2007 January | Refresh Detroit

Firebug 1.0 released!

Perhaps you heard the news earlier this week, but if not, Firebug 1.0 was released this past Wednesday. Since Joe Hewitt first announced Firebug in January 2006, he has continued to add features and functionality to this wonderful free Firefox … Continue reading →

Web Accessibility Presentation

At the January meetup, Dennis Lembree of CheckEngine USA gave a splendid presentation on web accessibility. Topics included the definition of the term, general issues, guidelines and law, and advocates. You can get the web accessibility presentation on the CheckEngine … Continue reading →

Articles and websites mentioned at January meeting

As we discussed, and I promised, here’s the list of articles and websites I mentioned during our web accessibility discussion last night: Improving Ajax applications for JAWS users - Juicy Studio, Gez Lemon - a great site for best practices … Continue reading →

Meeting Reminder (Jan 24th)

Just a reminder that tomorrow (the 24th) there will be a meeting at the 3.7 Designs office at 320 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Dennis Lembree will be giving a presentation on web accessibility. There will be networking, latest … Continue reading →

Outlook 2007 and email newsletters

News about Microsoft’s release of Outlook 2007 next month, and the fact that the new release breaks HTML rendering, is causing lots of comment from anyone involved with email newsletters. Instead of using Internet Explorer 7 for rendering HTML, Outlook … Continue reading →

Dutch government and web standards

Peter-Paul Koch highlights the new Dutch government guidelines for websites, which will make web professionals involved with web standards smile (it certainly made an impression on me!). By Dutch law, government websites are required to use: valid HTML 4.01 or … Continue reading →

Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design

Usability expert Jakob Nielsen has released his Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design for 2006. Here’s a summary: Bad Search PDF Files for Online Reading Not Changing the Color of Visited Links Non-Scannable Text Fixed Font Size Page Titles With … Continue reading →

Lou Rosenfeld - Michigan UPA January meeting

Lou Rosenfeld, co-author of the polar bear book, will present “Search Analytics: Diagnosing What Ails Your Site” at the January meeting for the Michigan Usability Professionals Association (MIUPA). The meeting will be held January 17, 2024 beginning with networking and … Continue reading →

Why Meetups Matter

Here’s a neat blog article on Boagworld, Why Meetups Matter from a couple months ago. Web expert Paul Boag discusses the advantages of web professionals meeting in person periodically. He encourages those in the web industry to attend meetups-not only … Continue reading →

Meetup Wed, Jan 24

The next Refresh Detroit meet-up will be 6:30pm Wednesday, January 24 at the offices of 3.7Designs in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dennis Lembree of CheckEngine USA will be presenting on web accessibility. Refreshments will be provided. New visitors are welcome … Continue reading →

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