Inclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources

Inclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources Inclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources Ari Stiles 2019-12-13T11:00:00+00:002019-12-13T11:06:35+00:00 Tuesday, December 3, was the official release date for Inclusive Components, and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. The book is already an essential resource for accessibility experts and developers. You Had Me At “Inclusive!” As the book makes its way to offices, doorsteps, and accessibility meetups all over the world, here are just a few of the mentions we’ve seen so far. 332 pages. Quality hardcover with a stitched binding and ribbon page marker. The eBook is available as PDF, ePUB and Amazon Kindle. Q.) How do we build accessible buttons and dropdowns? Keyboard-friendly tooltips, tabs, and notifications? Inclusive accordions, sliders, data tables, and modals? A.) “Inclusive Components,” by @heydonworks for @smashingmag Books.https://t.co/NGJ1dmL5KX #frontend #a11y — zeldman (@zeldman) December 4, 2019 Ever wondered how to make a Toggle Button accessible? This book Read the full article…

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Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?

Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA? Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA? Suzanne Scacca 2019-12-12T12:00:00+00:002019-12-13T11:06:35+00:00 This is going to seem like an odd thing to suggest, considering how much work is required to build a progressive web app instead of a responsive website. But, for many of you, your portfolio site should be built as a PWA. There are a number of benefits to doing this, which I’ll outline below, but the bottom line is this: If you want to spend less time looking for clients, applying to design gigs and convincing prospects to hire you, a PWA would be a wise investment for your business. Why Do Web Designers Need to Build PWAs for Themselves? If you’ve spoken to clients about building PWAs for their businesses, then you know the usual selling points: A progressive web app is inherently fast, reliable and engaging. But for a web Read the full article…

Web Design And Development Advent Roundup For 2019

Web Design And Development Advent Roundup For 2019 Web Design And Development Advent Roundup For 2019 Rachel Andrew 2019-12-11T10:30:30+02:002019-12-13T11:06:35+00:00 In the run-up to Christmas, there is a tradition across the web design and development community to produce advent calendars, typically with a new article or resource for each day of December. Last year, I did a roundup of these calendars, and now that the 2019 season is in full swing, here is this year’s line-up. I’m sure you’ll notice that the majority of the calendars published here are true community efforts, often with the bulk of the work falling to an individual or tiny team, with no budget to pay authors and editors. So, please join us in supporting these efforts; share the articles that you enjoyed reading and join the discussions respectfully. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can certainly learn a lot of new things. (Large preview) Read the full article…

The 12 biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2019

It’s that time of year again: The Game Awards, gaming’s most flashy awards celebration, which also doubles as an E3-style keynote packed with announcements. The 2019 edition was no exception. This year saw a massive revealed of the next Xbox — the Xbox Series X — along with the very first PlayStation 5 title. On top of that, we had news and trailers for big games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, League of Legends, and more. Here are the biggest announcements from the show. Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X Things kicked off with a bang. Xbox boss Phil Spencer took the stage early in the show to reveal the next Xbox, previously known as Project Scarlett. It’s called Xbox Series X, and it’s launching next holiday season. It… Read the full article…

A Fast & Furious game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC next year

Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel just appeared on stage at The Game Awards to announce Fast & Furious Crossroads, a new game coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It features both stars from the movie mega-franchise along with Tyrese Gibson, and is being developed by Project Cars creators Slightly Mad Studios. Bandai Namco is publishing. The trailer doesn’t give much away about how the game will play, but given the preceding information it is safe to say that it will involve driving cars very fast in close proximity to explosions. A Bandai Namco press release describes it as a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game” where players will “travel from the streets of exotic locales to the murky world of international espionage, pulling off… Read the full article…

Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us sequel is being resurrected

A second season of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us is being produced, following the studio’s shutdown last year and its relaunch in August. The Wolf Among Us 2 had been in development before Telltale’s closure, and it’s now being created in conjunction with AdHoc Studio, which was founded by former Telltale developers. The original voice actors for Bigby Wolf (Adam Harrington) and Snow White (Erin Yvette) will also be returning. There’s not much more detail about the new season, except for a brief reintroduction to Bigby Wolf — the protagonist of the original 2014 adventure game based on comic series Fables. In a press release, LCG Entertainment — which purchased Telltale’s assets earlier this year — said the game would be available on… Read the full article…

Every New Game Announcement at The Game Awards 2019

The Game Awards 2019 celebrated the last year in gaming with plenty of major awards handed out, while also giving us a glimpse at the future of games to come. The awards show included more than a dozen new looks, game reveals, and more. So, without further belaboring the point, let’s dive into everything showcased during The Game Awards. Xbox Series X and Hellblade 2 OK, yes, it’s not a game announcement, but after a Phil Spencer tease earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled the official name of Project Scarlett — Xbox Series X. Read the full article…

The Game Awards 2019: All the Winners

From Control to Death Standing to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, here are all the winners of each and every category of The Game Awards 2019! Game of the Year Control (Remedy/505 Games) Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo) Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision) – WINNER The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division) Best Game Direction Control (Remedy/505 Games) Read the full article…

Convergence: A League of Legends Story Revealed

Riot Games announced a new title at The Game Awards on Thursday night called Convergence: A League of Legends Story. The game is being made under Riot Forge, the new collaboration initiative where Riot works with third-party developers on projects. It is a single-player action platformer where you play as Ekko, a young inventor who creates a time-manipulating device. Players will learn consequences received from messing with time. The game is made with Double Stallion Games, and does not have a release date as of yet. Another game was announced for League of Legends at The Game Awards, called Ruined King – Riot’s first single-player game. Read the full article…

Arcona uses machine learning to compose adaptive soundtracks in real time

Arcona Music took to the stage at Disrupt Berlin today to showcase its adaptive music service. The local startup utilizes machine learning to create musical beds capable of adapting to different contexts in real-time. The user simply needs to input a handful of parameters, and the service will adjust accordingly. “Give it a style, an emotion and a musical theme, and you can say, ‘play this,’ and the engine will take that blueprint and realize it,” service cofounder Ryan Groves explained, in a conversation with TechCrunch. “If, at any point, the emotion or style changes, it will adapt to that and create this essentially infinite stream of music. You can play a particular song blueprint for as long as is necessary in any dynamic environment.” The service is still in its infancy, at the moment. Its two founders are its only two full-time employees, along with a part-time developer. Groves Read the full article…

Valve says Half-Life: Alyx will be a ‘one-way journey’ with no multiplayer

Image: Valve The first Half-Life game in 13 years might prove to be the first killer app for VR. In the 23 days since Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx, its first full-length VR game, the company’s Valve Index headset has continually been number one on Steam’s top sellers list — until yesterday, when another VR game called Boneworks surpassed it. Even though Alyx may be pushing some to spend serious money on VR, the company tells The Verge that it’ll be a traditional Half-Life game in some key ways: it’ll be a linear adventure from start to finish, one that’ll let you save the game whenever you’d like. Valve also suggests that you’ll be able to play it for hours on end — even though you’ll be wearing a headset that’s physically tethered to a computer. “… Read the full article…