With the Memorial Day weekend in the US, this week‘s list of web resources is shorter than normal. Hope you find some helpful resources.
My favorite resource this week? The Toolbox, hands down.
- Framework Fight: Zurb Foundation vs. Twitter Bootstrap: Have you used either of the frameworks in your work?
- CSS3 For Internet Explorer: Handy Compatibility Tools and Resources: I tend to do most of my CSS3 troubleshooting in Firefox and Chrome, but these are great resources for troubleshooting CSS3 in IE.
- HTML for Icon Font Usage: Chris Coyier walks us through the best practices with icon fonts to use today and still provide support for screen readers.
- 45 Fresh and Free HTML5 and CSS3 Templates: If you’ve been looking for HTML5 templates, check out this resource from 1st WebDesigner.
- HTML5 and the Future of Online Games: Rather than relying on plugins to use Flash in games, game developers are now looking at HTML5 which comes with all types of support for multimedia, graphics and interactivity.
- HTML5 Security Isn’t: Depending on the focus of your application, security concerns may be managed or reduced if developers take care with the HTML5 features implemented in the application.
- Spotify’s Accessibility: So Close But So Far: The article focuses on Spotify’s login via Facebook, which is inaccessible. I was surprised there was no mention of any other mobile experience in the article, other than iOS and VoiceOver.
- Adobe Support for Open Source Assistive Technology: Adobe announces support for open source NVDA application to read PDFs and e-books.
- Obama Orders Agencies to Optimize Web Content for Mobile: President Obama has ordered all major government agencies to make two services available on mobile phones within the year.
Ultimately, this Strategy will ensure that agencies use emerging technologies to serve the public as effectively as possible.
Read the President’s directive (PDF) for more details.
- Content Maintenance: Keeping up appearances: We‘ve all been there; launched a website only to discover a confusing mass of new content on the site a few months later. Melissa Rach shares her tips on how to proactively plan content maintenance.
- A Consistent Shopping Experience With Product Thumbnails: Jamie Appleseed explains how to alter the shopping experience with product thumbnails to more closely match a company’s website browsing experience.
- 7 Visual Design Tips and Tricks that Boost Conversion: Improve your conversion rates using these seven tips for improving user experience, and allow your users to not be overwhelmed by a website’s content and design.
- Principles of Responsive Web Design: A long read, but worth it. I find it interesting when Sam writes about an application whose interface is intuitive, when there is no interface.
- Content Measurement: Essential Techniques for Measuring Your Content’s Success Reading List: Angela Colter and Christine Perfetti compile a list of book and articles resources as a follow up to their Confab 2012 workshop.
- Spring Clean: How to Tidy up your WordPress Site & Make it Faster: Thanks to WPLift for the list of great tips including cleaning up drafts, getting rid of spam, managing comments, as well as cleaning up post revisions and tables created by plugins no longer in use. Be sure to check the comments for more tips.
- All Slides from WordCamp Seattle: Usually I find the slides listed on Lanyrd, but one of the WordCamp Seattle speakers took the time to gather all the slides in one place. With two tracks focusing on developer and end user, you’re bound to find some helpful information. Thanks Lucy!
- Radically Simplified WordPress: Matt Mullenweg discusses how WordPress needs to change to provide a better mobile experience. Read the comments for further discussion.