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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:14:32 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 12, 2017

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 15, Issue 29, January 12, 2017.

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

++ISSUE 29 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: HTML5.

06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: TOOLS.

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.

Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology
By United States Access Board.

“The Access Board today released a final rule that updates
accessibility requirements for information and communication
technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for
telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the
Communications Act…”

https://www.access-board.gov/news/1889-access-board-updates- requirements-for-information-and-communication-technology

WCAG 2.0 AA Is the New Accessibility Standard for Federal Agency Websites

By Minh Vu.

“The federal government has adopted the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 2.0 Levels A and AA as its accessibility standard for
federal agency websites, making it very likely that the Department of
Justice will also adopt this standard for public accommodations
websites in its forthcoming regulations…”

http://www.adatitleiii.com/2017/01/wcag-2-0-aa-
is-the-new-accessibility-standard-for-federal-agency-websites/

The Section 508 ICT Refresh Is Finally Here!

By Lily Bond.

“Today, the US Access Board released a final rule updating the
requirements for information and communication technology (ICT)
according to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of
the Communication Act…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2017/01/09/the-section-508-ict-refresh-is-finally-here/

Inclusive By Design

By Philip M Kragnes.

“…This site is intended for anyone interested in inclusive Web
design and covers the following topics: Web
Accessibility…ARIA…Accessible Forms…”

http://inclusive-design.umn.edu/

Grouping Related Form Elements

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“The related elements in a form need to be grouped together…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/01/grouping-related-form-elements/

Accessibility and Me: Molly Watt

By Molly Watt.

“…consider accessibility right at the beginning. It should never be
an ‘add-on’ at the end…”

https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2017/01/09/accessibility-and-me-molly-watt/

Sanctioned Austin ADA Attorney Now Targeting Websites

By David Barer and Kevin Schwaller.

“Attorney claims healthcare websites don’t meet standards for the
disability community, according to court filings…”

http://kxan.com/2016/12/21/austin-ada-attorney-now-targeting-websites/

Web Accessibility – The Legal & Litigation Reasons for Breaking Down Barriers

By Ken Nakata.

“In this blog I’d like to review key laws, and anticipated changes,
that are driving a lot of website accessibility litigation. Knowing
about these laws, and which apply to your organization, can help guide
your website accessibility practice…”

http://insight.cryptzone.com/accessibility/web-accessibility-the-legal-litigation-reasons-for-breaking-down-barriers/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Selectors: Combinators

By Tiffany Brown.

“The following is an extract from our book, CSS Master, written by
Tiffany B. Brown…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/146220-2/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Avoiding Hard-to-Answer Questions in User Interviews

By Jim Ross.

“It’s so important to know what types of questions people can and
cannot answer correctly.”

http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2017/01/ avoiding-hard-to-answer-questions-in-user-interviews.php

10 Golden Rules of Facilitation

By Jeff Sauro.

“Good facilitation is more than following a script and rules; it’s
knowing when and how to apply the rules and when to go off script to
get the right data while balancing the needs of the stakeholders and
participants…”

http://www.measuringu.com/blog/facilitation-rules.php

+04: EVENTS.

Section 508 Refresh
February 2, 2017.
Online
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110588

Front End Design Conference
April 19-21, 2017.
St.Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.
http://frontenddesignconference.com/

Generate
April 27-28 ,2017.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
https://2017.midwestphp.org/

HOW Design Live
May 2-6, 2017.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
http://howdesignlive.com/

+05: HTML5.

Introducing the HTML5 Herald Sample Site

By Louis Lazaris.

“…After we briefly cover what we’ll be building, we’ll discuss some
HTML5 syntax basics, along with some suggestions for best-practice
coding…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/145702-2/

An HTML5 FAQ

By Louis Lazaris.

“After this quick introduction to HTML5 markup, you probably have a
bunch of questions swirling in your head. Here are some answers to a
few of the likely ones…”

https://www.sitepoint.com/145710-2/

+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Why Wireframes Are Important in the Design Process

By Sara Nagy.

“Wireframing is a quick and effective way to identify usability issues
early on in your design process…”

http://blog.proto.io/wireframes-design-process/

Prototyping Accessibility in Web and Mobile UI Design

By Emily Grace Adiseshiah.

“Adaptable, interactive and coherent prototypes for users with
disabilities. Covering accessibility in the prototyping phase of web
and app design…”

https://www.justinmind.com/blog/ prototyping-accessibility-in-web-and-mobile-ui-design/

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

Differences Between ARIA 1.0 and 1.1: Deprecations and Additions

By Bryan Garaventa.

“…Today’s post will include the deprecations and some additions in
ARIA 1.1…”

http://www.ssbbartgroup.com/blog/ differences-aria-1-0-1-1-deprecations-additions/

The ARIA Role Conformance Matrices

By Bryan Garaventa.

“…The purpose of The ARIA Role Conformance Matrices is not to list
all possible attributes that can be used on all available roles, but
rather, to specifically quantify how accessibility is tied into the
usage of ARIA roles, and how associated roles are hierarchically
mapped…”

http://whatsock.com/training/matrices/

clean-code-javascript

By Ryan McDermott.

“Software engineering principles, from Robert C. Martin’s book Clean
Code, adapted for JavaScript. This is not a style guide. It’s a guide
to producing readable, reusable, and refactorable software in
JavaScript…”

https://github.com/ryanmcdermott/clean-code-javascript

+08: TOOLS.

Lorem Ipsum Generator

By Alex Dixon.

“Quickly generate custom placeholder text from the classic Lorem Ipsum passage.”

https://loremipsumgenerator.com

+09: TYPOGRAPHY.

What’s the Best Font Size for the Web? Well, It Depends…

By Robert Mohns.

“I recently found a fun visualization tool, SizeCalc.com, that shows
you the perceived size of an object based on your viewing distance…”

https://www.imarc.com/blog/best-font-size-for-any-device

The Futures of Typography

By Robin Rendle.

“…I think that we ought to make compromises in our designs because
as typographers our job is not to make a beautiful interface with the
most elegant typesetting imaginable; I think that before we can make
typography beautiful we must first make it resilient…”

https://robinrendle.com/essays/futures-of-typography/

+10: USABILITY.

The ‘Credit Card Number’ Field Must Allow and Auto-Format Spaces (80% Don’t)

By Christian Holst.

“Typing a 15-16 long string of numbers without a single error can be
challenging for most users – yet, it’s what all users have to do
during the checkout flow as they reach the ‘Credit Card Number’ form
field…”

http://baymard.com/blog/credit-card-field-auto-format-spaces

Usability and Accessibility a Comparative Study

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“Before we compare, let us understand the definitions of usability and
accessibility for web…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/01/ usability-and-accessibility-a-comparative-study/

How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

By Nick Babich.

“..Good UI animations have a purpose; they are meaningful, and
functional. In this article, we’ll talk about the role of functional
animation in UX design and see when to incorporate motion into a
design…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/01/ how-functional-animation-helps-improve-user-experience/

Designing User Interfaces for My Mother

By Tony Gines.

“Takeaways for keeping your interface friendly to the friendliest of
people. My mother…”

https://blog.marvelapp.com/designing-user-interfaces-mother/

[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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Until next time,

Laura L. Carlson

Information Technology Systems and Services

University of Minnesota Duluth

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

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