Here’s an end-of-year roundup of all the data that Mozilla have gathered through their Firefox browser—very impressive!
Jeremy KeithMaking websites. Writing books. Speaking at events. Living in Brighton. Working at Clearleft. Playing music. Taking photos. Answering email.
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Sunday, December 8th, 2019
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Friday, December 6th, 2019
Going to San Francisco. brb
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
JS is also global by default. We use IIFEs and wrapper functions to add scope.
Reading The Canopy Of Time by Brian Aldiss.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
I feel very lucky to have known @JamesWillWeb—a huge inspiration to me and many others.
I will miss him terribly.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
I feel my trajectory as a musician maps to the trajectory of the web industry. The web is still young. We’re all still figuring stuff out and we’re all eager to get better. In our eagerness to get better, we’re reaching for more complexity. More complex abstractions, build processes, and tools. Because who wants to be bored playing in 4/4 when you can be playing in 7/16?
I hope we in the web field will arrive at the same realization that I did as a musician: complexity is not synonymous with quality.
Can I get an “Amen!”?
Monday, December 2nd, 2019
The design history of the New York subway map.
This site is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a useful guide—our FAQ for design understanding. We hope it will inspire discussion, some questioning, a little soul searching, and ideally, a bit of intellectual support for your everyday endeavors.
The Design Questions Library goes nicely with the Library of Ambiguity.
The carbon cost of collecting and storing data no one can use is already a moral issue.
So before you add another field, let alone make a new service, can you be sure it will make enough of a difference to legitimise its impact on the planet?
Here’s a Cyber Monday deal for ya:
Today (and every day) my book Resilient Web Design is available for free.
Steps to download it to your device:
- Go to ResilientWebDesign.com
- There is no step 2.
Episode 226 – Create Your Own Website Write about What You Discover and Be Dependable with Jeremy Keith – IT Career Energizer
This was a really fun podcast chat—nice and snappy at just 20 minutes.
A one-stop shop for all the metacrap you can put in the
head of your HTML documents.
This book is a beautiful tribute to Cindy.
Several talented illustrators have come together to create a unique book about unique animals. Each contributor has a special connection to the book’s original illustrator, Cindy Li. When she was unable to complete the illustrations before passing away in 2018, many of Cindy’s talented friends offered to help finish the project.
I think you should get a copy of this book for the little animal lover in your life this Christmas.
Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Apollo Li Harris and Orion Li Harris, two out-of-this-world kids who had an amazing mom.
The inexorable rise of frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue and their many cousins has been led by an assumption that managing state in the browser is quicker than a request to a server. This assumption, I can only assume, is made by developers who have flagship mobile devices or primarily work on desktop devices.
Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Celestial objects ordered by size, covering a scale from one astronaut to the observable universe.