Crafting an accessible site is a multidisciplinary task for sure. One of the things that designers can do early in the process is ensure readability. A big part of this is font size and color choices that are contrasty enough to read.

Here are two (Mac) tools that can help:

  • Contrast A helps pick foreground and background colors that meet minimum contrast standards
  • Frank DeLoupe gives you an eyedropper anywhere–awesome

I heard about both of these from Brad Frost and Dan Mall’s designer/developer workflow video.

Brad Frost and Dan Mall posted a video of them collaborating on a site redesign. For nearly two hours, they are live designing, coding and narrating their process–I watched the whole thing. I imagine that this is what it’s like for gamers watching a great team on YouTube or Twitch.

Here are several points that really stood out to me:

Google Ventures: Every team can get more done with sprints — but it’s not just about going fast

Yes, sprints are fast, but it’s not what you think. The sprint is not an all-out, late-night, stack-of-pizza-boxes-on-the-conference-table affair. In fact, the sprint day only lasts from 10am to 5pm. You’ll have plenty of time to hang out with your family, meet up with friends, get a good night’s sleep — and yeah, stay caught up on those pesky emails.

That might be one of the most important paragraphs in the article.