[Educator-Gold] WEB DESIGN UPDATE : Volume 14, Issue 39, March 24, 2016

 

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+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.


– Volume 14, Issue 39, March 24, 2016.



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: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVENTS.

04: MISCELLANEOUS.

05: NAVIGATION.

06: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

07: TOOLS.

08: TYPOGRAPHY.

09: USABILITY.

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SECTION TWO:

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


[Contents ends.]




++ SECTION ONE: New references.



+01: ACCESSIBILITY.



You Guys Need Captions! – Pharrell “Happy” Parody (Video)

By 3Play Media. (Hat tip to Deborah Edwards-Onoro)

“This video is meant to build awareness for closed captioning and
accessibility…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQWlYYFXM2M



Understanding WCAG & WCAG Techniques Updated March 2016

By Michael Cooper.

“W3C WAI today published updates to two supporting documents for Web
Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.0…”

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2016JanMar/0176.html



Call for Review – Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision

By Shawn Henry.

“The W3C WAI invites you to comment on the First Public Working Draft
of Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision…”

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2016JanMar/0174.html



Metzessible PDF/UA Series (Videos)

By Jon Metz.

“Since it can be super hard finding help on making a properly tagged
accessible PDF, I’ve decided to make some videos to help you get
started…”

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmfVOnJxeSEXsEKv2i20nYMHYuFEcl4fO



Blind Customers and the Committee File Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit
Challenging Sweetgreen’s Failure to Make its Online Ordering
Accessible to the Blind

By Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

“Class action suit alleges sweetgreen violated the Americans with
Disabilities Act…”

http://www.washlaw.org/news-a-media/470-03-22-16-press-release-sweetgreen



Will Apps Become the Next Disability Lawsuit Target?

By Frank C. Morris, Jr.

“…Because apps are a key link between the public and a business, the
accessibility of apps to individuals with disabilities, especially
those individuals who are blind or have low vision, is unfortunately
likely to become the newest contested cyber battleground for claims
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and
local laws…”

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/20/
will-apps-become-the-next-disability-lawsuit-target/



WordPress Goes WCAG – What Does It Mean?

By Joel Dolson.

“I would love to be able to say that the recent announcement that
WordPress has embraced WCAG 2 level AA as a guideline for new code
means that WordPress is going to instantly become amazingly
accessible. But that wouldn’t be true…”

https://www.joedolson.com/2016/03/wordpress-goes-wcag-mean/



Welcoming ALL Gifts

By Scott Marshall.

“Some of our campuses have policies that say our digital resources
must be accessible to people with disabilities. Widespread lack of
enforcement of these policies is not only unwelcoming, it might be
insulting. At a minimum, it’s oppressive…”

http://campus-climate.umn.edu/content/welcoming-all-gifts



+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.




Attribute Selectors: All the Bells and Whistles

By Virginia DeBolt.

“There are many types of selectors in CSS. If you’re still making your
way through the darkness with nothing more than a few element
selectors, a few classes, some ids, and the occasional pseudo
selector, you need to find your way into the light with attribute
selectors…”

http://www.webteacher.ws/2016/03/22/
attribute-selectors-theyre-unicorns-and-rainbows/



Grid Layout and Flexbox City

By Jeffery Zeldman.

“CSS grid layout is nearly finalized. Which means it’s time for
designers and front-end developers to set the flags enabling their
browsers to support the new specification, put CSS Flexbox through its
paces, and see if anything breaks…”

http://www.zeldman.com/2016/03/17/css-grid-layout-and-flexbox-city/




+03: EVENTS.




UI21
October 31-November 2, 2016.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
https://ui21.uie.com/



Accessing Higher Ground
November 14-18, 2016.
Westminster, Colorado, U.S.A.
http://accessinghigherground.org/



+04: MISCELLANEOUS.



The Great Big List from the 2016 CSUN International Technology and
Persons with Disabilities Conference

By Christopher Phillips. (Hat tip to Jennifer Sutton)

“After missing last year, I’m excited to be back at the CSUN
(California State University, Northridge) Annual International
Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. New resources
will be added as they come in…”

http://curbcut.net/events/csun16-disabilities-technology/



Learn From the Past, Enhance for the Future

By Aaron Gustafson.

“I had the great pleasure of delivering the closing keynote for the
first EnhanceConf. I wanted to talk about voice and the future of
‘headless’ user interfaces. Here’s what I had to say…”

https://www.aaron-gustafson.com/notebook/
learn-from-the-past-enhance-for-the-future/



D-Day: Ending or Milestone?

By Elie Sloim.

“So you’ve been working for months on the new version of your Website?
I guess you’re pretty sure that the day this new version will go
online will be a very important date for the users, for your
customers, or for the Web, maybe. But it won’t. The day your new
version goes online is not an ending but the beginning of a story with
your users.”

http://openweb.eu.org/articles/d-day-ending-or-milestone



+05: NAVIGATION.



The Hamburger Icon Debate

By Steven Bradley.

“Type ‘hamburger icon’ into Google and once you scroll past the images
of the icons, you’ll notice a few articles about the history of the
icon and a lot of articles debating if it’s the solution for all our
small screen navigation problems or if the hamburger icon will destroy
humanity. “

http://vanseodesign.com/web-design/hamburger-icon-debate/




+06: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.




Specref

By Tobie Langel.

“An Open-Source, Community-Maintained Database of
Web Standards & Related References…”

http://www.specref.org/




+07: TOOLS.




Grackle Talks

By grackledocs.com.

“Grackle Talks automatically checks your Google Doc against
accessibility standards and can create tagged PDF direct to your
Drive…”

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ grackle-talks/cefmiobmlgfdpdgfcaghcdkhmokfkhla

Check the Accessibility of a PDF Document

By European Internet Inclusion Initiative.
“The service is still being developed. If you discover a bug, have
questions, or suggestions for improvement, please give us your
feedback…”

http://checkers.eiii.eu/en/pdfcheck/




+08: TYPOGRAPHY.




Webfonts

By Adam Morse.

“…System fonts can be beautiful. Webfonts are not a requirement for
great typography…”

http://mrmrs.io/writing/2016/03/17/webfonts/



+09: USABILITY.




How Chunking Helps Content Processing

By Kate Meyer.

“Chunking is a concept that originates from the field of cognitive
psychology. UX professionals can break their text and multimedia
content into smaller chunks to help users process, understand, and
remember it better.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/chunking/




[Section one ends.]




++ SECTION TWO:



+17: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



[Section two ends.]




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Until next time,


Laura L. Carlson

Information Technology Systems and Services

University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009

mailto:lcarlson@d.umn.edu


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