I’ve written about why you should not autoplay videos, but here’s another account of why it’s bad and what you can do about it.
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An excellent primer/reminder about HTML5’s organizational elements.
My colleague Cynthia Shelly posted a bit about accessibility in Edge in terms of where we are and where we’re going. She included a bit about the roadmap as well.
Depending on how you read the title, your expectations for this article may not align with the subject: the technical means by which we talk to our devices. It’s not about the APIs or voice recognition, but rather how our desires are transferred from our mind to our device’s “ears”. Voice is obviously one way—and David spends a lot of time discussing microphone improvements—but it could also be silently using subvocalization.
If—like me—this stuff fascinates you, you should definitely give it a read.
This is a really thoughtful piece weighing the pros and cons of code schools against teaching yourself with a big focus on why you might want to learn to code. I highly recommend this piece for anyone thinking about getting into coding. Share away!
I’m so excited to see this resource making it out into the public. Congrats to the U.S. Digital Service and 18F folks for their awesome work and for their focus on accessibility!
An interesting proposal from LG regarding design tools for addressing non-rectangular screens.
A bit of fun, but there’s some good stuff in here. One particularly crucial fact: “Answers are often obvious in design if you are asking the right questions, but sometimes finding the question is the tricky bit.”