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Removing that ugly :focus ring (and keeping it too)

By seorocket / a couple of weeks ago

David Gilbertson: Removing the focus outline is like removing the wheelchair ramp from a school because it doesn’t fit in with the aesthetic. So David shows how you can remove it unless you detect that the user is tabbing, then show it. Essentially you add “user-is-tabbing” class to the body when you detect the tabbing, […]


Empathy Prompts

By seorocket / last month

Activities to help you develop empathy for the variety of people that use your thing. Eric Bailey: This project is geared towards anyone involved with making digital products. It is my hope that this reaches both: People who are not necessarily involved in the day-to-day part of the process, but who help shape things like […]


How Can I Make My Icon System Accessible?

By seorocket / a couple of months ago

Here’s a question I got the other day? Would you suggest icon fonts or inline SVGs for a complex single page application? And are there specific accessibility concerns for either? Accessibility is especially important for us because schools use our products. I ask because we are currently in the process of unifying and setting up […]


User Facing State

By seorocket / a few months ago

Let’s talk about state. Communicating state to the user that is, not application stores state in JavaScript objects, or localStorage. We’re going to be talking about how to let our users know about state (think: whether a button is disabled or not, or if a panel is active or not), and how we can use […]

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