- Using Flexbox: Mixing Old and New for the Best Browser Support: Chris Coyier walks you through using Flexbox, how to get decent browser support, and highlights the importance of order.
- CSS3 Layout Presentation at In Control Orlando: I was fortunate to attend Zoe Gillenwater’s presentation at last week’s In Control Orlando conference, and came away with a better understanding of Grid and Flexbox layouts. Zoe’s post provides a short summary of her talk, links to her slidedeck, layout demos, and a list of excellent related resources.
- Stately: Use Stately, a symbol font, to easily create a map of the United States, with only HTML and CSS.
- Improving CSS text decorations: Learn how to style text with gradients and patterns using SVG, but note the current limitations.
- Flexbox Syntax for IE 10: Thanks Zoe Gillenwater for this cheatsheet comparing the current Flexbox syntax and the 2011 syntax used in IE10.
- Page Layers: Not sure who might need to use this, but this Mac OS X app converts your HTML pages to Photoshop layers.
- HTML5 Security Realities: Slides from the W3Conf presentation Brad Hill, PayPal gave last week in San Francisco highlighting the security advantages in HTML5.
- [W3Conf] Tomomi Imura: “Mobile Web: Real Life Examples of HTML5 for Mobile”: Chris Coyier’s notes from Nokia’s Tomomi Imura’s presentation at last week’s W3Conf event in San Francisco.
- Five User Experience Lessons from Laura Dern: If you attended our Refresh Detroit event last month, you heard Steve Tengler talk about UX lessons learned from Laura Dern movies. One of my favorite movies, October Sky, was used for the lesson: Have faith in the iterative. If you weren’t at our event (what do you mean, you didn’t attend?) or need a reminder, check out this post by Steve, published last week on UX Magazine.
- 6 Tools For Applying Six Sigma To The User Experience: Are you familiar with Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) or Quality Function Deployment (QFD)? Jeff Sauro highlights these and four other tools to improve user experience of websites, software, and hardware.
One of the biggest disconnects we see on websites and software is not the color of buttons or the layout of the page, but rather a fundamental disconnect from what users want to do and what designers think users want to do.
- Are You a UX Statistic?: This infographic from VitaminTalent points out how a little UX can go a long way to keeping customers happy.
- It’s a Write/Read Mobile Web by Luke Wroblewski: Jeremy Keith shares his notes from Luke Wroblewski’s presentation at last week’s An Event Apart in Atlanta. Interesting to learn about cross-device processes and discover OneId, which allows you to manage your login, without username or password.
- ELearning and Accessibility: Disabled Students Give Advice: Recap of Sloan Consortium’s webinar “What Students with Disabilities Want Faculty & Administrators to Know.” Main takeaway: students need to take the initiative and learn what accessibility resources are available to them.
- Introducing Same Day Transcription and Captioning: Nice. 3Play Media is now offering same day transcription and captioning services for files less than 10 minutes long and uploaded by 8:00pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
— Facebook Accessibility (@fbaccess) February 22, 2013
- Accessibility in Education: Digital devices and applications have moved forward in providing more access for people with disabilities, but as Lucy Greco points out, there’s still room for improvement.
- Get your YouTube video captions professionally translated into 36 languages: YouTube adds paid video caption translations by partnering with two companies, Gengo and Translated.net.
- How To Improve And Refine Your WordPress Theme Development Process: Siobhan McKeown interviews several WordPress developers to get their top techniques to improve your workflow. Check the discussion for additional resources.
- Lisa Sabin-Wilson Interview: CodePoet interviews Lisa Sabin-Wilson, co-owner of WebDevStudios, author of WordPress for Dummies, and frequent WordCamp speaker. Learn how Lisa first got involved with WordPress and read her advice for people wanting to get started with professional WordPress design and development.
- Introducing Twenty Thirteen: Mark Jacquith shares the first draft of the new Twenty Thirteen theme, a boldly-colored theme intended for bloggers.
- WordPress 3.5: 4 Things I Don’t Like About the New Media Functionality: Personally, I like the new meta data image editing options in 3.5, but for several features, Tom Ewers wishes he still had the 3.4 interface.
What I Found Interesting
- tlk.io: Easily, quickly start a free web chat by entering a unique channel name and sharing the resulting URL. What I liked: you don’t have to install anything to use it.
- Try jQuery Interactive Course: Want to learn jQuery? Give this online interactive training from CodeSchool a try.
- The nGen Works Process: As Carl Smith mentioned at last week’s In Control conference, nGen Works has published their project process guide. What a wonderful resource! It’s on a wiki, so get involved: learn from it, share it, add to it.
- Responsive Resources: From Brad Frost, a collection of responsive web design resources, including sections on strategy, design tools, media queries, layout, development techniques, and more. This is one site you want to bookmark.