iws fall 2012 readings

About the Readings

Reading are listed by category, not the order in which they are assigned. Many of the essays are PDF files, which requires a PDF reader, like the free Adobe Reader. Notes from BW are in [ ].

Blogging Readings

Rettberg, J.W. (2009). What is a blog? Blogging. Malden, MA: Polity Press. [pdf]

Twitter Readings

Atwood, M. (2010, March 19). Atwood in the Twittersphere. New York Review of Books.

Johnson, S. (5 June 2009). How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live. Time.

Silver, D. (2009, February 25). The difference between thin and think tweets. Silver in SF.

Usability and Accessibility Readings

Introduction to Web Accessibility, W3C

Clark, J. (2004). Building accessible web sites. Berkeley, CA :New Riders.

Fadeyev, D. (2009). 10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines. Smashing Magazine.

O’Connell, C. (n.d.). Eyetracking and Web site Design. Usability.gov.

Slatin, J. (2001). The art of ALT. Computers & Composition, 18, 73 – 81.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (do not read in full; just peruse to see what is involved)

Deafness and the User Experience, by Lisa Herrod

Web Standards Readings

What are Web Standards and Why Should I Use Them? The Web Standards Project

Designing for Context with CSS, by Joshua Porter


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