Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith

Making websites. Writing books. Speaking at conferences. Living in Brighton. Working at Clearleft. Playing music. Taking photos. Answering email.

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Talking about talking CSS

I had the great pleasure of finally meeting Hui Jing when Mozilla invited me along to Singapore to speak at their developer roadshow. Hui Jing is speaking at each one of the events on the roadshow, and documenting the journey here.

She’s being very modest about her talk: it was superb! Entertaining and informative in equal measure, delivered with gusto. Seriously, frontend conference organisers, try to get Hui Jing to speak about CSS at your event—you won’t regret it.

Web truths: CSS is not real programming | Christian Heilmann

A lot of “CSS is not real programming” arguments are a basic misunderstanding what CSS is there to achieve. If you want full control over and interface and strive for pixel perfection – don’t use it. If you want to build an interface for an inclusive and diverse web, CSS is a great tool.

Christian does a good job of describing the much-misunderstood declarative nature of CSS.

Also:

In any case, belittling people who write CSS and considering them not real developers is arrogant nonsense.

Killing Old Service Workers for the Greater Good – Hackages Blog

Ooh, this is a tricky scenario. If you decide to redirect all URLs (from, say, a www subdomain to no subdomain) and you have a service worker running, you’re going to have a bad time. But there’s a solution here to get the service worker to remove itself.

The server-side specifics are for NGINX but this is also doable with Apache.

Checked in at Kuan Food Court. One last visit to our friendly neighbourhood food court on the corner — with Jessica map

Checked in at Kuan Food Court. One last visit to our friendly neighbourhood food court on the corner — with Jessica

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Checked in at Haron Satay. Wing night! — with Jessica map

Checked in at Haron Satay. Wing night! — with Jessica

Checked in at Ah-Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice. with Jessica map

Checked in at Ah-Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice. with Jessica

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Checked in at Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake. Delicious oyster cake! — with Jessica