Reading Time: 5 minutes Content design is an empathetic UI and UX craft. Presenting a price reduction from $y to $x needs work with inclusive HTML and CSS. It’s not all done in Figma.
Primary to tertiary button hierarchies
Reading Time: 8 minutes Arrays of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary interactions are a familiar pattern. Does their content, taxonomic, and visual design assist or compound our experience?
Reading Time: 5 minutes HTML offers a choice of emphasis for individual words and blocks of content. Let’s create an inclusive experience of emphasis beyond using an em tag.
Inclusive nested list nomenclature
Fun image erections
Reading Time: 4 minutes Browsing my favourite YouTube channels, I found an ideal lunchtime project. Online Tutorials featured a snatty CSS image erection effect. It made me think of a 4-fold flyer I created for an art show. It was ideal to play with.
Pffft to embedding PDF inside HTML
Reading Time: 5 minutes Why embed a PDF inside our HTML? Isn’t it odd? Our digital medium is HTML. It’s a wonderful space offering accessibility, beauty, inclusion, and versatility.
An elephantine dislike for off-the-shelf CMS
Reading Time: 4 minutes I dislike off-the-shelf content management systems (CMS). They allow anyone to publish content to the Web. That’s fantastic! If only you would deploy them accessibly!
Divided over slashes
Reading Time: 6 minutes We should stop writing the “and/or” conjunction. Its visual meaning is ambiguous and the audible experience is horrible when announced as, “and slash or”. We can design an improved experience.
Readability testing with ice cream
Reading Time: 2 minutes When specialised vocabulary exceeds a readability score of Grade 8, then replace it with something that doesn’t. I found the ideal phrase is, “ice cream”.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Demonstrating an improved and inclusive UX of lists for visual and non-visual readers
Reading Time: 2 minutes Replace your brand’s negativity with positivity. Words and phrases are as important to our users’ mood as your graphics. Happy writing!
The ‘One day’ Award – Shortlist 2021
Reading Time: < 1 minute One Day everyone will know when their best visual design decision results in a poor content experience. In the meantime, let’s lament the loss of common sense.
There’s a code for the multiplication symbol: xxx-ing use it!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Listen to or watch any smartphone review this year and there’s an energetic reference to the camera’s zoom. “7 to 12 x”. X?
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?
Dog Poo is Accessible Too
Reading Time: < 1 minute Just because it is accessible does not mean it is inclusive. Dog Poo is Accessible – you don’t want to wade thru it.
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 […]
‘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
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 […]