Within 2018 — A leadership retreat for women in design(gowithin.co)

6 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 6 years ago

    Well this is a lovely conversation.

    Bringing it back around to design though, I do have an issue with the contrast on a few of the call out sections, as seen here:

    Poor contrast

    With a contrast ratio of 1.1, it fails every accessibility standard.

    12 points
    • Raffaello SanzioRaffaello Sanzio, 6 years ago

      The whole site has terrible accessibility:

      • Lack of focus style (Good luck navigating with a keyboard)
      • Meaningless alt text for images (eg. “karsten-wurth-inf1783-104731.jpg”)
      • The headings are a mess (eg. The copyright text is an h2)

      And more violations that aXe found (19 in total).

      Unfortunately, that‘s the state of modern web design. Glitz over Usability.

      9 points
      • John PJohn P, 6 years ago

        Can't believe you both thought this was the time and place to mansplain about that.

        6 points
        • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 6 years ago

          as a person who can use everything without the need for assistance, and who isn't as seasoned in the industry as others, I often forget about keeping my designs accessible.

          I thought their callouts to that were great – it reminded me to keep that in mind.

          It wasn't a man trying to gut punch a woman thing in any way they could; it's a designer helping the industry get better.

          Granted, I'm a white dude; maybe any criticism at all is harmful for the advancement of better diversity in the industry. To that, I just don't know. But I'm a superfan of retreats like these.

          2 points