5 Hidden Risks of Your Inaccessible Website

Governments around the world mandate an accessible web experience for regulated industries, and you can be fined heavily for non-compliance. In the United States, the Department of Justice has the authority to seek civil penalties for a first violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) at $96,384 and up to $192,768 for each subsequent… Continue reading 5 Hidden Risks of Your Inaccessible Website

1 Billion Downloads later, axe-core is the source of truth for automated digital accessibility testing

Open-source digital accessibility testing rules library axe-core achieves incredible milestone HERNDON, VA – Dec 5, 2023 –  Today, Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, marked an important landmark in accessibility history with its open-source accessibility rules library, axe-core, surpassing 1 billion downloads. “We’re incredibly proud and fortunate for so many reasons; the community… Continue reading 1 Billion Downloads later, axe-core is the source of truth for automated digital accessibility testing

From Image Adjustments to AI: Photoshop Through the Years

Tech By Max Walton 2 days ago Remember when Merriam-Webster added Photoshop to the dictionary back in 2008? Want to learn how AI is changing design forever? Join us as we delve into the history of Photoshop, from its early beginnings right through to the dawn of artificial intelligence. Photoshop is nothing short of a… Continue reading From Image Adjustments to AI: Photoshop Through the Years

Save the date for axe-con 2024. The world’s largest digital accessibility conference is back.

HERNDON, VA –  October 17, 2024 – Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, announced today that the fourth annual axe-con conference will return next year on February 20-22, 2024. With the success of axe-con over the past three years, Deque will continue to host the conference as a free and virtual event. Axe-con… Continue reading Save the date for axe-con 2024. The world’s largest digital accessibility conference is back.

Deque Systems Welcomes and Announces Support for WCAG 2.2

Deque Systems congratulates the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) members on the official release of the new Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.2, which were released October 5 at 8:39 am EST. With more employees actively working to develop WCAG 2.2 within the W3C than any other business, we’re thrilled to see the… Continue reading Deque Systems Welcomes and Announces Support for WCAG 2.2

5 things I learned as a product designer: a 10-year journey at Amazon, Walmart and startups

In 2019, I wrote an article titled What I learned as a Product Designer over the last 6 years — a snapshot of my journey with points I deemed relevant to any upcoming designers interested in the field of UX or Product Design. Little did I know that the following years would bring an abundance of experiences,… Continue reading 5 things I learned as a product designer: a 10-year journey at Amazon, Walmart and startups

Accessibility Legislation & Regulation Roundup – A LOT Happened in Just July

A lot is happening in the US legislative and international regulatory space right now around accessibility. Not surprisingly, many of these actions were timed to the US’ ADA anniversary. It can be overwhelming. Here are some of the things my colleagues and I are monitoring for you right now and our take on what they… Continue reading Accessibility Legislation & Regulation Roundup – A LOT Happened in Just July

Deque Announces Availability for the axe DevTools Linter Free Trial

Catch accessibility issues while you code & automatically block every inaccessible pull request with the axe DevTools Linter. HERNDON, VA – April 26, 2023 – Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, today announced that a free trial of the axe DevTools Linter is now available via a simple, online self-service process. See for… Continue reading Deque Announces Availability for the axe DevTools Linter Free Trial

The AI revolution for businesses and the customer experience

After scouring the web and experimenting with numerous AI tools I am sharing my predictions for 2030 and beyond. Image created by Midjourney AI using a prompt from Danny Bluestone. In this article I am outlining my 6 ‘I’s to how I see AI evolving over the next decade. They include AI’s impact on the Internet,… Continue reading The AI revolution for businesses and the customer experience

What if AI tools paid artists?

Exploring solutions and challenges for the controversial debate about AI art Salvador DALL•E (Source: Year 2049) It’s been less than a year since DALLE•2 was released and blew our minds away with the variety of art it could generate from a simple yet descriptive prompt. Other tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion quickly followed. The initial stages… Continue reading What if AI tools paid artists?

The art of unlearning

How letting go of the familiar can help product designers become more creative. The pursuit of knowledge — challenging the old & embracing the new (‘School of Athens’ by Raphael) Kids are more imaginative than adults. Not only is this pretty commonly observed, but it’s scientifically proven too. In 1968, George Land conducted a longitudinal study where he… Continue reading The art of unlearning

The age of Agile must end

30 years ago the technology industry attempted to import Lean practices — it failed. Instead of “continuous improvement,” progress halted. Agile is incompatible with UX research, design, and scalable development. It always will be. It’s time to create a new operational standard. Changing of the guards. Photo by Micah Kunkle on Unsplash As startups refocus on “operational efficiency,”… Continue reading The age of Agile must end

Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. Moses, the so-called “master builder” of mid-20th century New York, was very concerned that white-only spaces in America (like beaches) might eventually be opened to all people. When designing the Grand Central Parkway in the late 1920s — a road intended, in part, to give New Yorkers “an easy way to… Continue reading Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI

10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Many firms’ design and development decisions are increasingly oriented toward human-centered innovation. Instead of rushing goods to market, these firms are using a user-centered design approach. Design and development teams build high-performing digital products or websites that uniquely meet customers’ demands by concentrating on the user experience. After all, a good web design is helpful… Continue reading 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Digital death, neurodesign, Notion AI, Figma automated UI builder

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “We live in a hyper-connected world where things don’t seem to have happened unless you post about them. An emotion hardly seems validated until it’s been shared with others online. On average, we spend a quarter of our lives online. For people we never met in person, all they know… Continue reading Digital death, neurodesign, Notion AI, Figma automated UI builder

10 Great Places to Find Music for Videos

Creating videos for social media or to embed on your site can be a fun and creative way to promote your brand or business. More importantly, time spent on a page is a significant SEO ranking factor, so providing a video to watch is of enormous benefit. However, coming up with the music for your… Continue reading 10 Great Places to Find Music for Videos

10 Best Real Estate Listing Plugins for WordPress

Are you having trouble finding a high quality real estate listing plugin for WordPress? Do you need a full-featured real estate plugin that helps make your real estate transactions more efficient? WPL Pro Real Estate is one of the many high quality MLS WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon Create a robust database of properties for your… Continue reading 10 Best Real Estate Listing Plugins for WordPress

10+ Best Themes for Shopify Automotive Stores 2022

If you wish to create an automotive shop online, there are several factors you need to consider before you begin. For starters, you need to think about the types of products you want to sell and how you wish to present them to your customers. You also need to think about the features you want… Continue reading 10+ Best Themes for Shopify Automotive Stores 2022

Trust (is) the process: Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results

State of UX 2022 Trust (is) the process:Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results Illustrations by Manoel do Amaral Following a process lends structure to our thinking, and can help shift our focus from our individual ideas to our shared goals. A well-established process allows our team to scale, makes our work more predictable, and reduces financial… Continue reading Trust (is) the process: Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results

The big influx: How entry-level designers are reshaping our industry

UX Collective Editors 3 hours ago·2 min read Illustration by Manoel do Amaral Everything Google does has massive scale and reach and its UX Design Certificate launched on Coursera this year (i.e, Google’s first step towards disrupting the university degree) is no exception. Since its launch, we at the UX Collective have seen an unbelievable… Continue reading The big influx: How entry-level designers are reshaping our industry

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I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Breaking into UX may not be as straightforward as you may think Whenever people talk about career switching, securing full-time jobs usually come To mind. This was exactly what I thought when I signed up for a UX course a year ago. However, is breaking into UX really that easy? I’d… Continue reading I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

How to Make Your Web Developer Portfolio Stand Out

The rise of the internet has changed how we interact with the rest of the world. We are constantly connected to one another and have access to vast resources for education, entertainment, and business. Yet, the continued practicality of these technologies relies on the talents of web developers to provide interfaces and structures. One of… Continue reading How to Make Your Web Developer Portfolio Stand Out

7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page

Creating an incredible brand experience for an end-user is about more than just designing the right home page or lining up a series of great product pages.  Effective website design conveys crucial information about a company, through everything from font styles, to image choices. Nowhere is this representation of brand identity more important than on… Continue reading 7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page

20 Best New Sites, August 2021

Often, when designing a website or branding, it is easy to get wrapped up in the details–typography, graphics, color, the grid–and lose the bigger picture. Of course, these things are vitally important, but they are building blocks that go together to form a greater whole. A good website creates an impression; it tells a story.… Continue reading 20 Best New Sites, August 2021