Web Design & Mobile Development Roundup: November

The whole Gravity Works team has been busy, launching responsive websites for clients including Springfield Clinic and the Reedy Creek Improvement District. But we're taking the time to learn more. Stay on the cutting edge with us by taking a peek at our latest finds:

Web Development: DotNetNuke 7.0

DotNetNuke 7.0 has been released, with updated interfaces and extended social modules (Amelia took part in a DotNetNuke World focus group for these new features). Learn more about DotNetNuke 7.0.

Mobile Design: Adaptive Maps

Brad Frost has a blog post up on an adaptive mapping solution, to work around current issues such as "frame inception" and performance overhead. He starts with a static map, and then uses conditional loading to serve the optimal map. Learn more about creating mobile-friendly maps.

Web Development: Visual Studio Page Inspector

If you're using Visual Studio, you're going to love the new Page Inspector tool. The new inspector helps developers easily see which parts of the source code are connecting with what UI elements. Taking it even farther, users can edit DOM elements and CSS, and immediately see the results of these changes. See what bloggers are saying about the new Visual Studio Page Inspector.

Graphic Design: Golden Ratio Typography Calculator

Artists, mathematicians, philosophers, and economists have studied the "golden ratio" (when the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller quantity). A simple online calculator helps graphic artists decide when the font size, line height, and line width are in optimal proportions. Try out the golden ratio typography calculator now!

Usability & Accessibility: Readability for Dyslexia

From the Text Customization for Readability Symposium, hosted by the W3C, this abstract discusses how people with dyslexia normally prefer lower brightness and color differences among text and background compared to non-dyslexic readers. Learn more about readability on the web for users with dyslexia.