+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
– Volume 15, Issue 12, September 15, 2016.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 12 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.
05: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
By University of Minnesota.
A new website provides information and strategies for creating to a
more inclusive, accessible University community.
Long Home Pages and Smooth Scroll
By David MacDonald.
“Thoughts on emerging practices…”
Focus Management for Accessibility
By Rakesh Paladugula.
“The success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order is the source for the focus
management in WCAG 2.0 standards…”
Accessibility Summit 2016: Low Vision & Accessibility Recap
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
“At last week’s Accessibility Summit 2016 conference, accessibility
expert Glenda Sims explained what low vision is and how our designs
impact people with low vision…”
Accessibility Considerations for Localization
By Jonathan Avila.
“Localization is the process of translating a product into different
languages or adapting a product for a specific country or region…”
Section 508 Refresh Webinar – Q&A
By Jonathan Avila.
“This post includes my responses to all of the questions posed in last
week’s webinar: Section 508 Refresh – Understanding the New
The United States’ Findings and Conclusions Based on its Investigation
Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of the
University of California at Berkeley (PDF)
By Department of Justice.
“Based on our findings of accessibility barriers, we conclude that UC
Berkeley is in
violation of title II because significant portions of its online
content are not provided in an accessible manner…”
A Statement on Online Course Content and Accessibility
By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley.
“…we must strongly consider the unenviable option of whether to
remove content from public access…”
The NAD and Hulu Reach Agreement
By National Association of the Deaf.
“Hulu will provide the captioning option to all subscribers, improving
the entertainment experience for deaf and hard of hearing people.”
Humboldt County, California Consent Decree (PDF)
By United States District Court Northern District of California.
“…Within twelve (12) months of the entry of this Consent Decree, the
County will: a). Ensure that its websites and all online services,
including those websites or online services provided by third parties
upon which the County relies to allow members of the public to
participate in or benefit from the County’s programs, services, or
activities, comply with WCAG 2.0 AA…”
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Building Resizeable Components with Relative CSS Units
By Ahmad Shadeed.
“Ahmad has put together a ton of examples to show off how using
relative units can benefit us. I think a lot of us think of units like
em as being for font-size, which it is, but can also be for lots of
other things, tying together typographic sizing and other visual
6 Web Layout Myths Busted
By Jen Simmons.
“Challenge your assumptions, break out of old habits and discover
what’s newly possible with layout on the web.”
How To Write Your Own Custom Sass Functions
By Steven Bradley.
“…In a previous series on Sass, I said mixins were one option for
reusing styles and writing DRYer code. Functions are another way to do
+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.
4 Things UX Research Tells You That Google Analytics Doesn’t
By Jeff Sauro.
“…Here are four things GA can’t tell you but which UX research can.
1.) Visitor Intent… 2.) Better Demographics… 3.) Sentiment… 4.)
A11y Camp NYC
September 17, 2016.
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Addressing Web Accessibility for Users with Emotional Disabilities
September 27, 2016.
Palo Alto, Califorina, U.S.A.
New England Drupal Camp
September 30-October 1, 2016.
Manchester New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Breaking Into UX
October 17, 2016.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
+05: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
5 Most Common Wireframing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)
By Saad Al-Sabbagh.
“…let’s take a look at some of the most common wireframing mistakes
and how to avoid them…”
Shopping Carts Should Notify Users
By David MacDonald.
“Shopping carts should provide an aria-live region that notifies the
user that the cart was updated under WCAG Success Criteria 4.1.2.”
Universal Navigation: Connecting Subsites to Main Sites
By Katie Sherwin.
“On large sites with several standalone subsites, universal navigation
provides quick access to the main site. To be successful, it must not
interfere with the subsite’s navigation.”
Text on Background Image a11y Check
By Andrew Brandwood.
“This is a guide to foreground colour accessibility on a background
image. It is intended as guide for designers and developers to test if
their design solution is accessible…”
Minimize the Need for Customer Service to Improve the Omnichannel UX
By Kim Flaherty.
“Contacting customer service often reflects on UX. To reduce such
failures, understand the customer journey and support it through UI
[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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