Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
I categorize <a> into two: Links and Actions.
Links will take you to another location, mostly for information while Actions could also do the same but with a more targeted purpose.
Links can be left alone in CSS – because they are buried in paragraphs or sitting beside other texts. Actions require styles that will enhance their usability – like padding to increase its active area (easier to click).
I’ve been reading lately about events and conferences selling “Blind Bird” tickets.
It seems like it stemmed from “Early Bird” and upon searching the term “Blind Bird Ticket” in Google, only more Blind Bird ticket sales came up. No official Wiki or definition whatsover.
Buying a Blind Bird Ticket means that you’re entitled to a hefty discount (much like an Early Bird) at an event without further details yet – such as to who will be speaking or doing the intermission numbers.
Does the HTML markup of your website has an accessibility function in the form of “Skip to Content”? If yes, then you would notice that it is located at the topmost of the markup. This is as such in order to make it the first focus when using keyboard to navigate.
Now you may ask, “Shouldn’t the document title be at the topmost of the document?”
Not when you put this accessibility function into the context of its intended use. The user, upon arriving at your website might have come from a link or have typed a URL into the web browser. That could’ve acted as the document title that ensures the user where s/he is.
The second part of this context is the user being able to go directly to the content – skipping every element that isn’t part of his or her purpose for visiting the website.
I’ve had this poster for the longest time on my bedroom door in my parents’ house. Planning to repaint the room, I took it down along with other magazine pages that acted as wallpapers.