Accessibility and web performance are not features, they’re the baseline | CSS-Tricks

we must start to see inaccessible and slow websites for what they are: a form of cruelty.

This article by https://twitter.com/robinrendle is absolutely beautiful and well worth 3 minutes of your time to read.

any sufficiently advanced negligence is indistinguishable from malice.

One to remember, akin to "intent is not magic". The only thing that matters is how the end user is impacted.

Accessibility and web performance are not features, they’re the baseline.

But this is the key takeaway, I feel. I've long argued that accessibility, performance, and robustness are akin to the Basic Expectations in the UX and Product world's Kano Model. If the basic expectations of a product are not met then anything you try to build on top of that is doomed to failure.

We need a Kano Model for how we develop websites. This article makes that argument beautifully.

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@robinrendle makes the most excellent of cases for you to consider accessibility and performance as *baselines* for anything that you build.

https://www.sonniesedge.net/bookmarks/3123

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How the hell are you getting all these replies on here, Charlie?

Ah, sweet summer child. It's time to send your own Webmention!

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nick

I don't see other disciplines advocating to hire frontend developers with these skills, think we need to be reminding the people around us what we actually do. Charlie Don't Surf Robin Rendle Charlie Don't Surf Charlie Don't Surf

2019/08/19, 16:14, CET

trash bandicoot

no nick you see what is REALLY important is that your data types are modelled correctly and when you run `npx tsc` (because you refuse to let the typescript compiler touch your laptop) it says nothing instead of complaining Charlie Don't Surf nick Robin Rendle Charlie Don't Surf Charlie Don't Surf

2019/08/19, 16:17, CET

Charlie Don't Surf

Yeah, most people involved in product delivery don't see this stuff. Mulling over how to write about it. nick Robin Rendle

2019/08/19, 16:20, CET

Charlie Don't Surf

Also we're all full stack developers now, so it doesn't matter. nick Robin Rendle

2019/08/19, 16:22, CET