Girls Who Code releases Girls Who Code Loop

This press release came in from Girls Who Code today. Since I’ve been reading SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefullyby Jane McGonigal lately, I can see that the Girls Who Code people have taken the idea of gamefulness and put it into a useful app that will help develop young women in tech. Here’s the press: Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, today released Girls Who Code Loop, the first-ever app custom-built for its community ....more

Preview of “What Comes Next is the Future”

What Comes Next is the Future is a documentary film about the future of web design as envisioned by the people who build the web. Here’s the film description: What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it ....more

New Accessibility Tutorial for Learners and Educators

The Paciello Group announced a new online interactive tutorial called Teach Access. The tutorial is well organized and allows the learner to do some coding and see the results. It’s a result of work done by The Paciello Group and the Teach Access...more

Review: Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine

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W3C’s WAI Creates Perspectives Videos for Accessibility Understanding

Just as we all like different degrees of doneness in our toast, users need to be able to change the way text is displayed — changing the size, spacing, font, color, and more — in order to read the text. When text is changed, no information or functionality should be lost, the text should re-flow, and users shouldn’t have to scroll horizontally to read sentences. A wonderful new resource from the W3C is a set of very short videos called Web Accessibility Perspectives ....more

Excellent Posters from Ada Lovelace Day

The Ada Lovelace Day website has some excellent posters for educating yourself and for educating students. The one that caught my eye first is the “Amazingly Enormous Careers in STEM Poster.” Others include “Ten Types of Scientist poster,” “Ada Lovelace poster,” and “Mary Anning poster.” You can download the posters from the...more

Wordcamp Albuquerque 2016

The night before the event, there was a planning meeting for the volunteers. Sheelah and Alonso at the planning meeting. Marketing Your Business with WordPress Marjorie R ....more

For Middle and High School Girl Coders: YouTube Series “My Code”

Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today released “My Code,” a YouTube series about learning how to code from the perspective of four female coders. The weekly series will air every Thursday on YouTube at “My Code” shares the experiences of four Girls Who Code alumnae: Audrey, Brittney, Margot, and Shannon ....more

Working with rem in CSS

Is the relative measure rem new to you? Most people are familiar with the em unit of measure, but the rem hasn’t been around quite as long. It came into being with CSS3 ....more

Attribute Selectors: All the Bells and Whistles

There are many types of selectors in CSS. If you’re still making your way through the darkness with nothing more than a few element selectors, a few classes, some ids, and the occasional pseudo selector, you need to find your way into the light with attribute selectors. I wrote about Attribute Selectors in CSS back in 2008, but there are 3 new types of attribute selectors in CSS3 ....more