[DigitalScholarship] [webdev] Web Design Update: September 15, 2016

 

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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:15:32 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: September 15, 2016

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 15, Issue 12, September 15, 2016.

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

++ISSUE 12 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: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

06: JAVASCRIPT.

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.

Accessible U

By University of Minnesota.

A new website provides information and strategies for creating to a
more inclusive, accessible University community.

https://itss.d.umn.edu/news/accessible-u

Long Home Pages and Smooth Scroll

By David MacDonald.

“Thoughts on emerging practices…”

http://www.davidmacd.com/blog/smooth-scroll-long-pages.html

Focus Management for Accessibility

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“The success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order is the source for the focus
management in WCAG 2.0 standards…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2016/09/focus-management-for-accessibility/

Accessibility Summit 2016: Low Vision & Accessibility Recap

By  Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

“At last week’s Accessibility Summit 2016 conference, accessibility
expert Glenda Sims explained what low vision is and how our designs
impact people with low vision…”

https://www.lireo.com/ accessibility-summit-2016-low-vision-accessibility-recap/

Accessibility Considerations for Localization

By Jonathan Avila.

“Localization is the process of translating a product into different
languages or adapting a product for a specific country or region…”

http://www.ssbbartgroup.com/blog/ accessibility-considerations-localization/

Section 508 Refresh Webinar – Q&A

By Jonathan Avila.

“This post includes my responses to all of the questions posed in last
week’s webinar: Section 508 Refresh – Understanding the New
Requirements…”

http://www.ssbbartgroup.com/blog/section-508-refresh-webinar-qa/

The United States’ Findings and Conclusions Based on its Investigation
Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of the

University of California at Berkeley (PDF)

By Department of Justice.

“Based on our findings of accessibility barriers, we conclude that UC
Berkeley is in
violation of title II because significant portions of its online
content are not provided in an accessible manner…”

https://news.berkeley.edu/wp-content/ uploads/2016/09/2016-08-30-UC-Berkeley-LOF.pdf

A Statement on Online Course Content and Accessibility

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley.

“…we must strongly consider the unenviable option of whether to
remove content from public access…”

http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/09/13/ a-statement-on-online-course-content-and-accessibility/

The NAD and Hulu Reach Agreement

By National Association of the Deaf.

“Hulu will provide the captioning option to all subscribers, improving
the entertainment experience for deaf and hard of hearing people.”

https://nad.org/news/2016/9/nad-and-hulu-reach-agreement

Humboldt County, California Consent Decree (PDF)

By United States District Court Northern District of California.
“…Within twelve (12) months of the entry of this Consent Decree, the
County will: a). Ensure that its websites and all online services,
including those websites or online services provided by third parties
upon which the County relies to allow members of the public to
participate in or benefit from the County’s programs, services, or
activities, comply with WCAG 2.0 AA…”

https://www.ada.gov/humboldt_pca/humboldt_ca_cd.html

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Building Resizeable Components with Relative CSS Units

By Ahmad Shadeed.

“Ahmad has put together a ton of examples to show off how using
relative units can benefit us. I think a lot of us think of units like
em as being for font-size, which it is, but can also be for lots of
other things, tying together typographic sizing and other visual
elements…”

https://css-tricks.com/building-resizeable-components-relative-css-units/

6 Web Layout Myths Busted

By Jen Simmons.

“Challenge your assumptions, break out of old habits and discover
what’s newly possible with layout on the web.”

http://www.creativebloq.com/features/6-web-layout-myths-busted

How To Write Your Own Custom Sass Functions

By Steven Bradley.

“…In a previous series on Sass, I said mixins were one option for
reusing styles and writing DRYer code. Functions are another way to do
the same…”

http://vanseodesign.com/css/custom-sass-functions/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

4 Things UX Research Tells You That Google Analytics Doesn’t

By Jeff Sauro.

“…Here are four things GA can’t tell you but which UX research can.
1.) Visitor Intent… 2.) Better Demographics… 3.) Sentiment… 4.)
Interaction Problems…”

http://www.measuringu.com/blog/ga-uxresearch.php

+04: EVENTS.

A11y Camp NYC
September 17, 2016.
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
http://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/233751027/

Addressing Web Accessibility for Users with Emotional Disabilities
September 27, 2016.
Palo Alto, Califorina, U.S.A.
http://www.meetup.com/a11ybay/events/233929671

New England Drupal Camp
September 30-October 1, 2016.
Manchester New Hampshire, U.S.A.
https://nedcamp.org/

Breaking Into UX
October 17, 2016.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
http://mkeux.com/2016/09/october-17-meetup-breaking-into-ux/

+05: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

5 Most Common Wireframing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

By Saad Al-Sabbagh.

“…let’s take a look at some of the most common wireframing mistakes
and how to avoid them…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/5-most-common-wireframing-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

+06: JAVASCRIPT.

Shopping Carts Should Notify Users

By David MacDonald.

“Shopping carts should provide an aria-live region that notifies the
user that the cart was updated under WCAG Success Criteria 4.1.2.”

http://www.davidmacd.com/blog/updating-shopping-carts.html

+07: NAVIGATION.

Universal Navigation: Connecting Subsites to Main Sites

By Katie Sherwin.

“On large sites with several standalone subsites, universal navigation
provides quick access to the main site. To be successful, it must not
interfere with the subsite’s navigation.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/universal-navigation

+08: TOOLS.

Text on Background Image a11y Check

By Andrew Brandwood.

“This is a guide to foreground colour accessibility on a background
image. It is intended as guide for designers and developers to test if
their design solution is accessible…”

http://www.brandwood.com/a11y/

+09: USABILITY.

Minimize the Need for Customer Service to Improve the Omnichannel UX

By Kim Flaherty.

“Contacting customer service often reflects on UX. To reduce such
failures, understand the customer journey and support it through UI
design.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/customer-service-omnichannel-ux/

[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.]

++END NOTES.

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+ SIGN OFF.

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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