Visual forensics, impostor syndrome, UI color system, accessibility checklist

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “User feedback is always a valuable source of information. But if product designers aren’t careful, user feedback can quickly become a to-do list of features organized by whoever yells the loudest and most often. This not only runs the risk of pulling a product team in dozens of different… Continue reading Visual forensics, impostor syndrome, UI color system, accessibility checklist

Accessibility is misunderstood — let’s fix that

If we can think about accessibility the right way, maybe we can stop dreading it. Daniel Berryhill 1 day ago·5 min read Photo by Eunice Lituañas on Unsplash I probably shouldn’t start off an article with $4 words, but here it is. A synecdoche (si-NEK-di-kee) is when part of something is used to represent the… Continue reading Accessibility is misunderstood — let’s fix that

The Importance of Including Accessibility in Your Web Design

When it comes to a company’s online presence, a fully functional website is key. Beyond making it easy to order products or add an item to the cart, the website must also be simple to use for every person that logs on, regardless of their physical or mental limitations. This is called accessibility, and neglecting… Continue reading The Importance of Including Accessibility in Your Web Design

10 Top Tips on What Makes a Good Leaflet (With Leaflet Examples!)

One of the most effective forms of marketing media, leaflets allow you to reach prospective audiences in-store or through the mail. What makes a good leaflet? To avoid your leaflet being consigned to the trash, use thoughtful leaflet design to give your advertising leaflet templates a more lasting impact.   Here we look at ten tips… Continue reading 10 Top Tips on What Makes a Good Leaflet (With Leaflet Examples!)

WordPress Evolution Among Enterprise: Why Shift To Most Popular CMS?

0 Shares When talking about WordPress, it is renowned in the world of website development. Many large and small businesses are now adopting WordPress CMS for their website development. Let’s navigate the reasons why WordPress should be adopted by your firm? Firstly, the Reason behind need of WordPress in an Enterprise If you are into… Continue reading WordPress Evolution Among Enterprise: Why Shift To Most Popular CMS?

A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

The flexbox layout module allows us to lay out flex items in any order and direction. Flexbox ordering is, in fact, easier than ordering with floats or CSS grid, even if you might not think so at first. As flexbox is a one-dimensional layout model, as opposed to CSS grid which is two-dimensional, you only have… Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Designing for all. Source: Billy Clark on Dribbble Inclusive Design is a design practice where products and services are designed in a way that they are accessible and can serve as many people as possible, regardless of their age, gender, or ability. Inclusive Design puts people at the centre stage of the design… Continue reading 3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters

Angular Component Libraries and Accessibility

Nowadays, it feels as if web development is an ever-changing landscape that moves at supersonic speeds. With the demands to keep your content up to date with the latest and greatest designs and frameworks, it can be an overwhelming task to keep up. JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, play a large role in this with… Continue reading Angular Component Libraries and Accessibility

What to look for in an accessibility audit

If your organization is completely new to digital accessibility, an audit or assessment is a great place to start to see where your organization stands. An accessibility audit is a combination of automated and manual testing done by accessibility experts using assistive technologies in various testing states. A detailed audit is a thorough review of… Continue reading What to look for in an accessibility audit

A History of Section 508 Accessibility

A first-hand experience implementing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act In The Beginning: ADA and Section 508 In 1990, I was an almost-brand-new Federal employee and I had the opportunity to attend the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I clearly remember it was a hot and sun shining day on the White… Continue reading A History of Section 508 Accessibility

Popular Design News of the Week: April 13, 2020 – April 19, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: April 13, 2020 – April 19, 2020

You’Re (Probably) Doing Digital Accessibility Wrong

Thirty years after the historic passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark legislation that transformed the US’s workplaces and common spaces for the better, so much of our lives have moved out of the physical world and into the digital one. The urgency of equality — and the need to ensure that web… Continue reading You’Re (Probably) Doing Digital Accessibility Wrong

20+ Best eCommerce Website Templates: Updated for 2020

Adding an online store to your website or creating one from scratch is a great way to increase your business revenue and reach new customers. This is especially true if you’re a small business owner looking to expand your customer base without the big budget needed for another physical location. Incorporating an online store, or… Continue reading 20+ Best eCommerce Website Templates: Updated for 2020

10 ways to help Accessibility at Conferences as a speaker

November 26, 2019 Hey friends! Wedding planning is starting to heat up with five months left to go. I was pretty ambitious about my writing schedule when I started my second year of blogging. I figured I had so much more free time on my hands versus what I had six months ago. But I… Continue reading 10 ways to help Accessibility at Conferences as a speaker

When to Use Them and Tips for Good UX

Sliders, slideshows, carousels: call them what you will, they’re an incredibly popular way to enhance a WordPress site. When I create a site for a client, they almost always ask me to add one to their home page, if not to every page in the site. But although undeniably attractive, sliders aren’t always needed in… Continue reading When to Use Them and Tips for Good UX

Accessibility and user needs in Design — a UX case study

Kseniya KenkeremathBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Apr 29 Background: This case study pertains to a joint project completed with Nicole Warden Le for DC-area startup Loro. Loro is currently in the process of bringing to market a companion robot featuring a 360-degree camera and accompanying app designed specifically for wheelchair users. The objective of the project was to redesign… Continue reading Accessibility and user needs in Design — a UX case study

The Importance of Readability on the Web

Readability on the web has to overcome many hurdles. Even if you follow all the right conventions, the presence of digital ads, popups and click bait can all distract from the main content of your site. But how do they impact readability? How can you use design to improve it? Below are some ways of… Continue reading The Importance of Readability on the Web

WordPress in the Year to Come

What a year! At the end of 2017, I remember thinking that the previous year had been one of the biggest when it came to change in WordPress. But I didn’t know what was in store for 2018! 2018 has seen some of the most fundamental and farthest-reaching changes in WordPress since its inception, embodied… Continue reading WordPress in the Year to Come

5 years of Foundation: a look back

This month, ZURB celebrates the 5th birthday of its Foundation front-end framework. This popular framework is known for its responsive grid, CSS and HTML user-interface components, code snippets, and templates. What makes it stand out as well is that it’s an open-source project. In a blog post earlier this month, Danny Codella, ZURB’s marketer, wrote… Continue reading 5 years of Foundation: a look back

How Good Is JavaScript for Building a Large Scale Web Application?

According to the most statistics that are recent on w3techs.com, significantly more than 89percent of sites presently utilize JavaScript as a client-side program writing language. As a cross-platform and programming that is lightweight, JavaScript makes it easier for programmers to build responsive websites and web applications that work with seamlessly with popular web browsers, operating… Continue reading How Good Is JavaScript for Building a Large Scale Web Application?

More About MEAN Stack You Want to Know!

A latest technology to the old-fashioned LAMP/WAMP stack for building professional websites and real-time applications is MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js) stack, which is an open-source software. MEAN is nothing but a rearrangement of code and technology upgrades switching the base platform from Linux OS to a JavaScript run-time which brings Node.js. Node.js allows to… Continue reading More About MEAN Stack You Want to Know!

Making Accessibility Simpler, With Ally.js

I’ve been a web developer for 15 years, but I’d never looked into accessibility. I didn’t know enough people with (serious) disabilities to properly understand the need for accessible applications and no customer has ever required me to know what ARIA is. But I got involved with accessibility anyway – and that’s the story I’d… Continue reading Making Accessibility Simpler, With Ally.js