With the end of the year fast approaching, I took time this week to look back at my most popular posts of 2017.
One of the goals for my blog is to publish posts that are helpful to you in your work and business, whether you’re:
- Designing and developing websites
- Needing to learn how to better use technology
While I know my posts on WordPress, accessibility, and user experience are popular, I’m always surprised to discover which specific posts received the most page views.
If you haven’t read them yourself, here’s your opportunity!
Top 10 Most Popular Posts in 2017
- 5 Things to Know About Video Headers in WordPress 4.7
Announced in WordPress 4.7, the new video header feature caught a lot of attention from WordPress designers and developers.
And with support for video headers in the new Twenty Seventeen theme, people were able to see exactly how it looked.
- The Value of Concept Testing for User Experience Design
Written by guest blogger Emily Bowman, her post explained how to incorporate concept testing into your user-centered design process so you can expose target users to multiple design concepts very early in the process.
- Best Practices for Conducting an Accessibility Review
My notes from Joe Welinske’s presentation, presenting a case study of the accessibility review of the new VeriCite product, at the July 2017 joint meetup of the UX Chicago and Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design groups.
- Web Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2017
Rather than listing all the deals separately, and since many sites compiling Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts updated their post regularly with additional deals, I listed the deal roundups.
- Why You Have No Excuse to Not Caption Your Videos
I was glad my conversation with Dave Foy about captioning his videos made the top ten list.
In the summer, we chatted on Twitter about captions. I asked him if he would share his experience.
Once other people hear about your experience, they would have a better understanding of the process.
And it might dispel some misunderstandings about captions and transcripts.
Dave kindly accepted my invitation.
It was my pleasure to talk with him about videos, captioning, and the process he used to make his videos accessible to everyone.
- Part 3. Alternative Text for Images: Buffer Announces Support for Extension
Adding Alt Text to Twitter Images is officially rolled out for the Buffer Extension! 💕 Will be available in our Dashboard soon!
— 🌸🌻🌸 (@emplums) November 14, 2017
In my third post about alternative text for Buffer and Hootsuite, I was happy to share the news that Buffer now supports alternative text for images, through their browser extension.
- Slimpack WordPress Plugin Security Vulnerability
Slimpack, a popular WordPress plugin that duplicates many of the Jetpack plugin modules, was found to have a security vulnerability, that exploited the sharing function to mass email with links using Baidu.
The Slimpack plugin was removed from the WordPress plugin repository in June 2017.
- How to Return to the Top of a Web Page
Wondering how to get back to the top of the page on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer?
Here’s my guide for several operating systems, browsers, apps, and devices to get you back to the top of a webpage quickly.
- Motivation Monday: 21 Inspirational Quotes from Women
It’s Monday morning, the beginning of the work week, and after a lovely, relaxing weekend, you’re not feeling motivated to get started on your different work projects.
These inspiring quotes have helped me get started for the week; hope you enjoy them!
- 15 Online Tools to Help You Learn About a Website
Online website research tools.
You know, the tools you use to research a website, when you’re considering taking on a new client and want to gather background information about their existing site.
Your research will be easier with this list of 15 online tools I use to get all the details about a site.
Did your favorite post make my top ten list? If not, share your favorite post in the comments.