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Starbucks’ Plan to Ban Straws Will Harm Disabled People | Bitch Media
Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices.
accessibility  disability_culture  environment  ecology  society 
2 days ago
How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C
Do you remember a time when people around you broke out in laughter, but you didn’t hear the joke?
Be careful not to leave out information for some people in your audience. For example, if you say “you can read it on the slide”, you are probably excluding people who cannot see the slide.
presentation  talk  accessibility  public_speaking  slides 
3 days ago
Itty Bitty | How it works
itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. (Including this one!) This means they're portable, private, and easy to share.
sharing  html  hack  hash  portable  encoding  compression 
14 days ago
Home - Excel Unusual
Science, engineering, games in Excel
art  electronics  code  excel  office  spreadsheet  gui 
17 days ago
Considerations when writing alt text – Shopify UX
Alt text. We know it’s something that can be added to images on the web, but what is it really? Who is it for? Why should we care? And, perhaps most important, how do we write it? Alt text, or…
images  seo  accessibility  patterns  tips  UX 
17 days ago
Finland, Home of the $103,000 Speeding Ticket - The Atlantic
Most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. Could such a system work in the U.S.?
policy  equality  income_imbalance  police 
19 days ago
Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal | WIRED
One couple thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia. On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell. A crypto-tragedy in three acts.
blockchain  story  longread  cryptography  security 
28 days ago
A Directory of design and front-end resources
An expert curation of amazing resources for Designers & UI Developers.
ui  resources  development  components  design  tools 
28 days ago
Everything you ever wanted to know about unfurling but were afraid to ask /or/ How to make your… – Slack Platform Blog – Medium
Those handy little previews you see when you paste a link into a Slack message are what we refer to as unfurling internally at Slack (and also in Slack’s API documentation). While it may sound like a…
opengraph  html  slack  reference  preview  open_web  scraping  summary 
5 weeks ago
Holacracy and the mirage of the boss-less workplace: Lessons from the failures at Github, Medium &…
Holacracy, an innovative company organization system that favors flat structures over a classical hierarchy, was all the rage a few years ago. This way of structuring a company is not new, however…
workplace  structure  management  hierarchy 
6 weeks ago
How the Web Became Unreadable | WIRED
I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design.
typography  accessibility  colour  design_trend 
7 weeks ago
Inclusion Doesn’t Stop at Accessibility | Adobe Blog
To talk about inclusion is to begin a sentence in the middle. The word 'inclusion' is a response to the observation that exclusion is happening. Inclusion is a great and ...
inclusive_design  access  bias  ethical_design  universal 
10 weeks ago
Fair Is Not the Default - Library - Google Design
Why building inclusive tech takes more than good intentions
design  diversity  fairness  ai  ethics  inclusion 
10 weeks ago
Designing Disability: Symbols, Space, and Society: Elizabeth Guffey: Bloomsbury Academic
Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal – physical access for the disabled – through the evolution of the iconic International
book  disability_studies  design  icons  to_read 
10 weeks ago
Interviewing Cliches | the measures taken
"Design is the process of materialising preferred futures."
design  education  teaching  cliché  design_thinking 
10 weeks ago
10 Essential Design Tips for User Interface Icons | Black Pixel
When a pixel-perfect icon set is used well in an app or on a website, it can help guide users...
icons  user_interface_design 
10 weeks ago
Why we should bulldoze the business school | News | The Guardian
The long read: There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years
education  business  mba  capitalism  school  management  ethics 
11 weeks ago
Mas Subramanian's Quest for a Billion-Dollar Red
The world has never had a truly safe, stable, and bright red pigment. The trail may start with YlnMn, the first blue created in two centuries.
colour  research  science  pigments  chemistry 
april 2018
Learn to Code for Free – Grasshopper
Grasshopper is the coding app for beginners. With fun, quick lessons on your phone, the app teaches adult learners to write real JavaScript.
teaching  education  javascript  app  programming 
april 2018
Desperately seeking squircles – Figma Design
This is a story about one Figma engineer’s hunt for the perfect answer to a programming challenge. In a famous 1972 interview, Charles Eames answered a short…
graphics  math  design  curve  industrial_design  bézier 
april 2018
Sure, The Internet Is Broken. So Let’s Go Fix It, Shall We?
Over the past year Cloudflare became best known not for the impressive services it has built in the Internet networking space, but for an action taken by its CEO Matthew Prince during the swirl…
dns  facebook  cloudflare  networking  internet  interview 
april 2018
Design Systems Repo | A Collection of Design System Resources
An organized and frequently updated collection of Design System examples, resources, tools, articles and videos.
ui  resource  design_systems  articles  best_practices 
april 2018
Brutalist design is the bad influence we all need
Like it or not, web-brutalism is moving from something edgy and almost punk to something very mainstream and commercially viable.
design  insight  criticism  graphic_design  ux 
april 2018
The Twelve-Factor App
A methodology for building modern, scalable, maintainable software-as-a-service apps.
software  development  best_practices  software_architecture  methods  services  devops 
april 2018
Designing Systematic Colors – UX Planet
Mineral UI is the open source design system that CA Technologies is building for use by all of our products. Color is a core building block of any design system, and it has proven to be one of the…
design  colour  colour_theory  graphic_design  colourblind  accessibility  swatches  palette 
april 2018
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