This July, I got to experience my first deep-dive into Drupal culture by attending Drupal Camp Asheville 2020. The biggest takeaways for me came from the sessions on accessibility and productivity.
In the light of increased racial sensitivity, leading software companies such as Red Hat are reconsidering the inclusion of controversial jargon, such as “master/slave” and “whitelist/blacklist” in software systems, while others have already done so for years.
The Last of Us Part II is getting press as the most accessible video game ever. Naughty Dog's (the developers) takeaways from the process of making an accessible video game are also relevant to website accessibility.
The internet is rapidly shaping our future faster than our societies can adapt. Subject-matter experts weigh in on the future of the internet and speculate; have we passed the internet's golden era? If so, then what lies ahead?
Providing website accessibility for the visual and hearing impaired is a task that organizations tend to classify as just some technical or legal requirements that have to be met. Some organizations don't even consider accessibility at all. For today's Global Accessibility Day, we want to remind everybody that when you choose not to update your site to meet accessibility standards, you are not only excluding a number of potential consumers from accessing your site, you are missing out on the opportunity to assist real human beings in their fight for digital independence.
The decision to rewrite our PhantomJS content testing pipeline yielded a dramatic 90% reduction in our content testing duration–slashing our lengthy 11+ hour testing time down to just 30 minutes! This latest pipeline development has now left us with a total build process time of just 2 hours.
We’ve been using MAMP Pro since version 1.x for most of our local testing and development. But after the release of version 5, MAMP Pro has been buggy and annoying to use.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and new isolation laws, the business landscape is changing rapidly. Now is the time for businesses to get ahead of the curve by shifting their focus to online sales and reprioritizing internal initiatives that may have been sitting on the back burner.
As a web development agency, utilizing internet technologies is our day-to-day focus, which is why as web experts we feel it’s our duty to hold conversations with those who may be struggling to identify new projects and/or refocus their business strategy to accommodate working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DesignHammer has recently been more involved with All Things Open, a national group that curates events and platforms focused on open source software, technologies and the web. As primary experts on the open-source Drupal and WordPress platforms, we felt like this was a natural partnership in the making.