Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 17 November 2014

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • How Does Facebook Hurt Or Help You And Your Relationships? [Infographic]

    Love it or hate it, Facebook is here to stay. Almost every­one you know prob­a­bly uses the social net­work, and it’s hard to stay away from it. But how does Facebook impact your rela­tion­ships? Is it a pos­i­tive or a neg­a­tive? Check out the info­graph­ic below for a fas­ci­nat­ing look at how Facebook helps and hurts your rela­tion­ships.

  • Robotize, a brows­er to let you see your site as a search engine robot does

    See your web page as a search engine robot sees it:
    Tests all of the page’s links and images
    See head­ings list­ed sep­a­rate­ly (as out­line view) and in con­text
    See meta tags list­ed
    Helps you to per­form a num­ber of checks for the WCAG Accessibility Guidelines:
    See your images list­ed with alter­na­tive text (Guideline 1.1.1)
    Check your con­tent’s infor­ma­tion and struc­ture ‘lin­earised’ (Guideline 1.3)
    See your links list­ed by link text and url (Guideline 2.4.4 & 2.4.9)
    See head­ings list­ed sep­a­rate­ly and in con­text (Guideline 2.4.10)
    Operates as a text-only brows­er or ‘read­er’:
    See the page con­tent clear­ly with­out the dis­trac­tion of oth­er page ele­ments
    pages load quick­ly because the page does­n’t have to load images and oth­er resources and does­n’t have to ren­der a lay­out
    Set your own choice of text font / size and head­ing font / size
    Navigate using the page’s links dis­played sep­a­rate­ly

  • These Are The Secret Apps That Only Apple Employees Get To Use
    New Apple employ­ees are giv­en access to a suite of apps to help them com­mu­ni­cate with one anoth­er, test devices, and deal with cus­tomers.

    Thanks to hack­ers exploit­ing holes in the iPhone’s soft­ware, and test devices acci­den­tal­ly sent to cus­tom…

  • How The Close Button Was Born
    This is a design les­son in its own right: no mat­ter how stan­dard­ized a UI/UX solu­tion (like the place­ment of title but­tons in an oper­at­ing sys­tem) might seem, it’s just one great idea away from evolv­ing into a new, rad­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent stan­dard.…

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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