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A Preliminary Checklist for Website Accessibility Compliance

How accessible is your website? Our accessibility checklist walks you through the steps of creating a user-friendly site for all users.

Getting to Know GA4: A Glossary of Terms

With the year 2023 practically upon us, now is the time to learn and explore GA4—starting with our glossary of must-know terms.

the trifecta


You’ve probably seen widgets like accessiBe or UserWay that provide ways to streamline accessibility compliance. But remember: this doesn’t absolve developers and designers from following best practices from the start. As the saying goes, it’s garbage in, garbage out.


Viva Magenta 18-1750. It’s the Pantone color of the year! And it’s rich with all sorts of “vim and vigor.” While we’re on the topic of color, don’t forget that Adobe is phasing out the availability of Pantone Color Books from the applications.


One trend you can expect to continue is the use of progressive web apps (PWAs). PWAs are essentially websites that act and behave like an app. Want to learn more? This article explains the pros and cons of PWAs, and how they differ from native apps, well.

mental memo from Aline

I’m excited to kick off 2023 with all of you!

Last month, we shared handy checklists to help you start addressing accessibility and the transition to GA4, if you haven’t already tackled these goals. Our focus this month is to dig in and explore some great topics about artificial intelligence, including where you can expect to see AI in the year ahead. We also want to hear from you about topics you’d like to learn more about, so please don’t be shy to share your thoughts!

Meanwhile, enjoy, stay well — and when it comes to usability, design, and technology, stay intentional.

Aline, Astriata CEO & Creative Director

cerebral matters

Curated resources that bring light to intriguing topics.

A Complete Guide to Accessible Front-end Components
The new year often spurs new lists and reviews. This guide provides a handy list of accessible components, plus tips on how to implement them.

User Experience Quiz: 2022 UX Year in Review
The Nielson Norman Group challenges your UX expertise with this online quiz. Are you up for the challenge? Find out where your UX knowledge stands.

UX Maturity Assessment Tool
UX has been in our vernacular for many years now. In what stage of UX maturity does your organization fall? Find out by answering 11 brief questions.

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