Weekly Reads: web accessibility, committing too much, and more

Happy Thanksgiving Week to those of you in the US! It was a busy week but I did find a handful of interesting web-related reads. I’m looking forward to settling in and reading much more over the rest of the long weekend.

Adobe has a nice Intro to Coding and Designing for Accessibility. Related: Chrome extension Spectrum makes it easy to see how your sites look for users with various forms of color vision deficiency. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but am looking forward to playing with it soon.

Why I Git Commit Too Much is both reassuring for all the times I’ve felt like I made 2,000 commits in a day… and a good kick in the butt for the projects on which I’ve neglected to commit changes for waaayyy too long. (Funny how it never feels like I’m committing the right amount, only way too much or not enough.) I love the idea that commit messages should tell a story!

Melissa Jean Clark laid out how & why she uses Evernote to organize client projects, and it’s glorious. I use Evernote personally but Laura & I are still using Google Drive for most of our internal ellell documents. Drive leaves a lot to be desired, and Melissa’s post finally convinced us: we’re giving Evernote a shot. I’ll let you know how it goes!

I love icon fonts, so this one was harsh but eye-opening: Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts. Solid reasoning in here. Looks like I might have to change my ways…

Finally, some food for thought and inspiration re: how those of us with tech skills can use them to do things that actually matter: Bias for Action.