[webdev] Web Design Update: November 23, 2017

 

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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:36:03 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: November 23, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 22, November 22, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 22 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: DRUPAL.

04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

05: EVENTS.

06: HTML.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: MISCELLANEOUS.

09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

5 Ways to Make Your App More Accessible

By Bryn Gelbart.

“Users spend a large portion of their days in apps. However, there is
not yet as much focus on app accessibility as web accessibility. It’s
time to change that…”

https://axesslab.com/app-accessibility-tips/

Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect (Video)

By Glenda Sims.

“Here we are on a quest to answer the question “What is WCAG 2.1?…”

https://www.deque.com/blog/wcag-2-1-what-to-expect/

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Bureau of Internet Accessibility.

“…The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 offer tips for
tailoring a website to accommodate epileptic users…”

https://www.boia.org/blog/november-is-national-epilepsy-awareness-month

Out with Accessibility – In with Inclusive Design (Video)

By Robin Christopherson.

“Widely recognised as a leading expert on accessibility and digital
inclusion, Robin Christopherson of leading UK tech charity AbilityNet
will explore the ‘mental 180’ we all need to undergo when it comes to
considering accessibility in this mobile-first world. Packed with
practical illustrations and demos…”

https://vimeo.com/241688610

Advocating for Accessible UI Design

By Lara Schenck.

“…it’s about time we start designing the web for everyone because the
web was meant to be for everyone, and less and less are we able to
predict where, when, and how our work will be consumed…”

https://css-tricks.com/advocating-for-accessible-ui-design/

Management: Avoid Making this Costly Accessibility Mistake

By Karl Groves.

“…There’s really only one logical choice you can make when it comes to
any internal accessibility advocates you may have: keep them happy.
Foster their personal and professional growth. Support them. Give them
a real voice and listen to them. Take them seriously. Let them mentor
others who also care about accessibility. You will need them someday.”

http://www.karlgroves.com/2017/11/17/ management-avoid-making-this-costly-accessibility-mistake/

How Accessible is Your Website for the Disabled? Consider Doing an
Audit to And Out

By Melody Kramer.

Melody Kramer interviews Eric Bailey.

https://www.poynter.org/news/ how-accessible-your-website-disabled-consider-doing-audit-find-out

Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24)

Organized by The Paciello Group.

All 24 hours of the webinars are online.

https://www.inclusivedesign24.org/

The Impact of AI on Accessibility

By Sheila Zinck.

“…all of the panelists cautioned against viewing AI as a panacea for
accessibility. They cited several issues and challenges ahead,
including…”

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/age-and-ability/ 2017/11/01/impact-ai-accessibility/

Alternative Text for Images: Buffer Announces Support for Extension, Part 3

By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

“This is my third post about alternative text for Buffer and Hootsuite…”

https://www.lireo.com/part-3-alternative-text- for-images-buffer-announces-support-for-extension/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Faux Grid Tracks

By Eric A. Meyer.

“A little while back, there was a question posted to css-discuss…”

https://alistapart.com/article/faux-grid-tracks

Aligning Items in a Flex Container

By Rachel Andrew and Chris David Mills.

“…In this guide, we will take a thorough look at how the alignment and
justification properties work in Flexbox…”

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/ CSS_Flexible_Box_Layout/Aligning_Items_in_a_Flex_Container

A Dao of Responsive Liquid

By Jeffery Zeldman.

“Two decades before Responsive Web Design, we dipped our toes in
Liquid Layout - a similar but necessarily less refined concept. Glenn
Davis of Project Cool fame coined the phrase in 1995 or 1996. (Glenn
also came up with ‘Ice’ to describe fixed-width layouts, and ‘Jello’
for layouts that combined some fixed with some flexible elements.)…”

http://www.zeldman.com/2017/11/19/dao-responsive-liquid/

CSS 101: Selectors

By Damien Cosset.

“CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language that allows you to
describe the styles your markup should have…”

https://dev.to/damcosset/css-101-selectors-78m

CSS: The Reason Why Selectors Should Be Ordered, Too

By Jens Oliver Meiert.

“…A few thoughts taken from early work on my upcoming book on CSS optimization…”

https://meiert.com/en/blog/selector-order/

Using CSS Grid: Supporting Browsers Without Grid

By Rachel Andrew.

“…In this article, I explore approaches to dealing with browser support today…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/11/ css-grid-supporting-browsers-without-grid/

+03: COLOR.

Simple Patterns for Separation (Better Than Color Alone)

By Chris Coyier On November 18, 2017

“Color is pretty good for separating things. That’s what your basic
pie chart is, isn’t it? You tell the slices apart by color. With
enough color contrast, you might be OK, but you might be even better
off (particularly where accessibility is concerned) using patterns, or
a combination…”

https://css-tricks.com/simple-patterns-for-separation/

+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Hooked and Booked

By Jeremy Keith.

“At Booking.com, they do a lot of A/B testing. At Booking.com, they’ve
got a lot of dark patterns. I think there might be a connection…”

https://adactio.com/journal/13109

Stop Pretending

By Gregg Bernstein.

If you’re asking participants to guess, predict, hypothesize, or
anticipate either their future behavior or that of a friend, you’re
not researching. You’re pretending.

http://gregg.io/2017/11/14/stop-pretending.html

+05: EVENTS.

Panel Discussion on All Things A11Y
November 29, 2017.
Online.
https://groups.drupal.org/node/517800

How Persons with Disabilities Use the Web
November 30, 2017.
Online.
https://www.deque.com/blog/upcoming-webinar-persons-disabilities-web/

Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit
February 9-10, 2018.
Toronto, Canada.
https://www.digitalinclusion.ca/welcome

+06: HTML.

Happier HTML5 Form Validation

By Dave Rupert.

“Native HTML5 Form Validation. The way you want it. In 6 lines of code…”

http://daverupert.com/2017/11/happier-html5-forms/

Editing the W3C HTML5 Spec

By Bruce Lawson.

“On 3 November, the Queen and Uncle Timbo (Sir Tim Berners-Lee to you)
came round to Lawson Towers to threaten me with a punch in the face
and a karate chop if I didn’t co-edit the W3C HTML5 spec…”

http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2017/editing-the-w3c-html5-spec/

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Accessible Web Apps with React, TypeScript, and AllyJS

By Daniel Yuschick.

“Accessibility is an aspect of web development that is often overlooked…”

https://css-tricks.com/accessible-web-apps-react-typescript-allyjs/

How to Reduce the Cost of JavaScript

By Addy Osmani.

“…In this post, I’ll cover why a little discipline can help if you’d
like your site to load & be interactive quickly on mobile devices…”

https://medium.com/dev-channel/the-cost-of-javascript-84009f51e99e

Currying Is Not Idiomatic in JavaScript

By Axel Rauschmayer.

“In this blog post I explain why, in my opinion, currying is not a
good fit for JavaScript…”

http://2ality.com/2017/11/currying-in-js.html

+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of the Web: “The System is Failing”

By Olivia Solon.

“The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a
‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality
and fake news…”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/15/ tim-berners-lee-world-wide-web-net-neutrality

The Web for the Entire World: Chrome Dev Summit 2017 (Video)

By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

“Are you surprised to learn that China has the highest number of
Internet users?…”

https://www.lireo.com/ the-web-for-the-entire-world-chrome-dev-summit-2017-video/

AXSchat with Professor Gregg Vanderheiden, from the Global Public
Inclusive Infrastructure (Video)

By Neil Milliken.

“Dr.Vanderheiden has been active in the area of Technology and
Disability for over 45 years…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3VUyIOBXm0

+09: USABILITY.

Delightful UX Designs for Which to Be Thankful (Video)

By Katie Sherwin.

“User experiences that bring joy through ease or delight deserve our
appreciation. We extend our gratitude for some of this year’s designs.
Share what you’re thankful for with #GiveUXThanks.”

https://www.nngroup.com/videos/delightful-ux-be-thankful/

Bad Icons: How to Identify and Improve Them

By Kara Pernice.

“Related links are often chunked as a set, each with an icon. One bad
icon hurts user interaction. A set of bad icons is worse because it
amplifies confusion, adds clutter, and wastes screen real estate.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/bad-icons/

The Ultimate Guide for Form Design: the Perfect Form

By Carolina Koladzyn.

“…This article provides general guidelines to design a better form…”

https://medium.com/@carolinalina/ the-ultimate-guide-for-form-design-the-perfect-form-acea20367ed1

We Must Measure Customer Time

By Gerry McGovern.

“…Wasting your customers’ time is the poorest of poor customer
experience. The first step is to recognize that.”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/we-must-measure-customer-time/

12 Common UX Design Myths That Need to Go in 2018

By Karol K.

“…At the end of the day, most of them can be avoided if we try putting
ourselves in our users’ shoes more, and don’t make too many
assumptions about their behaviors or motivations. However, this is
also much easier said than done, I know. Sorry about that.”

https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/ 12-common-ux-design-myths-that-need-to-go-in-2018/

Slides: Inclusive Usability Testing

By Adrian Roselli.

“I have uploaded my slides from a11yTOCamp to SlideShare. If the embed
below does not work, visit them directly…”

http://adrianroselli.com/2017/11/ slides-inclusive-usability-testing-a11ytocamp.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.]

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[webdev] Web Design Update: November 9, 2017

 

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Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 06:44:25 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: November 9, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 20, November 9, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 20 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: DRUPAL.

04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

05: EVENTS.

06: HTML.

07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

08: JAVASCRIPT.

09: MISCELLANEOUS.

10: TOOLS.

11: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Captchas Suck

By Hampus Sethfors.

“…Here’s why captchas suck and what to do instead…”

https://axesslab.com/captchas-suck/

Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS

By Henny Swan.

“The TPG Mobile Accessibility Testing for Android and iOS (PDF, 2.6MB)
is a free accessible PDF outlining how to test native apps and the web
for accessibility on Android and iOS. It provides an overview of
accessibility settings, how to use them and common testing tools…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2017/11/ mobile-accessibility-testing-guide-for-android-and-ios-free/

Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables

By Adrian Roselli.

“Consider this post to be the sequel to my 2012 post It’s OK to Use
Tables. Here I will go into bit more detail based on the state of
accessible efforts I see today…”

http://adrianroselli.com/2017/11/hey-its-still-ok-to-use-tables.html

Audio Transcripts are Important

By Nicolas Steenhout.

“Many people are unable to access your audio or video content if you
don’t provide a transcript or captions…”

http://incl.ca/audio-transcripts-important/

Debunking the Biggest Myths about Video Game Accessibility

By Rishi Agrawal.

“Most developers aren’t opposed to video game accessibility, but fall
victim to many of the myths associated with video game accessibility.
Here are some common concerns that are often cited and why you
shouldn’t worry about them…”

https://www.levelaccess.com/debunking- biggest-myths-video-game-accessibility/

How Auto-Updating Content is Fully Addressed By WCAG 2.0

By Sailesh Panchang.

“Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 explicitly covers auto-updating content.
Changes to a page’s content that are not user-initiated has very much
been contemplated by the drafters of WCAG 2.0.”

http://www.mindoversight.com/?p=171

Digital Accessibility Newsletters

By Dennis Lembree.

“The web/digital industry certainly moves fast, and arguably even more
so in the accessibility field. Here are some good resources to help
keep you updated…”

http://www.webaxe.org/digital-accessibility-newsletters/

McDonalds, Grubhub, Kmart Settle ADA Class Actions Over Website, App
Accessibility for the Blind

By Jonathan Bilyk.

“Three class action lawsuits against McDonald’s, Grubhub and Kmart,
alleging those companies’ apps and websites violated federal
disability law because they were not easily accessible to the blind
have been settled in recent days, according to Chicago federal court
records…”

https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/ 511258647-mcdonalds-grubhub-kmart-settle-ada-class-actions-over- website-app-accessibility-for-the-blind

Over 60 Legislators Support CUNA Call for Website ADA Guidance

By Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

” 61 bipartisan members of Congress have written to the Department of
Justice requesting guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) pertains to websites…”

https://www.cuinsight.com/press-release/ 60-legislators-support-cuna-call-website-ada-guidance

Website Accessibility-the Emerging Trend Under the ADA

By Penny Reid and Liz Feldman, Sidley Austin.

“There is an emerging trend toward federal judges siding with
plaintiffs in website accessibility cases under the ADA…”

https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/sites/texaslawyer/2017/11/01/ website-accessibility-the-emerging-trend-under-the-ada/

Claire’s, Carnival Hit With Blind Access Suits Over Websites

By Carolina Bolado.

“Two more blind access lawsuits were filed Monday in Florida alleging
the websites of both mall jewelry and accessories retailer Claire’s
Stores Inc. and cruise company Carnival Corp. are inaccessible to the
visually impaired who use screen-reading software to read website
content…”

https://www.law360.com/hospitality/articles/979662/claire-s-carnival-hit-with-blind-access-suits-over-websites

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Flexbox and Grids, Your Layout’s Best Friends

By Eva Ferreira.

“We decided to debunk the myths around Flexbox & Grids in order to
show you the power of these two technologies working together…”

https://aerolab.co/blog/flexbox-grids/

Basic Concepts of Flexbox

By Rachel Andrew and Chris David Mills.

“…This article gives an outline of the main features of flexbox, which
we will be exploring in more detail in the rest of these guides…”

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/ Web/CSS/CSS_Flexible_Box_Layout/Basic_Concepts_of_Flexbox

Stylable

By Bruce Lawson and the Wix Team.

“…Stylable is a preprocessor that allows you to write style rules in
CSS syntax, with some extensions that we believe adhere to the spirit
of CSS…”

http://stylable.io/

+03: DRUPAL.

Drag and Drop with Drupal 8

By Mike Gifford.

“We’ve built a bunch of great accessibility solutions in Drupal 8
Core, but we haven’t modernized our Drag/Drop solution significantly.
Because of some great innovations with a Layout Builder, we’re having
to work on a 2D solution to this problem…”

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2017OctDec/0081.html

+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Totally Tooling Tips: Accessibility Testing (Video)

BY Addy Osmani.

“In this episode, Addy chats with Rob Dodson, a developer advocate on
the Chrome team, about his workflow for accessibility testing. They
also discuss some of the important considerations when making edits to
the design of your website for improved accessibility.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56zCnwj58e4

Blind QA testing (Part 1): A Screen Reader Users Perspective

By Brian Dalton, and Saleem Rahman.

“Brian introduces Accessibility QA testing, outlines his tools and approach…”

http://interaccess.ie/blind-qa-testing- part-1-a-screen-reader-users-perspective/

10 Simple Tips To Improve User Testing

By Nick Babich.

“…You can’t afford to skip testing, because even a simple round of
testing could make or break your product. Investment in user testing
is just about the only way to consistently generate a rich stream of
data on user behavior. Thus, test early, test often.”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/11/improve-user-testing/

Minting New Design Ideas From Usability Test Data

By David Travis.

“A usability test provides us with a host of observations describing
how people interact with a product or service. What it doesn’t provide
is design solutions. To generate useful design solutions we need to
first generate insights to identify the underlying problems and then
create testable hypotheses to fix their cause.”

https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/ minting-new-design-ideas-from-usability-test-data.html

Recent Advances with the System Usability Scale

By Jeff Sauro.

“…With such wide usage across industry and academia, there has been a
lot of research into the SUS and many practitioners may not be
familiar with some of it. Here are four recent advances with the
System Usability Scale…”

https://measuringu.com/sus-advances/

What the Failure of New Coke Can Teach Us About User Research And Design

By Adam Silver.

“Coca-Cola conducted extensive market research before launching New
Coke in 1985, yet the product still turned out to be one of the great
marketing failures of all time. Designer Adam Silver draws on
Coca-Cola’s infamous blunder to offer some important lessons for
conducting successful user research for websites and digital
services.”

https://alistapart.com/article/ what-the-failure-of-new-coke-can-teach-us-about-user-research-and-design

6 Reasons You Can Never Trust Users!

By Paul Boag.

“To understand users, we cannot take what they say at face value. We
need to dig deeper into how they think and what they truly need…”

http://mediatemple.net/blog/news/6-reasons-can-never-trust-users/

+05: EVENTS.

Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy
Starts November 13 and runs 4 weeks.
Online
https://www.class-central.com/mooc/5174/ canvas-network-professional-web-accessibility-auditing-made-easy

Accessible for Everyone – an Evening with Laura Kalbag
November 15, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/243947005/
Live stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbTXBuIZgtc
Live captions:
http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA

Web Accessibility Evaluation for Technical Users (3-part course)
January 10, 2018.
Online
https://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/3683?eventId=33284583

Web Accessibility Training
January 23-24, 2018.
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
https://webaim.org/training/

Strategic Planning for Web Accessibility
February 26-March 4, 2018.
Online
https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/ olc-new-institute-schedule/institute-offerings/?id=412

+06: HTML.

HTML Template Instantiation

By Apple.

“The HTML5 specification defines the template element but doesn’t
provide a native mechanism to instantiate it with some parts of it
substituted, conditionally included, or repeated based on JavaScript
values – as popular JavaScript frameworks such as Ember.js and Angular
allow. As a consequence…”

https://github.com/w3c/webcomponents/blob/gh-pages/ proposals/Template-Instantiation.md

+07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Do I Need a User Persona? Walking the Users Path

By Kim Krause Berg.

“An expertly developed user persona can be expensive. Because they
are fictional representations of real people, their value comes into
question…”

https://searchnewscentral.com/blog/2017/11/08/ need-user-persona-walking-users-path/

+08: JAVASCRIPT.

ARIA is Spackle, Not Rebar

By Eric Bailey.

“…In this post, I’m going to address WAI-ARIA, and how misusing it can
do more harm than good…”

https://css-tricks.com/aria-spackle-not-rebar/

+09: MISCELLANEOUS.

NCBI Podcast Interview with Joshue O Connor

By Stuart Lawlor.

“I was very happy to be asked to give a talk on new work that I’m
involved with in the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C
and our progress in WCAG 2.1. It’s always nice to talk with my friend
Stuart Lawlor, I hope that you find the interview interesting, do go
to the NCBI website and get the Podcast.”

http://interaccess.ie/ncbi-podcast-interview-with-joshue-o-connor/

Web Design Museum

By Petr Kovář and Ondřej Letocha.

“The museum exhibits over 800 carefully selected and sorted web sites
that show web design trends between the years 1995 and 2005.”

https://www.webdesignmuseum.org/

The Web Began Dying in 2014, Here’s How

By André Staltz.

“Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook,
and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from
those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). Not much has
changed, and quite literally the user interface and features on those
sites has remained mostly untouched. However, the underlying dynamics
of power on the Web have drastically changed, and those three
companies are at the center of a fundamental transformation of the
Web…”

https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html

Stop Sabotaging Your Code…Before You Even Code

By Meghan Hebel.

“…Here are 5 things you should ALWAYS do when starting a new project…”

https://codeburst.io/stop-sabotaging-your-code-4ed67424a17a

+10: TOOLS.

NoCoffee (FireFox Extension)

By Eitan Isaacson

“NoCoffee vision simulator. Originally written by Aaron Leventhal for Chrome.”

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nocoffee/

Phoropter: A Vision Simulator

By Eitan Isaacson.

“After porting Aaron’s NoCoffee extension to Firefox, I thought it
would be neat to make a camera version of that. Something you can
carry around with you, and take snapshots of websites, signs, or print
material. You can then easily share the issues you see around you…”

https://blog.monotonous.org/2017/11/06/phoropter-a-vision-simulator/

+11: USABILITY.

Forms Matter

By Lena Groeger.

“How the design of forms can decide an election, affect racial
profiling and shape identity…”

https://www.propublica.org/article/forms-matter

UX Trivia Quiz #9- November 2017

By Tom Tullis.

“This month’s UX Trivia Quiz includes a nod to World Usability Day,
which is being celebrated on Thursday, November 9th…”

http://uxmetricsgeek.com/ux-trivia-quizzes/

UX Mapping: A Cheat Sheet

By Sarah Gibbons.

“Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service
blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet
they all build common ground within an organization.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-mapping-cheat-sheet/

Brutalism and Antidesign

By Kate Meyer.

“These web-design trends are reactions against the perceived
uniformity of web design. Brutalism can be used effectively in visual
design, but antidesign should be avoided for most products.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/brutalism-antidesign/

iPad App and Website Usability

By Raluca Budiu and Jakob Nielsen.

“Learn how iPad users interact with apps and websites on their
devices, and whether usability improves with time as people practice
and learn new interfaces…”

https://www.nngroup.com/reports/ipad-app-and-website-usability/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+12: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: November 2, 2017

 

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Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 06:33:29 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>

Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: November 2, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 19, November 2, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 19 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: HTML.

06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: MISCELLANEOUS.

09: NAVIGATION.

10: PHP.

11: TOOLS.

12: TYPOGRAPHY.

13: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

By Glenda Sims.

“What is WCAG 2.1? Ooo that’s an exciting question…”

https://www.deque.com/blog/what-is-wcag-2-1-history/

What’s The Void In WCAG 2.0 That The Proposed “Change in Content”

Success Criterion 3.2.6 Attempts To Bridge?

By Sailesh Panchang.

“I strongly believe that the proposed success criterion 3.2.6 in WCAG
2.1 that deals with changes in content is unnecessary as WCAG 2.0
addresses all the contemplated situations very effectively…”

http://www.mindoversight.com/?p=168

Understanding Error Identification: WCAG 2.0 SC 1.3.1 Level A

By Sailesh Panchang.

“…WCAG 2.0 adequately addresses content changes in the form of error
messages including global error messages placed above a form, like,
“Please correct the errors and resubmit the form”. One only has to
invoke the support of the appropriate success criterion while flagging
an accessibility violation.”

http://www.mindoversight.com/?p=159

Does Your Video Need Standard or Extended Description?

By Elisa Edelberg.

“…When deciding which level of service to choose, the simple answer is
that if your video has a lot of space to describe, standard audio
description will be just fine. If your video doesn’t have a lot of
space, extended is the way to go…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/10/31/ does-your-video-need-standard-extended-description/

Procurement is Key for Accessible ICT in the Workplace, Claims New Guide

By Headstar.

“A detailed online resource to help employers purchase effective
accessible technology through their procurement processes has been
released…”

http://www.headstar.com/eablive/?p=1396

DOT Enters Agreements with Airlines to Increase Availability of
Accessible Airport Kiosks and Accessible Airline Mobile Websites

By Transportation.gov.

“…The Department’s agreement with ANA specifies that the airline’s
mobile site must conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) Mobile
Web Best Practices (MWBP) and that the airline must consult with
individuals with disabilities regarding the mobile site’s
accessibility and usability no later than November 2018…”

https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot0817

Will Trump DOJ Side with Disabled Plaintiffs in ADA Website Suits?

By Alison Frankel.

“Businesses are not at all happy about a boom in suits by disabled
consumers who claim corporate websites are insufficiently accessible
under the Americans with Disabilities Act…”

https://in.reuters.com/article/legal-us-otc-ada/ will-trump-doj-side-with-disabled-plaintiffs-in-
ada-website-suits-idINKBN1CO2WJ

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

DRY CSS: How to Use Declarations Just Once, Effectively

By Jens Oliver Meiert.

“Using declarations just once (‘UDJO’?) is one way to control
repetition in style sheets…”

https://meiert.com/en/blog/dry-css/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Compare Project

An Erasmus Strategic Partnership between DIAS (DE), Funka (SE) and

BrailleNet (FR).

“…COMPARE (Comparing peer accessibility ratings in evaluation) is a
project that will document and compare differences in current
evaluation practices of experts across Europe…”

http://compare.accessiweb.org

How to Know Which Items to Remove in a Questionnaire

By Jeff Sauro.

“…Here are seven techniques we use to identify which items to remove
or keep, progressing in sophistication (and needed skill and
software)…”

https://measuringu.com/remove-items/

Exhaustive Review or ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not There’ Phenomenon:
Evidence from Eyetracking

By Kara Pernice.
“Repeatedly scanning the same content can indicate confusion or
engagement. Often, it happens because users’ expectations are not
met.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/exhaustive-review-eyetracking/

The Many Facets of a Meaningful Qualitative Research Report

By Margaret Roller.

“…Qualitative reporting requires a thorough and thoughtful process,
one that communicates the richness of the qualitative approach and
ultimately maximizes the Usefulness of the outcomes.”

https://researchdesignreview.com/2017/10/27/ the-many-facets-of-a-meaningful-qualitative-report/

+04: EVENTS

Web Developer Meetup
November 6, 2017.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.w3.org/2017/11/Meetup/

Accessibility Checkers in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
November 7-8, 2017.
Online
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#november

World Usability Day, Detroit
November 9, 2017.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/refreshdetroit/events/243123484/

Pew! Pew! We Wanna Play too! Making Video Games Accessible
November 14, 2017.
Online
https://www.levelaccess.com/resources/ pew-pew-wanna-play-making-video-games-accessible/

PDF Accessibility: Regulations, Risks, and Strategies
November 16, 2017.
Online
http://www.adasoutheast.org/eventscalendar.php?eventid=1417

+05: HTML.

A Free Guide to <head> Elements
By Josh Buchea.
“Below are the essential tags for basic, minimalist websites…”

https://gethead.info/

+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Just-Enough Prototypes Make Communicating Specs More Successful (Video)

By Kim Flaherty.

“High-fidelity prototypes take too long to produce and are
insufficient at identifying the nuances of complex interactions and
logic.”

https://www.nngroup.com/videos/just-enough-prototypes/

Basic UI/UX Design Concept Difference Between Wireframe & Prototype

By Doris Liu.

“…let’s distinguish the two terms clearly…”

https://medium.com/@MPDoris/basic-ui-ux-design-concept-
difference-between-wireframe-prototype-4578f45b53ff

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Accessible ARIA Accordions

By Scott O’Hara.

“Accordions are commonly used when an interface has large groups of
sectioned content. In these instances the topics or headings are
considered to be the necessary content of the screen…”

http://www.scottohara.me/blog/2017/10/25/accordion-release.html

Collapsible Sections

By Heydon Pickering.

“Collapsible sections are perhaps the most rudimentary of interactive
design patterns on the web. All they do is let you toggle the
visibility of content by clicking that content’s label. Big whoop…”

https://inclusive-components.design/collapsible-sections/

aria-details (property)

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“Aria-details property identifies the element that provides a detailed
explanation of an object…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/10/aria-details-property/

Upgrading DOM Hierarchy for Accessibility with Aria-owns

By Tim Wright.

“For the past couple weeks I’ve been working on accessibility audits
and upgrades to a client website. Most of the updates were pretty
straightforward, but I wanted to call out a specific item that allowed
me to dive deeper into an aria attribute I really hadn’t used before:
aria-owns.…”

http://csskarma.com/blog/aria-owns/

+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

The Meaning of AMP

By Jeremy Keith.

“…three statements that Google’s AMP team are currently peddling as
being true: 1.) AMP is a community project, not a Google project. 2.)
AMP pages don’t receive preferential treatment in search results. 3.)
AMP pages are hosted on your own domain. I don’t think those
statements are even truthy, much less true. In fact, if I were looking
for the right term to semantically describe any one of those
statements, the closest in meaning would be this: A statement used
intentionally for the purpose of deception. That is the dictionary
definition of a lie.”

https://adactio.com/journal/13035

Artificial Intelligence Smart Enough to Fool Captcha Security Check

By Mary-Ann Russon.

“Computer scientists have developed artificial intelligence that can
outsmart the Captcha website security check system…”

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41775968

A Generative Vision Model that Trains with High Data Efficiency and
Breaks Text-Based CAPTCHAs

By D. George, W. Lehrach, K. Kansky, M. Lázaro-Gredilla, C. Laan, B.
Marthi, X. Lou, Z. Meng, Y. Liu.

“Learning from few examples and generalizing to dramatically different
situations are capabilities of human visual intelligence that are yet
to be matched by leading machine learning models…”

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/26/science.aag2612

Data and Stories: the Perfect Combination to Drive Change

By Gerry McGovern.

“One of the most powerful ways to make change happen is to combine
solid data with real stories about the people who make up that data…”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/ data-and-stories-the-perfect-combination-to-drive-change/

AXSChat with Léonie Watson and Patrick Lauke

By Neil Milliken.

Léonie and Patrick speak with Neil. Topics include web standards,
HTML5, CSS, accessibility, DOM scripting, PHP, XML/XSLT, and web
standards evangelism.

http://www.axschat.com/leoniewatsonandpatricklauke/

+09: NAVIGATION.

Best Practices for Designing Cards

By CanvasFlip.

“Cards bring look and usability into your design. Do it right to
provide rich experience to your users.…”

https://uxplanet.org/best-practices-for-designing-cards-a19f53cab052

+10: PHP.

Your First PHP Code

By Tom Butler.

“The following is a short extract from our new book, PHP & MySQL:
Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition, written by Tom Butler and Kevin Yank.…”
https://www.sitepoint.com/first-php-code/

+11: TOOLS.

Koa11y

By Jared Wilcurt.

“Koa11y is a desktop app that allows you to automatically detect
accessibility (a11y) issues on webpages. View sample report generated
by Koa11y…”

https://open-indy.github.io/Koa11y/

Focusingly

By Mikael Åsbjørnsson.

“A JavaScript library for better focus styling…”

https://www.focusingly.net/

+12: TYPOGRAPHY.

Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At

By Richard Rutter.

“You may not think about it often, but tables are meant to be read. In
this excerpt from Chapter 2 of his book, Web Typography, Richard
Rutter explains how typography can improve the UX of our rows and
columns.”

https://alistapart.com/article/web-typography-tables

Typography in Mobile Design – 15 Best Practices To Excellent UI

By Trista liu.

“…this article describes essential practices of typography in mobile design…”

https://blog.prototypr.io/ typography-in-mobile-design-15-best-practices-to-excellent-ui-ecbc692bde9f

+13: USABILITY.

Designing Form Layout: Alignment

By Jessica Enders.

“…A straight, unobstructed route is fastest for driving, and also for
form filling…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/designing-form-layout-alignment/

Designing Form Layout: Spacing

By Jessica Enders.

“We can subtly communicate with the user through a few tweaks of spacing…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/designing-form-layout-spacing/

Designing Form Layout: Color

By Jessica Enders.

“Currently, our form doesn’t have much color at all…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/designing-form-layout-color/

Shopping Cart: Auto-Update User’s Quantity Changes and Allow ‘Quantity
0’ (86% Don’t)

By Edward Scott.

“…to ensure the quantity field behaves as users expect, it must 1.)
auto-update as soon as users change the quantity (don’t use ‘Update’
links and only auto-update as users leave the field (i.e., don’t use
the ‘OnBlur’ event), and 2.) allow for ‘quantity: 0’ as a
supplementary way to delete items, but ask users to confirm their
choice (depending on the user’s page context). Yet, it’s currently 86%
of sites that get one or both of these aspects wrong.”

https://baymard.com/blog/auto-update-users-quantity-changes

Ideation in Practice: How Effective UX Teams Generate Ideas

By Aurora Harley.

“Data from 257 UX professionals shows that quality UX ideas come from
ideating early in the design cycle, drawing inspiration from user
research, and working with a group. Many struggle with generating
ideas because they lack time, managerial support, and a methodology
for conducting effective ideation sessions.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ideation-in-practice/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+14: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: October 26, 2017

 

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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:34:24 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: October 26, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 18, October 26, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 18 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: COLOR.

04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

05: EVENTS.

06: HTML.

07: MISCELLANEOUS.

08: NAVIGATION.

09: TOOLS.

10: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Stop Designing For Only 85% Of Users: Nailing Accessibility In Design

By Tom Graham & André Gonçalves.

“As designers, we like to think we are solution-based. But whereas we
wouldn’t hesitate to call out a museum made inaccessible by a lack of
wheelchair ramps, many of us still remain somewhat oblivious to flaws
in our user interfaces. Poor visual design, in particular, can be a
barrier…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/10/nailing-accessibility-design/

Trends That Exclude

By Hampus Sethfors.

Here is why trends often hurt the user experience and exclude users
with disabilities

https://axesslab.com/trends/

Creating Accessible React Apps

By Scott Vinkle.

“Scott takes us through a detailed and timely tutorial on creating
accessible React apps

http://simplyaccessible.com/article/react-a11y/

Making Videos Accessible (Video)

By DOIT Center, University of Washington.

“This video describes key elements to consider when making a video, so
that it is accessible to all viewers. This includes captioning, audio
description, and pre-production techniques and considerations…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxFfn5Reg2g

A Quantitative Analysis of WCAG 2.0 Compliance For Some Indian Web Portals

By Manas Ranjan Patra, Amar Ranjan Dash, and Prasanna Kumar Mishra.

“…In this paper, we have studied the compliance of WCAG 2.0 by three
different categories of Indian web sites which are most frequently
accessed by a large section of user community. We have provided a
quantitative evaluation of different aspects of accessibility which we
believe can pave the way for better design of web sites by taking care
of the deficiencies inherent in the web portals…”

https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.08788

eQuality The Right to the Web (PDF)

By Peter Blanck.

“This chapter and the book it is based upon, eQuality: The Struggle
for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities (2014,
Cambridge University Press), was spurred several years ago by Dr.
David Braddock, Executive Director of the Coleman Institute for
Cognitive Disabilities…”

http://bbi.syr.edu/about/team/Leadership_Team/eQuality- WebAccessibilityAshgateCompanionChapter-updated031017-web.pdf

Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold (Video)

By Lainey Feingold.

Lainey’s October 19, 2017 presentation at the Chicago Digital
Accessibility & Inclusive Design Group. Lanny starts speaking approx
7:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNHJAJSqYA8

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

The New CSS Layout, An Excerpt

By Rachel Andrew.

“As we have seen, flexbox wasn’t designed for grid layouts-but this is
where our newest specification is most at home…”

https://alistapart.com/article/the-new-css-layout-excerpt

The Story of CSS Grid, From Its Creators

By Aaron Gustafson.

“Designers have used grids for centuries. And after more than 20 years
of waiting, they are finally here for the browser. This is the story
of CSS Grid. It took a lot of people in the right place and at the
right time to make it happen…”

https://alistapart.com/article/the-story-of-css-grid-from-its-creators

Reboot, Resets, and Reasoning

By Chris Coyier.

“…A CSS reset would apply new padding to that element, so that all
browsers are consistent about what they apply…”

https://css-tricks.com/reboot-resets-reasoning/

5 Reasons Against Resets, Normalizers, Reboots

By Jens Oliver Meiert.

“The problem? Resets and normalizers (and reboots) aren’t needed at all…”

https://meiert.com/en/blog/reasons-against-resets/

+03: COLOR.

Understanding Colourblindness

By Matthew Higgins.

“Some peoples’ eyes can’t tell the difference between certain colours;
that’s not to say they see everything in greyscale. Total colour
blindness is very rare in humans…”

http://a11yproject.com/posts/understanding-colourblindness/

+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

A/B Testing – You’re Doing it Wrong

By Justin Baker.

“How to effectively A/B test in a way that drives long-lasting results…”

https://hackernoon.com/a-b-testing-youre-doing-it-wrong-77d628ac9518

How Quantitative UX Research Differs from Data Analytics

By Duyen Mary Nguyen.

“Besides several similarities, there are 4 major distinctions between
these two roles…”

https://medium.com/facebook-research/ how-quantitative-ux-research-differs-from-data-analytics-1bbf0903768b

The UX-ification of Research

By Simon Roberts.

“…Research has become less about questioning underlying assumptions
and engaging with the complexity of culture and more about testing and
validating objects and artifacts…”

http://www.stripepartners.com/the-ux-ification-of-research/

9 Recommendations for Better Online Research

By Jeff Sauro.

“…Part of our process for delivering effective research is spending
enough time up front on issues that affect the quality of results.
Here are our nine recommendations for conducting better online
research…”

https://measuringu.com/better-research/

What We Think Are Facts are Often Wrong

By Gerry McGovern.

“…So much of what we think we know is true is not. The Web gives us
tools to verify and validate, to develop hypotheses and theories and
then test them. We should focus less on knowing the answer and more on
knowing how to get the answer.”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/what-we-think-are-facts-are-often-wrong/

+05: EVENTS.

Accessible Learning Conference
December 1-2, 2017.
East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
http://accessiblelearning.org/

Script ’18
January 19, 2018.
Linz, Austria
https://scriptconf.org/

World IA Day
February 18, 2018.
Everywhere.
http://worldiaday.org/

Los Angeles UX Conference
February 25-March 2, 2018.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/los-angeles/

+06: HTML.

Heading Headache

By Nicolas Steenhout.

“…Use existing HTML tags whenever possible. Don’t try and make them
behave differently than what they are supposed to. Keep it simple,
eh?…”

http://incl.ca/heading-headache/

HTML5 abbr Attribute

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“This article on HTML5 abbr attribute is part of the series of
articles we want to post on HTML5 attributes and elements that impact
accessibility…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/10/html5-abbr-attribute/

+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Amuse UX: The Art of Noise (Keep Talking)

By Léonie Watson.

“Amuse UX conference 2017 was held at the Hungarian Train Museum in Budapest…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2017/10/ amuse-ux-the-art-of-noise-keep-talking/

A Look Back at the History of CSS

By Jason Hoffman.

“When you think of HTML and CSS, you probably imagine them as a
package deal. But for years after Tim Berners-Lee first created the
World Wide Web in 1989, there was no such thing as CSS. The original
plan for the web offered no way to style a website at all…”

https://css-tricks.com/look-back-history-css/

Regaining Sight?

By Léonie Watson.

“People often presume I would jump at the chance to be able to see
again. The fact of the matter is that I really don’t know whether I
would or not, because there is more to it than you might think…”

https://tink.uk/regaining-sight/

+08: NAVIGATION.

Don’t Use ARIA Menu Roles for Site Nav

By Adrian Roselli.

“…A properly-coded web page navigation menu needs no ARIA. Once you
add ARIA, however, you have put yourself on the hook to handle some
complex interactions…”

http://adrianroselli.com/2017/10/ dont-use-aria-menu-roles-for-site-nav.html

How Links in Headers, Footers, Content, and Navigation Can Impact SEO

By Rand Fishkin.

“Which link is more valuable: the one in your nav, or the one in the
content of your page?…”

https://moz.com/blog/links-headers-footers-navigation-impact-seo

+09: TOOLS.

Funkify

By Axess Lab.

“Funkify is a brand new plugin for Chrome that helps you experience
the web and interfaces through the eyes of extreme users with
different abilities and disabilities…”

http://www.funkify.org/

Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

By Chris McMeeking.

“…This tool is great because it comes with your iOS toolchain and will
test for VoiceOver, switch controls, braille boards, and other
alternative input devices…”

https://www.deque.com/blog/ intro-accessibility-inspector-tool-ios-native-apps/

+10: USABILITY.

Horizontal Attention Leans Left

By Raluca Budiu.

“Web users spend 80% of their time viewing the left half of the page
and 20% viewing the right half. Adhering to design conventions will
help maximize users’ efficiency and company profits.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/horizontal-attention-leans-left/

Horizontal Scroll in App Design, Why Is It Worthy of Attention?

By Trista liu.

“…Though Horizontal Scrolling Lists does present more content on one
page, problems concerning good user experience also arise, such as
poor visibility, priority chaos, and mixed content…”

https://blog.prototypr.io/horizontal-scroll-in-app-design- why-is-it-worthy-of-attention-b316c8d6157f

The Key to Effective UI Design Is Spoilers

By Ben Moss.

“…Telling stories is the antithesis of effective design, because
stories by their nature, pander to the unknown elements in an
experience. Design, by contrast, seeks to eliminate the unknown by
clarifying…”

https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2017/10/ how-spoiling-the-ending-improves-ux/

The Endless Battle: User-Centered Versus Designer-Centered

By Alan Cooper.

“…Doing real interaction design means subordinating your clever
inventiveness to the needs of your user…”

https://medium.com/@MrAlanCooper/the-endless-battle-575f4282ffe5

You Are Not the User: The False-Consensus Effect

By Therese Fessenden.

“Designers, developers, and even UX researchers fall prey to the
false-consensus effect, projecting their behaviors and reactions onto
users.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/false-consensus/

Usefulness, Utility, Usability: Why They Matter (Video)

By Jakob Nielsen.

“For products to be useful, they must have both utility and usability.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgZtqTQzg8

Combining Graphical And Voice Interfaces For A Better User Experience

By David Pasztor.

“With the appearance of voice user interfaces, AI and chatbots, what
is the future of​graphical user interfaces (GUIs)?…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/10/ combining-graphical-voice-interfaces/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+11: 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.]

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[webdev] Web Design Update: October 12, 2017

 

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:36:36 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: October 12, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 16, October 12, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 16 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: USABILITY.

09: XML.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A Practical Guide to Improving Web Accessibility

By Cynthia Ng.

“This article is intended to provide guidance on making library
websites and other digital content accessible within the constraints
of most organizations’ technological environments…”

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/w/weave/12535642.0001.701?view=text;rgn=main

Q&A: Video Accessibility at the University of Washington

By Elisa Edelberg.

“Terill Thompson, Sheryl Burgstahler, and Doug Hayman from the
University of Washington’s office of Accessible Technology Services
describe their multi-faceted approach to video accessibility…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/10/06/ qa-video-accessibility-at-the-university-of-washington/

VPAT 2.0 for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and En301 549

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“Voluntary Product Accessibility Template 2.0 (VPAT 2.0) is updated by
Information Technology Industry Council ITICExternal Website…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/10/vpat20/

Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

By Dennis Lembree.

“Building a core accessibility team is often a major difference in the
success or failure of many accessibility initiatives…”

https://www.deque.com/blog/steps-build-core-accessibility-team/

Inclusive Design 24 Returns November 16

By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

“…Focused on all things accessibility, Inclusive Design 24 (ID24) is a
free 24-hour online community event, hosted by The Paciello Group…”
https://www.lireo.com/inclusive-design-24-returns-november-16/

College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say

By Vivian Wang.

“The lawsuits came one after the other, against Fordham University,
Manhattan College, Long Island University and other area colleges and
universities. In all, eight suits have been filed in federal court in
Manhattan over the past two weeks, most recently against Hofstra
University on Long Island on Oct. 4…”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/ nyregion/college-websites-disabled.html

What the Blick Art Materials Case Means for Corporate Website Accessibility

By Patrick Loftus.

“On August 1, a judge in the Eastern District of New York allowed a
class action website accessibility lawsuit against Blick Art
Materials, LLC to move forward marking a big win for disability rights
advocates…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/10/05/what-the-blick-art-materials-
case-means-for-corporate-website-accessibility/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

A Tale of Four Properties

By Chris Coyier.

“This is a talk I’ve given at a couple of conferences recently. It’s
about four different properties in CSS: 1) shape-outside,
2.)offset-path, 3.)clip-path, 4.) d…”

https://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/157-tale-four-properties/

A Fearless Guide to Using CSS Grid Today

By Brenda Storer.

“I know you’ve been burned before with tales of exciting new CSS
specifications that won’t be ready to use in production for years. I’m
here to tell you, those days are in our past and the brightest example
of our future is with CSS Grid! You can absolutely use it now, and in
this article, I’ll show you how without much fuss or the need for any
external dependencies…”

https://www.heartinternet.uk/blog/fearless-guide-using-css-grid-today/

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition Goes to Print

By Eric A. Meyer.

“Yesterday afternoon, CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition went to
the printers…”

http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2017/10/11/csstdg4e-goes-to-print/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

How to Get Started With Usability Testing

By Paul Boag.

“Are you running regular usability testing? If you are not, know that
you are far from alone. Many people see it as a luxury that they
cannot afford. But it doesn’t need to be that way. In fact, it can
help speed delivery and reduce costs…”

https://boagworld.com/usability/usability-testing/

Measuring Usability: From the SUS to the UMUX-Lite

By Jeff Sauro.

“…While some redundancy is good to improve reliability, shorter
questionnaires are preferred when time in a usability study is limited
or when a measure of usability is needed as part of a larger survey
(which may already be too long)…”

https://measuringu.com/umux-lite/

Usability Testing for Survey Research

By Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom.

“This is a sample chapter from Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano
Bergstrom’s new book Usability Testing for Survey Research…”

https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2017/10/ usability-testing-for-survey-research.php

+04: EVENTS.

NationJS
November 30-December 1, 2017.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
http://nationjs.com/

Las Vegas UX Conference
December 2-8, 2017.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
https://www.nngroup.com/training/las-vegas/

+05: JAVASCRIPT.

JavaScript Functions That Define and Rewrite Themselves

By Darren Jones.

“The following is a short extract from our new book, JavaScript:
Novice to Ninja, 2nd Edition, written by Darren Jones…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/
javascript-functions-that-define-and-rewrite-themselves/

+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be a Successful UX Designer

By Guy Ligertwood.

“Cut out the things that are holding you back…”

https://uxplanet.org/12-things-you-should- give-up-if-you-want-to-be-a-successful-ux-designer-f5bc8581a848

Fundamentals of Responsive Images

By Marc Drummond.

“…The payoff for this effort is that your images look nice and crisp
at all viewport sizes, while still downloading efficiently. No more
super slow mobile sites that take forever to load images! That makes a
huge difference for those visiting your site. Downloading image files
tends to be a big chunk of the work that browsers do when visiting a
new site. Speed that up and everybody wins.”

https://www.lullabot.com/articles/fundamentals-of-responsive-images

+07: TOOLS.

userpoll.io

By Peter Krantz.

“Find out what users think about your system. The system usability
survey gives you rapid feedback on the overall usability of your
application. No signup required…”

http://www.userpoll.io/

+08: USABILITY.

Plain Language Is for Everyone, Even Experts

By Hoa Loranger.

“Professionals want clear, concise information devoid of unnecessary
jargon or complex terms. Plain language benefits both consumers and
organizations.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/plain-language-experts/

Why the Email Confirmation Field Must Die

By UX Movement.

“If you want to increase correct email submissions, you need to
redesign your email field…”

http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-the-email-confirmation-field-must-die/

UX Without Users Isn’t UX (Video)

By Hoa Loranger.

Many organizations claim to be user-centric. Yet they fail to include
users in the development process. Without customer input,
organizations risk creating bad interfaces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Yk8JQFgvM

Mobile UX Isn’t Just About Breakpoints

By Thomas Fogarasy.

“…Responsive design, therefore, should not be used for its own sake,
or because it’s the modern way of creating interfaces. Before jumping
into it’s toolset, and starting to rearrange boxes, clear goals should
be set based on how, where, and why people will eventually interact
with the product you design.”

https://uxdesign.cc/mobile-ux-isnt-just-about-breakpoints-931317ffb4

UX Lessons I Wish I Learned in School

By Hoa Loranger.

“Novice UX practitioners often start with the wrong mindset. Know the
common mistakes and how to avoid them.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-lessons/

18 Practical Websites Homepage Design Tips and Excellent Examples

By Trista.

“Wikipedia defines a homepage as the initial or main web page of a
website or a browser…”

https://www.mockplus.com/blog/post/homepage-design-tips/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+09: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: October 7, 2017

 

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 15:38:47 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: October 7, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 15, October 7, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 15 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: HTML.

06: JAVASCRIPT.

07: MISCELLANEOUS.

08: NAVIGATION.

09: TYPOGRAPHY.

10: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A Smartphone Accessibility Primer; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Master Mobile Accessibility

By Kara Van Roekel.

“This is part one of a series of articles that will take you through
the basics of mobile accessibility for Android and iPhone, and help
you conduct an accessibility assessment on the mobile device of your
choice…”

http://simplyaccessible.com/article/smartphone-a11y-primer-1/

Five Ways to Make Usable Websites for People with Dyslexia

By Paul Crichton.

“we’ve put together a list of actions that we can all take to make our
digital content easier to use and understand for people with
dyslexia…”

http://whatusersdo.com/blog/ five-ways-make-usable-websites-people-dyslexia/

Good Design Was Always Accessible (Video)

By Sharlene King.

“For many designers, accessibility features are a checklist after the
first ideas, but the past reveals how design with the longest last
impact is often the most accessible. What can we glean from the most
iconic designs? How can our own work use access as a best practice
instead of a burden?…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjvz2iWRnD4

Planning & Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media & eLearning

By Jennie Delisi and Jay Wyant.

Video and slides have are online from this July 20, 2017 webinar.

https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/archives/110604

WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey 7

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“WebAIM screen reader user survey 7 is a study conducted by WebAIM to
understand the preferences of screen reader users…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/10/webaim-screen-reader-user-survey-7/

JAWS Wide Open

By Steve Faulkner.

“…Recently we have been working with our colleagues at Freedom
Scientific to bring the same sense of open dialogue we enjoy with
other web software implementers to JAWS. This has taken the form of an
open issue tracker for the JAWS screen reader.…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2017/10/jaws-wide-open/

Accessibility Toronto Conference a Big Success!

By Dennis Lembree.

“The inaugural Accessibility Toronto Conference was a big success! The
event was held September 28-29, 2017 in the TELUS building in downtown
Toronto…”

http://www.webaxe.org/accessibility-toronto-conference-a-big-success/

Slides From A11yTOConf

By Adrian Roselli.

Adrian’s “Everything I Know about Accessibilty I learned form Stack
Overflow” slides.

http://adrianroselli.com/2017/09/slides-from-a11ytoconf.html

How to Create an Accessible PDF

By Patrick Loftus.

“There are countless programs that enable you to save a document as a
PDF. Not all of those programs, however, will produce tagged PDF
files. There is also more to making an PDF accessible than simply
adding tags…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/09/27/create-accessible-pdf/

Rethinking Web Accessibility On Windows

By Marco Zehe.

“For the past 18 years, screen readers on Windows have had a
particular way of presenting web content to their users. This model no
longer scopes well in light of modern web applications and dynamically
changing web sites…”

https://www.marcozehe.de/2017/09/29/ rethinking-web-accessibility-on-windows/

Accessibility at Trivago

By Ian Devlin.

“Accessibility is an important topic for anyone who builds things for
the web, and one that is neglected far too often…”

http://tech.trivago.com/2017/09/26/accessibility-at-trivago/

Accessibility

By Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).

“…To assist government contracting officials and other buyers in
identifying tech products with accessible features, ITI has developed
the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®, or VPAT® 2.0, a
reporting format that enables businesses to document product
conformance with relevant accessibility standards…”

http://www.itic.org/policy/accessibility

DOJ Halts Plan to Create Website Accessibility Regulations

By Roy Maurer.

“Careers sites, applications must still be accessible to candidates
with disabilities, advocates say…”

https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/ pages/website-accessibility-disabilities-regulations-doj.aspx

Microsoft Adds Automatic Alt Description to MS-Word

By John Eric Brandt.

“Apparently in the latest iteration of MS-Office 365, the Word
application now provides some ‘assistance’ when entering an
image/picture to a document by creating some suggested Alternative
Description language and a dialog box asking you, ‘How would you
describe this picture and its contents to someone who is blind? (1 – 2
sentences recommended).’ Then it gives you a recommended Alt
description (not very sophisticated, I might add) which you can/should
edit…”

https://jebswebs.net/blog/2017/10/microsoft-adds-automatic-alt-description-to-ms-word/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Grid Gotchas And Stumbling Blocks

By Rachel Andrew.

“In March this year, CSS Grid shipped into production versions of
Chrome, Firefox and Safari within weeks of each other. It has been
great to see how excited people are about finally being able to use it
to solve real problems…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/ 2017/09/css-grid-gotchas-stumbling-blocks/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Stop Doing User Interviews. Start Having Conversations.

By Nicola Rushton.

“The case for relaxing in user research…”

https://medium.com/@nicola_rushton/ stop-doing-user-interviews-start-having-conversations-187dc3328bf

User Experience Research and Strength of Evidence

By Philip Hodgson.

“The concept of ‘strength of evidence’ plays an important role in all
fields of research, but is seldom discussed in the context of user
research. We take a closer look at what it means for user experience
research, and suggest a taxonomy of research methods based on the
strength of the data they return…”

http://userfocus.co.uk/articles/strength-of-evidence.html

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Usability Testing

By Raluca Budiu.

“Both these complementary types of user research play important roles
in an iterative design cycle. Qualitative research informs the design
process; quantitative research provides a basis for benchmarking
programs and ROI calculations.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/quant-vs-qual/

An Introduction to UX Benchmarking

By Jeff Sauro.

“…To start, benchmarking the user experience effectively means first
understanding both what benchmarking is, what the user experience is,
and then progressing to methods, metrics, and analysis…”

https://measuringu.com/benchmark-intro/

+04: EVENTS.

Politics and UX: Lessons Learned Working in Higher Ed (panel)
October 12, 2017.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://uxpamn.org/event-2678450

CADET, NCAM’s New Caption and Description Tool
October 19, 2017.
Online
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#october

Dare Mighty Things
November 3, 2017.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
http://daremightythings.co/

DesignOps Summit
November 6-8, 2017.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
http://designopssummit.com/

London UX Conference
November 11-17, 2017.
London, England, United Kingdom
https://www.nngroup.com/training/london/

Intro to Audio Description
November 30, 2017.
Online
http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/ webinars/webinar-registration-11-30-2017/

+05: HTML.

The Future of Accessibility for Custom Elements

By Rob Dodson.

“When users of assistive technology, like a screen reader, navigate a
web page, it’s vitally important that the semantic meaning of the
various controls is communicated…”

http://robdodson.me/the-future-of-accessibility-for-custom-elements/

Inclusive Components

By Heydon Pickering.

“A blog trying to be a pattern library. All about designing inclusive
web interfaces, piece by piece…”

https://inclusive-components.design/

Web Components: The Long Game

By Alex Russell.

“Mikeal Rogers reached out last week to talk about Web Components,
which surprised me, but his follow-up blog post is essential, timely
reading…”

https://infrequently.org/2017/10/web-components-the-long-game/

+06: JAVASCRIPT.

aria-colspan Property

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“aria-colspan property defines the number of columns a cell spanned
within a table, grid or a treegrid…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/09/aria-colspan-property/

+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Essential Image Optimization

By Addy Osmani.

“We should all be automating our image compression…”

https://images.guide/

When Should You Use Which Image Format? JPG? PNG? SVG?

By Amber Wilson.

“There is a room that contains all there is to know about images…”

https://amberwilson.co.uk/blog/jpg-png-svg/

A Welcoming Classroom

By James M. Lang.

“In 1945 a disabled World War II veteran named Jack Fisher petitioned
the city of Kalamazoo, Mich., to make cuts in the street curbs in
order to allow him and other wheelchair users to navigate the city
more easily…”

http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Welcoming-Classroom/241294

+08: NAVIGATION.

Creating Accessible Menus-Part 1

By James Williamson.

“I’ve recently been tweaking my site navigation to make it a bit
cleaner and more accessible…”

http://www.simpleprimate.com/blog/nav-1

Creating Accessible Menus-Part 2

By James Williamson.

“…In the second installment I want to finish up by taking an
accessible approach to both indicating the current page and making the
menu responsive…”

http://simpleprimate.com/blog/nav-2

Tabbed Interfaces

By Heydon Pickering.

“When you think about it, most of your basic interactions are showing
or hiding something somehow…”

https://inclusive-components.design/tabbed-interfaces/

+09: TYPOGRAPHY.

Keeping Track of Letter-Spacing, Some Guidelines

By Eric Bailey.

“In this post, I’m going to dive deep into a seemingly simple
typesetting topic-effective use of letter-spacing-and how it relates
to web typography…”

https://css-tricks.com/keeping-track-letter-spacing-guidelines/

+10: USABILITY.

Making Flat Design Usable (Video)

By Kate Meyer.

The hazards of flat design and 5 key UX guidelines for making flat
design usable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf42gvU9v80

First Impressions Matter: How Designers Can Support Humans’ Automatic
Cognitive Processing

By Therese Fessenden.

“The first visceral reaction to a site’s design influence how users
perceive relevance, credibility, and even usability. By incorporating
this knowledge throughout the design process, designers can make more
effective products.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/first-impressions-human-automaticity/

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

By Cherry Happy Girl.

“Once upon a time, if you said the word ‘design’, the odds were
overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design…”

https://medium.com/@xiaoyuzhao_69225/ux-vs-ui-vs-ia-vs-
ixd-4-confusing-digital-design-terms-defined-b1ef10e18fee

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+11: 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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The Web Design Reference Site also has a RSS 2.0 feed for site updates.

+ TEXT EMAIL NEWSLETTER (TEN).

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Until next time,

Laura L. Carlson

Information Technology Systems and Services

University of Minnesota Duluth

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mailto:lcarlson@d.umn.edu

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[webdev] Web Design Update: October 19, 2017

 

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EMPLOYMENT: THE CURRICULUM VITAE

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May 7, 2017

Resume Writing Resources

  ×

Job and Employment Searching and Finding Sources

 

 
 

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WEBBIB1718

http://tinyurl.com/yaevofzf

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Sincerely,

David Dillard

Temple University

(215) 204 – 4584

jwne@temple.edu

http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

Net-Gold

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold

http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/net-gold.html

https://groups.io/org/groupsio/Net-Gold/archives

http://net-gold.3172864.n2.nabble.com/

General Internet & Print Resources

http://tinyurl.com/pwyg37u

COUNTRIES

http://tinyurl.com/p7s2z4u

EMPLOYMENT

http://tinyurl.com/oxa9w52

TOURISM

http://tinyurl.com/pnla2o9

DISABILITIES

http://tinyurl.com/pl7gorq

INDOOR GARDENING

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/IndoorGardeningUrban/info

Educator-Gold

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Educator-Gold/

K12ADMINLIFE

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12AdminLIFE/

The Russell Conwell Learning Center Research Guide:

THE COLLEGE LEARNING CENTER

http://tinyurl.com/obcj6rf

Information Literacy

http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn

Research Guides

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

Twitter: davidpdillard

Temple University Site Map

https://sites.google.com/site/templeunivsitemap/home

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),

Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,

Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.

Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay

David P. Dillard

http://tinyurl.com/p63whl

RailTram Discussion Group

From the Union Pacific to BritRail and Beyond

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/railtram/info  

INDOOR GARDENING

Improve Your Chances for Indoor Gardening Success

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/IndoorGardeningUrban/info

SPORT-MED

https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/sport-med.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sports-med/

http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/sport-med.html

HEALTH DIET FITNESS RECREATION SPORTS TOURISM

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/healthrecsport/info

http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/health-recreation-sports-tourism.html

DATABASE SEARCHING SKILLS : PEER REVIEW : DATABASE SELECTION : DIFFICULT TOPICS TO RESEARCH: Coupling a Dance with Discovery Services or Social Work Citation Analysis with Engineering : Improving Ones Database Searching Skills with Database Knowledge

 

DATABASE SEARCHING SKILLS : PEER REVIEW : DATABASE SELECTION : DIFFICULT TOPICS TO RESEARCH: Coupling a Dance with Discovery Services or Social Work Citation Analysis with Engineering : Improving Ones Database Searching Skills with Database Knowledge

 David P. Dillard
12:15 pm   
Many students, teachers and professionals have difficulty finding answers and relevant sources for their research questions. Part of this problem is caused because database and search engine users have not learned what each search tool does and does not do and how to make the search tools do things that are not options on the links they provide for narrowing or modifying a search. For example, Google Scholar does not provide links to narrow searches to specific types of publications such as “peer reviewed”, “qualitative research”, “quantitative research” or “evidence based”, but one can add these, any or all of them, in a search statement to require that the results found from the search have any or all of these qualities.
Some found sources will have these qualities after a search, others will mention these phrases for other reasons. But including peer reviewed as one of the search terms is likely, for example, to find some or most of the results are from peer reviewed journals. Two discovery services from ProQuest that are available to all internet users from at least some of the subscribers have peer reviewed as a limiting opition for search results. This is a stronger option than including peer reviewed in the search strategy. Proquest also owns Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory which indicates if a journal is referred (i.e peer reviewed). Proquest is probably using this data in Ulrich’s as an authority file to determine which journal articles in Summon and Primo are peer reviewed.

I came across a request to know if there were peer reviewed articles about a specific dance as a college professor requires peer reviewed articles about such dances as sources in a writing assignment, so I sent these links to the client.

Penn State Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/y8ckvygn

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Temple Primo Search

http://tinyurl.com/yawhl8rs

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Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/yd647tyj

The top two links in this case are clearly the most important.
If you want to search other dances, simply change the name of the dance in each search and click on the peer reviewed link on the left sidebar in Summon and Primo and add it as a search term in Google Scholar.

Knowledge of databases also extends, among many other things, to whether a database only indexes the core journals in the specific discipline it covers or finds related content in journals outside its field or goes even wider than that and indexes content irrelevant to its field from seemingly irrevant journals. Clearly the wider a databases coverage, the better the chances on will find sources on topics on the borderline or beyond of a subject discipline focused database.

In this regard, consider this journal article citation from the Inspec database.

“Inspec: Engineering Research Database

Inspec, a comprehensive engineering research database provides the academic, industry, and government sectors with an intuitive, searchable engineering database that covers a wide variety of fields. Inspec provides engineering research information on physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, mechanical, production engineering, information technology and more.”

https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/engineering-village/content/inspec

The citation found in INSPEC

Finding citations to social work literature: the relative benefits of using web of science, scopus, or google scholar
Lasda Bergman, E.M. (Bibliographer for Social Welfare, Gerontology & Dewey Reference, Univ. at Albany, Albany, NY, United States)
Source: Journal of Academic Librarianship, v 38, n 6, p 370-9, Nov. 2012
Database:Inspec

Searching this article title so important to social work faculty and graduate students, not to mention those in related fields like psychology or sociology in Social Work Abstracts or Social Services Abstracts finds a null result as the Journal of Academic Librarianship is apparently irrelevant to social work in the judgement of the producers of these databases.

This means sources that are important to your research will often not be found in a databases where they “should” be found but will be found in databases that are unlikely sources for this content. One type of database, the general all topic database, is an extremely important place to look for such sources. Google Scholar, Google Books, Google, and Penn State Summon when one looks at all Summon Libraries using a link to search beyond Penn State for Summon citations. Google Scholar, Google Books, Summon and Primo are important tools for finding scholarly research articles and books that cross interdisciplinary lines of the search topic.

Also one must be aware of changes in how databases work and often in the case of Google this is not for the better.

Google Uncle Sam, a valuable database of United States government sources, often full text, was eliminated

Google Blog search was also eliminated

Google News Archive that want back with news reports for over two centuries was eliminated and then later replaces with just the newspaper content Google itself had digitized.

Google News no longer covers news reports from 2000 to the present, but is now little more than a daily news source with only the current day’s news.

Just in the last week or two, using Google Scholar, one must select Artcles or Case Law on the outside page forcing one to save their search strategy on Word, Notepad or the like and reuse it inside Google Scholar and then returning to Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com

and back inside rather than switching inside with a search already done.

Also one no longer can click on CITE to get source citations in six formats, one must click on a quotation mark to get the same result.

Google Scholar Citation Example

BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS: Revolutionary View of the History of Science: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions TS Kuhn – The Physics Teacher, 1970 – aapt.scitation.org Our nevv FKB-120 l ntroductory Kit cornbines fluid mechanics and digital logic to demonstrate practical fluidic circuits. It’s an ideal way to introduce students to the nevv discipline of fluidics, the fast-growing technology now recognized as the practical solution to Cited by 97751 Related articles All 88 versions Library Search

On the left side of the bottom line one finds the quotation mark which when clicked provides six citation options incluing MLA and APA

One also finds a left bracket on the right side of this line that links directly to the free web version of Worldcat which amongst other things provides the user with a list of libraries that own the source cited in Google Books for publications with a Worldcat record. Right handed brackets in the same location provide a “cached record” from another source for the item in the Google Scholar citation.

In short, relearning is a big part of database search skill learning.

Realted Research Guides

NEWS: Russell Conwell Guide Series: Newspapers News and News Archive Resources

https://sites.google.com/site/newsnewspapersandnewsarchives/

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COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Information and Computer Science
[A work in progress, database list of 20 Google Sites Pages is now complete]

https://sites.google.com/site/informationandcomputerscience/

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DATABASE SEARCHING:

Russell Conwell Center Research Guides.

Search Technique Resources and Finding Tools

https://sites.google.com/site/databasesearchskillstechniques/

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RESEARCH PAPERS: How to Write a Research Paper

http://tinyurl.com/ycoyor9e

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WEBBIB1617

http://tinyurl.com/m7rblv8

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 – 4584
jwne@…
http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

Net-Gold
https://groups.io/g/Net-Gold
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/net-gold.html
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/Net-Gold/archives
http://net-gold.3172864.n2.nabble.com/

Temple University and Google Sites Research Guides
AND Discussion Group Directory
http://tinyurl.com/ngda2hk

OR

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

FAKE NEWS
https://sites.google.com/site/fakenewsresearchguide/

RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
https://sites.google.com/site/howtowriteasuperresearchpaper/

EMPLOYMENT
https://sites.google.com/site/employmentsources/

INTERNSHIPS
http://tinyurl.com/2f9x2wp

TOURISM RESEARCH GUIDE
http://tinyurl.com/ycko9hqj

DISABILITIES AND EMPLOYMENT
https://sites.google.com/site/disabilitiesemploymentresearch/

Educator-Gold
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Educator-Gold/

K12ADMINLIFE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12AdminLIFE/

Social Work and Social Issues Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/social-work

Tourism Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/Tourism

Digital Scholarship Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/DigitalScholarship/threads
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/digital-scholarship/info
https://digitalscholarshipandscholarlypublication.wordpress.com/

Copyright Research Guide
Copyright, Intellectual Property and Plagiarism Sources
https://sites.google.com/site/copyrightlawsites/

Fair Use
http://guides.temple.edu/fair-use

Blog
https://educatorgold.wordpress.com/

Articles by David Dillard
https://sites.google.com/site/daviddillardsarticles/

Information Literacy (Russell Conwell Guide)
http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn

Twitter: davidpdillard

Temple University Site Map
https://sites.google.com/site/templeunivsitemap/home

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),
Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,
Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.
Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay
David P. Dillard
http://tinyurl.com/o4pn4o9

Rail Transportation
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/RailTransportation

INDOOR GARDENING
Improve Your Chances for Indoor Gardening Success
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/IndoorGardeningUrban/

SPORT-MED
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/sport-med.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sports-med/
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/sport-med.html

HEALTH DIET FITNESS RECREATION SPORTS TOURISM
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/healthrecsport/info
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/health-recreation-sports-tourism.html

[webdev] Web Design Update: October 7, 2017

 

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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 15:38:47 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: October 7, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 15, October 7, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 15 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: HTML.

06: JAVASCRIPT.

07: MISCELLANEOUS.

08: NAVIGATION.

09: TYPOGRAPHY.

10: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A Smartphone Accessibility Primer; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Master Mobile Accessibility

By Kara Van Roekel.

“This is part one of a series of articles that will take you through
the basics of mobile accessibility for Android and iPhone, and help
you conduct an accessibility assessment on the mobile device of your
choice…”

http://simplyaccessible.com/article/smartphone-a11y-primer-1/

Five Ways to Make Usable Websites for People with Dyslexia

By Paul Crichton.

“we’ve put together a list of actions that we can all take to make our
digital content easier to use and understand for people with
dyslexia…”

http://whatusersdo.com/blog/ five-ways-make-usable-websites-people-dyslexia/

Good Design Was Always Accessible (Video)

By Sharlene King.

“For many designers, accessibility features are a checklist after the
first ideas, but the past reveals how design with the longest last
impact is often the most accessible. What can we glean from the most
iconic designs? How can our own work use access as a best practice
instead of a burden?…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjvz2iWRnD4

Planning & Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media & eLearning

By Jennie Delisi and Jay Wyant.

Video and slides have are online from this July 20, 2017 webinar.

https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/archives/110604

WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey 7

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“WebAIM screen reader user survey 7 is a study conducted by WebAIM to
understand the preferences of screen reader users…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/10/webaim-screen-reader-user-survey-7/

JAWS Wide Open

By Steve Faulkner.

“…Recently we have been working with our colleagues at Freedom
Scientific to bring the same sense of open dialogue we enjoy with
other web software implementers to JAWS. This has taken the form of an
open issue tracker for the JAWS screen reader.…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2017/10/jaws-wide-open/

Accessibility Toronto Conference a Big Success!

By Dennis Lembree.

“The inaugural Accessibility Toronto Conference was a big success! The
event was held September 28-29, 2017 in the TELUS building in downtown
Toronto…”

http://www.webaxe.org/accessibility-toronto-conference-a-big-success/

Slides From A11yTOConf

By Adrian Roselli.

Adrian’s “Everything I Know about Accessibilty I learned form Stack
Overflow” slides.

http://adrianroselli.com/2017/09/slides-from-a11ytoconf.html

How to Create an Accessible PDF

By Patrick Loftus.

“There are countless programs that enable you to save a document as a
PDF. Not all of those programs, however, will produce tagged PDF
files. There is also more to making an PDF accessible than simply
adding tags…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/09/27/create-accessible-pdf/

Rethinking Web Accessibility On Windows

By Marco Zehe.

“For the past 18 years, screen readers on Windows have had a
particular way of presenting web content to their users. This model no
longer scopes well in light of modern web applications and dynamically
changing web sites…”

https://www.marcozehe.de/2017/09/29/ rethinking-web-accessibility-on-windows/

Accessibility at Trivago

By Ian Devlin.

“Accessibility is an important topic for anyone who builds things for
the web, and one that is neglected far too often…”

http://tech.trivago.com/2017/09/26/accessibility-at-trivago/

Accessibility

By Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).

“…To assist government contracting officials and other buyers in
identifying tech products with accessible features, ITI has developed
the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®, or VPAT® 2.0, a
reporting format that enables businesses to document product
conformance with relevant accessibility standards…”

http://www.itic.org/policy/accessibility

DOJ Halts Plan to Create Website Accessibility Regulations

By Roy Maurer.

“Careers sites, applications must still be accessible to candidates
with disabilities, advocates say…”

https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/ pages/website-accessibility-disabilities-regulations-doj.aspx

Microsoft Adds Automatic Alt Description to MS-Word

By John Eric Brandt.

“Apparently in the latest iteration of MS-Office 365, the Word
application now provides some ‘assistance’ when entering an
image/picture to a document by creating some suggested Alternative
Description language and a dialog box asking you, ‘How would you
describe this picture and its contents to someone who is blind? (1 – 2
sentences recommended).’ Then it gives you a recommended Alt
description (not very sophisticated, I might add) which you can/should
edit…”

https://jebswebs.net/blog/2017/10/microsoft-adds-automatic-alt-description-to-ms-word/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Grid Gotchas And Stumbling Blocks

By Rachel Andrew.

“In March this year, CSS Grid shipped into production versions of
Chrome, Firefox and Safari within weeks of each other. It has been
great to see how excited people are about finally being able to use it
to solve real problems…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/ 2017/09/css-grid-gotchas-stumbling-blocks/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Stop Doing User Interviews. Start Having Conversations.

By Nicola Rushton.

“The case for relaxing in user research…”

https://medium.com/@nicola_rushton/ stop-doing-user-interviews-start-having-conversations-187dc3328bf

User Experience Research and Strength of Evidence

By Philip Hodgson.

“The concept of ‘strength of evidence’ plays an important role in all
fields of research, but is seldom discussed in the context of user
research. We take a closer look at what it means for user experience
research, and suggest a taxonomy of research methods based on the
strength of the data they return…”

http://userfocus.co.uk/articles/strength-of-evidence.html

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Usability Testing

By Raluca Budiu.

“Both these complementary types of user research play important roles
in an iterative design cycle. Qualitative research informs the design
process; quantitative research provides a basis for benchmarking
programs and ROI calculations.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/quant-vs-qual/

An Introduction to UX Benchmarking

By Jeff Sauro.

“…To start, benchmarking the user experience effectively means first
understanding both what benchmarking is, what the user experience is,
and then progressing to methods, metrics, and analysis…”

https://measuringu.com/benchmark-intro/

+04: EVENTS.

Politics and UX: Lessons Learned Working in Higher Ed (panel)
October 12, 2017.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
http://uxpamn.org/event-2678450

CADET, NCAM’s New Caption and Description Tool
October 19, 2017.
Online
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#october

Dare Mighty Things
November 3, 2017.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
http://daremightythings.co/

DesignOps Summit
November 6-8, 2017.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
http://designopssummit.com/

London UX Conference
November 11-17, 2017.
London, England, United Kingdom
https://www.nngroup.com/training/london/

Intro to Audio Description
November 30, 2017.
Online
http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/ webinars/webinar-registration-11-30-2017/

+05: HTML.

The Future of Accessibility for Custom Elements

By Rob Dodson.

“When users of assistive technology, like a screen reader, navigate a
web page, it’s vitally important that the semantic meaning of the
various controls is communicated…”

http://robdodson.me/the-future-of-accessibility-for-custom-elements/

Inclusive Components

By Heydon Pickering.

“A blog trying to be a pattern library. All about designing inclusive
web interfaces, piece by piece…”

https://inclusive-components.design/

Web Components: The Long Game

By Alex Russell.

“Mikeal Rogers reached out last week to talk about Web Components,
which surprised me, but his follow-up blog post is essential, timely
reading…”

https://infrequently.org/2017/10/web-components-the-long-game/

+06: JAVASCRIPT.

aria-colspan Property

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“aria-colspan property defines the number of columns a cell spanned
within a table, grid or a treegrid…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/09/aria-colspan-property/

+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Essential Image Optimization

By Addy Osmani.

“We should all be automating our image compression…”

https://images.guide/

When Should You Use Which Image Format? JPG? PNG? SVG?

By Amber Wilson.

“There is a room that contains all there is to know about images…”

https://amberwilson.co.uk/blog/jpg-png-svg/

A Welcoming Classroom

By James M. Lang.

“In 1945 a disabled World War II veteran named Jack Fisher petitioned
the city of Kalamazoo, Mich., to make cuts in the street curbs in
order to allow him and other wheelchair users to navigate the city
more easily…”

http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Welcoming-Classroom/241294

+08: NAVIGATION.

Creating Accessible Menus-Part 1

By James Williamson.

“I’ve recently been tweaking my site navigation to make it a bit
cleaner and more accessible…”

http://www.simpleprimate.com/blog/nav-1

Creating Accessible Menus-Part 2

By James Williamson.

“…In the second installment I want to finish up by taking an
accessible approach to both indicating the current page and making the
menu responsive…”

http://simpleprimate.com/blog/nav-2

Tabbed Interfaces

By Heydon Pickering.

“When you think about it, most of your basic interactions are showing
or hiding something somehow…”

https://inclusive-components.design/tabbed-interfaces/

+09: TYPOGRAPHY.

Keeping Track of Letter-Spacing, Some Guidelines

By Eric Bailey.

“In this post, I’m going to dive deep into a seemingly simple
typesetting topic-effective use of letter-spacing-and how it relates
to web typography…”

https://css-tricks.com/keeping-track-letter-spacing-guidelines/

+10: USABILITY.

Making Flat Design Usable (Video)

By Kate Meyer.

The hazards of flat design and 5 key UX guidelines for making flat
design usable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf42gvU9v80

First Impressions Matter: How Designers Can Support Humans’ Automatic
Cognitive Processing

By Therese Fessenden.

“The first visceral reaction to a site’s design influence how users
perceive relevance, credibility, and even usability. By incorporating
this knowledge throughout the design process, designers can make more
effective products.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/first-impressions-human-automaticity/

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

By Cherry Happy Girl.

“Once upon a time, if you said the word ‘design’, the odds were
overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design…”

https://medium.com/@xiaoyuzhao_69225/ux-vs-ui-vs-ia-vs-
ixd-4-confusing-digital-design-terms-defined-b1ef10e18fee

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+11: 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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[webdev] Web Design Update: September 28, 2017

 

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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:20:36 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: September 28, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 14, September 28, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 14 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: HTML.

06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: MISCELLANEOUS.

09: NAVIGATION.

10: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

11: TOOLS.

12: TYPOGRAPHY.

13: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

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

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A11Y Talks September 2017 (Video)

By Scott O’Hara.

“We have all heard about website accessibility and know what it means
in a broad sense, but what does website accessibility look like in a
practical sense?…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byh6G3vViWM

Developing Accessible Websites

By University of Washington.

“In order to assure that websites and web applications are accessible
to and usable by everyone, designers and developers must follow web
accessibility guidelines. Each of the following topics address issues
that are especially common on UW websites…”

http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/web/

6 Ways To Make A Video Accessible To Everyone

By Access Innovation Media.

“The world is full of great content, but most isn’t accessible to
everyone, which is frustrating for people that are excluded. Here are
6 ways to make your video more accessible for everyone…”

http://www.ai-media.tv/6-ways-to-make-a-video-accessible/

Navigating Web Accessibility During Natural Disasters

By The Bureau of Internet Accessibility.

“…In times of disaster, everyone should have equal access to resources
that keep them both informed and safe. With universal web
accessibility and ADA compliance a priority, this equality can be
established, and the safety of entire populations can be promoted when
the next disaster strikes.”

https://www.boia.org/blog/ navigating-web-accessibility-during-natural-disasters

Fordham University Named in Class Action Lawsuit by Blind Individuals,
Alleging Fordham.edu Website is Inaccessible

By Steven E. Helland.

“Emanuel Delacruz, a blind individual, filed a class action lawsuit in
Federal District Court in New York, alleging that Fordham University
discriminates against disabled persons due to an “inaccessible”
website…”

https://www.lexology.com/library/ document.ashx?g=2c60ab84-806c-4a33-993d-ca54fc99b656

What the Winn-Dixie Case Means for the Future of Web Accessibility

By Elisa Edelberg.

“…discrimination means if you decide to do something for the general
public, the general public includes people with disabilities.
Therefore whatever you do that is effective and meaningful for the
general public must also be effective and meaningful for an individual
with a disability. In terms of mobile and web – if you choose to
communicate with your audience or customers via these platforms, then
they must be accessible for all…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/09/27/ what-the-winn-dixie-case-means-for-the-future-of-web-accessibility/

Q&A with Legal Rebel, Lainey Feingold

By Sofia Enamorado.

“2017 has been a turbulent year for digital accessibility…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/09/26/ qa-with-legal-rebel-lainey-feingold/

US To Vote For Discrimination Against Disabled This Week

By Kim Krause Berg.

“To protect businesses from lawsuits, the US Government votes this
week to manipulate the rights of disabled persons to file a
discrimination complaint…”

https://creativevisionwebconsulting.com/ us-to-vote-for-discrimination-against-disabled-this-week/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

5 Things CSS Developers Wish They Knew Before They Started

By Andrés Galante.

“…Here is a list of things I wish I had known if I were to start all
over again…”

https://css-tricks.com/5-things-css-developers-wish-knew-started/

How to View and Edit CSS in Chrome Developer Tools

By Brandon Morelli.

“Learn how to make real-time changes to this website with Chrome DevTools…”

https://codeburst.io/how-to-view-and-edit- css-in-chrome-developer-tools-ca458a740a06

Web Truths: CSS is Not Real Programming

By Christian Heilmann.

“…A lot of ‘CSS is not real programming’ arguments are a basic
misunderstanding what CSS is there to achieve. If you want full
control over and interface and strive for pixel perfection – don’t use
it. If you want to build an interface for an inclusive and diverse
web, CSS is a great tool. Writing CSS is describing interfaces and
needs empathy with the users. It is not about turning a Photoshop file
into a web interface…”

https://christianheilmann.com/2017/09/19/ web-truths-css-is-not-real-programming/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

10 Resources for Usability Facilitators

By Jeff Sauro.

“…here are ten resources for both beginners and intermediate usability
test facilitators…”

https://measuringu.com/usability-facilitators/

Monitoring the User’s Brain for Usability Testing

By Yogesh Awasthi.

“Functional near-infrared spectroscopy(fNIR) for usability testing…”

https://uxdesign.cc/use-of-functional-near- infrared-spectroscopy-fnir-in-hci-design-aa549d3e498b

+04: EVENTS.

#PerfMatters Conference
Call For Proposals due October 1, 2017.
Conference March 27-28, 2018.
Redwood City, Califorina, U.S.A.
http://PerfMattersConf.com/speak/

Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice
October 9, 2017.
Online
https://de.ryerson.ca/wa/business/

The Accessibility MOOC – Inclusive Online Course Design
October 16- November 10, 2017.
Online
http://accessibility.mrooms.net/

IT Accessibility Badging Program Series
First course starts October 18, 2017.
Online.
http://disability.illinois.edu/academic-support/ accessible-it-group/badging

Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold
October 19, 2017.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/233789712/

Breaking Development
October 25-27, 2017.
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
http://bdconf.com/events/nashville-2/

[NEW RESEARCH] How Captions + Interactive Transcripts Help Students in
Online Courses
October 26, 2017.
Online
http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/webinars/ webinar-registration-10-26-2017/

+05: HTML.

HTML5 Accesskey

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“…Choosing an accesskey is a tough job. Keep the following best
practices in mind while assigning them…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/09/html5-accesskey/

HTML+CSS Tutorial

By Cassidy Williams.

“I’m Cassidy. I’m a senior software engineer and I’ve been teaching
myself HTML, CSS, and other web development and scripting for over 10
years. And I want to teach you now. Because you’re good looking. And
because it’s useful…”

https://github.com/cassidoo/HTML-CSS-Tutorial

+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

An Easy Guide to Wireframing

By HTML 5 Tutorial.

“…Let’s take a look at the basic steps of wireframing…”

http://www.html5tutorial.net/easy-guide-wireframing/

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

A Brief, Incomplete History of JavaScript

By Christopher Buecheler.

“Where did we start, where are we now, how did we get here, and why?…”

https://closebrace.com/articles/2017-09-11/ a-brief-incomplete-history-of-javascript

JavaScript Development Is Not Fun for Me Anymore

By Paul Verbeek-Mast.

“I’ve been working on the web for just over 10 years now…”

https://medium.com/@paulvm/javascript-development- is-not-fun-for-me-anymore-ac4e9d7b89a3

Vanilla JavaScript for Building Powerful Web Applications

By Pixabay.

“…Using plain JavaScript will make your applications load and react
blazingly fast…”

https://plainjs.com/

Essential Vanilla JavaScript Functions

By Amit Merchant.

“Some of the missing functions in JavaScript in vanilla form

https://github.com/amitmerchant1990/essential-vanilla-javascript-functions

Demos: Accessible Tab Panel Using ARIA and Vanilla JS

By Nicolas Hoffmann.

https://van11y.net/downloads/tab-panel/demo/

+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Is Your Grammar Software a Security Risk?

By Emily Cotlier.

“…We also hope that everyone understands that grammar software has
some limitations and can affect your information’s privacy…”

https://write.co.nz/grammar-software-security-risk/

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated
the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

By Justin Bariso.

“In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers’ questions when one
audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable…”

https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/ 20-years-ago-steve-jobs-demonstrated-the-perfect-w.html

+09: NAVIGATION.

Dashboards and Other Meaningless Forms of Navigation

By Gerry McGovern.

“…Never, ever make assumptions when it comes to your navigation. Get
evidence. Observe your customers as they try to complete their tasks.
Where are they clicking? Where are they not clicking? Change and
refine until your menus and links reflect the mental model of your
customers, not your organization.”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/ dashboards-and-other-meaningless-forms-of-navigation/

Stop the Overuse of Overflow Menus

By Daniel Burka.

“…Overflow menus are a scourge that should be rooted out, crushed
underfoot, and drowned in a sea of toxic sludge…”

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/ stop-the-overuse-of-overflow-menus-5caa4b54e843

+10: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.

Impact of New Accessibility Standards on Authoring Tools

By Michael Gower.

“There are new provisions in the 2017 revised U.S. Section 508
standards, as well as European requirements, that are creating
additional focus on the accessibility of authoring tools…”

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/age-and-ability/2017/09/22/
impact-new-accessibility-standards-authoring-tools/

+11: TOOLS.

Text Prescription (TRx)

By Wayne Dick.

TRx is Wayne Dick’s research/tool to help people find their personal
“Text Prescription”. A Text Prescription is the font size, color,
family, line spacing, letter spacing and word spacing that works best
for a user. It outputs a user style sheet.

https://trx.knowbility.org/

+12: TYPOGRAPHY.

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Fonts

By Roel Nieskens.

“This is a list of falsehoods programmers believe in…”

https://github.com/RoelN/Font-Falsehoods/blob/master/README.md

+13: USABILITY.

Agile Is not Easy for UX: (How to) Deal with It

By Page Laubheimer.

“Agile and UX work well together when management values UX, UX
practitioners show leadership, the process isn’t strict, and UX is
embedded on teams.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/agile-not-easy-ux/

5 Strategies for Presenting UX Remotely

By Sarah Gibbons.

“Master remote presentations by creating the right environment, being
human, reducing distractions, taking control, and telling a story.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/presenting-remotely/

How Scrolling Can Make (Or Break) Your User Experience

By Alan Smith.

“The smallest details can make or break your user experience (UX).
Much of what we do on the internet is subconscious. We absentmindedly
flip through screens, browse the web, and interact with content…”

https://usabilitygeek.com/ how-scrolling-can-make-or-break-your-user-experience/

10 Common Mistakes When UI/UX Designers Create Website Buttons

By Chloe.

“…Sometimes designers make several errors when they create web
buttons. Here are 10 common mistakes when UI/UX designers create
website buttons…”

https://www.mockplus.com/blog/post/create-website-buttons/

But Sometimes Links Look Like Buttons (and Buttons Look Like Links)

By Adam Silver.

“…Consistency is not about making different things the same. It’s
about making the same things the same…”

https://medium.com/simple-human/but-sometimes-links-look-like-
buttons-and-buttons-look-like-links-9b371c57b3d2

Why We Removed the Most Visited Advice Page on Our Website

By Hannah Horton.

“…All our content should be designed to meet the needs of real users.
This page doesn’t meet any user needs because it doesn’t solve
anyone’s problems. As the tester said, it’s just information. We can’t
make a case for keeping the page, however hard we try. So we’re going
to remove it…”

https://wearecitizensadvice.org.uk/why-were-removing- the-most-visited-advice-page-on-our-website-d1664076dd56

The Current State of E-Commerce Product Page UX Performance (19 Common Pitfalls)

By Edward Scott.

“…our latest Product Page Study and benchmark database reveal that
only 18% of the 60 top-grossing US and European e-commerce sites have
a ‘good’ or ‘acceptable’ product page UX performance…”

https://baymard.com/blog/current-state-ecommerce-product-page-ux

How to Save Your Users From Getting Lost in the Empty State

By Marta Buriak.

“UX guide to error, first use and clear states…”

https://blog.daftcode.pl/how-to-save-your-users- from-getting-lost-in-the-empty-state-b9a771703296

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+14: 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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