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Important Dates

Web@UK
June 21, 1:30-4 p.m., 107 McVey Hall
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Web Publishers Meeting
July 19, Tuesday, 2-3PM, 110 Mining & Minerals Resources Building

OPTIMIZING A SCREEN FOR MOBILE USE

Fundamental Guidelines for Web Usability is the title of numerous world-wide seminars held annually by the Nielsen Norman Group which was founded by web design expert Jakob Nielsen.

In an exercise by Nielsen, a current mobile site is redesigned to meet the Usability guidelines Nielsen's group has established, and in the process 10 "usability improvements" are made.

One main rule to take away from the content of the article is that " Desktop computers and mobile devices are so different that the only way to offer a great user experience is to create two separate designs — typically with fewer features for mobile."

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THE ART AND ANGST OF ACCESSIBILITY

It seems like people don’t talk about accessibility as much as they did a few years ago, although we stress it a lot in the Web@UK class and at the UK Web Publishers Group meetings. Maybe we've stopped thinking of it as such a major deal, but that doesn’t mean it’s solved, or gone away. It’s just become another ‘thing we do’ — just another part of what it means to be a web publisher.

In two separate but related articles, SitePoint's James Edwards explains why accessibility should be seen as a challenge, not a burden, while also seeing it as just being fair. A phrase he uses to illustrate this is "positive discrimination." Moreover, he says we web publishers have a big responsibility because "technology is the best hope for accessibility."

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QUICK TIPS

MAKE YOUR SITE FASTER WITH GOOGLE PAGE SPEED ONLINE

CHROME'S SPEECH-TO-TEXT (video)


CONFERENCES

WordCamp Raleigh - May 21-22, Raleigh, NC - http://wordcampraleigh.com/
Interlink Conference - June 2-4, Vancouver, BC (Canada) - http://interlinkconference.com
HOW Design Live (4 Conferences) - June 22-27, Chicago - www.howconference.com/ehome/17015