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April 7 · Issue #7 · View online

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In this month’s issue you’ll learn about low hanging usability fruit and ditching your phone, amongst other things.
Saludos desde Barcelona 🇪🇸,
Gijs Heerkens

Low Hanging Usability Fruit 🍌
Usability seems obvious and logical. You tackled all usability issues for all type of website users, didn’t you?
In a big accessibility analysis of the top 1.000.000 home pages, WebAIM found some very common (up tot 85%) mistakes.
Go read it.
Roel Van Gils
WebAIM published its accessibility analysis of the top 1 million web pages. Speaking about low hanging fruit:

🤕 59% of inputs are unlabeled
😢 85% of pages have low contrast text
😵 68% of pages have missing alt text

Geek out on the full report: #a11y
Remote Life Problems 💻
Remote work is great. I’m working from home, coffee bars and sometimes from co-workings. But there are some issues I’m bumping into.
Ryan Hoover from Product Hunt wrote a crowd sourced article about the problems of remote work. There are some patterns that most people do have, like loneliness and distractions, that I can relate to.
If you can manage to solve those problems, remote work is great for you. I did so by hanging out with friends each day, going out to read in the park, the beach or in a coffee bar from time to time and go to the gym during day time.
The Problems in Remote Working The Problems in Remote Working
Time To Break Up 💔
I think we all agree that the big tech giants (Amazon, Google and Facebook) have too much power.
In the United States their monopoly positions made it into a political discussion. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposes some interesting solutions in this one.
Here’s how we can break up Big Tech Here’s how we can break up Big Tech
Ditch Your Phone 📱
Last year I already wrote about phone addiction and the importance to get aware of it.
This New York Times article elaborates on this topic brilliantly. The writer found himself incapable of reading books, watching full-length movies or having long uninterrupted conversations.
If you want to get more awareness too, and want to have more time socializing, reading books or learning new things, you should read this article.
Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain
Google Spreadsheets ft. Google Translate 🛠
Who did know this?
I found out a great hack in Google Spreadsheets. There happens to be a Google Translate handle within it.
It works as simple as explained in this video.
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