Ethan ponders what the web might be like if the kind of legal sticks that exist for accessibility in some countries also existed for performance.
A deep, deep dive into biomicry in digital design.
Nature is our outsourced research and development department. Observing problems solved by nature can help inform how we approach problems in digital design. Nature doesn’t like arbitrary features. It finds a way to shed unnecessary elements in advancing long-term goals over vast systems.
Dave has curated a handy list of eponymous laws.
- Fitts’s Law
- Hick’s Law
- Jakob’s Law
- Law of Prägnanz
- Law of Proximity
- Miller’s Law
- Parkinson’s Law
- Serial Position Effect
- Tesler’s Law
- Van Restorff Effect
- Murphy’s Law
- Sturgeon’s Law
Remember when I mentioned that you can get free certificates from Amazon now? Well, Oliver has written an in-depth step-by-step description of how he got his static site all set up with HTTPS.
More of this please! Share your experiences with moving to TLS—the more, the better.
If you’re hosting with Amazon, you now get HTTPS for free.
Léonie gives a great, clear description of how screen readers switch modes as they traverse the DOM snapshot.
Keep it under your hat, but Paul has soft-launch his Project Portillo. And very nice it is too.
Bravo, Bruce, bravo.
I heard Glen Campbell’s “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy” on the radio and began absent-mindedly singing “Like a rounded corner” to it.
Further proof, as if any were needed, that the patent system turns into a steaming pile of shit as soon as it has dealings with software.
Here's a depressing counterpoint to my feel-good story about Iron Man: someone else who's picture was used in the film (in good faith) decided to sic the lawyers on Jon Favreau.
Steve Faulkner gives a rundown of the current state of play between screen readers and Ajax.
Transcript: Where the rubber meets the road — Web Accessibility and Pragmatism / Geek in the Park 2006 / Bruce Lawson and Patrick H. Lauke / splintered - freelance creativity and design / the portfolio and experimental playground of patrick h. lauke aka
This transcript of Pat'n'Bruce's talk at the Geek in the Park makes for a great, thought-provoking read.