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OK, so I just got an email saying @penpot just got $8M in series A.

Last I raised concerns about their funding (mastodon.ar.al/@aral/107213277), @diacritica assured me “you won't see any VC” (fosstodon.org/@diacritica/1072)

Well, this sure looks like VC to me.

Folks investing $8M are going to want a billion-dollar exit. So who’s that exit going to be to (Adobe’s already full, is Google hungry for a design tool?) Or do they plan on going public?

#vc #ventureCapital #BigTech #exits #openSource #penPot

I've been digging a fair bit, once again, into cookie concent generally and also how uneven this process is for those using assistive technology.

This was a good read: Cookie consent banners and overlays – thoughts on accessibility, usability and SEO by Bogdan Cerovac

cerovac.com/a11y/2020/07/cooki #a11y #gdpr #cookies

As I took a closer look to the WCAG 2.1 success criteria, I decided to take a step-by-step approach to make my website entirely compliant. First post of a series.

silviamaggidesign.com/accessib

If you are depressed about Figma, remember that this is an outcome the owner of every for-profit software company dreams of. Every other commercial software vendor you rely on is working tirelessly to hand that product over to someone who doesn’t care about it too

As I took a closer look to the WCAG 2.1 success criteria, I decided to take a step-by-step approach to make my website entirely compliant. First post of a series.

silviamaggidesign.com/accessib

Dear so-called “UX” designers, the opposite of “yes” isn’t “not now”, it’s “no.”

#design #deceptiveDesign #bigTech #peopleFarming #ux

So many artists are locking themselves in, and others out, by using Instagram. @axbom's point is something we talk about on our site.

social.xbm.se/@axbom/108984257

People keep sending me Instagram links to their artwork and events. I can't see any of it without an account and logging in. I don't think a lot of people realise how much they lock in their content behind walls.

Or why they feel a need to.

Kind of want to teach a class in downscaling a web site. 99% of web sites don't need 99% of today's common infrastructure. (And 100% of things that are Facebook pages should be their own web sites.)

Orange Tufted White Caterpillar - Halysidota harrisii
Image quality holds up pretty well given that photo was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus, 2017-9-9.

Neither are good enough for me when starting a project from scratch. In that case, is best.

For some clients, it might be weird to look at a wireframe full of strange shapes, but it's exactly what's needed to focus the attention on the content organisation and on the hints of what the interaction might be.

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I can't be the only one who's not crazy about . I see its useful features, and how fast it can be to do UI with it. Prototypes simple animations also help to present wireframes.

Many designers I recently came into contact, use Figma for all stages of a design project. But I'm uncomfortable with that.

Although it lacks the prototype sharing features, I prefer Sketch. But that's a personal preference.

44. Past the age of 40, vision tends to decline at a steady pace. mine certainly has. Us old people can’t really deal with font sizes much below 14pt- which tends to look large and goofy to younger folk. whatever size you choose or however you set up your grid, please gracefully permit users to override your choice, and ideally design and code your thing to not break when this is done. this isn’t just politeness, it’s the law in USA, the UK and Australia, along with the rest of WCAG 2.0

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How do you make an impact as an introvert without pretending to be an extrovert? Tim Yeo joins us to talk to use about how introverted designers and design leaders can work with their introversion and use it as a super-power.
uxpodcast.com/296-introverts-t #ux #uxpodcast #podcast

accessibility rant about PDF's 

You know what the most infuriating thing about PDF's is? They render for screen readers differently depending on what program you use, even if it is "accessible"! Chrome? Pretty good. Adobe reader? Oh hey I thought that part was at the bottom not the top. Word? Wait there was a heading there? Like it's stupid and needs to dissolve in acid.

The small/independent web most certainly isn't dying. I've got over 500 blogs in the queue to wade through and I love it. Blog on, folks!
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