Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:47:22 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <email@example.com>
To: webdev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: December 30, 2015
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
– Volume 14, Issue 27, December 30, 2015.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 27 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Provide Alternatives for Timed Web Content
“WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.2.1 states that for web content that has
a time limit, an option should be provided for the user to change or
disable the time limit…”
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value
By Rakesh Paladugula.
“Every user interface component on the page should have a name and
role. For few components that are developed using scripting language a
state, property or value should be set programmatically…”
Lawsuits Rise: Blind Plaintiffs Sue Additional Retailers for Website
By Fredrikson and Byron PA.
“Patagonia, Ace Hardware, Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond and Estee
Lauder are the most recent companies sued by blind plaintiffs,
alleging that the retailers websites are not accessible to the blind
as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…”
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Getting the Best Out of CSS
By Emma Grant.
“…there’s a huge amount that designers and developers need to learn
in order to truly master the entire skill set required to earn the
title of CSS Ninja…”
June 10, 2016.
Riverside, California, U.S.A.
Elements Web Conference
June 13-15, 2016.
State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
June 14-15, 2016.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Front End Design Conference
June 15-17, 2016.
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.
July 7-9, 2016.
By Rakesh Paladugula.
“Aria-relevant property is an optional value to an aria-live region…”
By Axel Rauschmayer.
“This blog post examines how the bundling of modules is affected by
two future developments: HTTP/2 and native modules…”
10 Web Predictions for 2015 – The Results
By Craig Buckler.
“… I scored a pathetic 4.5 out of 10 last year. Let’s see if I can
beat it in 2015…”
25 Years – How the Web Began
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols .
“25 years ago there was the Internet, but there was no Web. Then, Tim
Berners-Lee proposed creating an Internet-based hypertext system and
the Web was on its way…”
Solve the Hard Problems
By Drew McLellan.
“Drew McLellan brings our 2015 calendar to a motivational close with
some encouragement for the year ahead…”
Why Hover Menus are Problematic
By Adam Silver.
“…hover menus are problematic and here’s why…”
Add Values to Arrays in PHP
By Olaf Lederer.
“Like in other programming and scripting languages, PHP arrays are
used to store data used in your application or script…”
Composition over Inheritance PHP Style
By James Lewis.
“…Lets dive into an example written in PHP to help us better
understand composition over inheritance…”
Revisiting Firefox’s DevTools
By Patrick Brosset.
“If you do any kind of development for the web, then you know how
important tools are, and you like finding tools that make your life
“Run a quick code scan on anu URL to check for out-of-date libraries,
layout issues, and accessibility.”
The 11 Most Inspiring Usability and User Experience Talks
By Markus Pirker.
“Let these 11 inspiring talks from the smartest UX and Usability
people on the planet motivate you for your upcoming user experience
and user research efforts. Listen up and let the learning begin…”
5 Essential Usability Tips to Get Your Website Ready for the New Year
By Markus Pirker.
“Here are five main tasks to start off with in 2016…”
6 Dimensions of UX Research
By Spencer Lanoue.
“There are 6 dimensions of UX research that you need to keep in mind
when selecting the methodology that will help you move the needle…”
Can’t Put Down Your Device? That’s by Design
By Natasha Singer.
“Network Effect explores the psychological implications of popular
digital services and features 10,000 clips of people engaging in
‘Modern’ Homepage Design Increases Pageviews and Reader Comprehension,
By Joseph Lichterman.
“A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer
modular, image-heavy homepage designs…”
[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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Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009
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