This week, I had my first knowledge sharing session with my digital teammates at HY Connect. I presented a high-level overview of all the things I like to pay attention to during the course of a project. I was gathering a list of resources to email to the team and figured it might be worthwhile to share here on the blog as well. This is by no means comprehensive, but represents what I feel is a good spread of the various aspects of a build where the development team can help drive quality.
TOOLS I LOVE
Measuring pixels, checking folds and testing common visual impairments
Shrinks PNG files with magic!
Shrink images by removing meta data and other software and OS file cruft
Screenshots for quick crossbrowser testing of pages and emails
These are the standards. They are deep, but worth getting to know. In 2012, the Justice Department began planning for incorporating UI accessibility into the ADA.
WCAG 2.0: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
ARIA 1.0: Accessible Rich Internet Applications
The list of litigation is growing, so I would expect to continue to see a growing interest in accessibility compliance.
Target Settles Accessibility Lawsuit for $6 Million
Accessibility Lawsuit Filed Against JetBlue Airways
Google Speed Labs
Great browser plugin for grading site performance and best practices documentation
Performance thought leaders
His presentations are great. I would jump at the chance to be in any conference session he is presenting.
A bit more technical, but worth following for insight into tools, evidence and interesting real world testing.
Probably the single best resource on the web.
Search Engine Land
SEO thought leaders
These are documentation of the Open Graph meta data to turn content into social objects