Today, 15 May, is Global Accessibility Awareness day. Please see if there is a live accessibility event near you. And take an hour of your day to experience accessibility online.
A Blog Apart
There’s no arguing that the Creative Suite applications are powerful, feature-rich, and have the intangible value of being industry standards, but as browsers became more advanced and rendering shifted from images to native CSS, the old, established applications fell out of step. The time was ripe for an application that was built, from the ground up, focused on the new era of interface design. And that’s when I found Sketch.
If you liked my CSS Shapes 101 article last week and are as excited about CSS Shapes as I am, then you may find a list of resources to dig deeper into CSS Shapes useful. In this post, I’m going to share with you some resources that can help you dig deeper into CSS Shapes that I’ve compiled (and written) over the time I’ve been working with Shapes.
Looking to improve animation performance? Get your frames-per-second up with this checklist from Paul Lewis.
What should a junior designer know? Andrew Clarke responds to Cennydd Bowles’ “Letter to a Junior Designer” with his own suggestions for creating, improving, and selling your ideas.
Big news! The Filament Group has released a new version of Picturefill that will make the real
picture element work in existing browsers, which means you can start using picture today.
Whether you’re giving a talk, sharing work with your team, or presenting work to your clients, there comes a time when you’ll need to show code outside of a text editor. Copying and pasting code from a text editor to say, Keynote, is an easy process. The difficulties come in when you want to preserve syntax highlighting, which is crucial to bringing code to life.
In The Pastry Box Project today, Greg Hoy of Happy Cog talks honestly about why the first quarter of this year sucked for most web design agencies (including ours), assesses the new and growing long-term threats to the agency business model, and shares his thinking on what we in the client services design business can do to survive, and maybe even thrive.
If you loved this week’s “Creating Style Guides” piece by Susan Robertson, you’ll thrill to Susan’s follow-up posting, on her personal site, of style guide links galore!
We have plenty of considerations to design for when crafting web sites. Web accessibility is not a new design consideration, but is still very important, no matter the size or speed of device we’re testing on.