June 18, 2021: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll discover the six stages of UX maturity, find a history of game accessibility guidelines, learn why you shouldn’t give site admin access to plugin developers, and more.

If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.

Hope you find the resources helpful in your work or projects!

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User Experience

  • Giving critical feedback that provides opportunity for growth is an art, in my opinion. Following the recommendations in Erin Casali’s Asynchronous Design Critique: Giving Feedback, you’ll learn how to offer feedback that is actionable and transparent.

    It’s the kind of feedback that, whether it’s positive or negative, is perceived as useful and fair.

  • Jessica Ivins makes the case for reading older books to learn a new skill about UX. While examples may be dated, the concepts and principles are still relevant.
  • InvisionApp has made their online whiteboard Freehand app available for free to everyone. According to their announcement, Freehand is free through September 30, 2021. But I’m a bit confused, since the next sentence in their announcement says “afterwards Freehand will have both a free and a paid plan…”
  • When there’s not enough time in the day for your UX work:
  • What is your organization’s level of UX maturity, the desire and ability to successfully deliver user-centered design? Take the Nielsen Norman Group’s quiz to learn which of the six stages of UX maturity your organization falls into.

Accessibility

WordPress

CSS and HTML

What I Found Interesting

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Deborah Edwards-Onoro helps small businesses, consultants, nonprofits, and higher ed with creative and distinctive websites. Deborah shares her expertise with web design, user experience, and accessibility on her blog, social media, and at meetup events. As organizer of Refresh Detroit, West Metro Detroit WordPress, and Metro Detroit WordPress, she encourages members to share their knowledge and experiences. In her free time, you'll find her birding, shooting photos, reading, or watching tennis.
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