Bikeshedding and Yak Shaving

Warning: jargon ahead! If you’ve been kicking around the Internet, especially as an engineer, for longer than my oldest dog, you probably already know these terms. If you don’t, you’ve experienced them but you didn’t know they had a name. Bikeshedding Bikeshedding is the act of spending all the time involved in making decisions fighting … Continue reading “Bikeshedding and Yak Shaving”

Today’s accessibility lesson: error message specificity

Editor’s note: reposted from Today’s accessibility lesson: error message specificity with permission from the author, who also happens to be me. WCAG 3.3.1 Error Identification is a Level A guideline that requires us to provide error messages when an input error is detected. Which, I mean, the fact that this had to be written down … Continue reading “Today’s accessibility lesson: error message specificity”