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A List Apart

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2019-04-18T03:06:38+02:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

As a child of the ’90s, one of my favorite movie quotes is from Harriet the Spy: “there are as many ways to live as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.” Likewise, there as many ways to browse the web as there are people online. We each bring [...]

Accessibility for Vestibular Disorders: How My Temporary Disability Changed My Perspective

2019-04-05T03:05:30+02:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Accessibility can be tricky. There are plenty of conditions to take into consideration, and many technical limitations and weird exceptions that make it quite hard to master for most designers and developers. I never considered myself an accessibility expert, but I took great pride in making my projects Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliant…ish. They [...]

Responsible JavaScript: Part I

2019-03-29T03:06:19+02:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

By the numbers, JavaScript is a performance liability. If the trend persists, the median page will be shipping at least 400 KB of it before too long, and that’s merely what’s transferred. Like other text-based resources, JavaScript is almost always served compressed—but that might be the only thing we’re getting consistently right in its delivery. [...]

Semantics to Screen Readers

2019-03-01T03:09:12+02:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We extended our From URL to Interactive series with this fifth installment to include what happens when screen readers access our page. In the illustration, our fisher has caught the fish and is now ready to weigh it. As a child of the ’90s, one of my favorite movie quotes [...]

Designing for Conversions

2019-02-15T03:05:17+02:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

What makes creative successful? Creative work often lives in the land of feeling—we can say we like something, point to how happy the client is, or talk about how delighted users will be, but can’t objectively measure feelings. Measuring the success of creative work doesn’t have to stop with feeling. In fact, we can assign [...]

Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need

2019-02-08T03:05:32+02:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Kip Williams, professor of psychology sciences at Purdue University, conducted a fascinating experiment called “cyberball.” In his experiment, a test subject and two other participants played a computer game of catch. At a predetermined time, the test subject was excluded from the game, forcing them to only observe as the clock ran down. The experience [...]

UX in the Age of Personalization

2019-01-18T03:06:04+02:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

If you listened to episode 180 of The Big Web Show, you heard two key themes: 1) personalization is now woven into much of the fabric of our digital technology, and 2) designers need to be much more involved in its creation and deployment. In my previous article we took a broad look at the [...]

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