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  • Stefano Minoia: L’accessibilità delle icone web

    WordCamp Verona 2019Speaker: Stefano Minoia

    December 10, 2019 — Le icone sono diventate elementi fondamentali nel web design: in quanto simboli rapidamente comprensibili che aiutano gli utenti durante la navigazione, esse permettono di trasmettere un concetto in modo molto più efficace.

    Ma è davvero così? Quali sono le trappole che rendono le icone web problematiche non solo per gli utenti con esigenze particolari, ma più in generale per tutti quelli che visitano un sito web?

    Con un occhio al design e uno allo sviluppo, si vedrà cosa tenere in considerazione quando si aggiunge un’icona a un sito web e verranno date alcune soluzioni sia generali che tecniche ai problemi più comuni.

  • Sarah Semark: How I Learnt to Stop Using Icon Fonts and Love SVG

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Sarah Semark

    May 28, 2016 — Once upon a time, icon fonts were the exciting new tools we used to build better websites. That time has passed, yet most of us are still relying on a tool that’s no longer relevant in the landscape of the modern web. In this talk, I’ll discuss the various merits of making the switch to SVG and some neat things you can do with SVG. We’ll touch on various use cases, and present some ideas for determining the workflow that’s best suited to your individual needs. We’ll provide some practical tips and tools for using SVG sprites more easily and efficiently in your work. We’ll also discuss ideas for implementing SVG within WordPress themes and plugins in a simple, consistent manner. Along the way, we’ll discuss various challenges you may encounter, and how to approach them. By the time we’re done, you’ll be fully armed to start using SVG today!

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  • Dave Redfern, Lance Willett, Julio Potier, Scott Evans: Lightning Talks – Design

    WordCamp London 2015Speakers: Dave Redfern, Lance Willett, Julio Potier, Scott Evans

    May 31, 2015 — Colour & A11y
    Julio Potier
    Julio is colourblind and would like to share his user experiences with you, users and designers, where and why the colours or contrasts give me headache. He wants to give you the tricks to improve your designs – he is not a designer, help him to see better!

    Empathy & User-Centred Design
    Lance Willet
    The big difference between good and bad designers (and developers, copywriters—all of us) is how they handle people struggling with their design. In this lightning session Lance will argue why empathy is important to beautiful, engaging, and useful products.

    Iconography: First Time for Everything
    Dave Redfern
    Slides: http://www.iweb.co.uk/2015/03/iconography-talk-at-wordcamp-london
    New projects bring new challenges. It’s what keeps our jobs interesting. Recently Dave had the opportunity to design a set of bespoke icons. Embracing this new challenge he wants to share his experience

    The WordPress of Things
    Scott Evans
    Slides: http://scott.ee/journal/the-wordpress-of-things/
    A man called Matt once said: “I see the future of WordPress as a web operating system.” We have done a great job at conquering desktop, mobile is going well, and there are plenty of new WordPress APIs to shout about… but where will WordPress sit within the “Internet of Things?”

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