Not sure what accessibility changes will have the most benefit to your existing software? Are you in the build process and need to make sure accessibility has been appropriately considered? Use this checklist as a starting point.
It’s nearing year-end, and thus nearing the time when people put together all their year-end lists. With the popularity of our 2009 edition of the Top Web Design Bookmarks post, I figured it’d be about time to write up the 2010 version. So here it is! Keep in mind, these are a few posts, apps, and other such bookmarkable web-design-related goodies I’ve personally found throughout my online wandering in 2010. I invite you to let me know some that I’ve missed that you feel are worthy in the comments below!
A great article on BoagWorld about the About page on websites – how it’s been forgotten, put on the backburner, and how to write an effective about us page.
A great tutorial covering a cool technique. Potentially really useful for thumbnail-style portfolio pages/sites.
A whole giant collection of awesome jQuery stuff from the ladies & gents at Smashing Magazine.
See the rest after the break!
I haven’t had a chance to use this slider yet, but it looks stellar. Simple to implement, great styling and cross-browser friendly.
Icon collections are a dime a dozen, but they’re out there because web designers need & use them quite a bit. This in-depth collection should cover most everything you might need.
Technically 2009, but I didn’t discover it until recently. I haven’t tried this app/plugin yet, but I’m looking to; essentially, ClickHeat can create a heatmap showing where users are clicking on a site. Bonus: there is a WordPress plugin too. Try not to let the mid-90’s style & terminology in the screengrab below through you. If you’ve tried it, let me know how it worked for you!
A dead-simple way to “share ideas on a website”. Grab a screenshot, upload it, and make notes overtop of it. Multiple people can leave their notes too, which makes it a great too for deconstructing a design.
I use a variety of these on nearly every web project I run; I suggest you have a read as you might find some you can use too!
We just started using this near the end of the year, and it’s been awesome. It’s a simple way to present your web mockups to your clients. All you have to do is make one or two slices/crops, upload through your FTP, and change a few lines of code. Voila!
Make your CSS more awesomer.
Make your CSS more cleanerer.
Make your CSS more….three?
This definitely isn’t a comprehensive, be-all-end-all list – I much prefer digestible lists myself, as opposed to the “4,129 Facebook Icons for Designers” posts. That being said, I bet you readers know of a whole bunch of other web design bookmarks that are interesting. So share away in the comments!