August 15th, 2014
Seriously; what a line-up!
Writing to the @dConstruct speakers, and thinking “What a fantastic collection of people!”
Heydon Pickering | Effortless Style | CSS Day on Vimeo
Remember when I was talking about refactoring the markup for Code for America? Well, it turns out that Heydon Pickering is way ahead of me.
He talks about the viewpoint of a writer (named Victoria) who wants to be able to write in Markdown, or HTML, or a textarea, without having to add classes to everything. That’s going to mean more complex CSS, but it turns out that you can do a lot of complex things in CSS without using class selectors.
There are slides.
RWD Podcast Episode #15 : Jeremy Keith — Responsive Web Design
I had a good ol’ chat with Justin Avery from Responsive Web Design Weekly. We talk about performance, Responsive Day Out, and yes, progressive enhancement.
August 14th, 2014
Tantek Çelik - The once and future IndieWeb - YouTube
Tantek’s great talk on the Indie Web from Web Directions Code in Melbourne earlier this year.
Seeing Like a Network — The Message — Medium
How computers work:
One day, a man name Alan Turing found a magic lamp, and rubbed it. Out popped a genie, and Turing wished for infinite wishes. Then we killed him for being gay, but we still have the wishes.
Then we networked computers together:
The network is ultimately not doing a favor for those in power, even if they think they’ve mastered it for now. It increases their power a bit, it increases the power of individuals immeasurably. We just have to learn to live in the age of networks.
We are all nodes in many networks. This is a beautiful description of how one of those networks operates.
At the 16-minutes, 15-seconds mark in this video, I begin to grind my teeth and bite my tongue.
Ind.ie Summit - Video 8 - Jeremy Keith on Vimeo
August 13th, 2014
Rocking out to hold music. If this conference call doesn’t end up happening, I’m okay with that.
Watching @boxman doodle on the walls.
The Internet of Things Will Ruin Birthdays — The Message — Medium
A peak at a near-future mundane dystopia from Joanne McNeil that reminds me of Brian’s spime story
Anab Jain at dConstruct
The countdown to dConstruct 2014 has well and truly begun. It’s just three and a half weeks away, and I am very excited.
I have some good news and bad news.
But the (very) good news is that Anab Jain will be speaking! Yay!
I had actually approached Anab earlier when I was still putting together the line-up for this year’s dConstruct, but it didn’t look like she could fit it into her schedule. Then as the line-up of speakers coalesced, it became clearer and clearer that she would be the perfect person to talk about Living With The Network and I was filled with regret.
Now that she has so graciously agreed to step in at such short notice, I couldn’t be happier. Seriously, I am so excited about the line-up that I’m like a kid counting down the days until Christmas.
There are still tickets available for dConstruct 2014. If you haven’t got yours yet, well, you should fix that. (Have I mentioned how excited I am about this year’s line-up? I’m quite, quite excited about this year’s line-up.)
If you’re the gambling kind, you can try your luck at winning a ticket to the conference, thanks to our lovely sponsors SiteGround. Fill in their short survey and you’re in with a chance.
Regardless of how you get hold of ticket, get hold of a ticket. And I’ll see you at the magnificent Brighton Dome on Friday, September 5th for a day of superb brain-bending entertainment from Warren Ellis, Mandy Brown, Cory Doctorow, Clare Reddington, Tom Scott, Aaron Straup Cope, Jen Lowe, Brian Suda …and Anab Jain!
Doing is knowing: “Sweet Jane” and the Web — Wordyard
When Rock’n’roll and Web 2.0 collide, the result is not pretty.
Web Archeology - daverupert.com
A bit of web history reacted by Paravel: the Microsoft homepage from 1994. View source to see some ooooold-school markup.