Share This!©DisneyBig changes are taking place at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge! That includes the creation of a brand new quick service walk up window that will be opening on February 13. Geyser Point Bar & Grill will be an open-air pool bar located along the water’s edge of the resort and it will feature cedar beams and natural stone, perfectly reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest that the resort so fabulously replicates.Guests will be able to enjoy an artisanal beverage courtesy of the Pacific Northwest, as well as small plates such as Shrimp on a Wire with Miso-Lime Vinaigrette, Togarashi, Shishito Peppers, and Chili-Aïolili; a Bison Burger with Tillamook Cheddar; House-smoked Salmon BLT with Lemon-Caper Mayonnaise; Grilled Portobello, Zucchini, Roasted Red Peppers, Tomato, and Multi-Grain Salad with Goat Cheese; Chocolate Brownie Mousse with Caramel Popcorn and Toasted Meringue; and a house-made seasonal pie.Due to the opening of this new dining establishment, two other locations will be closing for refurbishment on February 13. Roaring Fork and Trout Pass Pool Bar will see updates and fresh looks that will debut later this year. During the closures, Guests will be able to get quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner option at the new Geyser Point Bar & Grill. In addition, Territory Lounge will be offering a continental-style breakfast including coffees, pastries, and a yogurt parfait.Stay tuned to the blog for further updates about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
AccessibilityWomen in UX: Meet Henny Swan, Advocate for UX Inclusivity: Henny Swan is well-known for her work in creating a more inclusive web at the BBC, The Royal National Institute of Blind People, and now The Paciello Group. In her Adobe interview, she discusses five ways designers can make their designs more inclusive.Useful Accessibility Tools: Thanks to Graham Armfield for sharing his slides from his presentation at Manchester WordPress User Group. You’ll find hardware tools, browser extensions, and WordPress plugins to help improve and check web accessibility.Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility: Personally, as someone who managed translations for software applications for years, I’m excited about the artificial intelligence advances with real-time translation.Landmarks Extension: Thanks to Matthew Atkinson for releasing a new version of his browser extension, which allows you to navigate a web page (keyboard of pop-up menu) via Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) landmarks. Avialable for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.Promote Equality by Building Accessible Content in Salesforce: I like how Philippe Ozil used inaccessible form code example, explained how to fix it, check it in screen reader, test it with aXe and keyboard.WordPressWordPress 4.9.2 Patches XSS Vulnerability: Released earlier this week, the WordPress 4.9.2 version fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability as well as 21 other bugs. If you’ve enabled autoupdate, your site would have been automatically updated to 4.9.2.Will Gutenberg Kill WordPress Page Builders? Not So Fast…: Whether Gutenberg will replace page builders like Beaver Builder and Elementor has been a hotly discussed topic the past few months. Colin Newcomer shares his thoughts on why it’s not a replacement. Yet.But in its current iteration, Gutenberg just isn’t even close to a 1:1 replacement for a WordPress page builder.Shopify vs WooCommerce – Which is the Better Platform? (Comparison): Wondering whether to use Shopify or WooCommerce? Check out this in-depth comparison guide from WPBeginner, which compares costs, ease of use, add-ons, scalability, and more.Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A About Gutenberg at WordPress Orlando: Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, stopped in at the Orlando WordPress meetup this week to chat about Gutenberg, how agencies can prepare, what to expect. Eye opening to read his comment that accessibility features are added into WordPress core after iterations, rather than at the beginning.CSS and HTMLHow Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout: Long article, but worthwhile to learn how sizing works in CSS Grid and how it can reduce the number of media queries you use in your design.The Title Attribute: What are the valid reasons for using the title attribute? asks Arnold Goodway. Note: there aren’t many.Meet the New Dialog Element: Keith Grant steps you through the basics of the new dialog element, showing you basic setup, browser support and polyfills, styling, and how you can better control it. Check out his demo.CSS Grid: Learn CSS in this free 25-video (about four hours) online course from Wes Bos.The building for just one browser thing: Like Internet Explorer in the mid-2000’s, many companies are releasing websites and apps that work in only one browser. Robert Nyman explains why that’s not a good idea.What I Found InterestingCombine Your Mobile Screenshots Into a Seamless Single Photo: This handy free app for iOS and Android lets you combine all your screenshots in one photo that you can share or upload to a private URL.Make Your Coding Easier, Use DuckDuckGo Cheat Sheets: Thanks to a Kezz Bracey’s TutsPlus post this week, I discovered DuckDuckGo is more than a great search engine.Write Web Design Proposals That Will Get You The Job: Good tips on writing web design proposals for your clients, addressing the three main concerns of your client. It’s not mentioned in the article, but I’ve found Bidsketch makes it easy to create your proposals.If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOctober 5, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn why every designer should have a foundation in psychology, find out the tentative schedule for WordPress 5.0, discover how to improve color accessibility on your website/apps, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”January 4, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsHappy New Year! Welcome to 2019 and my weekly web design and development news roundup. In this week’s roundup you’ll learn 12 tips to design a better user onboarding experience, find out how to improve your blog traffic, discover how to learn CSS, and more. If you’re new to my…In “Web design & development links” In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how the false Hawaiian missile alert was caused by poor design, find out whether WordPress Gutenberg will replace page builders, discover a free online CSS Grid course, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the Week“Building spaces that deepen relationships (wa), generate new knowledge (ba), connect to the world around us (tokoro), and allow moments of quiet and integration (ma) can enrich our experience of the world and that of those around us” ❤️ #wellbeing #design— Pamela Pavliscak (@paminthelab) January 18, 2018User ExperienceWhat the Erroneous Hawaiian Missile Alert Can Teach Us About Error Prevention: The user experience community couldn’t stop talking about this week’s false Hawaiian missile alert. Kim Flaherty from Nielsen Norman Group explains how a better design could have prevented the error.The Hawaii Missile Alert Culprit: Poorly Chosen File Names: Jared Spool also points out the issues with the design, highlighting the need for testing our designs.We don’t do enough work to stress test our own designs.What Healthcare.gov has to do with the Hawaii false alarm — and what to do about it: And last, but not least, Erie Meyer compares the Hawaiian missile alert with her experience and lessons learned from the initial United States healthcare.gov website, and offers recommendations on what people working on the problem can do now.And finally, what about the choice of a dropdown?A dropdown is a perfectly valid design choice when you have limited space & multiple options that won’t panic an entire populace.— Kim Goodwin (@kimgoodwin) January 15, 2018
When thinking of retail theft, many envision teenagers shoplifting candy bars. Obviously, it’s much more than that. More than $44 billion in merchandise goes missing across the United States each year, driving up prices for paying customers and filling the coffers of gangs and terrorist organizations. In cities around the United States, a growing number of violent drug store robberies are putting employees and customers at risk, while data breaches siphon off in minutes what would take years to steal from stores.Through collaborations with computer engineers, sociologists and political scientists across campus as well as retail organizations across the country, Dr. Read Hayes of the University of Florida and the team with the Loss Prevention Research Council, or LPRC, works to thwart these criminals.“It’s an opportunity to use academic research to solve real-world problems,” Hayes said. “Retail crime can be very dangerous and violent, but even when it’s not, it affects everyone.”- Sponsor – Factors from the height of the shelves to the placement of the cash registers influence criminal decision-making, and the University of Florida and the LPRC want to understand them all. Through partnerships with a growing number of retail chain stores, LPRC researchers test innovations in theft prevention, watching how customers and criminals alike react.Just as interesting to the scientists are the deterrents that criminals don’t notice. Some, like hidden cameras, are meant to be invisible. But most are meant to be seen, because the goal of retail theft prevention isn’t to catch thieves, but deter them from stealing in the first place.Global Commitment to LP Research and DevelopmentThe LPRC conducts research to develop retail theft, crime and loss control solutions that improve the performance of its members and the retail industry. Founded in 2001 by leading retailers and Dr. Read Hayes in an effort to support the evidence-based needs of loss prevention decision-makers, the LPRC has grown to over 45 major retail chains. To date the LPRC has conducted over 90 real world loss prevention research projects for retailers and partners. The scope of these projects includes:Large-scale field experiments to provide decision-makers with impact and ROI dataDevelopment of statistical models for shortage reductionEmployee dishonesty and shoplifter dynamics researchSupply chain and violent crime research and developmentThe Loss Prevention Research Council conducts rigorous asset protection research and development combining professionals with practical loss prevention experience and expertise with university-trained research backgrounds. The team consists of full time and part time administrative personnel, project managers, and researchers.Innovation, collaboration and evaluation have been a focal point of the LPRC since its inception. All of the research and development projects conducted by the team and the LPRC solution partners have provided a wealth of information and practical learning experiences that help to prevent retail theft and other crimes, improve safety in the stores, and ultimately reduce retail shrink.Sharing the MessageAt LP Magazine, our goal is to provide an additional channel to help communicate the LPRC message. Beginning in April 2016 the team at the Loss Prevention Research Council has generously agreed to provide their insights and expertise to the loss prevention community by contributing ongoing articles to LP Magazine, which will be shared through our digital offerings. Our first article was provided by Brittany Griffin on “Maximizing the Millennial Potential in the Loss Prevention Industry,” discussing how our ability to effectively leverage skills, convey information and feedback will directly impact productivity. We are looking forward to more thoughts from the entire LPRC research team, and are excited to share these insights with the loss prevention community on a regular basis.To learn more about Dr. Hayes, the research efforts of the University of Florida, and the Loss Prevention Research Council, we encourage you to read “The Science of Stealing” from the University of Florida.You can also read the articles provided by Dr. Hayes in his regular column in the print edition of LP Magazine, as well as the feature article “From Store Detective to Research Scientist with the Loss Prevention Research Council” with Dr. Hayes. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
When you’re good at what you do, you don’t typically spend a whole lot of time thinking about what your next job might be or the next company you might work for, let alone the need to construct a better resume. In our work lives, we challenge ourselves to succeed and excel, and make the sacrifices necessary to set ourselves apart. We focus our efforts on building a future; working hard, working smart, and making the right decisions. We see this as the key to our professional development plan. But sound decisions aren’t limited to what we do on the job. What we do beyond the workplace can have a real and vital impact on how our careers unfold.Serving as the gateway to a professional development plan, crafting a quality resume can be one of the most important tasks in your professional career. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most underrated and under-used aspects of professional growth for far too many of us.This is a place where we summarize our experience, our abilities, and our accomplishments. But that alone isn’t enough. To best serve our needs, we have to recognize—and mobilize—the ultimate purpose of the resume. This isn’t intended to be a book report on what you’ve done or the positions you’ve held during your career. It’s not just a snapshot of who you are today. It also must serve as a beacon that leads the reader towards what you’re capable of doing in the future.- Sponsor – The job interviewer isn’t simply interested in what you’ve done or how much you’ve accomplished—other than how that applies to the position that they are looking to fill. What we’ve done in the past has to be seen as an indicator of future performance, and how that information is presented can make a tremendous difference in the way that we are perceived.The resume has to be more than an accumulation of dates and facts. It has to tell a story. It has to grab attention. It has to send a message. But it also has to be honest and genuine. It should be dynamic and confident. It should be organized and concise. It should show the building blocks of your career. It should help you stand out, and stand tall. This document is intended to represent who you are as a professional. It is a point of first impression. As such, it demands your effort and attention to ensure that it fills that role.Every job search is a competition. A company is trying to match their needs with an individual that will best meet all of the different aspects that a particular position entails. Those involved in hiring decisions typically begin the search process by narrowing down the field of potential candidates from among those that have applied. Various strategies may be used to assist decision makers in the process, but one common denominator almost always comes into play – the resume.The resume is a visual and informational representation of the candidate throughout the hiring process. It is a gateway to a successful professional development plan. From entry level positions to the pyramid heads for some of our largest companies, this remains a constant. If we want to set ourselves apart from the pack, then our efforts should start here.For more information on loss prevention careers, visit www.lpjobs.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Minor petty larceny charges often become felonies punishable with prison time under a policy retailers employ against shoplifters, according to a new report from Manhattan public defenders.A month-long investigation conducted by New York County Defender Services data analysts found that 39% of its clients charged with burglary in the third degree — a felony — had actually taken items worth less than $1,000, a crime typically prosecuted as misdemeanor petty larceny.The reported thefts took place at 14 different stores: Bloomingdale’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall’s, Rite Aid, Sephora, Fine Fare, Macy’s, Century 21, DSW, Duane Reade, the Apple Store, Walgreens, the Gap and Lord & Taylor. Several of the stores, including Duane Reade, had reported shoplifting incidents at several Manhattan locations.- Sponsor – Outside Manhattan, petty larceny cases rarely become third-degree burglary charges, said Christopher Boyle, director of data research and policy at New York County Defender Services. The reported thefts took place at 14 different stores: Bloomingdale’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall’s, Rite Aid, Sephora, Fine Fare, Macy’s, Century 21, DSW, Duane Reade, the Apple Store, Walgreens, the Gap and Lord & Taylor. Several of the stores, including Duane Reade, had reported shoplifting incidents at several Manhattan locations.Outside Manhattan, petty larceny cases rarely become third-degree burglary charges, said Christopher Boyle, director of data research and policy at New York County Defender Services. “This has been going on for more than 20 years,” he said. “You don’t see this in the other boroughs, but you see it here.”Of the 47 accused shoplifters whose charges were boosted to felonies, 18 — or 38% — were homeless, the data shows. Thirty-five — 74% — had bail set at between $1,000 and $30,000 while they awaited trial.Twenty of the 29 cases for which the defenders have sentencing data — 69% — resulted in jail or… NY Daily News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now