WebAIM conducted an accessibility study of 1,000,000 website homepages. The analysis captured 168 million datapoints and took 66.2 days of cumulative computer processing time. The results are available here and show that the most prevalent WCAG error is low contrast on the page.
Kudos Drew Gibson.
The more character animation I do the more I realise how much the eyes can make a huge difference. For example... pic.twitter.com/NEonjvYdQG
— Drew Gibson (@drew_the_editor) February 25, 2019
This is a fascinating article that every man should read. An edited extract of Caroline Criado-Perez's book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men was published in The Guardian this week. Example after example of everyday things that we all take for granted which are inherently biased towards men in their design shocked me.
HT to the Syntax podcast for mentioning DevDocs.io, a website that has all the docs for every programming language in one place. It is also a progressive web application, which means you can cache the docs for offline reading!
The B612 font is a result of research conducted by Airbus and ENAC and Université de Toulouse III which aimed to improve legibility and comfort of reading on cockpit screens with hinting on all characters.
The Irish Times is partnering with Comics Lab in Dublin to launch Ireland's first Graphic Short Story competition. The winning entry will be published in The Ticket and announced at the Dublin Comic Arts Festival in April.