[DigitalScholarship] [webdev] Web Design Update: April 6, 2017

 

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Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 06:29:39 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: April 6, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 15, Issue 41, April 6, 2017.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.

++ISSUE 41 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.

What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/

New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

04: EVENTS.

05: JAVASCRIPT.

06: MISCELLANEOUS.

07: TOOLS.

08: TYPOGRAPHY.

09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Demystifying Accessible Name

By Joe Watkins.

“In this post, Joe Watkins talks about accessible name-what it is, how
to apply it, and why it’s such an integral tool in the accessibility
toolkit…”

http://simplyaccessible.com/article/accessible-name/

Form Errors Screen Readers Can Access

By Greg Genovese.

“Form submission errors are a common problem on the web…”

https://cantina.co/form-errors-screen-readers-can-access/

Implementing Accessible Workplace Tech: PDF Accessibility (Video)

By Gian Wild and Rob Haverty.

“…Topics include how to handle issues such as an existing archive of
untagged PDFs on a website…”

http://www.peatworks.org/content/webinars/2017/03/PDFs

Transcript: Ask the UXperts: Accessible Design: which everyone do you
mean? – with Derek Featherstone

By Sarah Hawk.

“…If you’re interested in seeing what we discussed, or you want to
revisit your own questions, here is a full transcript of the chat…”

http://uxmastery.com/transcript-ask-uxperts-accessible-design-everyone-mean-derek-featherstone/

Web Accessibility, Where To Start? (Video)

By Rian Rietveld.

“You want to learn how to build an accessible website or plugin and
have no idea what is important or where to start? In this talk Rian
will explain the most important issues and where to get help and
documentation…”

http://wordpress.tv/2016/12/12/rian-rietveld-web-accessibility-where-to-start/

Website Accessibility Under the ADA, A New Federal Court Ruling Helps Banks

By Robert P. Beckham.

“Since late last year, many banks in California, New York and
Pennsylvania have received demand letters from two law firms that
claim the websites of those banks violate Title III of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA)…”

https://blogs.duanemorris.com/bankinglaw/2017/04/03/website-accessibility-under-the-ada-a-new-federal-court-ruling-helps-banks/

Judge Dismisses ADA Website Lawsuit

By Marty Orlick.

“Marty Orlick reports why a recent U.S. District Court decision may
affect the future of ADA website litigation, and urges hoteliers to
ensure their websites are accessible.”

https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article93874.html

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Grid is All About the Container

By Rachel Andrew.

“I’ve been at Render Conference in Oxford with my first conference
presentation on Grid, since it shipped into browsers this month. A
short talk, I decided to deal with the most frequently asked of
frequently asked questions…”

https://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2017/03/31/grid-is-all-about-the-container/

Does CSS Grid Replace Flexbox?

By Robin Rendle.

“No. Well. Mostly No…”

https://css-tricks.com/css-grid-replace-flexbox/

Questioning Container Queries

By Brad Frost.

“I think what Paul Robert Lloyd is saying here is interesting, but I’m
not sure it adds up to ‘we don’t need container queries’…”

http://bradfrost.com/blog/link/questioning-container-queries/

The Invisible Parts of CSS

By Mike Riethmuller.

“If you use CSS in your daily work, your primary goal is probably
focused around making things ‘look right’. How this is achieved is
often far less important than the end result. This means we care less
about how CSS works than the correct syntax and visual results…”

https://madebymike.com.au/writing/the-invisible-parts-of-CSS/

CSS Viewport Units: A Quick Start

By Asha Laxmi.

“It has been a few years since viewport units were first introduced in
CSS. They are truly responsive length units in the sense that their
value changes every time the browser resizes. If you have heard about
these units before but never learned about them in detail, this
article can help you out…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/css-viewport-units-quick-start/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Using A/B Testing to Drive Constructive Conflict with Stakeholders

By Luke Smith.

“…Good ideas benefit from scrutiny, and quick A/B experiments help
get people get in the habit of asking tough questions. The answers
lead to better tactical decisions, and help drive a culture of healthy
debate.”

http://uxmastery.com/using-ab-testing-to-drive-constructive-conflict-with-stakeholders/

10 Measurement Resources For UX Designers

By Jeff Sauro.

“Here is a list of articles we’ve written that can serve as a starting
point when you need to measure your designs…”

https://measuringu.com/measure-design/

+04: EVENTS.

DRES IT Accessibility Badging Program

April-May 2017.

Online

http://disability.illinois.edu/academic-support/accessible-it-group/badging

PHP Unicorn Conference

May 4, 2017.

Online

http://www.phpunicorn.com/

Old versus New: Original Section 508 Standards (2000) compared to the

Revised Section 508 Standards (2017)

May 30, 2017.

Webinar.

https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110613

Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24)

June 9, 2017.

Online.

http://www.inclusivedesign24.org/

CSS-Day

June 15-16, 2017.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

https://cssday.nl/2017

eduWeb Digital Summit

August 7-10, 2017.

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

http://www.eduwebdigitalsummit.com/

+05: JAVASCRIPT.

Back to Basics: JavaScript Operators, Conditionals and Functions

By Tania Rascia.

“…In this article, we will go over some of the most important basic
concepts of JavaScript that will allow you to start writing your own
programs: operators, conditional statements, and functions…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/javascript-operators-conditionals-functions/

+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK and US Net Plans

By Rory Cellan-Jones.

“The web’s creator has attacked any UK plans to weaken encryption and
promised to battle any moves by the Trump administration to weaken net
neutrality…”

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39490324

Debate Rages Over Controversial Copyright Standard for the Web

By Matt Reynolds.

“It’s a fight for the future of the web…”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2126513-debate-rages-over-controversial-copyright-standard-for-the-web/

+07: TOOLS.

Accessible Email Checker

By Maarten Lierop and Jordie van Rijn.

“It is the mission of Accessible-email.org to promote email marketing
accessibility and usability. In that be the voice of users and the
email marketing community…”

http://www.accessible-email.org/

SweetAlert2

By Limon Monte.

“A beautiful, customizable, accessible (WAI-ARIA) replacement for
JavaScript’s popup boxes…”

https://limonte.github.io/sweetalert2/

+08: TYPOGRAPHY.

Rems and Ems, and Why You Probably Don’t Need Them

By David Gilbertson.

“You may have heard that when defining the size of things in your
website, you should be using em or rem units, rather than good old
fashioned pixels…”

https://hackernoon.com/rems-and-ems-and-why-you-probably-dont-need-them-664b9ce1e09f

+09: USABILITY.

Is Usability a Science?

By Philip Hodgson.

“Recently, Todd Zazelenchuk, David Travis and I met up at our
favourite watering hole in Staffordshire. As is often the case we
stumbled into a discussion about usability, this time mulling over the
question of whether usability is or is not a science…”

http://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/is-usability-a-science.html

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Drupal Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html

Evaluation & Testing Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

HTML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html

Information Architecture Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]

++END NOTES.

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+ SIGN OFF.

Until next time,

Laura L. Carlson

Information Technology Systems and Services

University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009

mailto:lcarlson@d.umn.edu

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