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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
I really, really like this approach. I’ve used something similar in my responsive design workshops, where I get people to break things down into nouns and verbs (objects and actions). I think there’s a lot of crossover with good URL design here too—this is kind of like REST for UX designers.
Ted has snuck a blog post out from behind Apple’s wall of silence, and it’s good news: WebKit is not going to use vendor prefixes for new features.
A look at the tools that AirBnB have made to help them in their design and development process. I hope they’ll share them.
Monday, April 25th, 2016
Robert walks through the process he went through to get HTTPS up and running on his Media Temple site.
If you have any experience of switching to HTTPS, please, please share it.
Chris’s homage to I, Pencil.
I, Website, am a complex combination of miracles.
An ongoing photography project from Curtis:
Beyond Work tells stories about humans at work, with no judgement or glorification. It’s an attempt at unearthing the social, cultural and functional world of work, that’s become invisible in everyday life.
A transatlantic cable, hurrah!
I lightweight little web browser. It’s quite nice.
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
I particularly like Ethan’s Stop Making Sense era David Byrne suit.
There’s a particular pleasure to be had in finding a valid reason to use lang=”ang” in a blog post.
Psst… Jeremy! Right now you’re getting notified every time something is posted to Slack. That’s great at first, but now that activity is increasing you’ll probably prefer dialing that down.
Why does everyone always look at me? I know I’m a chalkboard and that’s my job, I just wish people would ask before staring at me. Sometimes I don’t have anything to say.
I’m Little MOO - the bit of software that will be managing your order with us. It will shortly be sent to Big MOO, our print machine who will print it for you in the next few days. I’ll let you know when it’s done and on it’s way to you.
It looks like you’re writing a letter.
Your quest is to find the Warlock’s treasure, hidden deep within a dungeon populated with a multitude of terrifying monsters. You will need courage, determination and a fair amount of luck if you are to survive all the traps and battles, and reach your goal — the innermost chambers of the Warlock’s domain.
Welcome to Adventure!! Would you like instructions?
I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write.
ÆLFRED MECH HET GEWYRCAN
Ælfred ordered me to be made
I have marked up the protagonist of each conversation using the
cite element. There is a long-running dispute over the use of this element. In HTML 4.01 it was perfectly fine to use
cite to mark up a person being quoted. In the HTML Living Standard, usage has been narrowed:
citeelement represents the title of a work (e.g. a book, a paper, an essay, a poem, a score, a song, a script, a film, a TV show, a game, a sculpture, a painting, a theatre production, a play, an opera, a musical, an exhibition, a legal case report, a computer program, etc). This can be a work that is being quoted or referenced in detail (i.e. a citation), or it can just be a work that is mentioned in passing.
A person’s name is not the title of a work — even if people call that person a piece of work — and the element must therefore not be used to mark up people’s names.
In the examples above, it’s pretty clear that I, Pencil and Warlock Of Firetop Mountain are valid use cases for the
cite element according to the HTML5 definition; they are titles of works. But what about Clippy or Little Moo or Slackbot? They’re not people …but they’re not exactly titles of works either.
If I were to mark up a dialogue between Eliza and a human being, should I only mark up Eliza’s remarks with
cite? In text transcripts of conversations with Alexa, Siri, or Cortana, should only their side of the conversation get attributed as a source? Or should they also be written without the
cite element because it must not be used to mark up people’s names …even though they are not people, according to conventional definition.
It’s downright botist.
Here’s a well put-together collection of common patterns that are now much easier thanks to flexbox.
Marc writes about why you (yes, you!) should come to Indie Web Camp in Düsseldorf in just under two week’s time.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
“Is it not strange that sheep’s guts could hail souls out of men’s bodies?”
Happy birthday, Shakespeare.
Rest in peace, Prince.