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Team Conflict: Four Ways to Deflate the Discord that’s Killing Your Team

2017-06-28T03:06:34+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

It was supposed to be a simple web project. Our client needed a site that would allow users to create, deploy and review survey results. Aside from some APIs that weren’t done, I wasn’t very worried about the project. I was surprised that my product manager was spending so much time at the client’s office. [...]

Color Accessibility Workflows

2017-06-07T03:06:21+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Geri Coady's new book, Color Accessibility Workflows, available now from A Book Apart.The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 contain recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for making the web more accessible to users with disabilities, including color [...]

The Mindfulness of a Manual Performance Audit

2017-06-06T18:06:39+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

As product owners or developers, we probably have a good handle on which core assets we need to make a website work. But rarely is that the whole picture. How well do we know every last thing that loads on our sites? An occasional web performance audit, done by hand, does make us aware of [...]

Web Maintainability Industry Survey: How Do We Maintain?

2017-06-06T18:14:26+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: As a community, we can learn so much from discovering what other developers are doing around the world. We encourage everyone to participate in this very brief survey created by Jens Oliver Meiert. Jens will share the results—and an updated guide to web maintainability based on the findings—in a few [...]

Fait Accompli: Agentive Tech Is Here

2017-06-06T18:18:02+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Chris Noessel's new book, Designing Agentive Technology, AI That Works for People, available now from Rosenfeld Media. For a limited time, ALA readers can get 20% off Chris's book by using the code 'ALADAT' on the Rosenfeld Media site.Similar to [...]

User Research When You Can’t Talk to Your Users

2017-06-06T18:21:38+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

It’s not breaking news to say that the core of UX, in a vacuum, is talking to your users to gather insights and then applying that information to your designs. But it’s equally true that UX does not happen in a vacuum. So what happens when you don’t have the budget or the timeline to [...]

Focus on What You Do Best and Outsource the Rest

2017-06-06T18:29:16+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

With consumer expectations growing year after year, high quality web design and development services are in top demand. If you want to be the one to deliver those high-end results, then you’ll need to focus on playing to your strengths and be comfortable entrusting everything else to others. Like many of us, you’re probably so [...]