[webdev] Web Design Update: July 19, 2016
David P. Dillard
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:14:37 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <email@example.com>
To: webdev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: July 19, 2016
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 15, Issue 04, July 19, 2016.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 04 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
How Long Does it Take to Test 25 Billion Web Pages
By Karl Groves.
"...Everything that this experiment showed me is that while we know
for a fact that there's only so much that automated testing can find
there's enough people making these common mistakes over and over.
Further: you don't need to run a tool to run a test against
25,000,000,000 pages to tell you this, all you have to do is listen to
users with disabilities. Maybe Sitemorse should've started there."
A 'Global Top 10' Isn't Your Top Ten
By Karl Groves.
"... Use these Top Ten lists if you wish, but remember that such
information is too generalized to fully inform what should be handled
at a much more finite scale - specifically, the information from your
Accessible Components: Keyboard Access (Video)
By Rob Dodson.
"Accessibility (or A11y) is an extremely important topic for component
authors because the components we build don't have any built in
semantics or keyboard support. That means It's up to us to add it back
Accessible Image Sample Book
By Diagram Center.
"...We hope this sample book will offer some guidance on understanding
when and how to produce accessible images..."
Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility
By W3C Web Accessibility Initiative's Education and Outreach Working Group.
"This page helps you assess the accessibility of a web page. With
these simple steps, you can get an idea whether or not accessibility
is addressed in even the most basic way."
9 Highlights from Our Q and A with a Web Accessibility Auditor
By Patrick Loftus.
"...If you want to learn more about making the web accessible for
everyone at your organization, watch or flip through the slides from
our webinar entitled Are You at Risk? Identifying Web Accessibility
Gaps at Your Organization, presented by Mike Paciello, web
accessibility auditor and founding partner of The Paciello Group..."
Making Images Accessible for People on Twitter
"When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on
twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the
images so the content is accessible to people who are visually
Behind Facebook's Efforts to Make its Site Accessible to All
By Nicole Lee.
"That means catering to those with disabilities as well..."
4 Reasons Why Accessibility Needs to be Part of Your Plan Right From the Start
By Michaela Slade.
"Web and digital accessibility should be a vital part of any business plan..."
Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Website Inaccessible for People
Living with Disabilities
By David Berman.
"...The website fails to comply with the lowest level of international
standards for accessible websites (W3C's WCAG 2.0 Level A)..."
Airline Web Accessibility: Post US DOT Deadline Round Up
By Ed Chandler.
"We are pleased to say we can conclude our round the world airline
accessibility review, having looked at the six airlines (one from each
continent) to see how they have approached the new US DOT Legislation
on web accessibility..."
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
CSS Grid Updates, Changes and State of the Browsers
By Rachel Andrew.
"Last November I posted to this blog about the three years I had spent
experimenting with the Grid Layout specification It's now over 6
months since that post, so I thought I would do a quick update..."
+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
How to Conduct Icon Usability Testing (and Do Icons Even Improve Usability?)
By Shanelle Mullin.
"Symbolism is a tricky thing. Different symbols mean different things
to different people based on different backgrounds and past
experiences. That's why icons can easily flop, if they're not properly
Thunder Plains Developer Conference
November 3-4, 2016.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
World Usability Day
November 10, 2016.
November 10-11, 2016.
Brighton, England, United Kingdom.
Semantic HTML: The Unbearable Rightness of Being
By Dave Newton.
"Using valid, semantic HTML is one of the most impactful ways to make
your site more accessible..."
A11y Accordion Comparison
By Wayne Roddy.
"I want to compare a few examples of the Accordion Component..."
The Conjoined Triangles of Senior-Level Development
By Brandon Hays.
"...Defining 'senior' is an ongoing and surprisingly difficult
process, but we do it because it's business-critical for us. Without a
clear definition of 'senior developer", we have no clear path for our
own employees to get there. "
+08: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
The Anatomy of a Coding Guideline
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"Coding guidelines produce consistency, help (code) usability,
collaboration, and maintainability, and lead to quality."
By Ng Zhi An and Jingwen.
"ChromeLens is a set of developer tools that allow developers to code
websites better suited for the visually impaired..."
The Four Dimensions of Tone of Voice
By Kate Meyer.
"A website's tone of voice communicates how an organization feels
about its message. The tone of any piece of content can be analyzed
along 4 dimensions: humor, formality, respectfulness, and enthusiasm."
The Impact of Interaction Design on Brand Perception
By Kate Meyer.
"Your interaction-design decisions have measurable effects on your
users' emotions and how they perceive your brand."
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
Cascading Style Sheets Information.
Evaluation & Testing Information.
Information Architecture Information.
Miscellaneous Web Information.
Sites & Blogs Listing.
Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
[Section two ends.]
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Until next time,
Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009