The British Dyslexia Association have updated their Dyslexia Style Guide for 2018. The guide helps designers, web developers and publishers to consider the difficulties dyslexic readers experience and to improve the readability of written content. By following the principles in this guide you can improve the reading experience for everyone, not just those with dyslexia.
There’s an archive of George Orwell’s essays in English and Russian language at http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays. I found the archive last week when searching for a full-text version of Politics and the English Language (1946) to re-read, which contains Orwell’s famous six rules for clear writing. These rules are touchstones for writers or editors and feature in the introduction to The Economist’s style guide.
What is the ‘user experience’ thing? – Sift Digital explain what user experience is, what it’s for and who does it.
Government Digital Service Content Design Principles – style guide for written content on the GOV.UK website.
Contrast Rebellion – a well-crafted lesson in ensuring type on the web is readable using high contrast. Has some good examples of how designers can let their aesthetic preferences trump readability. This article reminded me I need to tweak the contrast in the new theme I’m using on this site. I’m guilty of having some grey type on creamy background colours and the links in the right-hand sidebar are too lightweight.