Lots of Accessibility News

A lot has happened in the world of Web/Mobile Accessibility in the last month:

– Microsoft and Deque Systems (makers of Axe, one of the best automated Accessibility Testingtools) got together and produced Accessibility Insights – a Testingtool, that guides you step by step through the testing process. There is both a version for website testing, as well as a version for testing Windows applications!
https://accessibilityinsights.io/

– Google released a Tool called Accessibility Scanner for iOS, that lets you test the Accessibility of iOS Apps:
https://github.com/google/GSCXScanner

– Deque Systems published Axe for Android, this WCAG Accessibility Scanner is available in the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deque.axe.android&rdid=com.deque.axe.android

All those tools are for free!

 

– Marcus Herrmann documented the process of making an inclusive app/web app and also included some helpful links on this website:
https://accessible-app.com/

Girls Park Attack – 16.03.2019 Snowpark Stuhleck

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On the 16th of March 2019, the first Girls Park Attack will take place. Organized by the GCD Crew (GCD meaning “Girls Can Do”) in cooperation with Blue Tomato, the day will focus on girls and women who want to get better at riding the snowpark or who even want to try it out for the first time. The GCD Crew is a group of women who have found together through their love for snowboarding. They will help others to grow their bag of tricks and to better their skills at park riding. Besides the costs for the lift ticket, the whole session is for free, so don’t miss this chance to get to know others and to up the ante!

For more info, check out the Facebook event:
-> https://www.facebook.com/events/2225803570774351/

Girls Can Do on Facebook:
-> https://www.facebook.com/gcdcrewvienna/

Girls Can Do on Instagram:
-> https://www.instagram.com/gcd.crew/

FEEL THE FLOW

“Die Freireiter”, Andreas Prielmaier and Thomas Mayer, met up with Sonnia Höffken, who is an avid yogini and freerider, in La Grave. The guys were skeptical at first, but after sharing some incredible runs with Sonnia (SkiYo – feel the flow! ®), they found the positive effects of yoga for skiers intriguing.

Can you “Feel The Flow” as well?

-> https://skiyo.de/
-> https://www.diefreireiter.de/

Nordstau

During the Nordstau days, we spent some lovely hours freeriding with friends, playing it safe in flat terrain.
Freeriding at the Veitsch with friends
Riding the t-bar at the Veitsch

Snowboarding at out local resort in Lower Austria
Even our local resort in Lower Austria opened for two days!

Other than that, some things didn’t go as planned…
The FWQ** Grossglockner had to be postponed due to grim weather, I got sick in the meantime… but now I’m healthy again & looking forward to the next shredventures.

First thing on the list is a trip to sweet Fuerteventura for some surfing with Mellowmove.
Here’s a throwback to our last time on the island in 2016 ;)

Empty beach in Fuerteventura

Some thoughts on WordPress 5.0

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WordPress 5.0, also called “Bebo”, has been released recently. I think there never has been an update before that had to deal with so much criticism. Many people were alarmed, because the release date on December 6th felt a little rushed, with only a few days of notice beforehand. Also, the new editor, Gutenberg, still has a lot of Accessibility issues, although the WordPress Accessibility team and the Gutenberg developer team worked hard to eliminate as many problems as possible.

From my personal view as a web developer, I would advise against updating to WordPress 5.0 too quickly. I would suggest waiting at least until version 5.0.1 is out. Usually, after a release of a major update there will be bugfixes coming up in a short amount of time and the bigger problems will be eliminated shortly after the initial major release.
You don’t have to worry that your WordPress installation will update automatically to 5.0, since the auto-updates only work for minor releases (unless you have altered the configuration yourself).

WordPress 5.0 is not a security update, and the previous version 4.9.8 should continue to receive further security updates if needed, so there’s no big reason to update right away. If you’re using Wordfence, you will get alerts that your WordPress version is out of date, but in this case, it’s just an information – you can read their posting on this topic here.
Also, many themes that use their own layout builders for the content of pages and posts, still have compatibility issues with the newest version of WordPress.

There is a plugin called “Classic Editor“, which will enable using themes that don’t yet support Gutenberg. It is planned to be supported until 2021.

There is no need for you to panic, and you don’t have to rush things. I would advise you to try out WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg on a development install, where you can safely play around, test your site and get used to the new WordPress version.

I am sure that WordPress will continue to serve as an easy to use Content Management System and that 5.0 and upcoming versions will include great improvements.

Shades of Winter FilmFest to start on December 10, 2018 in Munich!

Shades of Winter FilmFest 2018 Poster - dates: Munich 10.12.2018; Vienna 11.12.2018; Salzburg 12.12.2018; Innsbruck 13.12.2018

Shades of Winter launches its first ever FilmFest – you will be able to watch 8 to 10 snow movies, for example Shades of Winter “Connects” or “Now or Never” by Nadine Wallner in various cities throughout Europe.

Also, meeting the athletes like Julia Mancuso, Nadine Wallner or Lorraine Huber will be possible at the tourstops.

 

The dates are:

FilmFest Munich
10.12.2018 – 19 Uhr
Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

FilmFest Vienna
11.12.2018 – 19 Uhr
Stadtkino Wien

FilmFest Salzburg
12.12.2018 – 19.30Uhr
Mozartkino Salzburg

FilmFest Innsbruck
13.12.2018 – 19 Uhr
Metropol Multiplex Innsbruck

-> http://www.shades-of-winter.com/filmfest/

Welcome to the relaunched mizzi.at!

MIZZI Logo

You have reached mizzi.at and a lot has changed here.

This website was started in 2006 by me, Stephanie Jagl-Posch. The aim was to support female action sports athletes by providing them with a platform where their news, photos and videos got shared.

I ran a personal blog separately, where I wrote about my own experiences as an outdoor enthusiast and amateur athlete.

In 2017, I was not happy with mizzi.at and my personal blog in their current form anymore. I was also looking for a place to share stuff about my job in the field of web development.

After taking mizzi.at offline and going on a hiatus from 2017 to 2018, I finally came to the conclusion that I wanted to strive towards creating a collective home for support for female action sports athletes, for my personal blog as well as for insights into the life of a web developer.

So here we are – I hope you enjoy your stay on my website!

Who is Burli?

Burli, the campervan, parking in front of a mountain in Spain

After getting infected with the camper virus by our dear friends Pachers on tour, we bought our first campervan in 2015, together with Romans parents.
The campervan had been named “Burli” by the previous owners and the name stuck with us.

Burli, the campervan, parking on the camping municipal of Le Pin Sec
Burli 1 on the Camping Le Pin Sec.

After 2 years together with Burli, we got the chance to upgrade and buy another, also used but newer, campervan.

Burli, the campervan, parking in front of a mountain in Spain
The new Burli enjoying the view in the Pyrenees in Spain.

My favourite button in Chrome DevTools: Pretty print!


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A very practical option in Chrome DevTools is to show minified JavaScript files in their unminified, human-readable version. After opening up DevTools (STRG or APPLE +ALT + I), go to “Sources”, select the JavaScript File you wish to inspect. If it’s minified, DevTools will offer you the “Pretty print” (or “Format”) Button at the bottom below the code window, which looks like two curly brackets. Et voilà – the code will be displayed in an easier to read format!