In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about personalization in UX design, find out how to choose a WordPress theme, discover how to better manage client expectations, 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 projects!
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Tweet of the Week
The real test of customer support is how well they can handle an actual problem. Not how cheery they are.
— Whitney Quesenbery (@whitneyq) January 30, 2017
- Personalizing your website requires you to know where the value lies, says Zoe Bierman in five things you need to know about personalisation in UX design. What’s the value to the user and the business?
- Looking for events and networking opportunities in southeast Michigan this month? Check out my February 2017 user experience and web professional events.
- Find out why onboarding is so important in the online Slack chat Ask the UXperts: The UX of Onboarding with Dr Paul Sherman on February 15.
- While mobile first has been the mantra for several years, it’s time to expand your thinking: meet journey-driven design.
- What happens when a blind person tries to use your chatbot? Let’s talk about accessibility on chatbots.
- Your first goal in creating a website: make it usable.
All the gold stars and awards in the world aren't much good if the web site doesn't work for the user. #a11y
— Robyn Hunt (@AccEase) February 2, 2017
- Does settling a claim about web accessibility protect you from another claim? No, says U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab in his recent decision that a settlement agreement does not bar later website accessibility lawsuit by a different plaintiff.
- Both Facebook and Twitter have made recent changes to improve accessibility, but how accessible is social media if you have a visual impairment?
- After much anticipation, StudioPress Sites launched this week. Think all-in-one WordPress solution, complete with hosting, security, and plugins, based on the Genesis framework.
- Interesting read about ZOOM Builder. Find out why the creators made a page builder, scrapped it, and what they learned. Including what they’re recommending now.
- Beth Sanders shared 12 helpful tips in her Choose a Great WordPress Theme presentation at this week’s WordPress Memphis meetup.
- Are you a puzzlemaster? Have some fun with Torque Magazine’s WordPress Word Search. Can you find all 18 terms?
- When WooCommerce users tried to log in last weekend, they encountered an unexpected change. Logging into WooCommerce now requires a WordPress.com account, which didn’t go over well for WordPress users supporting corporate clients.
CSS and HTML
- Louis Lazaris is back with another great collection of 20+ docs and guides for front-end developers. Hard to believe, but this is installment 11 in the series.
- Have you tried Runway? It’s a free tool that reads your styleguide and builds a formatted styleguide.
- Not many web designers and developers know about CSS Exclusions, which allows inline content to wrap around an element, without floating it. Check out Louie Rootfield’s tutorial on working with CSS Exclusions.
What I Found Interesting
- If you had one rule for working with clients you’d like to share with other entrepreneurs, what would it be? That’s what Smart Business Trends asked in 10 rules for better managing client expectations.
- Will a paid subscription product with extra features make Medium profitable?
- Announced this week, Google’s recipe search includes suggestions and flavor categories. Only available in mobile browser or the iOS/Android apps.
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