[DigitalScholarship] [webdev] Web Design Update: August 4, 2016

 

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Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 06:28:24 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: August 4, 2016

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 15, Issue 06, August 4, 2016.

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

++ISSUE 06 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: BOOKS.

03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

05: EVENTS.

06: HTML5.

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.

5 Rules for Publishing Accessible Content

By Joseph C. Dolson.

“Creating a website that’s fully accessible to disabled users is
typically a collaborative effort…”

http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/ 125498-5-Rules-for-Publishing-Accessible-Content

Microsoft Word – Creating Accessible Documents

By WebAIM.

“The following best practices are provided to help you maximize the
accessibility of your Word documents…”

http://webaim.org/techniques/word/

How to Make Android ImageViews Accessible with Content Descriptions

By Chris McMeeking and Melinda Kothbauer.

“When using Android Accessibility APIs, there are multiple ways to
provide alternate text for an object, and the content description
attribute is the most basic…”

http://www.deque.com/blog/ android-imageviews-accessible-content-descriptions/

Cloud Accessibility and the Changing Dream

By Scott Hollier.

“…while today the conclusions are similar, the Cloud is changing and
its applicability to people with disabilities is rapidly changing with
it…”

http://www.accessiq.org/news/w3c-column/2016/08/ cloud-accessibility-and-the-changing-dream

Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility

By Christina A. Samuels.

“Every year, thousands of complaints flow into the office tasked with
investigating disability discrimination for the U.S. Department of
Education. This year, Marcie Lipsitt, a special education advocate
from Michigan, has been responsible for about 500 of those
complaints-and counting…”

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/03/ advocate-moves-needle-on-website-accessibility.html

Get Started with Narrator

By Microsoft.

“Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. This guide
describes how to use Narrator with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
on desktop PCs, providing you with enough info to start exploring
Windows, using apps, and browsing the web. It’s written for those who
use a screen reader regularly…”

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/ help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-started

DOJ Extends Comment Period for ADA Title II SANPRM, Cites Impact on
Title III Rule

By Minh Vu and Kristina M. Launey.

“DOJ announced today an extension to October 7, 2016 for the public to
submit comments on the SANPRM for state and local government
websites.”

http://www.adatitleiii.com/2016/07/doj-extends-comment-period- for-ada-title-ii-sanprm-cites-impact-on-title-iii-rule/

Section 508 Refresh – Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

By Jonathan Avila.

“Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended 1998) (29
USC § 794d) requires that when U.S. Federal government agencies
develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information
technology (called EIT in the current law), federal employees with
disabilities must have access to and use of information and data that
is comparable to the access and use by federal employees who do not
have disabilities, unless such a change would impose an undue burden
on the agency…”

http://www.ssbbartgroup.com/blog/ section-508-refresh-information-communications-technology-ict/

Blanks v. San Francisco Federal Credit Union

By Disability Rights Advocates.

“In September of 2015, the Credit Union overhauled its website.
Suddenly, Credit Union member Marco Salsiccia, who is blind,
discovered he was unable to use the Credit Union’s online banking
services independently…”

http://dralegal.org/case/blanks-v-san-francisco-federal-credit-union/

San Francisco Federal Credit Union Settlement Agreement (PDF)

“Credit Union commits that it will ensure that the Website and the
online banking services which render through the Website and related
mobile applications will conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA…”

http://dralegal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ Blanks-v-SFFCU-et-al-Settlement-Agreement.pdf

+02: BOOKS.

Coyier, Chris. Practical SVG, A Book Apart, 2016.

+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Manipulating Sass Colors With HSL And Opacity Functions

By Steven Bradley.

“One of my favorite aspects of Sass is how easy the functions make it
to work with colors…”

http://vanseodesign.com/css/sass-colors-part-2/

Precedence in CSS (When Order of CSS Matters)

By Chris Coyier.

“…Assuming specificity is exactly the same, order does matter.
Styles declared later win…”

https://css-tricks.com/precedence-css-order-css-matters/

+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

7 User Experience Tests to Do When Redesigning Your Website

By Amber Callan.

“…In order to be sure that you get the most out of your new website,
here are seven user experience tests to do during the process of a
website redesign…”

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/7-user-experience-tests-for-website-redesign

13 Things To Consider When Offering Survey Incentives

By Jeff Sauro.

“…Here are 13 things to consider when deciding whether an incentive
is the way to go…”

http://www.measuringu.com/blog/offering-incentives.php

+05: EVENTS.

Better by Design Conference
August 18-19, 2016.
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
http://betterbydesignconference.com/

Mobility and Modern Web Conference
September 14-16, 2016.
Los Angeles, Califorina, U.S.A.
https://mmwcon.org/

NationJS Conference
September 16, 2016.
Washington, DC, U.S.A.
http://nationjs.com/

Digital Gaggle Conference
October 5, 2016.
Bristol, England, United Kingdom.
http://www.digitalgaggle.co.uk/conference/

HTML5 Days
October 10-12, 2016.
Berlin, Germany
http://html5-days.de/

OZeWAI Conference
November 28-30, 2016.
Canberra, Australia
http://www.ozewai.org/index.php/en/

+06: HTML5.

HTML5 Accessibility

By Steve Faulkner.

“Get the current accessibility support status of HTML5 features across
major browsers.”

http://www.html5accessibility.com/

+07: MISCELLANEOUS.

Brainstorming is Dumb

By Annie Sneed.

“Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on
their own. Thankfully, there’s a better way to work in groups.”

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3062292/evidence/brainstorming-is-dumb

+08: NAVIGATION.

When and How to Create Customer Journey Maps

By Kate Williamson.

“Journey maps combine two powerful instruments-storytelling and
visualization-in order to help teams understand and address customer
needs. While maps take a wide variety of forms depending on context
and business goals, certain elements are generally included, and there
are underlying guidelines to follow that help them be the most
successful.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/customer-journey-mapping/

+09: TOOLS.

ARIA Bookmarklet for Accessibility Testing

By Paul J. Adam.

Paul created a new bookmarklet.

http://pauljadam.com/bookmarklets/aria.html

+10: USABILITY.

Hover is Dead. Long Live Hover.

By Jordan Staniscia.

“…Don’t use hover as the primary action to trigger anything essential. Ever.
For the rest of your life…”

https://medium.com/instacart-design/ hover-is-dead-long-live-hover-37a89d3795df

Going Beyond the Obvious

By Philip Hodgson.

“In which we go on safari, stop at a red light, meet a zoologist, and
discover four classic questions that can help us design better user
research.”

http://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/going-beyond-the-obvious.html

Buttons in UI Design: The Evolution of Style and Best Practices

By Nick Babich.

“…Every button (classic or modern one like ghost button or floating
action button) is meant to direct users into taking the action you
want them to take…”

https://uxplanet.org/buttons-in-ui- design-the-evolution-of-style-and-best-practices-56536dc5386e

How to Establish a Content-First Design Process: Content Strategy

Tools for Everyone

By Carrie Hane Dennison.

“…This article is part 1 of a 3-part series on introducing content
strategy within a team or organization…”

http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/ how-to-establish-a-content-first-design-process/

Design Thinking 101

By Sarah Gibbons.

“What is design thinking and why should companies care? History and
background plus a quick overview and visualization of 6 phases of the
design thinking process. Approaching problem solving with a hands-on,
user-centric mindset leads to innovation, and innovation can lead to
differentiation and a competitive advantage.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/design-thinking/

[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

mailto:lcarlson@d.umn.edu

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