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State of Responsive Images 2017

A useful update from Jason. In particular, this bit makes me happy but similarly sad as a lost opportunity:

The new responsive image standards makes it possible for us to experiment with different types of image formats without breaking the web. … Unfortunately, I haven’t seen much experimentation happening in this space.





HTML Prototyping 101 - Offline Mode

It’s so easy to get comfortable…

So it’s on the 07.12 London-bound train from Brighton that Rich, Jon and I find ourselves reviewing a prototype while deprived of the one office luxury we’ve grown so accustomed to: a stable and generous internet connection.



ARIA Widget Checklist for Screen Reader Testing

An excellent test suite from the SSB Bart Group. It’s necessary because…

there are still significant discrepancies between valid ARIA usage and what is supported between specific screen readers and browser combinations, so there is immense benefit for such screen reader venders to get on the same page and test these assistive technologies more thoroughly and to also involve the public for crowd sourcing this feedback for entering more bugs related to these issues.


Building a Fully-accessible Help Tooltip

It takes a lot of thoughtful consideration, research, and testing to build robust interfaces, but once that work is done, you can share your findings and make it simple for others to follow in your footsteps. Sara has kindly done the hard work here and has lovingly provided you with a guided tour on how to make an accessible help tooltip. Thank you Sara!