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 read more

Need information about upcoming events?

first_imgMeet the Experts and Learn More About vPro at these Events!Check out the new events page here: I put up a new page last week on the vPro Expert Center to inform the community about places where they can meet the experts and get more information on vPro. You can get an overview of the event including location, dates, classes offered, and even links for registration to attend. So far I’ve got the following five events & more will be coming soon:- Intel Developers Forum (IDF)- ManageFusion 2008 Conference- Intel Application and Desktop Virtualization Forum – Stay Ahead of the Curve: Virtualization and Security Best Practices – Microsoft Management Summit 2008last_img

Italy keeper Buffon ends international career

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH From left : Italy’s defender Andrea Barzagli, Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, Italy’s midfielder Giorgio Chiellini and Italy’s midfielder Marco Parolo react at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Italy and Sweden, on November 13, 2017 at the San Siro stadium in Milan.Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Monday as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory. AFP PHOTO / Miguel MedinaItaly goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirmed Monday he was ending his international career after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a play-off by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg draw at the San Siro, bringing an end to a 20-year international career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad READ: Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify“I’m not sorry for myself but all of Italian football,” Buffon told Italian broadcaster Rai.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We failed at something which also means something on a social level. There’s regret at finishing like that, not because time passes.”Andrea Barzagli and 34-year-old midfielder Daniele de Rossi, the other two members of Italy’s squad on Monday who lifted the 2006 World Cup, also retired from internationals in the aftermath of the shock defeat. View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 “It’s the biggest disappointment of my life from a sporting point of view… I can’t find my words,” said 36-year-old defender Barzagli.Midfielder De Rossi, who won 117 caps, said: “To think that I took off this jersey for the last time, it hurts. After the match, there was a funeral-like atmosphere.” Buffon made his debut for the Azzurri as a 19-year-old in a 1998 World Cup play-off victory over Russia, but his last match saw him fail in his bid to become the first man to play in six World Cups.The Juventus captain, who has already said he will likely retire from all football at the end of this season, said Italy fans still have plenty to look forward to, with AC Milan’s 18-year-old keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma set to take the international number one shirt.“There is certainly a future for Italian football, as we have pride, ability, determination and after bad tumbles, we always find a way to get back on our feet,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I leave a squad of talent that will have their say, including Gigio Donnarumma and (Genoa keeper) Mattia Perin.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more


first_imgWelcome to the first edition of 60 Seconds in Touch for November 2005, Christmas is just around the corner and a hot month of Touch is ahead…* Touch-e-Talk (our online newsletter) has been released for November. It’s full of stories on the All Nations 18’s Championships and more, including results, scorers and other bits and pieces. There’s also stories on the upcoming NSW and Qld State Cups and heaps more. Make sure you check the homepage and have a read.* Electronic registration is up and running for the NSW State Cup, get online and register at www.nswtouch.com.au* In Queensland the State Cup is being combined with the Australia Cup and nominations are already up to over 45 teams, with teams such as Victoria, ACT, Northern Territory and Japan all attending for the event. * NSW Touch Association announced this week that Robert Summers has been appointed as the new Operations Manager. Robert has been working NSWTA as a Development Officer Sydney for the past 7 years and has also worked in Southern NSW. His appointment comes after Ron Larcombe resigned earlier this year.NSW Touch and Touch Football Australia would like acknowledge Ron’s achievements and significant involvement in the sport and would like to wish him all the best for the future.* As most will know by now, a contract has been signed with Azuma for a major sponsorship deal for the sport of Touch Footy. This is fantastic news and the benefits will be further outlined in the coming weeks. * The new logo is set to hit the office in the coming days! That means that over the next few weeks we’ll be starting to order in new referees gear and merchandise. Until then, we are selling some of the current stock at reduced prices, send Rachel an email at [email protected] if you are interested in making the most of this sale. Remember though, stock and sizes are extremely limited!Large and Extra Large red and blue referee shirts are sold out, as are long length red and blue socks, size 9-12. Walkshorts are also almost gone, while caps are completely sold out. There is still plenty of shirts in all other sizes, S/M/XXL/XXL and XXXXL, as well as every size in green and gold and all sizes in shorts and skirts. If you’re after socks, get in quick as sizes are disappearing quickly. The sale is certainly on! * The Canberra Cup was held over the weekend with several Australian representatives entering the competition and adding to the strength of the Canberra competition. The event received great television, radio and newspaper coverage, thanks to a simple media alert sent out prior to the event by ACT media officer Maddie Collignon. For one of the stories found in the Canberra Times newspaper please click here: Maddie is working hard to keep the amount of media coverage rising in the ACT and often works closely with Touch Football Australia media manager Rachel Grant. If you’re keen to get some coverage for your events, simply contact Rachel at [email protected] and she can assist by writing media alerts and releases and sending these to your local and state media outlets. It is coverage at the local and regional levels of our sport that can help boost interest at a state and national level. This in turn raises the chance of gaining further sponsorship, such as the new partnership with Azuma.* The first `Whistleblower’ edition (Touch Football Australia’s newsletter for referees) was released last month, with the next edition due out soon. Unfortunately I (Rachel) was away at the time of release, so it didn’t get loaded onto the TFA website. Here it is for all interested in what’s happening amongst our referees: WHISTLEBLOWER NEWSLETTER- OCTOBER EDITION* TouchWest is looking for a trainee development officer. The successful candidate will commence in January 2006 for 12 months, during which time training and development will be provided. The chosen person will assist with school clinics, events and administration. For more information click here.* Congratulations again to Jeremy Sorensen, Executive Officer of TouchWest, he has been appointed as the General Manager of Queensland Touch and will take up his post in January 2006. * The calendar of events has been upgraded on the TFA homepage. Click here to check it out: http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?sID=3 there are heaps of events there already. If you have an event you’d like uploaded, simply send all of the details to Rachel at [email protected] * Feel like NTL is forever away? Well already preparations are under way as people start booking travel and accommodation. With next year’s NTL beginning the selection process for the 2007 World Cup in South Africa, it’s sure to be the biggest and best event yet. Chris Tarlinton is about to begin the process of organising the potential 100+ referees needed for the event and merchandise will soon be on the office agenda. Tournament Director Jon Pratt is already getting excited, picking up a couple of new ideas from his time at the All Nations Championships in NZ and confident that TFA is continuing to provide well run events. Keep watching the TFA website for all upcoming NTL news.* Finally, the National 18’s squads for the January training camp at Runaway Bay, were announced recently. In the coming weeks we’ll be focusing on these players with stories on the website and in Touch-e-Talk, the online newsletter. If you’re an Under 18 who was chosen for the squad and you’re looking to try and gain some media coverage, simply email [email protected] and Rachel will be glad to help you out.By Rachel Grantlast_img

10 months agoTottenham midfielder Harry Winks: We’re now ready to win something

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks: We’re now ready to win somethingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Harry Winks is adamant the team is now ready to win trophies.Winks was at Wembley as a fan when Spurs when the League Cup a decade ago.He told the Mirror: “When we won the League Cup it was great, I was actually there at Wembley with my dad, we were in the top tier and we were celebrating like mad when that went in. It was incredible.“Just going to games from a young age with my dad, watching Tottenham as often as I could, celebrating in my front room, singing and enjoying it, so many fond memories from when I was a kid.“The team is coming of age. There’s a lot of talk about us needing to win a trophy and, of course, no-one wants to win a trophy more than anyone in the team.“But our main priority is to just try and improve every season, which we are doing, and hopefully a trophy will come at the end of that as a reward for all the hard work. We work really hard, we are improving and hopefully we can come away with some silverware.“We’re in a strong position in the league, we’re well placed but we’ve also won a lot of games playing scruffy as well when we’ve not played so well.” last_img read more

12 days agoTottenham still keen on Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes

first_imgTottenham still keen on Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandesby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham remain keen on Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.A Bola says Tottenham will renew their efforts to sign Fernandes in January.Tottenham opened talks with Sporting over a deal for Fernandes towards the end of the transfer window, but he was considered as a potential alternative to Giovani Lo Celso who eventually signed on a season-long loan from Real Betis.”As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be,” Fernandes told GQ Portugal.“I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials. It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done.“But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Locked out of what he loves former Buckeye James Laurinaitis may take

Although four months remain until the NFL season will officially be under way, former Buckeye and current St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis is ready for the NFL and the NFL Players Association to reach an agreement so he can get back to doing what he loves. “I don’t find anything good from being locked out from what we love to do,” Laurinaitis said. “I’m a football junkie. I’d rather be there, doing OTAs (Organized Team Activities) and all that stuff.” The lockout has lasted more than a month, but for football fans who fear a fall without the sport, the former Ohio State three-time All-American had some encouraging words. “I think football will happen,” Laurinaitis said. “If I had to put a percent on it, I’d probably say 95 percent.” But if that 5 percent doubt prevails and the NFL doesn’t play in 2011, fans of another contact sport might be happy to know he would consider joining their business. “I should take up pro wrestling. It’d be a natural transition,” Laurinaitis said. “I might have to try to get in the ring a little bit, take on John Cena or Randy Orton.” His father, Joe, better known as “The Animal” to World Wrestling Entertainment fans, is a professional-wrestling legend and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in early April. The younger Laurinaitis might not live up to his father’s in-ring legacy, but says it’s not out of the question that he would follow in his father’s footsteps for a short time if he can’t play football. “I’d consider it,” Laurinaitis said. “You don’t want to mess around and get hurt. But if it’s just a few run-downs here and there or something, I’d maybe at least get some of the training done.” Although he isn’t certain what he’ll be doing in the fall, Laurinaitis is certain of the impact the lockout will have, and he says it affects more than just the NFL and its players. “It’s bigger than just the players and the owners,” he said. “It’s the vendors. It’s the people that turn their yards into parking lots, the bars, the restaurants, the hotels, everything around a stadium in a city that thrives from these moments. I think it hurts the overall economy if we don’t play.” Laurinaitis says he isn’t worried about money himself, but he isn’t so sure about other guys in the league. “I’ve saved up my money. I don’t spend my money on anything stupid. I get all my clothes usually from Nike, or I wear the stuff I’ve worn through college,” he said. “The only thing I’ve got to worry about is taking care of myself and my dogs and paying a mortgage on a house that I can easily afford and buy off if I want to. “Usually, we wouldn’t have checks come in until about this time anyway. Guys will start hurting when you don’t get those game checks, but I think we’ll get them.” Negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA have been moved to court, but ESPN reported that Judge Susan Richard Nelson will force the two sides to mediate this week. Until an agreement is reached, WWE fans can hold out hope for another “Animal” to battle in the squared circle. The WWE did not immediately return phone calls for comment. read more

Football Ohio State players earn Big Ten preseason honors

Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball downfield during the fourth quarter of the OSU-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State junior defensive end Nick Bosa and sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins have each been named to the top 10 Big Ten preseason outstanding players list. This list was announced with the start of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Last week, Bosa was named to both the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award watch lists. In 2017, he was named as a first-team All-American, leading the Buckeyes in both tackles for loss (16) and sacks (8). He also was named as the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2017. Dobbins also was named to the Maxwell Award watch list, as well as the Doak Walker Award watch list prior to the 2018 season. Last season, he rushed for 1,403 yards and recorded seven touchdowns. Dobbins and Bosa join players like Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor as the 2018 Big Ten preseason honorees. read more

Allegri confirms Ronaldo will play against Young Boys

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri will field a star-studded team in hopes of topping Group H.Juventus will play Young Boys on Wednesday and hope to clinch the top spot of their group. Asked if Cristiano Ronaldo would have been rested if the top spot was already secured, Allegri told reporters: “For sure, just like many others,” as quoted by Goal.“Chiellini definitely does not play due to the synthetic pitch. Alex Sandro is almost back, but to immediately put him on the synthetic pitch seemed risky. He will be ready for Saturday.“Chiellini I will leave to rest because on the plastic he can have problems. I also told him not to walk too much. In any case, there will be no excuses and a victory must be brought home.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Juve is among the big clubs and avoiding the other first-place sides is very important. There are teams like Real, Barcelona, ​​City and maybe Paris Saint-Germain. Also, I hope all the Italian teams pass to the next stage.“Finishing top does not mean that we will face an easy team in the last 16, but certainly softer.”Allegri previously said that a victory against Young Boys is the most important thing for the club right now.last_img read more