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Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:28:09 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <[hidden email]>
To: webdev <[hidden email]>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: August 10, 2017
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 07, August 10, 2017.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 07 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
14: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
10 Guidelines to Improve Your Web Accessibility
"We put together a list of ten web accessibility guidelines that will
guarantee access to your site to any person, in spite of their
Accessibility for the Future You
By Andrea Fercia.
"...I'd like to share my thoughts on why accessibility is for
everyone, including the future you...
Accessibility for Teams
By Rob Dodson.
"...This article outlines criteria for each of the major disciplines
(project manager, UX designer, and developer) so that they can work to
incorporate accessibility best practices into their process..."
Best Practices for Conducting an Accessibility Review
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"At the July 2017 joint meetup of the UX Chicago and Chicago Digital
Accessibility and Inclusive Design groups, Joe Welinske, accessibility
specialist at Blink UX, presented a case study of their accessibility
review of the new VeriCite product..."
Why Automatic Captions Don't Protect You From an ADA Lawsuit
By Elisa Edelberg.
"...Automatic captions, like YouTube's, only average 60-70% accuracy
and therefore will not protect you from a lawsuit. Your content has to
be captioned understandably and must meet the standards and
requirements outlined in WCAG 2.0 AA in order to be accessible and
protect you from the law."
Two New York Federal Judges Refuse to Dismiss Website Accessibility Cases
By Kristina M. Launey & Minh N. Vu.
"Two New York federal judges recently said that the ADA covers
websites (even those not connected to a physical place) and one held
that working on improving the accessibility of one’s website does not
make the ADA claim moot..."
Companies are Losing Web Cases: Spend Money on Web Access, not Lawyers
By Law Office of Lainey Feingold.
"In less than two months, four different federal judges have said
“Yes” to website accessibility. These cases, from Florida, California,
and New York, are a wake-up call to every business in the United
States that serves the public..."
Kalbag, Laura. Accessibility for Everyone, A Book Apart, 2017.
+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Changes to the Grid Spec and taking on Multi-Column Layout
By Rachel Andrew.
"Last week I was in Paris for the CSS Working Group face to face meeting..."
CSS Inheritance: An Introduction
By Asha Laxmi.
"It’s common to see inheritance in action in real life. Unless some
other factor comes into play, it’s often the case that tall parents
have tall children, and so on. We can see something similar in CSS..."
What It's Like Being a Color Blind Designer
By Lis Andramaioli.
"I met Andrei Gomes when I worked for one of the biggest school chains
in Brazil, in 2011, coordinating a post-graduate course about digital
+05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
5 Provocative Views on Usability Testing
By David Travis.
"...In this article, I'll argue that these 5 common beliefs about
usability are false."
The Illusion of Measuring What Customers Want
By Alan Klement.
"...there's nothing wrong with using numbers to describe customer
preference. It's just necessary to know that these data are
qualitative, not quantitative. They are not values themselves, they
are descriptions of value. However, too many people either forget this
or don't know. So they end up doing things with them that they
Heuristic Analysis UX in the Design Process
By Norbert Gaal.
"...We need to clarify the 3 most important usability inspection
methods and understand the relationships between them..."
Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done
By Page Laubheimer.
"Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed
personas include the same information and also add behavioral and
How to Present Scientific Findings Online
By Kate Meyer.
"To appeal to experts, provide concise titles and summaries, use clear
headings, charts and figures, and don't overdo visual design."
I Want a Pony! - or the Critical Difference Between User Research and
By Leisa Reichelt.
"...Both qualitative and quantitative research is important and
necessary, but in service design, we should always start with rich,
Cleaning Data From Surveys and Online Research
By Jeff Sauro.
"...This process helps ensure we're obtaining higher quality results
and valid findings from our studies..."
UX & Accessibility: How We Work Together, Benefits, Tips & Tricks
August 15, 2017.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Inclusive Design - An Evening with Derek Featherstone
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
August 29, 2017.
September 20-22, 2017.
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
September 20-22, 2017.
London, England, United Kingdom
September 24-26, 2017.
+07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
What is Information Architecture?
By Optimal Workshop.
"Learn all the basics of IA and more..."
Does the Fidelity of a Prototype Affect Results?
By Jeff Sauro.
"...low-fidelity prototypes are reasonable, although not perfect
substitutes, for high-fidelity or full products for identifying
usability problems and are able to generate reliable estimates of
subjective ease ratings but less accurate for task times and aesthetic
By Lucas Fernandes da Costa.
"My first advice for anyone suffering from JS Fatigue...stay aware
that you don't need to know everything"
A Brief History of Women in Computing
By Faruk Ateş.
"...You can’t cherry-pick a couple of scientific studies you like and
use them to justify your arguments against diversity programs, while
carefully ignoring the mountains of other scientific studies that show
both how and why diversity programs are good, beneficial to all, and
worth investing in..."
Don't Mistake Common UI Patterns for Best Practices
By Callie de Roussan.
"A hard look at how the browse experience translates in the digital space..."
6 Ways Innovative Navigation Enhances UX
By Paddi MacDonnell.
"There are two aspects to designing navigation: How will the content
be structured, and how will that structure be presented to the
Jump Start Responsive Web Design - Chapter 4: Responsive Text
By Chris Ward.
"This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of Chris Ward's book
Jump Start Responsive Web Design..."
Principles for Mobile Design
By Steven Hoober.
"Using design principles means adding a layer of structure and meaning
to your design tactics to help you to make better design decisions."
Stopwords in the User Interface
By Ilya Birman.
"The words that usually signal problems with the user interface..."
Accessible SVG Tables
By Léonie Watson.
"SVG has no native semantics for representing structures like tables,
but ARIA1.1 introduces a number of roles that can be used to polyfill
the necessary semantic information..."
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+14: 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
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