Alt-texts: The Ultimate Guide
This article contains everything you need to know about alt-texts.Let’s create the perfect alt-text with Daniel Göransson.
An alt-text is a description of an image that’s shown to people who for some reason can’t see the image. Among others, alt-texts help, for example, people with little or no vision. They use something called a screen reader, to navigate the web, that transforms visual information to speech or braille. To do this accurately, your website’s images need to have alt-texts. They are super important.
So important that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have them as their very first guideline.
Gestalt principles in UI design.
Your brain is always trying to make sense of the world by comparing previous experiences or visual patterns and connecting the dots.
Let's read this article of Laura Busche, who tells us everything we need to know about a group of visual perception principles developed by German psychologists in 1920s called Gestalt. It is built on keys ideas and on the theory that “an organized whole, is perceived as greater than the sum of its parts.
Having an understanding how your brain works will help you become a wiser designer.