Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 7, 2016

first_img“Working As Intended” – An Exploration into Android’s Accessibility Lag: Mishaal Rahman takes a behind-the-scenes look at Android’s accessibility lag. Good dicussion in the comments.Apps that use Accessibility Services in a manner that was unintended by Google will always incur some performance overhead. AccessibilityAccessibility from the Ground Up: Build Captions and Usable Design into All eLearning: Do it right the first time, follow the principles of universal design. Did you know captioning was first designed for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, but that the largest number of users of captioning are sports bars and airports?Takeaways from Accessibility in Office 365, Microsoft Ignite 2016: If you’re interested in how Office 365 apps support accessibility, and what features are coming in the near future, check out my recap of last week’s Office 365 accessibility session.From Tom Wheeler, current chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications CommissionIf we don’t do everything possible to harness this #tech revolution to attack the challenges of individuals w/ disabilities then shame on us— Tom Wheeler (@TomWheelerFCC) October 6, 2016 Can we stop bad-mouthing CSS in developer talks, please?: I love working with CSS, and I’m tired of people who make fun of it or those who work with it.In other words: if you don’t like it, don’t use it. Work with someone who does like it. 10K Apart: It’s time! Voting is now open for the 10K Apart contest, where designers and developers were challenged to build a compelling web experience in less than 10kB, without JavaScript. Which ones are your favorites? Twitter Needs a Sense of Urgency: Will my favorite social media channel close down? I hope not. Scott Monty points out that Jack Dorsey has yet to meet his three objectives for Twitter. And time is running out.If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOctober 5, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn why every designer should have a foundation in psychology, find out the tentative schedule for WordPress 5.0, discover how to improve color accessibility on your website/apps, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 28, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to improve user experience with micro-interactions, find a six-point checklist for creating accessible videos, discover some spooky CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility,…In “Web design & development links”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”center_img What I Found InterestingHow to Make YouTube Playlists with a Google Spreadsheet:Create an anonymous playlist, not connected to your YouTube channel. And not connected to your Google account. Nice shoutout to my friend Martin Hawksey at the end of the post, with a link to his project for using Google Forms to collaborate on a YouTube playlist.I totally agree with this!Articles belong on the web, not in incomprehensible tweet storms. Write your thing, publish it, then use Twitter to *promote* it.— Matt Hill (@matthillco) October 3, 2016 In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll discover what McDonald’s Happy Meals can teach us about good user experience, find out why there’s an accessibility lag in Android, learn about variable fonts in web design, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the Week☝Just a reminder in this sea of webdev despair: Minimum requirements to build a website 👉 💻 Browser📝 *Text* editor ⏰ Time💪 Enthusiasm— @rem (@rem) October 6, 2016User ExperienceWhat Happy Meals Can Teach Us About Good User Experience: Reduce choices and create smarter defaults to streamline the customer journey, says Amy Ahearn, senior innovation associate at Acumen.UX in Action: IBM Watson: This free user experience webinar on October 13 hosted by UserTesting.com features my friend Carol Smith. A senior design manager at IBM Watson, Smith will share her insights on building a UX-focused design team and discuss lessons learned from past UX research projects.10 Tools for Prototyping on a Budget: Have a limited budget for prototyping tools? Note: many are free trials, free for one project, or only available for the Mac. I liked the Alternative Tools section at the end, which offered all-in-one prototyping solutions.Service design: Isn’t it just UX with a different name?: No, they’re not, says Sanjay Poyzer of the UK Government Digital Service.Let’s be clear: service design and UX design are not the same, because a service is different from a user’s experience. WordPressWordPress Meetup in Paris: How wonderful to read this post by Isabelle Garcia, who I met at WordCamp Columbus 2016 when she conducted video interviews with speakers, organizers, and attendees. Izzy is a true digital nomad, she shares her thoughts on attending her first WordPress meetup.WordPress.com Adds SEO Tools to Business Plan: Glad to see this new search engine optimization feature available. Personally, I’d love to see this feature included in all WordPress.com premium plans.WordCamp Orlando Canceled Due to Hurricane Matthew: Totally understandable, given Hurricane Matthew. Anyone who purchased a 2016 WordCamp Orlando ticket is available for a full refund; you must request the refund via Google Forms by October 14, 2016. I was sad when I heard the news of the cancellation; I had a great time at WordCamp Orlando 2013.How to quickly find and edit code from themes and plugins: These two free plugins will make it a lot easier for you to locate which WordPress file to edit. CSS and HTMLIntro to Variable Fonts in Web Design: Imagine being able to load one font and get different styles of the font: italics, bold, different sizes. That’s what variable fonts is all about. Glad to see Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and Google are working together to make OpenType Font Variations happen!Start with a good foundation.Learn HTML. Everything else is an enhancement.— Ian Devlin (@iandevlin) October 4, 2016last_img

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