+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
– Volume 15, Issue 41, April 6, 2017.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 41 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.
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Demystifying Accessible Name
By Joe Watkins.
“In this post, Joe Watkins talks about accessible name-what it is, how
to apply it, and why it’s such an integral tool in the accessibility
Form Errors Screen Readers Can Access
By Greg Genovese.
“Form submission errors are a common problem on the web…”
Implementing Accessible Workplace Tech: PDF Accessibility (Video)
By Gian Wild and Rob Haverty.
“…Topics include how to handle issues such as an existing archive of
untagged PDFs on a website…”
Transcript: Ask the UXperts: Accessible Design: which everyone do you
mean? – with Derek Featherstone
By Sarah Hawk.
“…If you’re interested in seeing what we discussed, or you want to
revisit your own questions, here is a full transcript of the chat…”
Web Accessibility, Where To Start? (Video)
By Rian Rietveld.
“You want to learn how to build an accessible website or plugin and
have no idea what is important or where to start? In this talk Rian
will explain the most important issues and where to get help and
Website Accessibility Under the ADA, A New Federal Court Ruling Helps Banks
By Robert P. Beckham.
“Since late last year, many banks in California, New York and
Pennsylvania have received demand letters from two law firms that
claim the websites of those banks violate Title III of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA)…”
Judge Dismisses ADA Website Lawsuit
By Marty Orlick.
“Marty Orlick reports why a recent U.S. District Court decision may
affect the future of ADA website litigation, and urges hoteliers to
ensure their websites are accessible.”
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Grid is All About the Container
By Rachel Andrew.
“I’ve been at Render Conference in Oxford with my first conference
presentation on Grid, since it shipped into browsers this month. A
short talk, I decided to deal with the most frequently asked of
frequently asked questions…”
Does CSS Grid Replace Flexbox?
By Robin Rendle.
“No. Well. Mostly No…”
Questioning Container Queries
By Brad Frost.
“I think what Paul Robert Lloyd is saying here is interesting, but I’m
not sure it adds up to ‘we don’t need container queries’…”
The Invisible Parts of CSS
By Mike Riethmuller.
“If you use CSS in your daily work, your primary goal is probably
focused around making things ‘look right’. How this is achieved is
often far less important than the end result. This means we care less
about how CSS works than the correct syntax and visual results…”
CSS Viewport Units: A Quick Start
By Asha Laxmi.
“It has been a few years since viewport units were first introduced in
CSS. They are truly responsive length units in the sense that their
value changes every time the browser resizes. If you have heard about
these units before but never learned about them in detail, this
article can help you out…”
+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
Using A/B Testing to Drive Constructive Conflict with Stakeholders
By Luke Smith.
“…Good ideas benefit from scrutiny, and quick A/B experiments help
get people get in the habit of asking tough questions. The answers
lead to better tactical decisions, and help drive a culture of healthy
10 Measurement Resources For UX Designers
By Jeff Sauro.
“Here is a list of articles we’ve written that can serve as a starting
point when you need to measure your designs…”
DRES IT Accessibility Badging Program
PHP Unicorn Conference
May 4, 2017.
Old versus New: Original Section 508 Standards (2000) compared to the
Revised Section 508 Standards (2017)
May 30, 2017.
Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24)
June 9, 2017.
June 15-16, 2017.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
eduWeb Digital Summit
August 7-10, 2017.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
By Tania Rascia.
“…In this article, we will go over some of the most important basic
programs: operators, conditional statements, and functions…”
Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK and US Net Plans
By Rory Cellan-Jones.
“The web’s creator has attacked any UK plans to weaken encryption and
promised to battle any moves by the Trump administration to weaken net
Debate Rages Over Controversial Copyright Standard for the Web
By Matt Reynolds.
“It’s a fight for the future of the web…”
Accessible Email Checker
By Maarten Lierop and Jordie van Rijn.
“It is the mission of Accessible-email.org to promote email marketing
accessibility and usability. In that be the voice of users and the
email marketing community…”
By Limon Monte.
“A beautiful, customizable, accessible (WAI-ARIA) replacement for
Rems and Ems, and Why You Probably Don’t Need Them
By David Gilbertson.
“You may have heard that when defining the size of things in your
website, you should be using em or rem units, rather than good old
Is Usability a Science?
By Philip Hodgson.
“Recently, Todd Zazelenchuk, David Travis and I met up at our
favourite watering hole in Staffordshire. As is often the case we
stumbled into a discussion about usability, this time mulling over the
question of whether usability is or is not a science…”
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+10: 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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Laura L. Carlson
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University of Minnesota Duluth
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