Front End Dev & UX Designer. Dancewear designer. Mouflon fan.

Two Tools to Help Make Your Site More Accessible

Last week, I had to pleasure of attending and briefly speaking at the first Philadelphia Front-End / UX Meetup at Indy Hall.

I spoke about two tools that I love to use as a part of my workflow to make sites that I work on more accessible: Wave Toolbar and Fangs. These are both for the Firefox browser, OS independent.

If you’re interested in looking through the slides, check them out in PDF form below:

Lightning Talk – Low Hanging Fruits

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UX Bar Camp DC – Slides Posted

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at UXCampDC. As promised, here are the slides from my talk: Does this Survey Suck? __Yes _x_ NO PDF: surveys Thanks to everyone for attending!

Make Your Surveys Not Suck for UX Projects

If the word “survey” makes you want to shudder, you’ve come to the right place. Building a survey that doesn’t suck for your UX research project is pretty tough. First of all, surveys are very tempting to use because they get you a lot of numbers and they verify your assumptions about your product. However,Continue Reading

Putting on Your User’s Metaphorical Shoes – Accessibility

Alexis* knew things were a little different as soon as she touched her computer. She just needed to do a simple task, using simple software that she’s been using for ages, and be able to use her screen reader to do so. She couldn’t. The software had just released a “newly improved” function, which leftContinue Reading

Design in the Future

Smashing Magazine is a web design destination for information on best practices, current trends, and even little tutorials on how to master emerging techniques and new creative suite  functions. Related to the topic of patterns and textures in design as in Annette Tietenberg essay “The Pattern Which Connects”, this post (from about a year andContinue Reading

To judge or not to judge

I’ve recently run into an instance where I was researching a solution for an issue with a project I was working on. The project involved taking a paper form, scanning it into a computer using Acrobat, using OCR text recognition to extract information, and sorting the form into appropriate folders in Sharepoint based on theContinue Reading

Don’t Click On Phishing Attempts

Lesson One: Don’t Click On IT! Phishing attempts are prevalent everywhere: I’ve seen the most creative excuses for getting private information stolen. Those gems never cease to amaze me. Sometimes… ok, most of the time, I feel the thought process of my our customers is something like this: But seriously, people generally fall into theContinue Reading