Reading Time: 4 minutes When we write web content in valid vanilla HTML, the Internet is a far more inclusive product. I argue to drop Markdown and write to, or into HTML.
An Edge of Dark Revenue Patterns
Reading Time: 4 minutes Microsoft Edge exemplifies a dark pattern designed to make revenue. Is it only a scam?
Inclusive 3D and Animated Effects?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Investigating the implementation of the prefers-reduced-motion setting for vestibular disorders
A CMS-look-alike with AJAX
Reading Time: 3 minutes Why? Static wireframes are not prototypes. I expect to use this technique when demonstrating inclusive and accessible UX or UI design strategies. These include relative units, fluid responsiveness, and server responses that static wireframes or [insert ‘prototyping’ software of choice] click-through output can only fail to convey. Starting Out It’s been a while since I […]
Inclusive Dialog Design?
Reading Time: 11 minutes At most every turn with accessibility I find , “it depends” actually translates to, “so what?” Dialogs just stink.
‘Special Characters’ Accessibility and Usability
Reading Time: 12 minutes Adding usability and accessibility to special HTML characters and punctuation for screen reader and visual users
Expanding Summary Details Accessibly
Reading Time: 8 minutes A decade later, can we use the HTML Details and Summary tags inclusively to replace expand and collapse accordions accessibly with and without JS and CSS?
Blueberry Muffins and Terrible People
Reading Time: < 1 minute Baking apps and components like Blueberry Muffins and the Terrible People who do not want to make apps accessible
Shaking the Alt Decision Tree
Reading Time: 9 minutes Why is alternative image content so difficult? In this article I analyse and update W3C’s WAI Alt Decision Tree for everyday human consumption.
Technical Instructions and Video
Reading Time: 2 minutes The boy has bought a suspension lowering kit. Its instructions are a link to a YouTube video. That’s cool, and also a little impractical when your hands are full and covered in grease? How does this relate to user experience (UX)? Well, the suppliers thought of their inexpert persona needing orienting to the task and […]
To title abbr or not?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The following code snippet caught my attention when following posts by Chris Coyier and Eric Bailey diminishing objections to the abbreviation of accessibility to “a11y”. Abbreviation <abbr>a11y</abbr> There is no title=”” attribute within the abbr element. I was groomed to always include it. The Correct HTML? A little research including the WHATWG Living Standard (September, […]
Modern Semantic HTML vs. DIV and SPAN Soup
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our visual designer plans a section with a heading and four numbered areas to describe four steps or areas to explore in our product. You know the thing. In this scenario: The code strategy is not specified. The developers use some CMS or framework or other, which makes their lives easy and adds weight to […]
Research content and information
Reading Time: 5 minutes Our latest submission covered information architecture and content as a part of Module 3, the psychology of UX. My preliminary research was included as an Appendix and is included here for (my) future reference. Research: content and information ”…You need to have a good understanding of the content before you even think of tackling the […]