Happy 4th of July! While most of our office is out of town celebrating the holiday, we wanted to make sure so share some of the interesting articles we've been reading. This week we're sharing about Google's visit and click data, how to draw realistic butterflies, a blog about culture and typography, and about the recent website accessibility case - Gil v. Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Source: The Moz Blog
Takeaway: Case study of Google using user behavior to personalize search results based on IP rather than Google user account.
Tags: #SEO, #Google
Source: Emily S. Damstra
Takeaway: What do butterflies look like? This article explains how our representation of butterflies with their wings fully spread is unnatural and in fact real butterflies look different from how we draw them.
Takeaway: This blog, by Nikki Villagomez, is all about the ways a culture in an area effects it's typographic choices. Some content examples include: manholes, murals, graffiti, store branding, handwritten posters, ghost signs, and more.
Tags: #Typography, #Design, #Culture
Source: ADA Title III News and Insights
Takeaway: In what will likely be noted as a landmark case, Gil v. Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., a US District Judge in the Southern District Court of Southern ruled in favor of the plaintiff. The decision is significant in three areas: it is the first trial decision to hold a public accommodation in violation of Title III of the ADA by having an inaccessible website; the draft injunction adopts the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as the accessibility standard that must be met; and the court did not consider the $250,000 cost of making the website accessible to be an undue burden. Up until now, all the cases I have reviewed (not I’m not an attorney) have either been dismissed, settled out of court, or settled prior to a court ruling. In light of this, we are ramping up our Accessibility consulting capabilities at DesignHammer.
Tags: #Accessibility, #InternetLaw
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