This is huge! Many thanks to Steve Faulkner and Léonie Watson for compiling this information!
The Best of the Internets
An excellent post from Dion Almaer on the importance of choosing the appropriate approach for the critical tasks of your web property. He dubs it “time to first meaningful interaction”. This is where progressive enhancement shines.
No, they don’t. Progressive enhancement, baby!
Images will be blocked. Styles will be filtered. Tables will be munged. Instead of struggling to try to make emails look the same everywhere, let’s embrace their differences.
This is an excellent presentation from Russ Weakley on how to use semantic markup and ARIA to ring dynamic experiences to life. Definitely worthy of a bookmark (or download).
For the non-visual among you…
Programmer sits at a computer with his back to a Project Manager
Hmm, it’s quite a lot of work
Contact form: 5 days
Back-office: 8 days
- Project Manager
OK, got it
Pan out to reveal Project Lead sitting next to programmer
- Project Manager
I’ll send the customer the quote and I’ll let you know what happens
Zoom in on the Project Lead and Programmer
- Project Lead
5 man-days for a contact form?? Are You kidding??
It’s half a day at the very most
- Programmer (looking smug)
…But you’re forgetting the 4.5 days to test the new must-have framework
- Project Lead (smiling)
Ha! Someone has to pay for it…
Sadly, this is so true.
This post includes a few excellent ways to add context for “headless” UIs. I use quite a few of these approaches on this very site and they’ve proven quite useful.
An excellent rebuttal to a post from Simple Accessible that denounced ARIA’s tabbed interface guidelines.
This is a great post of Alex on why Service Workers trump AppCache when it comes to creating a good user experience.
My rather lengthy chat with Emily Lewis & Lea Alcantara on progressive enhancement and all things web design.
This post hits on a lot of the same topics I talk about in Adaptive Web Design and my progressive enhancement talks and workshops: experience can and should be built in layers because it is experienced in them.