Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 05:19:18 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <[hidden email]>
To: webdev <[hidden email]>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 4, 2018
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 28, January 4, 2018.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development.
++ISSUE 28 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Extreme Design (Video)
By Derek Featherstone.
"…It turns out that creating great experiences for a particular subset of
our users-people with disabilities-results in better designs for
What's in a Name?
By Mark Miller.
"…For assistive technology, such as screen readers, magnifiers, speech
recognition, braille devices, etc, the name of an object, or more
specifically, the "accessible name" of an object, is extremely important…"
Practical Examples of Accessibility Improvements
By Hampus Sethfors.
"'It would be great to see actual examples of accessibility in action.
Like before and after accessibility improvements.' I got this great
comment from a woman in the audience at a meetup. So let's make that idea
Improving the Accessibility of 24 Ways
By Paul Robert Lloyd.
"…In this article, I will cover five areas where I was able to make
No ADA Web Accessibility Regs? No Excuses
By Lainey Feingold.
"…Accessibility is a civil right with or without federal ADA regulations…"
ICBA Negotiates Settlement with Plaintiff Group on Alleged ADA Liability
By Bryan Cave.
"Numerous community banks that had received demand letters from the
advocacy group Access Now alleging that their websites and mobile apps are
inaccessible in violation of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities
Act (the 'ADA') have now also received letters that those claims have been
resolved under a settlement with the Independent Community Bankers of
Web Accessibility Suits and Settlements in 2017
By Rakesh Paladugula.
"End of the year, Time to look at web accessibility suits and settlements
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Auto-Sizing Columns in CSS Grid: 'auto-fill' vs 'auto-fit'
By Sara Soueidan.
"One of the most powerful and convenient CSS Grid features is that, in
addition to explicit column sizing, we have the option to repeat-to-fill
columns in a Grid, and then auto-place items in them…"
Five Design Fears to Vanquish With CSS Grid
By Bryan Robinson.
"CSS grid, along with a handful of other new CSS properties, are
revolutionizing web design. Unfortunately, the industry hasn't embraced
that revolution yet and a lot of it is centered around fear that we can
trace back to problems with the current state of CSS grid tutorials…"
The Two Extremes of Writing CSS, and What We Can Learn from Them
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"…For the purposes of this article, there are two extremes in writing CSS,
in connection with the underlying HTML. One is to have a presentational ID
or class for every styling purpose. Two is not to use any IDs and classes
Monitoring Unused CSS by Unleashing the Raw Power of the DevTools Protocol
By Yonatan Mevorach.
"Chrome DevTools is the go-to analysis tool for understanding what's going
on under-the-covers of your app and conducting perf-audits…"
+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
Why You Can't Test a Screen Reader (Yet)!
By Rob Dodson.
"When I first started to learn about accessibility I wanted to write
automated tests to ensure that assistive technology devices, like screen
readers, were interpreting my pages correctly…"
Writing Automated Tests for Accessibility
By Marcy Sutton.
In case you missed Marcy's December 13, 2017 article published on the "24
Accessibility" site, it is now published on the Deque site too.
Accessibility Testing, Tools and Workflow (Video)
By Rian Rietveld.
Rian's WordCamp presentation.
Section 508 Refresh and VPAT 2.0 January 18, 2018. Online.
Constantly Improving: Creating an Accessible Campus February 8, 2018.
Intro to Audio Description March 15, 2018. Online.
IA Summit March 21-25, 2018. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Accessibility and Inclusion March 25-29, 2018. Mexico City, Mexico
An Event Apart Seattle April 2-4, 2018. Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
University of Illinois Web Conference April 4-6, 2018. Champaign,
Illinois, U.S.A. http://webcon.illinois.edu/
By Sarah Drasner.
"Find the object method you need without digging through the docs."
Getting Started with Web Accessibility in React
By Emily Mears.
"…I am going to cover some basic features that React enables and/or
supports, as well as some basic implementations…"
Talking to Léonie Watson About Computer Vision and Blindness
By Peter Gasston.
"I recently had the pleasure of talking to Léonie Watson for a section on
the rehab Tech Talks podcast which I co-present for the company I work
Dear Public Speaker… You Lost Me at 'Hello'
By Denis Boudreau.
"…For every 100 people in our audience, we can expect that about 1 out of
every 7 will experience some kind of disability…"
New Years Resolution: Underline Your Links!
By Terrill Thompson.
"…What's wrong with using color as the sole means of identifying links?
First, it's a violation of WCAG 2.0…Second, it forces your users to play
'Spot the Link', which can be a difficult or impossible game to win,
depending on your users' visual acuity, whether they have color blindness,
and current lighting conditions…"
Do We Know Anything About UX? (Video)
By Jakob Nielsen.
"Jakob Nielsen discusses how proven heuristics and UX design guidelines
can drive big advances in creating valuable products."
Usability: A Part of the User Experience
By Mads Soegaard.
"This subject may seem incredibly 'big' for a single article, but it's
about the specific nature of usability that we often overlook or confuse…"
A Very Useful Work of Fiction - Mental Models in Design
By Interaction Design Foundation.
"Mental models play an important role in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
and interaction design…"
9 Questions that Could Change UX in 2018
By UX Design.
"Every year, we at uxdesign.cc look back at what designers have been
writing, sharing, and thinking about when it comes to User Experience…"
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+09: 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
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