When focusing on the nitty-gritty details of website accessibility, it’s easy to forget that tools and techniques aren’t enough to make an accessible web.
It’s a common if misguided notion that bigger and brighter donate buttons and slick snazzy websites are required to get users to donate. That view overlooks some of the most basic requirements to get users giving money on your website.
When doing a big tech project, your organization needs a project manager.
Here’s a great to-the-point list of tips for writing for the web.
Half a year ago I bought a tablet. Here’s why.
Lots of people say to “Do what you love,” but that phrase implies a position of societal privilege that isn’t equitably distributed to all.
A great resource to help you make sure your developer will be addressing your full needs on a new website project.
Last week’s post discussed how some practices and people—mostly straight white men—can blatantly make women feel unwelcome in the technology sector. This week’s post links to two articles about much subtler ways in which website interfaces themselves can marginalize people.
The problem of sexism in the technology sector got covered in the New York Times, so this was the perfect time to focus on some of the smaller ways gender bias works its way into technology.
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More reasons to not force links to open in a new tab or window. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
A great article about the four principles required for good communication on a project.
Setting a timeline for a project or task is a constant part of the work I do. Unfortunately, it’s also a major headache and I have yet to master the art of consistent accurate time estimates. Read these fun stories to get an idea of the types of errors that can lead to seemingly never-ending projects.
“Phase Zero.” I pretty much guessed what this phrase meant before I even read the linked article. But that doesn’t make it less interesting and, most important to me, it gives me a phrase to communicate a concept that I deal with at the start of every new project.
I know people have their reasons for wanting to make links open in new windows, but there are real problems with that. Here’s a link where someone does a great job explaining why we should stop.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t mean text alternatives should be that long! But how do you know what’s right? This decision tree is a good place to start.