Call to action: HTML needs more native rich widgets: https://marcozehe.de/2019/12/16/call-to-action-html-needs-more-native-rich-widgets/
I have seen colleagues get a little confused while attempting to create infographics, so this is an effort to clear things up.
Often, requests are put through to produce "HTML infographics". However, what is being asked for here is not an infographic, but just a regular webpage. HTML is not where you want to be producing your infographics. Infographics are meant to be, ya know, graphics. Designers make them and hand them off to developers to be implemented.
Lableism: The act of intentionally removing web form labels and replacing them with placeholder text. Usually done in an effort to make form fields more aesthetically pleasing, while leaving blind and low vision users out in the cold. (https://michaelspellacy.com/lableism/)
Scraped the old Pac-Man Jr. art off of the glass bezel and replaced with original Pac-Man art. Looks sweet. (https://michaelspellacy.com/pac-man-restoration-new-bezel-art/)
Good read on VentureBeat regarding the benefits of embracing a more inclusive process within your company. Not news to me, but may be for you. (https://michaelspellacy.com/accessibility-is-an-opportunity-not/)
So I made this thing. Clients and colleagues often ask me for "video hero banners". I guess they are really sexy and engaging or something. While desktop is never _usually_ an issue, I have often recommended alternative experiences for mobile to avoid performance issues. Static image fallback usually, and on rare occasions—a carousel to stand in as a video banner, which may be even worse than just loading a video on mobile to begin with, as you now have to maintain… https://michaelspellacy.com/building-a-better-video-banner/
Got the new Control Panel Overlay (CPO) last week. It looks good, but is ever so slightly off from the original. Likely something no other human-being will notice, but which screams out to my anal retentive eyeballs.
Soon I will disassemble the control panel, clean everything, resolder if need be, strip, spray, apply new CPO and reassemble.
I'll be doing this to most other parts on the machine first, before working on the cabinet itself. So far, I'm still within… https://michaelspellacy.com/pac-man-restoration-cpo/
Accessibility Tip: If you use og:image on your site, don't forget og:image:alt. ;-)
This works on other social media outlets, so it would sure be nice if @Mastodon supported it, too!
From The Paciello Group:
"Every year, folks from TPG head to CSUN to chat about accessibility and share their knowhow. And in our CSUN 2019 Round-up, our presenters from #CSUNATC19AT recap their talks and share their slides..."
Really loved what @tatianatmac (twitter) had to say on @alistapart (twitter) today. Important read for anybody who works in tech (and beyond).
Spell is a web developer, designer and accessibility specialist living in beautiful Allentown, PA. Opinions own. He/Him
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