Jeremy KeithMaking websites. Writing books. Hosting a podcast. Speaking at events. Living in Brighton. Working at Clearleft. Playing music. Taking photos. Answering email.
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Friday, May 7th, 2021
This is a great deep dive into a single component, a password toggle in this case. It shows how assumptions are challenged and different circumstances are considered in order to make it truly resilient.
I enjoyed this conversation with Sophia (our chat starts around the 11 minute mark) prompted by Resilient Web Design.
Thursday, May 6th, 2021
The way most of the internet works today would be considered intolerable if translated into comprehensible real world analogs, but it endures because it is invisible.
You can try to use Facebook’s own tools to make the invisible visible but that kind of transparency isn’t allowed.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
I’m excited to do this event with Steph! We’ll be talking about science fiction on the evening of Wednesday, June 16th.
Tickets are from just €10 so grab yours now!
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Modern web development:
Imagine you went to a restaurant, took a seat, and 20 minutes later you still haven’t been given a menu. You ask where it is, and you’re told “oh, we’re currently cooking you everything you might possibly ask for. Then we’ll give you the menu, you’ll pick something, and we’ll be able to give you it instantly, because it’ll all be ready”.
Single page apps, ladies and gentlemen.
Friday, April 30th, 2021
Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Collection of common CSS mistakes, and how to fix them.
I like the way this is organised: it’s like “code smells” for CSS. Some of them will probably be familiar, in which case, you can dive in and find out what’s going on.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
My favourite astronaut is gone.
Michael Collins was a genuinely cool dude.
Beautifully restored high-resolution photographs of the Earth taken by Apollo astronauts.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
The 1960s idea of “appropriate technology” feels like an early version of the principle of least power.
Lysenko vs. Vavilov feels like the 20th century version of Edison vs. Tesla.
Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. I am ashamed to share an industry with this exploitative grift. It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency.
Monday, April 26th, 2021
Reading Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez.
Sunday, April 25th, 2021
A round-up of alternatives to Google Analytics.