Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A New Smashing Book: Please Meet “Inclusive Design Patterns”

Accessibility matters. That's why we created
"Inclusive Design Patterns" book on accessibility.

Everything You Need To Know About Accessibility.

Meet "Inclusive Design Patterns", our new book on building and designing fully accessible user interfaces.


$22.90 $29

Get the bookSave 25% today, get the book in September
(free worldwide airmail shipping). eBook included!

About The Book

Accessibility has always been a slightly unsettling realm for developers. Surrounded with myths and misunderstandings, it used to be a domain for a small group of experts. Today, it's still unclear what makes up an accessible interface and what developers need to know to get there. Let's fix it.

Inclusive Design Handbook gets to the bottom of it all: accessibility myths and rules of thumbs, WAI-ARIA roles, content accessibility guidelines, landmark roles, keyboard and touch accessibility, accessible markup and interaction patterns, accessible forms and widgets, multimedia accessibility and inclusive prototyping. Everything you need to know about accessibility gathered in one practical, smashing book.

The book looks at common accessible interface patterns from the perspective of an inclusive designer and covers practical techniques, gotchas and strategies you need to be aware of when building accessible, inclusive interfaces.

Detailed table of contents. Available as print and eBook. With printed book, you get the eBook for free — but you knew it anyway, didn't you?

Illustration of Smashing Book 5, Chapter 11, Andrew Clarke on The Way Forward
The cover and illustrations in the book were designed by Heydon Pickering.

Why This Book Is For You

There's no such thing as an 'average' user, but there is such a thing as an average developer. This book will take you from average to expert in the area that matters the most: making things more readable and more usable to more people. You'll learn:

  1. Accessibility myths and misconceptions as well as common solutions and rules of thumbs,
  2. A library of well-tested accessible HTML/CSS components that you can use right away,
  3. How to properly use WAI-ARIA roles and Content Accessibility Guidelines,
  4. How to tackle common accessibility issues in RWD,
  5. How to deal with "skip" links and external links, as well as navigation regions and landmarks,
  6. How to keep labels, buttons, tables of contents, dynamic widgets and tabbed interfaces accessible,
  7. How to implement infinite scrolling, grid display and dynamic content accessibly,
  8. How to deal with password validation, error messages, web forms, JavaScript patterns and touch targets,
  9. How to keep an interface accessible in legacy browsers,
  10. How to prototype with accessibility in mind.

Good enough? Alright then! All pre-orders will be shipped in Septemberget your book right away — it won't take more than 45 sec. You will not be disappointed.

$22.90 $29

Get your bookSave 25% today, get the book in September
(free worldwide airmail shipping). eBook included!

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