Universal design considerations increasingly comprise a prudent approach to design and development for the web. Interaction designer Andrew Maier details some of the broader implications this has for user-centered designers.
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For better or worse, the keyboard – a primarily two-handed device – still largely defines how people interact with computers. Andrew Zusman provides a compelling account of how people with one-hand make use of computers and the opportunities this affords to designers.
Whereas Flash was a control freak, those who embrace HTML5 are often champions of progressive enhancement. In the end, our users win. SuAnne explores ways to challenge the status quo and design for the modern web.
Readability & legibility are both areas of interest in accessibility and typographic design, and many resources exist that attempt to define what constitutes well designed copy. In this post, we go over a few commonly overlooked and newer ways to implement more legible type on the web.
HTML5 introduces brand new native media support like we’ve never seen before. No more third-party software for playing audio & video. See what’s new, and why you should start implementing these new standards immediately.
Design is about communication. And like communication, the more noise there is, the more distorted the message becomes. Brian Suda looks at potential noise problems in design.
By necessity, mobile web application development is often more streamlined and minimalistic than “traditional” web design. From less copy to brighter buttons, author Michael Wilson argues that many websites have a lot to learn from their mobile cousins.
Choice is a good thing, right? Not always. Including too many decisions that must be made can lead to frustrated, insecure users, along with the inclination to just give up altogether. Author Alexander Dawson explores how to document choices properly.
CAPTCHA’s are a visual verification to test if a user is human, but do their spam reduction benefits outweigh their flaws? What’s the cost of slowing down spammers?
Over the past few weeks we’ve been showcasing some amazing articles, tools, and videos in our Resources section. Our twitter followers have gotten a taste of these resources and have let us know they are really enjoying them! Today I would like to share some tools with you that focus on accessibility, a very important sector of user experience.