I don't know why the design team at the New York Times has such a thing for no warning, full-page Vestibular issue triggers, but it's definitely not cool. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/06/world/europe/genoa-italy-bridge.html
Android: a good platform made by smart people. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2134591/add-margin-between-a-radiobutton-and-its-label-in-android
Describing aria-describedby - https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/09/describing-aria-describedby/
URL design is a lost art. https://www.wired.com/story/google-wants-to-kill-the-url/
I’ve been thinking about how to distill all this advice about web font loading into a single ✅ checklist of important items that you can apply to today’s loading strategies and the next thing too.
The Web Font Loading Checklist https://www.zachleat.com/web/font-checklist/
Use highlight.js for syntax highlighting on your website? a11y-dark and a11y-light are now available as themes! WCAG AA compliant for color contrast, including Windows High Contrast Mode support. https://github.com/highlightjs/highlight.js
Happy Monday, everyone.
Just a periodic reminder that the people that use your website or app are the priority, not your asset pipeline, build tools or framework choices.
🆕🔥🗑📥 This week's newsletter features sweetness! Redness! Temperature! Butts! And vampires! https://tinyletter.com/hot-garbage/letters/sweetness-redness-tempurature-butts-vampires
The Inclusive Components book is now available!
I recently had a client meeting in the heart of SF's tech scene—They were quite literally surrounded by Facebook offices. While I was there they apologized for how slow the internet was and how long it took internal tools to work. The irony was not lost on me.
I put out a weekly newsletter with some friends that highlights weird and cool internet things. I'd love it if you gave it a read, here's this week's issue: https://tinyletter.com/hot-garbage/letters/tanned-rested-and-ready-to-share
I have my new tab set to Wikipedia's random page URL and sometimes it really pays off: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chess_Player
> A historical drama set in the late 18th century during the Russian domination of Polish Lithuania, and elements of the plot are drawn from the story of the chess-playing automaton known as The Turk.
> Nicolaïeff, who has been sent to search von Kempelen’s house, is slain by the inventor’s sabre-wielding automata.