Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:37:38 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: webdev <email@example.com>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: March 29, 2018
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
– Volume 16, Issue 40, March 29, 2018.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
++ISSUE 40 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Verified Accessibility Samples (Va11yS)
By International Business Machines (IBM).
“Explore the repository of working accessibility code samples and design patterns that can be implemented directly into your design and development…”
Three Developer Behaviors to Eliminate 85 Percent of Accessibility Defects
By Sean Kelly and Thomas F. Dinkel.
Sean and Thomas’ CSUN presentation slides.
Accessibility Heuristics for Designers (PDF)
By Caitlin Geier and Denis Boudreau.
“10 general rules of thumb for accessible design…”
Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners #2
“The following survey is a follow-up to a previous Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners conducted July 2014…”
Potholes of Discrimination: A Post-CSUN Legal Update Wrap-Up
By Lainey Feingold.
“…This is a post about what the law is saying about web accessibility…”
Making Bulb Accessible – Introducing the New Bulb Site
By Heydon Pickering.
“At the end of last year, Bulb pledged to significantly improve the accessibility of the site…”
CSUN 2018 Presentation Links
By Christopher Phillips.
A crowdsourced list of CSUN presentation presentations from last week’s conference.
No Relief in Sight from Website Accessibility Lawsuits
By Matthew P. Horvitz and Andrew J. Ferren.
“…a proactive approach to accessibility should help businesses reduce the risk of being targeted by a lawsuit.”
The Growing Emphasis on Accessibility and Inclusive User Experience
By Kim Krause Berg.
“There is growing interest in web accessibility around the world, with more companies seeking to make their web properties inclusive and user friendly for all people.…”
N.Y. Lawyers Sue 40-plus Companies on Behalf of Blind Man in a Month
By Justin Stoltzfus.
“A class action lawsuit on behalf of Queens, N.Y., resident Eugene Duncan and other visually impaired plaintiffs against Popular North America Inc. is one of 43 recent Americans with Disabilities Act cases filed on his behalf…”
New Guidelines Let Civil Rights Office Ignore Cases From Serial Complainers
By Christina A. Samuels.
“The U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights has started dismissing hundreds of disability-related complaints, following new guidelines that say such cases will be dismissed when they represent a pattern of complaints against multiple recipients…”
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Good ol’ Margin Collapsing
By Chris Coyier.
“Here’s a one-sentence blog post about margin collapsing: When two block elements are stacked on top of one another, the vertical space between them is the larger between the one on top’s margin-bottom and the one on the bottom’s margin-top…”
The Future of Web Layout (Video)
By Aquent Gymnasium.
“A webinar discussing new advances in web layout techniques that will
A CSS Approach to Trap Focus Inside of an Element
By Kushagra Gour.
“…While experimenting, I discovered a neat CSS trick on how to trap
Nobody Said CSS Is Easy
By Amber Wilson.
“Wait, some people have said this. But I’d like to politely voice the
Designing Systematic Colors
By Jeeyoung Jung.
“How to make themable, flexible, WCAG 2.0 compliant color ramps for a
+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
Remote Moderated Usability Tests: How and Why to Do Them
By Kate Meyer and Kara Pernice.
“Remote unmoderated usability testing is so fast and easy that some
How to Make Usability Testing a Habit
By Stefan Rössler.
“…The best thing about making usability testing a habit is that you
How Large Is the Evaluator Effect in Usability Testing?
By Jeff Sauro.
“…if you change the person looking for the problems (the evaluator),
Getting Started in Accessibility
What You Need to Know to Get Accessibility Right
John Slatin AccessU
Accessing Higher Ground
Agile Accessibility in a Regulated Industry
Quick Reminder that Details/Summary is the Easiest Way Ever to Make an Accordion
By Chris Coyier.
“Gosh bless the <details> element. Toss some content inside it and you
Typical/Expected Screen Reader Output
By Steve Faulkner.
“Typical/expected screen reader output
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+07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
A Guide to Information Architecture
By Miklos Philips.
“…Information architecture (IA) is, like a blueprint, a visual
Using Ethics In Web Design
By Morten Rand-Hendriksen.
“…Even small and seemingly insignificant decisions can have enormous
Why Enterprise Software Fails (and what to do about it)
By Gerry McGovern.
“The Canadian government’s Phoenix payroll system is no more. It was
CSUN 2018 Accessibility Interview: Denis Boudreau
By Vivian Cullipher.
“Vivian interviews Montreal-based Denis Boudreau, Principal Web
Yes, Icons Need Text Labels (Video)
By Aurora Harley.
“Universal icons are rare. To help overcome the ambiguity that almost
In Defense of Post-its
By Sarah Gibbons.
“Sticky notes strengthen team dynamics and represent an egalitarian,
When Making Design Tradeoffs, Don’t Forget Hidden Costs (Video)
By Kathryn Whitenton.
“When making design decisions, analyze the alternatives to identify
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
Cascading Style Sheets Information.
Evaluation & Testing Information.
Information Architecture Information.
Miscellaneous Web Information.
Sites & Blogs Listing.
Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
[Section two ends.]
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Until next time,
Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009