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From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:01:12 +0800
To: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8AFA77741B11DB47B24131F1E38227A9C29DAD5E68@XCHG-MS1.ads.ecu.edu.au>
Hi all
I thought you might like to look at this newsletter and see if it would be good to include in the page Peter has set up.  It would have a mixed readership, but would mainly be practitioners.  A lot of people seem to subscribe, so it might be worth considering.


Regards

Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
v.conway@ecu.edu.au
v.conway@webkeyit.com
Mob: 0415 383 673

-----Original Message-----
From: webdev-bounces@lists.d.umn.edu [mailto:webdev-bounces@lists.d.umn.edu]
On Behalf Of Laura Carlson
Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2012 7:22 PM
To: webdev
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: June 14, 2012

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 10, Issue 51, June 14, 2012.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and
development.

++ISSUE 51 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/
New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.
02: BOOKS.
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
05: EVENTS.
06: MISCELLANEOUS.
07: NAVIGATION.
08: TOOLS.
09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]


++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

A Little Deaf Education
By Meryl Evans.
"...I want to open the door to your questions about deafness. Ask anything.
I know how hard it is to ask someone such questions - unless you know the
person very well - because you don't know whether that person is sensitive
or open. Ask away..."
http://www.meryl.net/2012/06/07/a-little-deaf-education/

Closed-Captioned Video Examples
By Meryl Evans.
"...examples showing how the following types of videos differ: no captions,
basic captions (built-in video), captions (turn on/off), transcripts, audio
descriptions, ASL / sign-language...
http://shelaza.com/links/closed-caption-video-examples/

About WebAIM Screen Reader Survey 4
By Dennis E. Lembree.
"...WebAIM reports that problematic items have changed little over the last
2 years. The top ten are..."
http://webaxe.blogspot.com/2012/06/about-webaim-screen-reader-survey-4.html

My Take on the WebAIM Survey
By Terrill Thompson.
"The report includes a summary of key findings in the Conclusion, but I
thought I'd take a moment to share my takeaways as well..."
http://terrillthompson.com/blog/262

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: When to Use an ARIA Role By Steve Faulkner.
"There has been discussion of late on whether authors should be allowed to
include an ARIA role value on an HTML element that matches the default
implicit ARIA role as defined in HTML5.  The divergent opinions are mirrored
in the differing author conformance requirements between the W3C HTML5
specification and the WHATWG living standard."
http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2012/06/html5-accessibility-chops-when-to-
use-an-aria-role/

Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Requested By Adrian Roselli.
"Late last week the latest change request (Issue 31c Meta Generator
Updated) was handed in for removing the meta name=generator exception.
If you look at the table of contents you can see that it has been batted
down twice before, though without addressing all the points raised. This of
course left the meta name=generator exception open to be challenged
again..."
http://blog.adrianroselli.com/2012/06/image-alt-exception-change-re-re.html


+02: BOOKS.

Kline, Jeff. Strategic IT Accessibility: Enabling the Organization, Live Oak
Book Company, 2011.

Jehl, Scott et. al. Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the web
that works for everyone, New Riders Press, 2011.


+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Principles of Writing Consistent, Idiomatic CSS By Nicolas Gallagher.
"The following document outlines a reasonable style guide for CSS
development. It is not meant to be prescriptive and I do not wish to impose
my style preferences on other people's code. However, these guidelines do
strongly encourage the use of existing, common, sensible patterns."
https://github.com/necolas/idiomatic-css#readme

Setting Breakpoints in Responsive Design By Nick La.
"Lately, I've been blogging a lot about Responsive Design. I've covered the
technical side of media queries, basic implementation, full design tutorial,
some CSS tricks, and a list of awesome responsive sites. Today, I want to
talk about setting breakpoints in responsive design. How should you set the
breakpoints?..."
http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/setting-breakpoints-in-responsive-desig
n

Building Books with CSS3
By Nellie McKesson.
"While historically, it's been difficult at best to create print-quality PDF
books from markup alone, CSS3 now brings us the Paged Media Module, which
targets print book formatting. 'Paged' media exists as finite pages, like
books and magazines, rather than as long scrolling stretches of text, like
most websites. With a single CSS stylesheet, publishers can take XHTML
source content and turn it into a laid-out, print-ready PDF. You can take
your XHTML source, bypass desktop page layout software like Adobe InDesign,
and package it as an ePub file. It's a lightweight and adaptable workflow,
which gets you beautiful books faster. Nellie McKesson, eBook Operations
Manager at O'Reilly Media, explains how to build books with CSS3."
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/building-books-with-css3/

A Case for Responsive Resumes
By Andrew Hoffman.
"Learn how to author a clean resume in HTML5/CSS3 that scales well to
different viewport sizes, is easy to update and maintain, and will never
grow obsolete."
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/a-case-for-responsive-resumes/

12 CSS3 Vendor Prefix Crisis Myths
By Craig Buckler.
"The issues are widely misunderstood - which is why we find ourselves in
this mess. Hopefully, this article will shatter several vendor prefix crisis
myths..."
http://www.sitepoint.com/12-css3-vendor-prefix-crisis-myths/


+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Report Usability Issues in a User by Problem Matrix By Jeff Sauro.
"...usability issues should be described and usually accompanied by a screen
shot or short video clip to illustrate their impact.  But don't stop there.
Usability issues should be converted into a user by problem matrix..."
http://www.measuringusability.com/blog/problem-matrix.php


+05: EVENTS.

Mobile Accessibility
June 25, 2012.
Online Symposium
http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/mobile/


+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Responsive Images: What's the Problem, and How Do We Fix It?
By Matt Wilcox.
"...This article aims to give an overview of the problem itself, and show
the different proposals in the works to address it..."
http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/responsive-images-problem/


+07: NAVIGATION.

An Alternative to Select Elements as Navigation in Narrow Viewports By Roger
Johansson.
"A recurring problem when making sites fit in a narrow viewport is
navigation. The most common approach on larger screens is to use a
horisontal navigation for the top level items. Sometimes such menus are
complicated/complemented by drop-downs listing sub-items, but I'll leave
that out of this post and focus on how to handle just the horisontal
navigation bar..."
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201206/an_alternative_to_select_elemen
ts_as_navigation_in_narrow_viewports/

Build a Smart Mobile Navigation Without Hacks By Aaron Gustafson.
"Aaron Gustafson explains how to build a progressively-enhanced, CSS-based
dropdown that works as part of a responsive design..."
http://www.netmagazine.com/tutorials/build-smart-mobile-navigation-without-h
acks


+08: TOOLS.

Nu Markup Validation Service Bookmarklets By Steve Faulkner.
"I noticed that the W3C Nu Markup Validation Service did not have any
bookmarklets to provide quick validation of a page currently being viewed.
So I made some using the existing W3C validator bookmarklets as the
basis..."
http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2012/06/nu-markup-validation-service-bookm
arklets/


+09: USABILITY.

Flow, Mastery and Ease-of-Use
By Christina Wodtke.
"Because this state is so desirable, both for productivity and for pleasure,
many application (web and mobile) designers are starting to try to design
for it as well. This is a daunting task. First, all humans are different.
This means in identical situations I hit flow at a very different moment in
the ease-to-difficulty continuum than you do. Secondly, flow is extremely
easily to disrupt."
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/flow-mastery-and

Does Your Home Page Answer These 5 Questions ASAP?
By Joanna Wiebe.
"Unless you've been living under a rock - which is not a very comfy
existence, so I doubt you have - you probably already know that you have,
like, no time to get your first-time visitors' attention once they land on
your home page or other entry page (e.g., PPC, email)..."
http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/copywriting/does-your-home-page-answer-t
hese-5-questions-asap/

Women On Top - Inappropriate Dropdowns
By Kate Roberts.
"...Alphabetical order wouldn't be very helpful in a list of items that all
begin with the same letter. And I don't accept that there is any 'natural
order' to the categories of men, married women, unmarried women, and
women-who-don't-think-it's-any-of-your-business-thank-you-very-much.
So on what other basis might one order the list?..."
http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/women-on-top-inappropriate-dropdowns/

Designing For the Obvious, the Boring, the "Of Course"
By Gerry McGovern.
"Making things that are simple and useful is often the result of a lot of
boring and tedious work."
http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2012/nt-2012-06-10-Obvious-boring.htm


[Section one ends.]


++ SECTION TWO:

+10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Dreamweaver Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/dreamweaver.html

Evaluation & Testing Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

Flash Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/flash.html

Information Architecture Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]


++END NOTES.


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+ SIGN OFF.

Until next time,

Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009 mailto:lcarlson@d.umn.edu


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