Content Management Systems—can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em! If selecting and configuring the best CMS for your team’s needs leaves you feeling adrift, worry not. ALA: On Air returns on August 25 with a group of practiced professionals who will take you through customization, traditional versus “headless” CMSes, design, backend UX, and more.
This week’s recommended reading list has bad news for icon fonts: we learn from Seren Davies’ presentation that they present accessibility issues for people with dyslexia. Plus: our favorite tech TinyLetter, the NYSE computer glitch, an animal gif, and more.
There are plenty of links and a minimum of one (1) gif awaiting you, as always, in this week’s On Our Radar. But first, we want to talk about someone who has inspired all of us: Molly Holzschlag, an influential web standards champion and dear friend.
Going back to basics is never easy. Anthony Colangelo reminds us that sometimes the knowledge we’ve gained and best practices we’ve learned can work against us. If you’re taking on something new, be ready to learn some new tricks.
Your content model is great, but it’s not a magical solution all by itself. Eileen Webb walks us through the phases of content modeling that will help your content projects succeed.
Time for another roundup: this week the A List Apart staff is tuned in to topics like project management, healthcare design, advice on hiring juniors, and more. There’s plenty to read that’s shiny and chrome.
Style guides can help streamline workflows for a multi-device web. Join us for our third ALA: On Air event on June 16, when Nathan Curtis, Daniel Ferro, Cyd Harrell, and Sophie Shepherd will discuss how we can best incorporate pattern-driven design into our work.
What’s new with responsive images? There’s an important improvement in the latest version of Picturefill. Jeff Lembeck has all the details on why you should upgrade right away.
One year ago today, we wrote “we have work to do,” and we said we were making the web industry’s diversity problem our problem. We’re far from fixing everything at ALA, but from our editing processes to our recruitment to our messaging, we’ve been pushing ourselves to prioritize inclusivity. Editor-in-chief Sara Wachter-Boettcher discusses what we’ve been working on, where we can do better, and why it’s important to share our challenges.
The staff of A List Apart presents their biweekly recommended-reading list, chock-full of goodies about progressive enhancement, lettershapes, hamburger menus, and our favorite moving picture (at least until the next cat-squeezed-into-a-tiny-box gif).