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Web Development Advent Calendars for 2015

Ganesha may or may not be stealing chocolate from the advent calendar. For a few years now web developers around the world have celebrated Saturnalia Christmas with advent calendars covering topics related to the web. Some come and go, but you’ll probably recognize a few regulars on this list. I…

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Tags: browser, css, design, html, standards, UX

NFL Raises Colorblind Awareness

Not intentionally, of course. Images captured using the Chromatic Vision Simulator app on my phone. The last two images show three different kinds of colorblindness each: protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia. The NFL provided a great and highly visible (pun!) case study in how colorblindness affects people and, given football’s wide…

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Tags: accessibility, design, usability, UX

HTML Source Order vs CSS Display Order

Last month in my post Source Order Matters I wrote about why we need to consider how the source order of the HTML of a page can affect users when the CSS re-orders the content visually. While I used a recipe as an analogue and cited WCAG conformance rules, I…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, Edge, Firefox, html, Internet Explorer, standards, usability, UX, WCAG

My Slides from Accessibility Camp NYC

If the embedded slides are not working, you can get to them directly at SlideShare. There is also a video of my talk (and all the other talks) available, or you can watch it below: Errata Note that I adjusted slide 89 before I posted it to SlideShare, thanks to…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, design, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Web Design Myths

Net Magazine asked followers on Twitter to submit any web design myths they wanted busted: Got a web design myth you want busted? Let us know and we'll print the best tweets in the mag!— net magazine (@netmag) September 16, 2015 I took this to mean web development, not just…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, design, html, mobile, print, rant, SEO, standards, usability, UX

Obligatory Redesign Post

Screen shots showing four of the states of the menu of which I am so proud but which has questionable usability, as opposed to the h1 style, which is unquestionably unusable. Note that one of those screen shots is really a view of the printed page, where the menu is…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, design, html, mobile, standards, touch, usability

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2014

For a few years now web developers around the world have celebrated Saturnalia Christmas with advent calendars covering topics related to the web. Some come and go, but you’ll probably recognize a few regulars on this list. I may have missed some, so please pass them along if you know…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, fonts, html, internet, mobile, standards, usability, UX

Linear Gradient Problems in Chrome

Detail of the effect I wanted to re-create with a linear gradient — a gray column, a white narrow gutter, a black vertical line, and the rest as white. I’m going to tell you up front that I don’t have a fix for the issue I am raising, though there…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, design, html, rant, standards

NAGW Slides: Responsive Web Design Primer

I just finished a webinar for the National Association of Government Web Professionals where I provided an overview of responsive design. I always struggle when I cannot see the audience, but as always my ego carries me through to the end. The slides are embedded here for any and all…

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Tags: analytics, css, design, html, mobile, slides, speaking, usability, UX

UX Singapore Slides: Selfish Accessibility

Photo of me speaking, fighting the sun, provided by Camilla Choo. Original photo on Twitter. In a departure from the other times I have given this talk, I gutted all the slides with code samples as well as the slides on testing (although I did keep them handy and use…

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Tags: accessibility, design, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

Keep the Focus Outline

This animated GIF is a screen capture of cycling through every interactive element (mostly links) on the page using just the tab key. You’ll note that in all but one case, the only indication of any change is in the lower left in the browser’s status bar where it shows…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, law, rant, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

What to Consider before Using Free Getty Images

There was quite a lot of chatter this week over Getty’s move to make its image library (ok, only 40 million of its images) free for non-commercial use on the web. Some might think they can now just start taking images from the Getty site, but not quite. Getty requires…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, html, UX

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