Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: December 23, 2016

first_imgAfter three security incidents in the past three months, you might want to replace your Yahoo Mail account with something more secure. Here’s how ProtonMail is different, with a free email account that offers privacy and security by design.Your thoughts? Do you believe voice is the next big platform and Amazon’s Alexa product will own it? If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: December 16, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll discover how data can inform your design decisions, learn about building accessible modal dialogs, find out what to expect next in CSS Grid Layout, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 28, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to improve user experience with micro-interactions, find a six-point checklist for creating accessible videos, discover some spooky CSS, and more. 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Check out this cool comic strip detailing the history and what happened to Magie’s game. In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn why zen mode isn’t the answer for everything, find out how to deal with styling conflicts on your WordPress site, celebrate 20 years of 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. Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter. For those celebrating the Christmas holidays in the next few days, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends!Tweet of the WeekDesigners need to be retaught sometimes that good web design is about what users want, not what merely looks pretty.— Mike Moran (@MikeMoran) December 21, 2016User ExperienceUse whitespace to let your content breathe, says Tom May as he shares 10 examples of white space in designs that let the user find what they need, without all the clutter. Need a good laugh for the holidays? Here’s what your relatives think when you say you’re a UX designer.It’s time! Ignite UX Michigan 2017 has announced their call for speakers. Share your lessons learned, experience, and insights with fellow user experience professionals. Zen mode, a design pattern where elements are removed so users can focus on their task (such as removing formatting toolbar when writing), can often increase the cognitive load and attention switching. Therese Fessenden explains why zen mode isn’t the answer to everything.AccessibilityNot surprised by the results of the University of New South Wales study that showed nearly all students find closed captions helpful for learning.The study surveyed 135 college students taking a math course where videos were included in the coursework.Creating accessible emails makes it easier for people with screen readers or text to speech software to read your emails. This week’s Office 365 updates simplify accessibility for everyone by bringing the accessibility checker front and center in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and Visio.The latest version of the free screen reader for Windows, NVDA 2016.4 includes improved support for Microsoft Edge, browse mode in the Windows 10 Mail application, and improvements to NVDA’s dialogs.WordPressWoohoo! The first iteration of the new design for the WordPress.org home page has launched. Amazing to read on WPTavern that the new redesign went from sketches to prototype to live on WordPress.org in a matter of a couple weeks. Can you imagine what WordPress would be like without the community? I couldn’t! Shayda Torabi explores the risks and rewards of supporting the WordPress community.This helpful guide by Rachel McCollin will walk you through the steps of keeping your static site running while building a new WordPress site.Whether it’s due to a theme or plugin, you will likely encounter styling conflicts on your WordPress site. Geoff Graham offers you seven methods to override styles in WordPress.CSS and HTMLHard to believe, but yes, it’s been 20 years since the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published the first standard for CSS. This 20-year timeline of CSS is fascinating to read, highlighting milestones for CSS and worldwide events.last_img

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