Kate Meyer and Kara Pernice.
"Remote unmoderated usability testing is so fast and easy that some
teams make it their only evaluation method. But don't shy away from
its more robust alternative, the remote moderated usability test,
which can give you more information and is also inexpensive."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/moderated-remote-usability-test/

How to Make Usability Testing a Habit
By Stefan Rössler.
"…The best thing about making usability testing a habit is that you
keep getting better at it…"
https://userbrain.net/blog/make-usability-testing-habit

How Large Is the Evaluator Effect in Usability Testing?
By Jeff Sauro.
 "…if you change the person looking for the problems (the evaluator),
do you get a different set of problems?…"
https://measuringu.com/evaluator-effect/


+05: EVENTS.

Getting Started in Accessibility
April 4, 2018.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-accessibility-tickets-42715561394

What You Need to Know to Get Accessibility Right
April 4, 2018.
Online.
http://apexcovantage.com/resources/webinar-need-know-get-accessibility-right/

John Slatin AccessU
May 14-16, 2018.
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
https://knowbility.org/programs/accessu/

This.JavaScript: A11Y
May 17, 2018.
Online.
https://www.thisdot.co/javascript/05-17-2018

UI 21
November 12-14, 2018.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
https://ui21.uie.com/

Accessing Higher Ground
November 12-16, 2018.
Westminster, Colorado, U.S.A.
http://accessinghigherground.org/

Agile Accessibility in a Regulated Industry
November 15, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=527


+06: HTML.

Quick Reminder that Details/Summary is the Easiest Way Ever to Make an Accordion
By Chris Coyier.
"Gosh bless the <details> element. Toss some content inside it and you
have an accessible expand-for-more interaction with just about zero
work…"
https://css-tricks.com/quick-reminder-that-details-summary-is-the-easiest-way-ever-to-make-an-accordion/


Typical/Expected Screen Reader Output
By Steve Faulkner.
"Typical/expected screen reader output
<a href="#">hello</a> hello
<a href="#" title="goodbye">hello</a> hello goodbye
<a href="#" aria-label="goodbye">hello</a> goodbye
<a href="#" aria-label="goodbye"></a> goodbye
<a href="#" title="goodbye"></a> goodbye"
https://twitter.com/stevefaulkner/status/978310635023949830


+07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

A Guide to Information Architecture
By Miklos Philips.
"…Information architecture (IA) is, like a blueprint, a visual
representation of the product's infrastructure, features, and
hierarchy. …"
https://blog.prototypr.io/the-comprehensive-guide-to-information-architecture-29b09695fbcb


+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Using Ethics In Web Design
By Morten Rand-Hendriksen.
"…Even small and seemingly insignificant decisions can have enormous
implications, and though ethics often stand in the way of immediate
rapid innovation, growth, and quick revenue, they help ensure the
longevity of our designs and help us carve paths to better futures for
everyone…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/03/using-ethics-in-web-design/

Why Enterprise Software Fails (and what to do about it)
By Gerry McGovern.
"The Canadian government's Phoenix payroll system is no more. It was
supposed to cost about C$300 million and deliver tremendous
efficiencies. Instead, it has cost C$1 billion and delivered nothing
but pain and disaster…"
http://gerrymcgovern.com/why-enterprise-software-fails-and-what-to-do-about-it/

CSUN 2018 Accessibility Interview: Denis Boudreau
By Vivian Cullipher.
"Vivian interviews Montreal-based Denis Boudreau, Principal Web
Accessibility Consultant and Strategist for Deque, covering everything
from Denis's take on what digital accessibility is, details on a
couple of his upcoming CSUN presentations, how AI might advance
accessibility for people with disabilities, and more…"
https://www.microassist.com/digital-accessibility/csun-2018-accessibility-interview-denis-boudreau/#intro


+09: USABILITY.

Yes, Icons Need Text Labels (Video)
By Aurora Harley.
"Universal icons are rare. To help overcome the ambiguity that almost
all icons face, a text label must be present alongside an icon to
clarify its meaning."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/icon-text-labels/

In Defense of Post-its
By Sarah Gibbons.
"Sticky notes strengthen team dynamics and represent an egalitarian,
concise means for expressing ideas in UX design projects."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/post-it-in-ux/

When Making Design Tradeoffs, Don't Forget Hidden Costs (Video)
By Kathryn Whitenton.
"When making design decisions, analyze the alternatives to identify
hidden costs before you get stuck paying for them."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/design-tradeoffs-hidden-costs/


[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

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 31, January 23, 2019.

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. 
- Volume 17, Issue 31, January 23, 2019. 

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

++ISSUE 31 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: EVENTS. 
04: HTML. 
05: JAVASCRIPT. 
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. 

Exclusive Design 
By Vasilis van Gemert. 
"…if we want to create truly inclusive websites, expertise in 
ourselves is not enough. We also need expertise in designing 
interfaces for people who are excluded. This expertise is lacking…" 
https://exclusive-design.vasilis.nl/ 

UX Foundations: Accessibility (Online Course) 
By Microsoft Dev Collective. 
"…In this course, you'll learn how accessibility lowers the barrier to 
entry, by providing equal access and opportunity to people with a 
diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities…" 
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/collective/learning/courses/ux-foundations-accessibility 

Meeting Web Accessibility Guidelines (Online Course) 
By Microsoft Dev Collective. 
"…you will get hands-on, practical code examples that you can start 
using today towards your goal of meeting official accessibility 
guidelines…" 
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/collective/learning/courses/meeting-web-accessibility-guidelines 

Why Gen Z Loves Closed Captioning 
By Lance Ulanoff. 
"…When the NCI first co-developed closed captioning technology some 50 
years ago, they called it 'words worth watching,' and it did transform 
millions of lives. Today, we may be witnessing - or reading - a 
similar revolution." 
https://medium.com/s/the-upgrade/why-gen-z-loves-closed-captioning-ec4e44b8d02f 

Accessibility Reviews 
By Adrian Roselli et al. 
"A community-driven resource to both find and share information on the 
accessibility of tools, services, platforms, and so on…" 
https://a11y.reviews/ 
Accessibility Reviews on GitHub: 
https://github.com/a11y-reviews 

How to Remove Automatic Captions from Your YouTube Videos 
By Sofia Enamorado. 
"Once you've uploaded a video to YouTube, you'll notice that YouTube's 
automatic captions are turned on. Even if you've uploaded your own 
captions or created captions in YouTube's transcription interface, 
automatic captions will still show up as an option on your video…" 
https://www.3playmedia.com/2019/01/18/remove-automatic-captions-youtube-videos/ 

1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast 
By Rakesh Paladugula. 
"1.4.11 Non-text contrast is similar to 1.4.3 Contrast minimum. People 
with low vision will have tough time reading and understanding the 
content that has poor contrast…" 
https://www.maxability.co.in/2019/01/1-4-11-non-text-contrast/ 

Domino's Pizza app Must be Accessible to Blind People 
By BBC News. 
"Domino's Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully 
accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US…" 
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46894463 

Federal Appellate Courts Ring In the New Year by Taking Up Website and 
Mobile Application Accessibility 
By Shira M. Blank. 
"…the best way to avoid falling prey to such a suit is to achieve 
substantial conformance with WCAG 2.1 Levels A and AA (confirming such 
status by human-based code and user/assistive-technology testing)…" 
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/federal-appellate-courts-ring-new-year-taking-website-and-mobile-application 

Blind N.Y. Resident Sues NU Over Website Accessibility 
By Maria Lovato. 
"…Jason Camacho filed a lawsuit against 50 universities across the 
country, including Northeastern. He alleged that the colleges are 
violating the Americans with Disabilities Act…" 
https://huntnewsnu.com/56748/campus/nu-sued-over-website-accessibility-by-blind-n-y-resident/ 

Northeastern Complaint (PDF): 
https://huntnewsnu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Camacho-v.-Northeastern-1.pdf 


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. 

The Flexbox Holy Albatross 
By Heydon Pickering. 
"…the solution struck me. And now I'm going to share it with you…" 
http://www.heydonworks.com/article/the-flexbox-holy-albatross 


+03: EVENTS. 

Tackling a Huge Website with WCAG-EM 
February 28, 2019. 
Online 
https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=557 

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

Web Accessibility Training 
March 5-6, 2019. 
Logan, Utah, U.S.A. 
https://webaim.org/training/ 

South by Southwest Interactive 
March 8-17, 2019. 
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 
https://www.sxsw.com/interactive/ 

Accessibility Camp Bay Area 
March 9, 2019. 
San Francisco Califorina, U.S.A. 
http://www.accessibilitycampbay.org/ 

ConveyUX 
March 12-13, 2019. 
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 
https://conveyux.com/conveyux-seattle/ 

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


+04: HTML. 

How Do You Figure? 
By Scott O'Hara. 
"Introduced as part of HTML5, the figure and figcaption elements are 
meant to create a meaningful markup structure that…" 
https://www.scottohara.me/blog/2019/01/21/how-do-you-figure.html 

HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now? 
By Drew McLellan. 
"HTML5 introduced thirteen new types of form input, adding 
significantly to the number of different fields web designers and 
developers could add to our forms. These new types all require 
browsers to support them, and take-up has been slower than some of us 
would have liked. What is the state of those field types in 2019? 
Which can we use, and which should still be avoided…" 
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/html5-input-types/ 


+05: JAVASCRIPT. 

What is Tree Shaking and How Does It Work? 
By Ire Aderinokun. 
"When Javascript applications get to a certain size, it's helpful to 
separate the code into modules. However, when we do so, we can end up 
with code imported that isn't actually used. Tree shaking is a method 
of optimising our code bundles by eliminating any code from the final 
file that isn't actually being used…" 
https://bitsofco.de/what-is-tree-shaking/ 


+06: MISCELLANEOUS. 

Design Thinking 101 (Video) 
By Sarah Gibbons. 
"What is 'design thinking' and why should you care? The 6 steps of the 
process defined." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/design-thinking/ 


+07: NAVIGATION. 

Designing for Friction and Flow in Customer Journeys (Video) 
By Maria Rosala. 
"Friction and Flow are two concepts in interaction design that assist 
users in their tasks, whether this is to prevent errors or to 
encourage completion. As designers, it's important to use both as and 
when required in the user journey. This video explains when you might 
need to consider adding friction into the user journey." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/friction-flow-customer-journeys/ 


+08: USABILITY. 

What's Really Behind Most UX Issues 
By Joe Natoli. 
"what I've seen is that UX and design issues that are present in 
software products - sites, apps, systems - come directly from 
misalignment of individual intent. And there are three flavors of 
this: personal, organizational and political." 
https://www.sitepoint.com/whats-behind-most-ux-issues/ 

Building Better Forms™ by not Taking Away Affordances 
By Bram(us) Van Damme. 
"Don't fiddle too much with your forms' look and feel. A small 
innocent-looking piece of CSS, even when combined with semantically 
correct HTML, could leave you with a degraded UX and lesser 
accessibility." 
https://www.bram.us/2019/01/18/building-better-forms-by-not-taking-away-affordances/ 

The Dangers of Overpersonalization 
By Kim Flaherty and Kate Moran. 
"Too much personalization leads to homogeneous experiences for users 
and can generate content fatigue and lack of diversity." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/overpersonalization/ 

What Parallax Lacks 
By Katie Sherwin. 
"Parallax-scrolling effects add visual interest, but they often create 
usability issues, such as content that is slow to load or hard to 
read. Consider if the benefits are worth the cost." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/parallax-usability/ 

Gamification in the User Experience (Video) 
"Gamification is the usage of game mechanics in non-game contexts, 
such as mainstream UX design. The most successful implementations of 
gamification begin with a learner-centered mindset." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/gamification-user-experience/ 

The Web is a Pattern of Human Behavior 
By Gerry McGovern. 
"… Life on the Web is a mix of the fake and the real, just like life 
has always been. And there are common patterns everywhere." 
http://gerrymcgovern.com/2779-2/ 


[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.] 


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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 32, February 1, 2019.

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. 
- Volume 17, Issue 32, February 1, 2019. 

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

++ISSUE 32 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. 
09: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS. 
10: USABILITY. 

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

[Contents ends.] 


++ SECTION ONE: New references. 

+01: ACCESSIBILITY. 

Time Traveler's Guide to Accessibility Mechanics (Video) 
By Léonie Watson. 
"…As we move towards a future of Web Components, the time has come to 
invent another solution that will let us encapsulate accessibility in 
the shadow DOM - and its called the Accessibility Object Model (AOM)…" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q31V1zeEgoA 

Announcing 'Access,' a Short Film About Accessibility (Video) 
By Chris Higgins. 
"Today I released Access, my short documentary about accessibility. It 
follows Cory Joseph through a typical day, showing how he uses his 
smartphone, Braille display, tactile watch, and guide dog (named Vine) 
to navigate the world. I hope you watch it, and I hope it inspires you 
to make your work more accessible to more people…" 
https://medium.com/@chrishiggins/announcing-access-a-short-film-about-accessibility-2812ef64a13b 

Digital Accessibility Concerns in Design Affordances (Hat Tip to Jim Allan) 
By Sheri Byrne-Haber. 
"A design affordance is a clue about how an object should be used, 
typically provided by the object itself or its context…" 
https://medium.com/@sheribyrnehaber/digital-accessibility-concerns-in-design-affordances-34c38f5d6779 

How to Learn About Accessibility Best Practices in WordPress 
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro. 
"Learn how to make your WordPress site accessible to everyone." 
https://www.lireo.com/learn-about-wordpress-accessibility-best-practices/ 

Switch Access on Mobile 
By Rakesh Paladugula. 
"Switch Access allows the users with dexterity impairments to use 
their mobile device without touching the screen…" 
https://www.maxability.co.in/2019/01/switch-access-mobile/ 

Word and PowerPoint Accessibility Evaluation Checklist 
By WebAIM. 
"This new resource can help you through the process of evaluating 
Office documents and presentations for accessibility." 
https://webaim.org/resources/evaloffice/ 

Real Facts about the Elderly and the World Wide Web 
By Joel Holmberg. 
"There are lots of stereotypes about the elderly and tech or the world 
wide web…" 
https://axesslab.com/real-facts-about-the-elderly-and-the-world-wide-web/ 

More Than 75 New York Galleries Are Slammed With Lawsuits for 
Allegedly Violating the Americans With Disabilities Act 
By Eileen Kinsella. 
"Galleries are the latest industry to be targeted by a wave of 
lawsuits over the accessibility of their websites…" 
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dozens-of-new-york-galleries-slammed-with-lawsuits-for-ada-compliance-on-websites-1450276 

Digital Accessibility - Developments in 2018 
By Teresa L. Jakubowski. 
"In 2018, the field of digital accessibility witnessed a number of 
developments, including increasing litigation, demand letters, and the 
release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1)…" 
https://library.educause.edu/resources/2019/1/digital-accessibility-developments-in-2018 

Digital Accessibility Law and Regulation: Current Status and What to Do About It 
By Jarret Cummings. 
"To help members navigate the often confusing compliance environment 
for digital accessibility, EDUCAUSE asked a legal expert to review 
last year's major developments, explain what they mean, and identify 
key steps that institutions should consider in response…" 
https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2019/1/digital-accessibility-law-and-regulation-current-status-and-what-to-do-about-it 

The Legal Picture for Web Accessibility in 2019 
By Joseph C. Dolson. 
"…Even though the DoJ has not established guidelines for accessible 
websites, businesses (including ecommerce sites) are well advised to 
follow W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.1, at 
level AA. There are several reasons…" 
https://www.practicalecommerce.com/the-legal-picture-for-web-accessibility-in-2019 



+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. 

Putting the Flexbox Albatross to Real Use 
By Chris Coyier. 
"If you hadn't seen it, Heydon posted a rather clever flexbox layout 
pattern that, in a sense, mimics what you could do with a container 
query by forcing an element to stack at a certain container width. I 
was particularly interested, as I was fighting a little layout 
situation at the time I saw this and thought it could be a solution. 
Let's take a peak…" 
https://css-tricks.com/putting-the-flexbox-albatross-to-real-use/ 

HTML, CSS and our Vanishing Industry Entry Points 
By Rachel Andrew. 
"Everyone is angry about CSS again. I'm not even going to try to 
summarize the arguments. However it always seems to boil down to the 
fact that CSS is simultaneously too easy to bother with, yet so hard 
it needs to be wrapped up in a ball of JavaScript in case it scares 
the horses…" 
https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2019/01/30/html-css-and-our-vanishing-industry-entry-points/ 


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING. 

User Test Content Before You Start Design 
By Amy Grace Wells. 
"…Adding this step can save time, money, and effort in every stage of 
the design process by informing wireframes and design, providing 
strong guidelines for writers, and helping to settle debates with 
stakeholders…" 
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/user-test-content-before-you-start-design/ 

What Motivates People to Take Free Surveys? 
By Jeff Sauro. 
"…To better understand the reasons people take unpaid surveys and to 
see whether their attitudes were more systemically positive or 
negative, we conducted our own research across two online studies…" 
https://measuringu.com/free-surveys/ 

How to Assess the Quality of a Measure 
By Jeff Sauro. 
"It seems like each year introduces a new measure or questionnaire…" 
https://measuringu.com/measure-quality/ 

Interpreting Contradictory UX Research Findings 
By Kate Moran. 
"If your product looks good from one perspective and bad from another, 
you have to check the methodology and try to interpret the findings." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/interpreting-research-findings/ 


+04: EVENTS. 

Digital Accessibility Support - A Guide to Trustworthy Free Online Resources 
February 5, 2019. 
Online. 
https://www.paciellogroup.com/events/2019/01/webinar-february-5-digital-accessibility-support-a-guide-to-trustworthy-free-online-resources/ 

Moving Forward with Digital Accessibility in Higher Education 
February 22, 2019. 
Sussex, England, United Kingdom 
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/seminar/digitalaccessibility 

Information Architecture Conference (IAC) 
March 12-17, 2019. 
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. 
http://www.theiaconference.com/ 

Axe-Hackathon 2019 
March 16, 2019. 
Anaheim, Califorina, U.S.A. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/axe-hackathon-2019-tickets-54988465982 

Midwest Drupal Camp 
March 20-23, 2019. 
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 
https://www.midcamp.org/ 

Web Accessibility Techniques for ReactJS and AngularJS 
March 28, 2019. 
Online 
https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=558 

London UX Conference 
March 30-April 5, 2019. 
London, England, United Kingdom 
https://www.nngroup.com/training/london/ 


+05: HTML. 

HTML is and Always was a Compilation Target - Can We Deal With That? 
By Christian Heilmann. 
"…We need to help with the template code source, the framework 
renderers. We need to ensure that the conversion stage results in good 
HTML - not easy HTML. And we need to work with tool developers to make 
sure that people learn about the value of semantics…" 
https://christianheilmann.com/2019/01/28/html-is-and-always-was-a-compilation-target-can-we-deal-with-that/ 

Designing for the Web Ought to Mean Making HTML and CSS 
By David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH). 
"…Designing for the modern web in a way that pleases users with great, 
fast designs needn't be this maze of impenetrable complexity. We're 
making it that! It's possible not to." 
https://m.signalvnoise.com/designing-for-the-web-ought-to-mean-making-html-and-css/ 


+06: JAVASCRIPT. 

a11y and JS - A Seemingly Unconventional Romance 
By Lindsey Kopacz. 
"… I want you to know that JavaScript isn't the enemy of 
accessibility. Instead, lack of empathy is. With some empathy and your 
awesome JavaScript skills, you CAN make your sites accessible!" 
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/a11y-js-seemingly-unconventional-romance/ 


+07: MISCELLANEOUS. 

WebExtensions v3 Considered Harmful 
By Daniel Glazman. 
"The Open Web Platform is alive and vibrant. The Browser Extension 
ecosystem is in jail, subject to unpredictable harmful changes decided 
by one single actor. This must change, it's not viable any more…" 
http://www.glazman.org/weblog/dotclear/index.php?post/2019/01/23/WebExtensions-v3-considered-harmful 

The Great Divide 
By Chris Coyier. 
"Two front-end developers are sitting at a bar. They have nothing to 
talk about…" 
https://css-tricks.com/the-great-divide/ 

Openness and Longevity 
By Garrett Dimon. 
"…The web is the quintessential definition of together. Web standards 
evolve slowly because they're collaborative. They last because they're 
scrutinized. New front-end frameworks and technologies try to 
circumvent or route around that process in the name of moving faster. 
Sometimes, they surface great ideas that make their way into browsers. 
But more often than not, they fade away." 
https://garrettdimon.com/2019/openness-and-longevity/ 


+08: NAVIGATION. 

Underlines Are Beautiful 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"Underlines, the standard, built-in signifier of hyperlinks, the core 
feature of the web, are beautiful…" 
http://adrianroselli.com/2019/01/underlines-are-beautiful.html 

Added Underlines to Links in Toots (Pull Request) 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"Link text color is #f1ebff, surrounding text is #ffffff. They have a 
contrast ratio of 1.2:1. Not only is hard to see links that are so 
close in color to the text, they also require a pointing device 
(mouse) to quickly scan for links. Instead of having to meet a 4.5:1 
contrast ratio, adding the underline will allow this to pass a WCAG 
check…" 
https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/9898 


+09: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS. 

Table Design Patterns On The Web 
By Chen Hui Jing. 
"Tables are a design pattern for displaying large amounts of data in 
rows and columns, and have not yet seemed to fall out of favor, so 
let's take a look at how we can create tables on the web in 2019…" 
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/table-design-patterns-web/ 


+10: USABILITY. 

Tooltip Guidelines 
By Alita Joyce. 
"Tooltips are user-triggered messages that provide additional 
information about a page element or feature. Although tooltips aren't 
new to the web, they are often incorrectly implemented." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/tooltip-guidelines/ 

Web Page Usability Matters 
By Addy Osmani. 
"Users appreciate pages being usable and interactive soon after 
they're visually ready. UI interactions (scrolls, taps, clicks) can be 
delayed by script and other browser work so minimizing their impact 
can really help your users." 
https://dev.to/addyosmani/web-page-usability-matters-3aok 


[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 33, February 7, 2019.

David Dillard
 


+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. 
- Volume 17, Issue 33, February 7, 2019. 

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

++ISSUE 33 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: TOOLS. 
09: USABILITY. 

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

[Contents ends.] 


++ SECTION ONE: New references. 

+01: ACCESSIBILITY. 

How My Brain-Damaged Mother Changed How I Look at Interface Design 
(Hat tip to Jim Allan) 
By John Brownlee. 
"Her technical expertise launched a billion phone calls, yet now she 
is routinely thwarted by what many hail as one of the most accessible 
UIs on the planet…" 
https://magenta.as/how-my-brain-damaged-mother-changed-how-i-look-at-interface-design-9d2a06f042a1 

Takeaways from Digital Accessibility - Guide to Trustworthy Free 
Online Resources 
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro. 
"At yesterday's free Digital Accessibility Support - Guide to 
Trustworthy Free Online Resources webinar hosted by The Paciello 
Group, Shawn Henry from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the 
World Wide Web Consortium shared a wealth of information about the 
digital accessibility resources available on the WAI website…" 
https://www.lireo.com/takeaways-digital-accessibility-guide-trustworthy-free-online-resources/ 

Complete Guide to Accessible Video and Audio for the Web 
By Stefany Newman. 
"…Captions, transcript, audio description, non-seizure/migraine 
inducing content, keyboard functions, accessible player - it all ties 
together to create an incredible experience for abled and disabled 
users. But all the inventions in the world are useless without the 
ultimate ingredient - desire. A desire to share your content and to 
make it in a way as many people as possible will be able to enjoy. Not 
only will you reap enormous benefits, but you will get the best gain 
ever - making the world a better place…" 
https://codepen.io/Stefany93/post/complete-guide-to-accessible-video-and-audio-for-the-web 

Make Your Hashtags Accessible 
By Bureau of Internet Accessibility. 
"…To make your hashtags more accessible, capitalize the first letter 
of each word (sometimes called "camel case" or "camel backing")…" 
https://www.boia.org/blog/make-your-hashtags-accessible 

AcceDe Web Guidelines (Hat tip to Nicolas Hoffmann) 
By Atalan. 
"The AcceDe Web guides are written from the perspective of each of the 
key project stakeholders and cover the full Web project cycle…" 
https://www.accede-web.com/en/guidelines/ 

7 Things You Should Know About Accessibility Policy 
By EDUCAUSE. 
"Accessibility policies frame standards and expectations for how a 
college or university's programs, services, and facilities serve the 
needs of people with disabilities…" 
https://library.educause.edu/resources/2019/2/7-things-you-should-know-about-accessibility-policy 

Due Process and Primary Jurisdiction Defenses to Website Accessibility 
Claims Fall Like Dominoes in the Ninth Circuit 
By  Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. 
"…Consistent with the DOJ's position in its September 25, 2018 letter 
regarding website accessibility, the court noted that public 
accommodations are provided 'maximum flexibility in meeting the 
[ADA's] requirements.' Nonetheless, conformance to WCAG 2.0 or 2.1 
likely remains the only predictably safe standard to ensure that 
websites comply with the ADA." 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/due-process-and-primary-jurisdiction-63209/ 

Websites Need to be More Accessible for Disabled People 
By S.E. Smith. 
"A recent wave of lawsuits - some of them controversial - is bringing 
the issue to the fore…" 
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/5/18210912/websites-ada-compliance-lawsuits 


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. 

A Guide To CSS Support In Browsers 
By Rachel Andrew. 
"It can be frustrating when you want to use a feature and discover 
that it is not supported or behaves differently across browsers. In 
this article, Rachel Andrew details the different types of browser 
support issues, and shows how CSS is evolving to make it easier to 
deal with them. …" 
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/css-browser-support/ 


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING. 

Research Questions Are Not Interview Questions 
By Erika Hall. 
"The most significant source of confusion in design research is the 
difference between research questions and interview questions…" 
https://medium.com/mule-design/research-questions-are-not-interview-questions-7f90602eb533 

What Is the CE11 (And Is It Better than the NPS)? 
By Jeff Sauro. 
"For measuring the user experience, I recommend using a mix of 
task-based and study-level measures that capture both attitudes (e.g. 
SUS, SUPR-Q, SEQ, and NPS) and actions (e.g. completion rates and 
times)…" 
https://measuringu.com/ce11-nps/ 

How to Effectively Address the Usability Debt Within Your Product 
By Catriona Shedd. 
"Many companies fall into a dreaded pattern of continuing to ship new 
features without going back and iterating upon things that were 
previously shipped based on research and insights…" 
https://medium.com/iq-design/how-to-effectively-address-the-usability-debt-within-your-product-6b8693e6e853 


+04: EVENTS. 

ARIA: Apply Sparingly 
March 25, 2019. 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
https://www.meetup.com/Accessibility-Twin-Cities/events/257427546/ 

#PerfMatters Conference 
April 2-3, 2019. 
Redwood City, Califorina, U.S.A. 
https://perfmattersconf.com/ 

University of Illinois WebCon 
April 3-5, 2019. 
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A. 
http://webcon.illinois.edu/ 

AIGA Design Conference 
April 4-6, 2019. 
Pasadena, California, U.S.A. 
https://designconference.aiga.org/ 

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

Funka Accessibility Days 
April 9-10, 2019. 
Stockholm, Sweden 
https://www.funka.com/en/we-offer/funka-accessibility-days/ 

ABLE Summit 
April 11-12, 2019. 
Beirut, Lebanon 
https://sites.aub.edu.lb/able/ 


+05: HTML. 

Revisiting the abbr Element 
By Ire Aderinokun. 
"…I've gotten some feedback on some accessibility-related issues to 
the implementation. Scott O'Hara in particular raised a lot of 
important concerns…" 
https://bitsofco.de/revisiting-the-abbr-element/ 

How Do You Figure? 
By Chris Coyier. 
"…The point is that you can't write it once because <figcaption> and 
alt do different things." 
https://css-tricks.com/how-do-you-figure/ 

Reconsidering Pre and Reflow 
By Wayne Dick. 
"I think the time of Pre has passed for everything except 'typewriter 
art'. We entered the computer era with all literature text files, end 
of line, spaces and return symbols. That is 'preformatted text'…" 
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2019JanMar/0032.html 


+06: MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paying Tribute to the Web with View Source 
By David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH). 
"…The web is just a marvel of a platform. So unique. So empowering. 
It's easy to just fall into the trap of 'what can the web do for me, 
for my business, for my customers'. Some times it's worth taking a 
step back and ask yourself: What can I do for the web? One answer: 
Protect and promote View Source." 
https://m.signalvnoise.com/paying-tribute-to-the-web-with-view-source/ 


+07: NAVIGATION. 

Léonie Watson on Why Semantic HTML Document Landmarks Assist Her Using 
a Screenreader (Video) 
By Léonie Watson. 
An excerpt from February 5 Smashing Webinar. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUCYPM6up9M 


+08: TOOLS. 

WCAG 2.1 Color Contrast Analyzer 
By Rakesh Paladugula. 
"…The new CCA tool is developed by The Paciello Group. Additional 
information of the tool can be found at the  Color contrast analyzer 
page. The code and other information including Mac and Windows 
versions are at download CCA page…" 
https://www.maxability.co.in/2019/02/wcag-2-1-color-contrast-analyzer/ 


+09: USABILITY. 

The Immutable Rules of UX (Video) 
By Jakob Nielsen. 
"Jakob Nielsen's keynote at the Las Vegas UX Conference discussed the 
foundational principles of user experience that are stable decade 
after decade." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/rules-ux/ 

How to Report Errors in Forms: 10 Design Guidelines 
By Rachel Krause. 
"Help users recover from errors by clearly identifying the problems 
and allowing users to access and correct erroneous fields easily." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/errors-forms-design-guidelines/ 

Status Trackers and Progress Updates: 16 Design Guidelines 
By Maria Rosala. 
"Status trackers are pull; progress updates are push. Both are used to 
track the delivery of a product or service. When they work together 
effectively, users are informed and in control." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/status-tracker-progress-update/ 

Search UX: 6 Essential Elements for 'No Results' Pages 
By Edward Scott. 
"During our large-scale Search usability testing, many users at some 
point encountered a 'No Results' page as they searched for products…" 
https://baymard.com/blog/no-results-page 

Use and Convenience Replace Trust and Security 
By Gerry McGovern. 
"…Those that make it simple and easy are ruling the world. Those that 
understand what people do, rather than what people say, are ruling the 
world. For good or ill, you can't craft an effective customer 
experience on a website or app, 'if you don't first and foremost truly 
understand your customers. Facebook knows this. Google knows this. But 
nine out of ten organizations that I deal with don't. And then we 
wonder why Facebook and Google have become so dominant?" 
http://gerrymcgovern.com/use-and-convenience-replace-trust-and-security/ 

[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 34, February 15, 2019.

David Dillard
 


+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. 
- Volume 17, Issue 34, February 15, 2019. 

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

++ISSUE 34 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. 
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. 

Uncanny A11y 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"Developers can try so hard to make sure something is accessible that 
the entire experience becomes weird, confusing, or downright unusable. 
There are generally two things that contribute to this: 1.) thinking 
that using code, all the code, is the best way to make something 
accessible, and 2.) not testing with users who have disabilities…" 
http://adrianroselli.com/2019/02/uncanny-a11y.html 

Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA 
Scott Hollier, Janina Sajka, and Michael Cooper, Editors. 
"…This document examines a number of approaches that allow systems to 
test for human users, and the extent to which these approaches 
adequately accommodate people with disabilities…" 
https://www.w3.org/TR/2019/WD-turingtest-20190214/ 

Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need 
By Eric Bailey. 
"Designers want to create fully branded experiences, which often 
results in customized highlighting colors or pixel-perfect typography. 
While these design touches can enhance the experience for some, they 
can render the experience inaccessible for others. Designer Eric 
Bailey makes a case for leaving key accessibility features to the 
browser to ensure the most accessible experience possible." 
https://alistapart.com/article/paint-the-picture-not-the-frame 

Quick Note On High Contrast Mode 
By Scott O'Hara. 
"…HCM cares not for your ARIA roles…Background images are (mostly) ignored…" 
https://www.scottohara.me/blog/2019/02/12/high-contrast-aria-and-images.html 

Tips for Making Interactive Elements Accessible on Mobile Devices 
By Ire Aderinokun. 
"…In this article, I will cover some of the new guidelines that relate 
to interactive elements on a web page…" 
https://bitsofco.de/tips-for-making-interactive-elements-accessible-on-mobile-devices/ 

W3C Accessibility Guidelines for Mobile Games 
By Amy Wilson and Michael Crabb. 
"…The purpose of this work is to investigate how well current W3C 
accessibility guidelines support mobile game development. This paper 
introduces a study that was carried out to determine the current 
knowledge that participants have of these guidelines, along with the 
opinions on how important these accessibility guidelines are when 
creating accessible mobile game content…" 
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40869-018-0058-7 

Web Accessibility Overlays Do Not Work 
By Karl Groves. 
"This page presents a large number of examples of inaccessible code 
that cannot be reliably fixed by an 'overlay' product. Each of the 
examples is provided along with an explanation of why it is a problem 
and why an overlay cannot fix it…" 
https://overlaysdontwork.com/ 

Open Source Can be Key to Web Accessibility But Only If We Do It Right (Video) 
By Mike Gifford. 
"Open source solutions have disrupted many industries in the last 
decade and there is hope that approaches to accessibility may be 
next…" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwyYwpxyW3U 

Accessibility New Year's Resolutions - The Deadline for Implementing WCAG 2.1 
By Sheri Byrne-Haber. 
"…If neither 1 and 2 apply to you, December 5, 2019 seems to be a 
reasonable and justifiable internal deadline for WCAG 2.1 Level AA 
compliance when creating new digital properties or updating old ones… 
If you don't choose one of those 3, the fourth possible outcome is you 
end up getting sued…" 
https://medium.com/@sheribyrnehaber/accessibility-new-years-resolutions-the-deadline-for-implementing-wcag-2-1-237e5beb915c 

Accessibility Statements Show Commitment to all Site Users 
By Lainey Feingold. 
"Check out the Accessibility Statement Generator from the Web 
Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 
It's part of a great new page of information titled 'Developing an 
Accessibility Statement'…" 
https://www.lflegal.com/2013/02/access-info-pages/ 

Writing an Accessibility Statement for Your Organization 
By Rakesh Paladugula. 
"Having an accessibility statement on the website shows your 
commitment towards persons with disabilities…" 
https://www.maxability.co.in/2019/02/writing-accessibility-statement-organization/ 

Flagler Pays $16,000 to Settle Website Access Suit, and Much More to 
Become ADA Compliant 
By FlaglerLive. 
"Flagler County government will pay $15,700 to settle a 
Napoleon-quoting federal lawsuit filed by a legally blind Daytona 
Beach man who charged that Flagler was violating the Americans With 
Disabilities Act by making some of the documents posted to its website 
inaccessible to the blind, because computer software can't read the 
pdfs…" 
https://flaglerlive.com/132763/flagler-website-suit/ 


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. 

The Dark Side of the Grid (Part 1) 
By Manuel Matuzovic. 
"This is part 1 of 3 in a series of articles about CSS Grid layout and 
accessibility…" 
https://www.matuzo.at/blog/the-dark-side-of-the-grid/ 

An Introduction to CSS Exclusions: The Future of Complex Web Layout 
By Dennis Gaebel. 
"…CSS exclusions is an addition to our layout arsenal that will become 
another game changer, assisting with whatever complicated layout 
scenarios we crave. In this article I'll introduce you to CSS 
exclusions, and explain how to raise your voice for browser adoption 
in order to help progress for the future…" 
https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/an-introduction-to-css-exclusions-the-future-of-complex-web-layout--cms-32366 

Where Do You Nest Your Sass Breakpoints? 
By Chris Coyier. 
"I love nesting my @media query breakpoints. It's perhaps the most 
important feature of Sass to me…" 
https://css-tricks.com/where-do-you-nest-your-sass-breakpoints/ 

Guide to Optimize CSS Delivery 
By Samuel Bocetta et. al. 
"…Here are 5 simple things you can do to optimize your CSS…" 
https://hostingcanada.org/css-optimization/ 

What's New In CSS? 
By Rachel Andrew. 
"Rachel's Fronteers W3C Meet-up slides from February 2019 in 
Amsterdam, Netherlands…" 
https://noti.st/rachelandrew/9R7PMY/what-s-new-in-css 


+03: EVALUATION & TESTING. 

Using Persona Profiles to Test Accessibility 
By Anika Henke. 
"… this method offers is a quick and easy way of finding accessibility 
issues early in service development." 
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/11/using-persona-profiles-to-test-accessibility/ 

Considering Accessibility When Designing a Usability Test 
By Aaron Pearlman. 
"…If accessibility is a consideration for the application you are 
creating, then your usability test should reflect that. You're 
probably familiar with running usability tests for sighted/mouse 
users, this post will discuss considerations for accessibility for 
non-sighted/AT users when conducting a usability test…" 
https://www.deque.com/blog/considering-accessibility-when-designing-a-usability-test/ 

Zooming In and Zooming Out - A Significant Answer to that Statistical Question 
By Kelly Moran. 
"…Think of qualitative research (qual) as the metal detector on the 
sandy shores of innovation. It will detect a signal from metal of any 
kind in the nearby vicinity. Closer inspection can reveal more about 
this metal. It might be gold, it might be silver, it might just be 
tin. But you'll get a signal if it's there. It's your job to determine 
if what you've found is valuable. Qual research is a metal detector…" 
https://towardsdatascience.com/zooming-in-and-zooming-out-9d70e561d609 


+04: EVENTS. 

2019 State of Digital Accessibility 
February 26, 2019. 
Online 
https://levelaccess.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_beLd5cfPT6Or0TyyqXiy4g 

How Accessibility Testing Actually Impacts Developers 
February 26, 2019. 
Online 
https://accessibility.deque.com/how-accessibility-testing-actually-impacts-developers 

No Bad Legos: Automated Accessibility Testing 
February 28, 2019. 
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/258965911/ 
Live stream: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h3pc74Lpvw 
Live captions: 
http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA 

Creative South 
April 11-13, 2019. 
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.A. 
https://creativesouth.com/ 

CodeStock 
April 12-13, 2019. 
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A 
http://codestock.org/ 

Social Media Accessibility 
April 18, 2019. 
Online 
https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=560 

Confab 
April 23-26, 2019. 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
https://www.confabevents.com/ 


+05: HTML. 

Required Attribute Requirements 
By Scott O'Hara. 
"Introduced in HTML5, the required attribute conveys that a particular 
form control or grouping of controls must have a valid value on form 
submission…" 
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2019/02/required-attribute-requirements/ 

Errant for Attributes Screw with label Behaviour 
By Steve Faulkner. 
"…tip: remove unnecessary for attributes, if a control is a child of a 
label element, the forattribute is not needed and can cause issues." 
https://codepen.io/anon/pen/OdQJJL 

Accessibility: Back to the Future (Video) 
By Bruce Lawson. 
"Here's a talk I did at a lovely inclusive, anarchic, friendly 
conference last month called Monki Gras…" 
https://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2019/accessibility-back-to-the-future/ 

Where Do You Learn HTML & CSS in 2019? 
By Chris Coyier. 
"The topic of how accessible it is for newbies and seasoned developers 
alike to learn CSS has been gaining steam as the complexity of the 
tools around it has become skewed more toward traditional 
programming…" 
https://css-tricks.com/where-do-you-learn-html-css-in-2019/ 


+06: JAVASCRIPT. 

Make it Boring 
By Jeremy Wagner. 
"…Web developers are accustomed to starting projects with the massive 
overhead of JavaScript frameworks like React-not to mention all that 
gets installed with it-as well as ancillary packages, module bundlers, 
and all this... stuff. Stuff that clutters the already densely 
occupied space of our minds, which inevitably seems to burden the 
people who use what we make…" 
https://jeremy.codes/blog/make-it-boring/ 

Beginning to Demystify ARIA 
By Lindsey Kopacz. 
"…The way I like to think about ARIA is context. Sometimes you don't 
need additional background - the HTML is surely enough. Sometimes it 
could be better though, especially if it's a custom widget. I'll do 
more about ARIA in the future regarding specific attributes and what 
they do - mainly because the documentation can be a bit daunting. 
Cheers to that!" 
https://dev.to/lkopacz/beginning-to-demystify-aria-5bi5 


+07: MISCELLANEOUS. 

Transcript of Tim Berners-Lee's talk to the LCS 35th Anniversary 
celebrations, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1999/April/14 (via Jeremy 
Keith) 
By Tim Berners-Lee. 
"…The basic ideas of the Web is that an information space through 
which people can communicate, but communicate in a special way: 
communicate by sharing their knowledge in a pool. The idea was not 
just that it should be a big browsing medium. The idea was that 
everybody would be putting their ideas in, as well as taking them 
out…" 
https://www.w3.org/1999/04/13-tbl.html 

A Strongly Worded Letter 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"Last week while whining about having accessibility contributions to 
FOSS projects dismissed, I had a Twitter conversation about when the 
same thing happens with clients. I have a method to deal with that, 
however, which I briefly outlined on Twitter. I promised to expand on 
it in a blog post, so here it is…" 
http://adrianroselli.com/2019/02/a-strongly-worded-letter.html 


+08: NAVIGATION. 

Skip Links are Important 
By Nicolas Steenhout. 
"…Skip links are important. And they are relatively easy to implement. 
You will improve the user experience for your visitors who rely on the 
keyboard for navigation. You'll also comply with WCAG 2.4.1. Bypass 
Blocks!" 
https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/skip-links/ 

How to Conduct Research for Customer Journey-Mapping 
By Kate Kaplan. 
"When conducting research for customer-journey maps, use qualitative 
methods that allow direct interaction with or observation of users, 
such as interviews, field studies, and diary studies." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/research-journey-mapping/ 


+09: TOOLS. 

Contrast Checker (Hat Tip to Jim Allan) 
By Nick Colley. 
"Check constrast with the new WCAG 2.1 requirements…" It checks text 
contrast with object background and object contrast with page 
background. 
https://contrast-checker.glitch.me/ 

Introducing Togglific 
By Scott Vinkle. 
"Do you find web animations distracting? Togglific provides a 
distraction-free web experience…Stand-alone script: For development 
teams to implement into their own projects and setup custom controls. 
This covers all animations…" 
https://medium.com/@svinkle/introducing-togglific-1d824708ecc1 

Accessibility Testing Tools - Updated 10th February 2019 
By Steve Faulkner. 
"Here at The Paciello Group (TPG) we have a technical accessibility 
testing process which does not involve the use of automated tools. The 
technical audit results we provide to our clients are based solely on 
manual testing of a web site, web application, mobile or desktop 
application…" 
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2019/02/accessibility-testing-tools-we-use/ 


+10: USABILITY. 

The Ineffectiveness of Lonely Icons 
By Matt Wilcox. 
"If your target audience is a general population, you should not be 
using icons alone to convey anything meaningful. By doing so, you have 
made assumptions that are unlikely to be appropriate to a general 
audience. 
https://mattwilcox.net/musing/the-ineffectiveness-of-icons 

Proper UI Hierarchy 
By Bradley Taunt. 
"The statement that flat design is inherently worse than it's 
predecessor is not subjective. By stripping away the visual cues that 
help users distinguish between interface elements you are purposely 
making a worse experience for them. Designers need to stop designing 
for other designers." 
https://accssible.com/2019/02/05/proper-ui-hierarchy/ 

Interface Copy Impacts Decision Making 
By Lexie Martin. 
"The language used in interfaces influences the decisions that our 
users will make. Manipulative copy nudges users towards making choices 
that are against their best interests." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/interface-copy-decision-making/ 

Perverse Incentives Create Perverse Behavior 
By Gerry McGovern. 
"…We must reward employees based on customer use. We must focus on the 
consumption, not on the production. We must measure customer effort, 
task completions rates, time-on-task." 
http://gerrymcgovern.com/perverse-incentives-create-perverse-behavior/ 

The Biggest Mistakes in User Research, Part 2 
By Jim Ross. 
"…I'll describe eight additional mistakes and provide advice about how 
to avoid them." 
https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2019/02/the-biggest-mistakes-in-user-research-part-2.php 

How to Empathy Map (Video) 
By Sarah Gibbons. 
"A 5-step process for creating empathy maps that describe user 
characteristics at the start of a UX design process." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/empathy-map/ 


[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 35, February 20, 2019.

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 17, Issue 35, February 20, 2019.

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

++ISSUE 35 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/
New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
03: DRUPAL.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: HTML.
07: MISCELLANEOUS.
08: NAVIGATION.
09: TOOLS.
10: TYPOGRAPHY.
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.

How A Screen Reader User Accesses The Web: A Smashing Video
By Bruce Lawson.
"In this Smashing TV webinar recording, join Léonie Watson (a blind
screen reader user) as she explores the web, and find out about some
unexpected properties of HTML elements that not only have a huge
impact on accessibility, but also turn out to be pretty good for
performance, too…"
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/accessibility-webinar/

PDF Accessibility Training (Videos)
By Microsoft.
"This PDF Accessibility training series was provided to Microsoft
employees on creating accessible PDF documents. Use these videos,
along with documentation…"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtSVUgxIo6KrxMh-wNhSG7MuZ2gfPf7co

Tips for Making Accessible Emails: Text Alternatives for Images
By Anthony Vasquez.
"Among the most pervasive barriers that I encounter online are images
with missing or unhelpful alt text…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/accessible-emails-part-2/

WCAG 2.1 a Welcome Update to Web Accessibility
By Joseph C. Dolson.
"…applying the guidelines in WCAG 2.1 as your new accessibility
standard could save effort and money down the line."
https://www.practicalecommerce.com/wcag-2-1-a-welcome-update-to-web-accessibility

Why Do We Celebrate Inaccessible Design?
By Doug Ross.
"Web designers, UX designers and developers alike have, as a whole,
historically underestimated (or not even considered) the opportunities
that designing for accessibility provides for their disciplines…"
https://medium.com/skills-matter/why-we-celebrate-inaccessible-design-online-93ad0d1046ab

Amplify Austin's 2019 Campaign Still Not Accessible
By Nicolas Steenhout.
"…Findings: …Animation on the home page…They replaced the carousel by
a large video that autoplays, with no way to stop the animation. This
will have a significant impact on people who have ADHD, or people with
Traumatic Brain Injuries, among others… Focus not visible… Poor color
contrast… Multiple 'learn more' links …No captions on video… Input
fields without labels… Hover only events… Resize breaks layout…"
https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/amplify-austin-campaign-still-not-accessible/

Convincing Engineers on the Need for Accessibility
By Kim Krause Berg.
"I was asked this question. 'How would you convince 90 engineers to
incorporate accessibility in with design and development?' I had to
admit that despite the ideas popping into my mind, I didn't have an
answer I liked. The question nagged at me…"
https://medium.com/@kim_cre8pc/convincing-engineers-on-the-need-for-accessibility-ad4ca847b2c1

Embedding Accessibility SMEs in Remote Teams
By Sheri Byrne-Haber.
"…Utilizing embedded accessibility team members can be a very
successful and fiscally prudent strategy for an accessibility program
that is currently ranging in maturity from 'almost level 3' to 'just
hit level 4.'…"
https://medium.com/@sheribyrnehaber/embedding-accessibility-smes-in-remote-teams-c9d4a3286956


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

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

Making Future Interfaces: Custom Properties (Video)
By Heydon Pickering.
"Learn all about CSS custom properties with this handy (and slightly
odd) guide…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-v7lmmF7kc

Making Future Interfaces: Unusual Shapes (Video)
By Heydon Pickering.
"Your guide to making and wrapping shapes in CSS, using things like
border-radius, clip-path, the CSS Shapes spec', and paint worklets…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCHt8zsbCT4

How @supports Works
By Chris Coyier.
"CSS has a neat feature that allows us to test if the browser supports
a particular property or property:value combination before applying a
block of styles - like how a @media query matches when, say, the width
of the browser window is narrower than some specified size and then
the CSS within it takes effect…"
https://css-tricks.com/how-supports-works/

More Logical Properties
By Rachel Andrew.
"…These properties and values are helpful if you are developing sites
for multiple writing modes but should also be useful if you are using
writing modes creatively. It's nice to see the browser implementations
adding more support for the spec."
https://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2019/02/19/more-logical-properties/


+03: DRUPAL.

Why You Should Start Planning Your Migration to Drupal 8 and 9 Now
By Adrian Bateman.
"…In this blog, I'll outline seven reasons to choose Drupal 8 over its
predecessors…"
https://www.nomensa.com/blog/2019/why-you-should-start-planning-your-migration-drupal-8-and-9-now


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Statistical Significance in UX (Video)
By Kate Moran.
"If you're working on digital products, you should be familiar with
what statistical significance means in the context of UX research.
Otherwise your decisions may be based on meaningless numbers that
could be due to pure chance and not a reliable difference between
design options."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/statistical-significance-ux/

It's Never a Good Time to Do Research
By Erika Hall.
"Which is why you should be doing research all the time…"
https://medium.com/mule-design/its-never-a-good-time-to-do-research-1ef719158980

How Does Did Recommend Differ from Likely to Recommend?
By Jeff Sauro.
"…we'll examine how asking people whether they recommended something
(recalling the past) differs from asking whether they will recommend
(a future prediction of behavior). Are you really asking something
different? If so, how do they differ and what problems arise from
using only reports of past behavior to predict future behavior…"
https://measuringu.com/referral-vs-recommend/


+05: EVENTS.

Accessibility Empathy Lab at World Information Architecture Day
February 23, 2019.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a2a11y/events/258792920/

Add Accessibility to Your Process the Easy-ish Way
March 6, 2019.
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11yATX/events/258306882/

UX Burlington
May 3, 2019.
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.
https://www.uxburlington.com/

CHI 2019
May 4-9, 2019.
Glasgow, Scottland
https://chi2019.acm.org/

An Event Apart Boston
May 6-8, 2019.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
https://aneventapart.com/event/boston-2019

HOW Design Live
May 7-10, 2019.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.howdesignlive.com/

UXPA Conference
May 10, 2019.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
http://conference.uxpaboston.org/


+06: HTML.

Is Input type="date" Ready For Use in Accessible Websites?
By Graham Armfield.
"…This post takes input type="date" for a test drive with a selection
of browsers and assistive technologies to see how usable the control
is in early 2019…"
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/input-type-date-ready-for-use/


+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild
By cern.ch.
"In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on
a NeXT machine at The European Organization for Nuclear Research
(known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program - WorldWideWeb -
is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as "the web"
today. In February 2019, in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary
of the development of WorldWideWeb, a group of developers and
designers convened at CERN to rebuild the original browser within a
contemporary browser, allowing users around the world to experience
the rather humble origins of this transformative technology…"
https://worldwideweb.cern.ch/

WorldWideWeb
By Jeremy Kieth.
"…worldwideweb.cern.ch…That's the website we built. The call to action
is hard to miss: "Launch WorldWideWeb" Behold! A simulation of using
the first ever web browser, recreated inside your web browser…"
https://adactio.com/journal/14821


+08: NAVIGATION.

UX101: Building Data-Driven User Journeys
By Jess Vice.
"In user experience, the user journey (sometimes known as a customer
journey or the process of journey mapping) is the visualization of how
real humans perceive and interact with your organization…"
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/ux101-data-driven-user-journeys/


+09: TOOLS.

AInspector WCAG Add-on for Firefox Now Available
By Jon Gunderson.
"For people who used AInspector Sidebar extension for Firefox it has
been upgraded to work with Firefox Quantum and has been re-branded
AInspector WCAG…"
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2019JanMar/0079.html


+10: TYPOGRAPHY.

Interactive Typography Cheatsheet
By Christian Heilmann.
"A few weeks ago I stumbled across a great resource, a typography
cheat sheet explaining the proper names of all the different parts of
letters…"
https://christianheilmann.com/2019/02/18/interactive-typography-cheatsheet/


+11: USABILITY.

Don't Get Clever with Login Forms
By Brad Frost.
"…Let's walk through some login patterns and why I think they're not
ideal. And then let's look at some better ways of tackling login.
TL;DR; create login forms that are simple, linkable, predictable, and
play nicely with password managers…"
http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/dont-get-clever-with-login-forms/

Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes
By Jakob Nielsen and Page Laubheimer.
"Application usability is enhanced when the UI guides and supports
users through the workflow."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-10-application-design-mistakes/

Designing Effective App Permission Requests
By Maria Rosala.
"App permission requests are an important part of the overall user
experience, yet they are often neglected by app designers. Here are 3
tips for designing them well: get content, timing, and decision
reversal right, or users will just say NO."
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/app-permission-requests/

UX Retrospectives 101
By Rachel Krause.
"Retrospectives allow design teams to reflect on their work process
and discuss what went well and what needs to be improved. These
learnings can be translated into an action plan for future work."
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-retrospectives/


+12: XML.

Making Future Interfaces: Inline SVG (Video)
By Heydon Pickering.
"There's SVG, and there's inline SVG. Learn why raster images suck,
what's better about SVG, how to hand code SVG, and how to make
generative art with SVG and JavaScript…"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDTw_UpQoQ


[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 36, February 28, 2019.

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. 
- Volume 17, Issue 36, February 28, 2019. 

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

++ISSUE 36 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: NAVIGATION. 
09: TOOLS. 
10: USABILITY. 

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

[Contents ends.] 


++ SECTION ONE: New references. 

+01: ACCESSIBILITY. 

Accessibility Developer Guide 
By Access for All. 
"If you want to learn about accessible website development, you are at 
the right place…" 
https://www.accessibility-developer-guide.com/ 

Common Pitfalls and Misunderstandings in Accessibility Auditing 
By Jon Gooday. 
"…In this article, I want to share my insights into the things many 
auditors initially misunderstand that impact the quality of their 
audits…" 
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/common-misunderstandings-in-accessibility-auditing 

Update on CAPTCHA Accessibility! W3C Needs Your Input 
By Rakesh Paladugula. 
"Do you want to take part and provide inputs to the most critical 
digital accessibility problem, inaccessibility of CAPTCHA? Here is an 
opportunity for you…" 
https://www.maxability.co.in/2019/02/update-on-captcha-accessibility-w3c-need-your-inputs/ 

Inclusive Content Strategy: How to Ensure Your Content is Accessible to Everyone 
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro. 
"At the February 2019 Accessibility Talks online meetup, AmyJune 
Hineline, Drupal and WordPress Community Ambassador at Kanopi Studios, 
spoke about inclusive content strategy, what it means, and how to 
craft content that is accessible to everyone…" 
https://www.lireo.com/inclusive-content-strategy/ 

7 Ways to Make your Tweets More Accessible 
By Lindsey Kopacz. 
"I wrote a tweet thread a while back where I started talking about 
ways to keep accessibility in mind on the platforms we use such as 
Twitter…" 
https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/7-ways-tweets-more-accessible/ 

How to Add Alternative Text to LinkedIn Images 
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro. 
"…I've been putting off publishing a tutorial about LinkedIn's 
alternative text. Here it is…" 
https://www.lireo.com/how-to-add-alternative-text-linkedin-images/ 

What You Should Know About Automatic Captions on Video Players 
By Sofia Enamorado. 
"The use of automatic captions is on the rise, but is the convenience 
of them detrimental to your organization…" 
https://www.3playmedia.com/2019/02/27/automatic-captions-video-players/ 

Avoid Default Field Validation 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"HTML5 gives us form field validation for free. The problem is that 
the default messages browsers provide are not always useful and 
typically do not work with assistive technology…" 
http://adrianroselli.com/2019/02/avoid-default-field-validation.html 

Accessibility on The Session 
By Jeremy Keith. 
"I spent some time this weekend working on an accessibility issue over 
on The Session. Someone using VoiceOver on iOS was having a hard time 
with some multi-step forms." 
https://adactio.com/journal/14863 

How to Run Higher Education Website Accessibility Projects 
By Paul Bradley. 
"…In this article, we outline four basic principles on which to base a 
website accessibility remediation project and seven project plan 
elements for making an institution's public website more accessible 
and meeting the deadline date…" 
https://iwmw.org/blog/2019/01/28/how-to-run-higher-education-website-accessibility-projects/ 

A Company's Website Is Not a 'Public Accommodation' Under the ADA, a 
California Court Finds 
By Jason P. Brown & Robert T. Quackenboss. 
"…A decision by one state trial court in California seems to adopt a 
more strict reading of the definition of 'public accommodation' than 
previous cases in California and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 
(which includes the federal courts in California) on the subject, 
which further demonstrates the difficulty that many courts, including 
this one, are having with these ADA website accessibility cases…" 
https://www.huntonlaborblog.com/2019/02/articles/california-developments/companys-website-not-public-accommodation-ada-california-court-finds/ 

Hernando County Set to Settle Website accessibility Lawsuit, One in a 
Wave Filed by Prolific Plaintiffs 
By Jack Evans. 
"A legally blind Daytona Beach man has filed similar suits against 
more than two dozen public entities in Florida…" 
https://www.tampabay.com/hernando/hernando-county-set-to-settle-website-accessibility-lawsuit-one-in-a-wave-filed-by-prolific-plaintiffs-20190220/ 

What Does European Accessibility Standard EN 301 549 Mean for US Organizations? 
By Ryan Bateman. 
"I had the opportunity to chat with Shadi Abou-Zahra, the 
Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist at W3C, to discuss EN 
301 549…" 
https://www.deque.com/blog/european-accessibility-standard-en-301-549/ 


+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. 

F87: CSS Generated Content and WCAG Conformance 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) does a good job of 
providing supporting techniques to help reviewers determine if a 
specific case would violate a given Success Criterion (SC)…" 
http://adrianroselli.com/2019/02/f87-css-generated-content-and-wcag-conformance.html 

On Switching from HEX & RGB to HSL 
By Sara Soueidan. 
"A couple of weeks ago I tweeted about a feature that I didn't know 
existed in VS Code: the visual color editor that pops up when you 
hover over color values in a style sheet." 
https://www.sarasoueidan.com/blog/hex-rgb-to-hsl/ 

Look Ma, No Media Queries! Responsive Layouts Using CSS Grid 
By Juan Martín García. 
"Not only has CSS Grid reshaped the way we think and build layouts for 
the web, but it has also contributed to writing more resilient code, 
replacing 'hacky' techniques we've used before, and in some cases, 
killing the need to rely on code for specific resolutions and 
viewports…" 
https://css-tricks.com/look-ma-no-media-queries-responsive-layouts-using-css-grid/ 

The CSS Mental Model 
By Peter-Paul Koch. 
"I am likely going to write a 'CSS for JavaScripters' book, and 
therefore I need to figure out how to explain CSS to JavaScripters. 
This series of article smippets are a sort of try-out - pre-drafts I'd 
like to get feedback on in order to figure out if I'm on the right 
track…" 
https://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2019/02/css_for_javascr_1.html 


+03: COLOR. 

4 Reasons Why You Should Design Without Color First 
By Anand Satyan. 
"Creating your screens in grayscale before adding color forces you 
think clearly and prioritize right when it comes to UX design…" 
https://medium.com/devsdesign/4-reasons-why-you-should-design-without-color-first-c0e38180f689 

High Contrast Explainer 
By Rossen Atanassov, Alison Maher. 
"High contrast is a Windows accessibility feature intended to increase 
the readability of text through color contrast…" 
https://github.com/MicrosoftEdge/MSEdgeExplainers/blob/master/HighContrast/explainer.md 


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING. 

The WebAIM Million: What We Learned Analyzing 1,000,000 Web Site Home Pages 
By Jared Smith. 
"…significant and pervasive issues are present across much of the web. 
While there is much work to be done to improve accessibility, these 
research findings can help us identify patterns so accessibility 
efforts can be better focused…" 
https://webaim.org/blog/webaim-million/ 

What Is the Purpose of UX Measurement? 
By Jeff Sauro. 
"…Measurement and statistical analysis don't guarantee success; 
instead, they improve the likelihood of success…" 
https://measuringu.com/ux-measurement-purpose/ 

How to Respond to Skepticism of Testing Small Groups of Users 
By Kathryn Whitenton. 
"That's just one person' and 'Our real users aren't like that' are 
common objections to findings from qualitative usability testing. 
Address these concerns proactively to ensure your research is 
effective." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/responding-skepticism-small-usability-tests/ 

The Cross-Sequential Approach: A Short-Term Method for Studying 
Long-Term User Experience 
By Sari Kujala, Talya Miron-Shatz, and Jussi J. Jokinen. 
"We propose a novel cross-sequential approach to accelerating the 
collection of user feedback while providing a broad perspective by 
analyzing samples of users at various stages of service and product 
experience…" 
http://uxpajournal.org/cross-sequential-studying-long-term-user-experience/ 

Is User Research Losing Its User Focus? 
By David Hamill. 
"…A user-centred approach to user research allows an organisation to 
understand what is important to its users…" 
https://medium.com/@david.hamill/is-user-research-losing-its-user-focus-6eaa54c39dd3 

Why Personas Fail (Video) 
By Kim Flaherty. 
"How to overcome common challenges in employing personas in UX design 
projects, including stakeholders who don't understand the value of 
approximated data or conversely press for over-generalized personas." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/why-personas-fail/ 


+05: EVENTS. 

Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meet Up 
March 13, 2019. 
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 
https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/events/PP103076 

Exploring WCAG 2.1 
March 20, 2019. 
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 
https://www.meetup.com/a11ysea/events/259124048/ 

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with (Updated) WCAG 
March 21, 2019. 
Online. 
https://www.3playmedia.com/resources/webinars/webinar-registration-03-21-2019/ 

Up Front 
March 22, 2019. 
Manchester, England, United Kingdom 
https://upfrontconf.com/ 

Accessible Content Shared Through Social Media 
March 26, 2019. 
Online 
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110710 

2019 Digital Accessibility Trends 
April 2, 2019. 
New York, New York, U.S.A. 
https://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/258773013/ 

Web4All 2019 
May 13-15, 2019. 
San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 
http://www.w4a.info/2019/ 


+06: HTML. 

When Is A Button Not A Button? 
By Vadim Makeev. 
"Not everything that's round and stands out is considered to be a 
button. In this article, Vadim explains how you can create a proper 
interactive button for your users - one that shouldn't be confused for 
anything else…" 
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/buttons-interfaces/ 


+07: MISCELLANEOUS. 

Q&A with Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer 
By Equalentry. 
"This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an 
interview with Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer for SSB 
Bart Group. Avila is also a participant in the WCAG Working Group, and 
the mobile accessibility task force at the WAI…" 
https://equalentry.com/interview-with-jonathan-avila-chief-accessibility-officer/ 

Derek Featherstone Interview - Accessibility is not a 'Nice to Have' 
By Jeffrey Zeldman. 
"Why do companies de-prioritize accessibility?…" 
http://5by5.tv/bigwebshow/184 


+08: NAVIGATION. 

Quick Tip: Creating Valid and Accessible Links 
By Emma Patricios. 
"The anchor element is often cited as the main building block of the 
World Wide Web. It is used to create a link to other pages, to anchors 
within the same page, to other resources (such as a PDF) or to an 
email address. How can we make sure they are accessible to everyone?…" 
https://a11yproject.com/posts/creating-valid-and-accessible-links/ 


+09: TOOLS. 

How to Test the AccName Algorithm Dynamically using AccName Prototype 
By Bryan Garaventa. 
"Since this comes up every now and again, usually with questions about 
what is or not expected in the AccName computation, I wanted to pass 
along the following live utility that helps to resolve this 
confusion…" 
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2019JanMar/0080.html 

WCAG 2.1 Parsing Error Bookmarklet - Updated 25th February 2019 
By Steve Faulkner. 
Thanks to Dennis Lembrée's Pull Request. 
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2019/02/wcag-2-0-parsing-error-bookmarklet/ 

Bookmarklet: Archive Page to Wayback Machine 
By Jesse Gardner. 
"…I reference the Wayback Machine a lot, so requesting an archive of 
the current page by prepending the url with web.archive.org/save/ is 
wicked useful; but I figured I'd make it just a smidge easier by 
turning it into a bookmarklet…" 
http://plasticmind.com/0s-and-1s/bookmarklet-archive-to-wayback-machine/ 


+10: USABILITY. 

Usability of Technology for Older Adults: Where Are We and Where Do We 
Need to Be 
By Sara J. Czaja. 
"…In this paper I examine the adoption and uptake of ICTs among older 
adults, the potential benefits of ICT use, and issues regarding 
usability of technology…" 
http://uxpajournal.org/usability-technology-older-adults/ 

Footers 101: Design Patterns and When to Use Each 
By Therese Fessenden. 
"Footers can be found at the bottom of almost every web page, and 
often take many forms, depending on the type of content on a website. 
Regardless of the form they take, their presence is critical (and 
highly underrated)." 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/footers/ 

Solid Vs. Outline Icons: Which Are Faster to Recognize? 
By Anthony Tseng. 
"…Solid icons were generally faster to recognize than outline icons, 
but with a few exceptions. And some icons showed no difference in task 
time. This has to do with characteristic cues…" 
https://uxmovement.com/mobile/solid-vs-outline-icons-which-are-faster-to-recognize/ 

Breaking Down Fitts Law for UX Designers 
By Sourabh Purwar. 
"'Fitts' law states that the amount of time required for a person to 
move a pointer to a target area is a function of the distance to the 
target divided by the size of the target…" 
https://uxplanet.org/breaking-down-fitts-law-for-ux-designers-542cabb48f9 

Mobile Checkout Experience Tips (Video) 
By Anna Kaley. 
"Remember these essential experience elements that are often 
overlooked or easily forgotten during the mobile checkout design 
process." 
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/mobile-checkout-experience-tips/ 

Exploring the Boundary Conditions of the Effect of Aesthetics on 
Perceived Usability 
By John Grishin, Doug Gillan. 
"A growing body of usability research suggests that the aesthetics of 
a system affects users' perceptions of the usability of that system. 
But the causal relationship between aesthetics and usability and the 
direction of that relation have not been firmly established…within the 
conditions imposed by this research, it appears that usability and 
aesthetics were perceived separately." 
http://uxpajournal.org/boundary-conditions-aesthetics-usability/ 

FANG is Coming For You 
By Gerry McGovern. 
"…Regardless of whether you're a government agency, a non-profit, or 
whatever, if you've got potentially useful data and information, then 
FANG is your potential competitor. If you're neglecting your search 
engine, if you're not investing in your navigation and the general 
usability of your digital environment, then you're just asking for 
trouble. The interface is the product. The interface is the service…" 
http://gerrymcgovern.com/fang-is-coming-for-you/ 


[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. 
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