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Semantic sidenotes for the web | Koos Looijesteijn
As a nice side effect, on large screens, where the sidenote appears next to the body text, both asterisks get hover styling when one either the content or the inline span has the mouse cursor over it. ) to keep the required JavaScript simple.

Then there’s the inline phrase that gets the asterisk, or let’s call it a label. I’m using the <label> tag after all. That idea came from Roman Komarov who
html  editorialdesign  webdesign  css  accessibility 
8 days ago by dirtystylus
Fit on a Floppy
1.44mb Floppy Disk capacity

Websites are getting bigger and bigger. The internet is getting faster and faster but not everywhere at the same pace. A floppy is a physical reminder of filesize.
webdesign  performance  webperf  via:beep 
18 days ago by dirtystylus
The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox
https://twitter.com/codeability/status/1197932033332236288

Don't read this if the ableism in it will upset you. Do read this if you want to understand how pervasive ableism is in web design. This is just one person who spent a lot of words to be wrong, but their beliefs are common. https://uxmovement.com/thinking/the-aesthetic-accessibility-paradox/#comment-92641

There is no aesthetic-accessibility paradox. Accessibility is important; aesthetic isn't. No one is making accessibility the enemy of beauty. People who make this argument are first crafting a sword, then falling on it and claiming they have been stabbed.
accessibility  design  ux  webdesign 
18 days ago by dirtystylus
No, Absolutely Not | CSS-Tricks
I think the difference between a junior and senior front-end developer isn't in their understanding or familiarity with a particular tech stack, toolchain, or whether they can write flawless code. Instead, it all comes down to this: how they push back against bad ideas.
by:robinrendle  webdesign  webdev  css  javascript  frontend 
21 days ago by dirtystylus
Mark Boulton on Twitter: "Whenever I'm designing editorial content, I always design for worse case scenario: - Terrible images (or no images) - Poorly written, long headlines - Really long paragraphs with no links - Overwhelming inappropriate advertising
Whenever I'm designing editorial content, I always design for worse case scenario:
- Terrible images (or no images)
- Poorly written, long headlines
- Really long paragraphs with no links
- Overwhelming inappropriate advertising
Because, you can bet, that's how it will end up.

https://twitter.com/markboulton/status/1195357923628724229

So, if you can make poor content meet the baseline: accessible (URL, a11y), readable (typography, typesetting), navigable (IA). Then you're mostly there. Everything else is an enhancement.
editorialdesign  contentstrategy  webdesign  by:markboulton 
25 days ago by dirtystylus
Why is Chrissy Teigen’s new website so bad?
Traditional platforms provide plenty of fodder to react to and position around—you can stand out by being messy where others strive for perfection, or by matching the president’s foul language where others demure.
editorialdesign  editorialstrategy  culture  food  cooking  celebrities  chrissyteigen  branding  webdesign 
4 weeks ago by dirtystylus
Why Are Accessible Websites so Hard to Build? | CSS-Tricks
Here’s an example: when developing a site, JavaScript errors are probably going to be caught because everything breaks if something goes wrong. And CSS bugs are going to get caught because something will look off. But the accessibility or performance of a website can go from okay to terrible overnight and with no warning whatsoever. Yhe only way to fix these invisibly broken things is to first make them visible.

So, here’s an idea: what if our text editors caught accessibility issues and showed them to us during development? It could look something like this:
accessibility  a11y  by:robinrendle  via:csstricks  webdesign 
6 weeks ago by dirtystylus
LOW←TECH MAGAZINE
Our new web design addresses both these issues. Thanks to a low-tech web design, we managed to decrease the average page size of the blog by a factor of five compared to the old design – all while making the website visually more attractive (and mobile-friendly). Secondly, our new website runs 100% on solar power, not just in words, but in reality: it has its own energy storage and will go off-line during longer periods of cloudy weather.
environment  webdesign  solarpower 
september 2018 by dirtystylus
The Font Loading Checklist—zachleat.com
When I look back at the last four years that I’ve spent learning everything I could about web fonts and how web fonts load, I can distill it all down to a small checklist of ideals that I continue to chase. Our goal as web developers is to maximize the experience and raise user expectations to the level of what the web is capable of delivering, but also to manage our performance budgets to ensure that we are fulfilling the promise of the web—it’s ubiquity. This checklist should help you deliver on those two often competing ideals.
css  webdesign  typography  font  webfonts  performance  webperf  by:zachleatherman 
september 2018 by dirtystylus
Practical CSS Scroll Snapping | CSS-Tricks
Messing with scrolling is risky business. Since it’s such a fundamental part of interacting with the web, changing it in any way can feel jarring—the term scrolljacking used to get thrown around to describe that sort of experience.
scrolling  scrolljack  via:csstricks  by:maxkohler  webdesign  css 
august 2018 by dirtystylus
Aesthetic Usability Effect | Laws of UX
Users often perceive aesthetically pleasing design as design that’s more usable.
ux  design  webdesign  appdesign 
august 2018 by dirtystylus
The Web is Made of Edge Cases by Taylor Hunt on CodePen
People will use your site how they want, and according to their means. That is wonderful, and why the Web was built.
via:beep  webdesign  accessibility  a11y  progressiveenhancement 
august 2018 by dirtystylus
Steve Jobs on Prototypes - Snook.ca
“We haven’t built a prototype in engineering for two years.

“What that means is, manufacturing gets involved from day one.

“A lot of times, when you build prototypes, it’s not quite the same technology as you’re going to use in production. And so all the accumulated knowledge you get from building your prototypes, you throw away when you change technology to go into production. And you start over in that accumulation process.
stevejobs  apple  prototyping  by:jonathansnook  webdesign  design  sketchapp 
july 2018 by dirtystylus
Reimagining The New York Times Digital Story Experience
May 8, 2018, marks the culmination of a years-long project to create an article ecosystem that promotes internal efficiency and delivers an enhanced reading experience for our users. We now have a single responsive article for both mobile and desktop on the web, and we use a subset of the same code to render stories in our native apps, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and our content management system. Here are the biggest benefits of the work we’ve done:
webdesign  nyt  editorialdesign  editorialstrategy  cms 
june 2018 by dirtystylus
ScrollHint
horizontal scrolling prompt
javascript  ux  scrolling  webdesign 
may 2018 by dirtystylus
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