In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn eight guidelines for confirmation dialogs, find out about inclusive design principles, discover why it’s important for your HTML source order to work without CSS, 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.
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Tweet of the Week
Thing I think about sometimes:
We could, if we wanted to, as human beings, decide together tomorrow to wake up in a world of total love, sharing, no poverty, no hunger, allowing everyone to live their best life.
We could do it tomorrow. Just by deciding to do it.
— Lance Arthur (@thelancearthur) February 21, 2018
- Confirmation Dialogs Can Prevent User Errors — If Not Overused: Here are eight guidelines for confirmation dialogs that will increase customer satisfaction and avoid serious user errors.
- Your job as a designer is not to convince stakeholders.
— Sarah Doody (@sarahdoody) February 21, 2018
- The Quantitative Blueprint for UX Designers: Learn how to measure the value of your UX through quantitative data in this free masterclass with Heather O’Neill,on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
- Information On Different Types Of People For Graphic Communication, Website And Information Designers: Find out how you can create designs that are usable by as many people as possible by considering population groups, different types of people,and other related issues.
- Assistive Technologies – The Switch: Learn about the different types of switches and what you can do to design digital interfaces that work well for switch users.
- Firefox zoom preferences: If you’re a Firefox user and want to set up zoom to go higher than 300 percent (which both Chrome and Edge offer), you’ll need to take some extra steps.
- Microsoft joins Be My Eyes app to provide tech support to Blind and Low Vision customers: Instead of getting help from volunteers, the new Specialized Help feature in the Be My Eyes app will send customers directly to Microsoft’s Disability Answer Desk for technical help.
- Takeaways from 7 Principles of Inclusive Design: My notes from this week’s inclusive design principles webinar with Henny Swan, director of user experience at The Paciello Group.
- Update #61 Gutenberg gets columns, page templates & more: Find out the latest news on Gutenberg, including the release of nested blocks in edition 61 of the Gutenberg Times.
- An Introduction to WordPress Child Themes: Eric Karkovack explains why it’s important to use a child theme and shows you how to set up a basic child theme.
- How to Display Popular Posts by Day, Week, and Month in WordPress: With the WordPress Popular Posts plugin, you can display your most popular posts as a list. If you also install the Ultimate Tabbed Widget plugin, you can display them in a widget.
- Going Gutenberg: Chapter II: In the second post of Modern Tribe’s Going Gutenberg series, George Gecewicz takes a closer look at how the Event Calendar plugin and add-ons will be affected by the new Gutenberg editor.
CSS and HTML
- I’ve seen this as well, for many years.
Why are y'all okay with '<div role="heading" aria-level="1">Page Title</div>' instead of '<h1>Page Title</h1>' but will argue tabs vs spaces for years? Not sure it's logical to me. Am I missing something here?
— Melanie Sumner 👾💥 (@melaniersumner) February 22, 2018
- 10 Handy CSS Grid Snippets: From a multi-image hero block to an auto hexagonal layout to a pure CSS Grid crossword puzzle, you’ll find lots of code snippets to help you better understand how CSS Grid works.
- 7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design: Improve your designs with these small changes in color, shadows, borders, spacing, and backgrounds.
What I Found Interesting
- National Galleries Scotland: The entire national art collection of Scotland is now digitally accessible to everyone, on any device, anywhere, at any time. Amazing!
- My Talk Writing Process: If you’re planning to speak for the first time at a local meetup or conference, Val Head has a boatload of tips to help you plan your talk.
- 40 Lessons from 4 Years of Remote Work: I don’t typically wear sweat pants when I’m working remotely, but I definitely nodded as I read these lessons learned. My favorites are 5, 9, 13, 15, and 31.
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