+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
– Volume 15, Issue 27, December 28, 2016.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 27 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
06: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
08: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Why Implementing Swipe Gestures Causes A Mobile Accessibility Issue
By Jennison Asuncion.
“…In short, swipe-based functionality is not accessible to all
users. It is worth noting that while the focus here is on swipe
gestures, this would hold true for any other gesture in use by any of
these assistive software products…”
By Léonie Watson.
“…These things are simple to fix though. We need to tell the browser
to expose the emoji (or its container) as an image, then give it an
Inaccessible Websites Dent Business Profits, as Online Shoppers ‘Click Away’
By Tristan Parker.
“…The report revealed that 71% of disabled customers with access
needs will ‘click away’ from a website that they find difficult to
use. A key finding from the survey was that the spending power of
these online shoppers who click away is £11.75 billion – money which
is then spent elsewhere by those same shoppers, on sites that they can
Web Accessibility in Healthcare
By Catharine McNally.
“…To tie this all together, having a ‘blueprint’ of the hospital
build to evaluate accessibility compliance is just as important in a
website build. Teams and stakeholders are able to anticipate potential
accessibility barriers and fix it before time and money is spent.”
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Learning from Lego: A Step Forward in Modular Web Design
By Samantha Zhang.
“…From what we’ve seen, this is a real game changer in how we think
about and code our layouts. When web components are modular like Lego
bricks down to the elements level, they become more versatile and
easier to maintain. We believe it’s the next step to take in modular
CSS Vertical Centering – Everything You Need To Know
By Vail Joy.
“Getting content to center perfectly within an element and then
ensuring it responds properly at different screen sizes is one of the
biggest challenges that still face front-end designers…”
CSS Writing Modes
By Jen Simmons.
“Since you may not have a lot of time, I’m going to start at the end,
with the dessert. You can use a little-known, yet important and
powerful CSS property to make text run vertically…”
How to Avoid Chaos in Your Style Sheets
By Eric An.
“…Keeping a clean CSS file helps you implement design ideas without delay…”
February 11-16, 2017.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
February 13-17, 2017.
Wellington, New Zealand
March 1-3, 2017.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Web Accessibility Training
March 14-15, 2017.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
July 17-22, 2017.
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
September 25-29, 2017.
An Event Apart San Francisco
October 30-November 1, 2017.
San Francisco, Califorina, U.S.A.
By Rakesh Paladugula.
“Aria-valuetext property works similar to a aria-valuenow property…”
Accessibility and Web Optimization (Video)
By Chris Heilmann.
“Awwwards Conference Amsterdam 2016
Chris Heilmann, Developer Evangelist at Microsoft gave a no-frills
talk on the issues we need to tackle to keep the web from becoming the
slow lane of information transport. He shares his developer’s
+06: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
Incubate All the Things
By Brian Kardell.
“There’s a conversation going on right now on the mailing list
public-w3process, it’s exceptionally long and twisty at this point, it
took me a few hours to get caught up and… Wait, what’s that? You’ve
never even heard of this mailing list? No worries, I’ll fill you in
and tell you why this is important…”
15 Guiding Principles for UX Researchers
By Interaction Design Foundation.
“We’ve found that a lot of first time UX researchers have similar
questions and concerns when they start working in UX design. So, we
thought we’d round up and tackle some of the most common questions to
form a set of useful principles for UX researchers…”
The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017
By Mark Wilson.
“UX is no longer just about user experience. It’s about social justice…”
Designers Propose, Users Dispose (Video)
By Jakob Nielsen.
“The conclusion to my talk at the UX Conference in Las Vegas earlier
this month, about the relative power of designers and users.”
Psychology Makes You a Better UX Designer (Video)
By Hoa Loranger.
“Why an understanding of psychology is necessary for good user
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+08: 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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