[webdev] Web Design Update: October 9, 2010
lcarlson at d.umn.edu
Sat Oct 9 01:15:32 CDT 2010
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 9, Issue 15, October 9, 2010.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 15 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
07: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.
11: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES & PATTERNS.
15: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
President Obama Signs Accessibility Act
By Andrew Kirkpatrick.
"Today I am thrilled to attend an event at the White House where
President Obama signs into law the 21st Century Communications and
Video Accessibility Act of 2010. This act includes a number of
provisions intended to increase access to video programming on
television and the internet..."
Accessibility Video Tutorials
By Think Vitamin.
Think Vitamin's accessibility videos are now no cost to view.
+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Vendor Prefix Lists
By Eric A. Meyer.
"At the prompting of an inquiry from a respected software vendor, I
asked The Twitters for pointers to 'canonical' lists of
vendor-prefixed properties, values, and selectors. Here's what the
crowd sourced at me..."
Make a 'View Source' Button
By Chris Coyier.
"Remy Sharp's cool site for HTML5 demos has a 'View Source' button on
each of the individual demo pages. Click it, and you see the entire
source code for the page you are looking at. It's not a popup or a new
tab, it just shows the source right there on the page. I thought that
was cool so I set out to recreate it my own way."
How is Colour Contrast Determined?
By Glenda Watson Hyatt.
"Today on Blog Accessibility, I revealed my favourite tool in my
Why Teaching Dreamweaver is Like Being President
By Virginia DeBolt.
"I mentioned a while back that I accepted a job teaching Dreamweaver
at UNM Continuing Ed. I just completed my first session – a 12 hour
class in beginning Dreamweaver. I've decided that teaching Dreamweaver
is a lot like being the President of the United States."
+05: EVALUATION & TESTING.
Heretical Ideas - Abandon Focus Groups
By Gary Barber.
"Too often we see focus groups being used as the core evaluation and
research tool within a web design project. Why..."
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