Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:24:21 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: webdev <email@example.com>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: December 22, 2016
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
– Volume 15, Issue 26, December 22, 2016.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 26 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
13: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Accessibility for All: the WCAG Checklist App
By Lorena LaBarbera.
“…Emerge Interactive’s WCAG Checklist App makes checking for
compliance during design and development simple and easy within a
beautifully designed app experience…”
Accessibility in Modal Dialogs
By Danielle Huntrods.
Recently I was required to implement accessible modals for a client’s
new pattern library. I was open to using an existing module, but
wanted to avoid anything with additional external library
dependencies, as the amount of overall interaction across the site was
Accessibility Lawsuits, Trolls, and Scare Tactics
By Karl Groves.
“There has been a lot of discussions in Web Accessibility circles
around ‘ADA Trolls’ this year…”
Web Accessibility Suits and Settlements in 2016
By Rakesh Paladugula.
“It is almost at the end of year 2016. It is the time to look at the
legal updates. ”
DOJ Projects Rulemaking on State and Local Government Websites in July 2017
By Jennifer S. Rusie.
“…In the continuing absence of regulatory clarity, and considering
our inability to predict what actions-if any-the Trump DOJ will take
in this area, private businesses may want to move forward with plans
to make their websites accessible.”
Goldstein, Lazaris, and Estelle Weyl.
HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World
2nd Edition, SitePoint, 2016.
+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
CSS Shorthand Syntax Considered Important
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
“CSS shorthands are no anti-pattern…”
Grid by Example News & Blog
By Rachel Andrew.
Rachel’s full series of videos on how to use CSS Grid.
+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
Combining Behavioral UX and Usability Data
By Craig Tomlin.
“Combining the behavioral UX and usability testing data to analyze
results and make recommendations for website optimization is the final
step of the 4 Big UX Optimization steps…”
7 Ways To Improve The Success Of Your Research
By Jeff Sauro.
“…Here are seven techniques we use to help identify and mitigate
problems to conduct a successful project…”
Why You Should Host User Testing Viewing Parties
By Jennifer Winter.
“…If you’re not quite ready to break out the popcorn, first consider
the benefits your team will get out of the experience…”
August 6-10, 2017.
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
eduWeb Digital Summit
August 7-9, 2017, U.S.A.
An Event Apart Chicago
August 28-30, 2017.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
By Simon Mackie.
“The following is an extract from our book, HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real
World, 2nd Edition, written by Alexis Goldstein, Louis Lazaris, and
+07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
Front-End Developers Are Information Architects Too
By Francis Storr.
“…This is about a realisation I had a couple of years ago when I
started to run an increasing amount of usability-testing sessions with
people who have disabilities: that the structure, labelling, and
connections that can be made in front-end code is information
UX Prototypes: Low Fidelity vs. High Fidelity
By Kara Pernice.
“Clickable or static? Axure or paper? No matter which prototyping
tools you use, the same tips apply to preparing a user interface
prototype for the most effective user research.”
By Craig Buckler.
“2016 has been a monumental, bizarre, and somewhat jubilant/terrifying
seem inconsequential compared to other events, but it’s a huge part of
every web developer’s working life…”
By Ben Rowe.
“Have you thought about where you will be in 52 weeks time?”
Handling Dropdown Navigation Menus In Responsive Design
By Jake Rocheleau.
“…I want to share some tips and look at a few examples to help you
think about the possible solutions…”
Don’t Re-Create Browser Features
By Adrian Roselli.
“There has been some discussion lately around, of all things, text
resizing widgets on web sites. It was kicked off by a post from
Jeffrey Zeldman suggesting that perhaps it is time to bring them
Why Zen Mode Isn’t the Answer to Everything
By Therese Fessenden.
“Interfaces that temporarily hide the UI elements to emphasize content
often increase the interaction cost, cognitive load, and the number of
10 Great Uses of Whitespace in Web Design
By Tom May.
“Don’t try to cram everything into one small area. Follow these great
examples, and use whitespace to let your content breathe.
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+13: 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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