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On Our Radar: In the Key of F

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Welcome to a new kind of blog post from the A List Apart staff, where we share stories and ideas that caught our eye. This week was all about Fs—no, not the kind you mutter every time your boss says “put it above the fold.” Our staff’s been buzzing about Flipboard, feminism, and facilitating great events. Also, feelings—so many feelings.

Here’s what’s on our radar:

Tim Murtaugh, technical director:
Flipboard has finally released a web-based version of their platform, and it’s generating some interesting conversations. Their choice to use canvas to render the entire site gives them total control over the user experience, but leaves the site completely inaccessible. Faruk Ateş expressed dismay, while Allen Tan offered another perspective.

Lisa Maria Martin, issues editor:
“Which Women in Tech?” by Nicole Sanchez was a great read—and it made me realize, quite shamefully, how little I’ve thought about my own role in building truly inclusive events. This was a clarion call to make sure my diversity work is intersectional, and to remember to “give up the mic wherever possible.”

Jeffrey Zeldman, founder and publisher:
“How to Organize a Conference: 18 Amazingly Useful Tips” by Louis Rosenfeld is exactly what you think it is. From “validate the need” to “programming is curation and design,” it’s 18 pieces of golden advice solicited from the founders of 18 great web, design, and UX conferences.

A gif about our feelings:

A gif of a cat looking unamused by a blizzard outside.
We’re excited to share these links with you!
Have we mentioned that many of our staff members are in Boston right now!

What about you?
What stories are drawing your attention? Got any posts, pictures, or code demos you want to share? (We love sharing!) Tweet us what’s on your radar—and what should be on ours.

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