Links

⇾ Colloq

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After Lanyrd more or less is dead for a long time now, I am happy to see Colloq, a promising new service by three people I know. I have written a longer post about it at the beyond tellerrand blog

⇾ This was beyond tellerrand in Berlin 2017

For the forth time I had the pleasure of inviting 500 people to Berlin once more to celebrate beyond tellerrand in Berlin. It was a great joy and I am thankful that everybody ad the event was so nice and helped creating a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank you!

⇾ Never Code Alone – a free event to learn coding

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Roland runs this event series for people who want to learn programming. Topics vary and this time the topics are TYPO3 and Symfony. Join the free workshops on September 23rd and register here.

⇾ 10 easy guidelines to improve your web accessibility

Beginning of August Eva Ferreira has written ten mostly quick to do guidelines and tipps to improve your web accessibility. A nice read for an important topic. And I think she is right, when she says:

Website accessibility is not always easy to implement, but if you make it part of your everyday workflow (instead of a last-minute checklist) implementation and testing will become easier over time.

Read the full article here.

⇾ Inclusive Components

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I don’t need to write anything. Heydon did already:

What is inclusive-components.design?

A blog trying to be a pattern library, with a focus on inclusive design. Each post explores a common interface component and comes up with a better, more robust and accessible version of it.

Why?

Because the web is full of interfaces which don't consider the diversity of abilities, circumstances, and preferences of their users.

More answers to you questions on the about page of this project

⇾ A good and well curated list of events

Jan Constantin has created another very complete and well curated event list for the second half of 2017 over there at Smashing Magazine. Thanks Jan!

⇾ Locally Scoped CSS Variables: What, How, and Why

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On June 5th already, Una Kravets published a blog post called Locally Scoped CSS Variables: What, How, and Why in which she explains how they work, what’s possible already and why CSS Variables, aka CSS Custom Properties, are better than what was there before.

⇾ Feather – open source SVG icons

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Feather is a very nice looking outline icon SVG set. All open source and by Cole Bemis.

⇾ Best Practices for Website Header Design

Marina Yalanska of Tubikstudio has written a nice to read article with tips and best practices on website header design.

⇾ Fuck Facebook

Don’t get me wrong: I also use Facebook. For many reasons it is quite nice and useful for me. But the reason why Gruber says this, and why I say “Yes, that’s right” are things like this:

Treat Facebook as the private walled garden that it is. If you want something to be publicly accessible, post it to a real blog on any platform that embraces the real web, the open one.

or

The Internet Archive is our only good defense against broken links. Blocking them from indexing Facebook content is a huge “fuck you” to anyone who cares about the longevity of the stuff they link to.

Read the full post here. Well spoken, Mr. Gruber.