Some bright late spring blooms in our yard 🌱

a bright pink rosea large yellow rosetwo yellow roses


West Virginia University: A User-Focused Process for Building University Websites

A great content strategy resource from WVU.

Using a university service or website shouldn’t be stressful, confusing or daunting. It’s our job to build services and websites that are simple and intuitive enough that users succeed the first time, unaided.


New favorite crypto news source: Web3 is going just great


Ryan Bateman: A Guide to Writing About Digital Accessibility

…If you’re considering writing something to help bring attention to this sorely underrepresented topic, you’re helping solve the problem. Thank you. However, there are a number of pitfalls to watch out for to ensure you’re doing good and not harm. I hope you find these tips helpful to cover the basics while also covering this topic in a careful, empathetic and ethical way.

I’m giving a presentation at work that happens to fall on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 19. I’m incorporating these tips into my talk this week.


Finished reading: Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tamara Shopsin 📚

I laughed and cringed my way through this memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in a disappearing (or disappeared) NYC.


A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.

Original tweet by Martin LeBlanc

Lewis Wake: Flaws in UX design standards: Tutorial overlays

Alita Joyce: Mobile-App Onboarding: An Analysis of Components and Techniques


Started reading Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 📚


Tranquility🐶

a small dog curled up asleep with its ears perked up on a bed

This is my phone’s Lock Screen (when it’s “asleep”)


Quite possibly the best contact page I have ever encountered on the internet.

Via Susan


Jeremy Keith: Declarative design

Thinking about web design tools and approaches on a spectrum between declarative and imperative is helpful when evaluating technology.

I especially love this quote by Andy Bell:

Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager.

 

Stephanie Eckles: Contextual Spacing For Intrinsic Web Design

Design systems and frameworks’ (necessary) rigidity is at odds with intrinsic web design. In order to move, I’m asking each of you to try to make adjustments where you can and educate others about the possibilities.