Archive: May 12th, 2015

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“Indieweb: Die Daten Sind Wir!”

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I’ve been thinking about what Harry said recently about logic in CSS. I think he makes an astute observation.

You can think of each part of a selector as a condition:

condition { }

That translates to code like:

if (condition) { }

So if you have a CSS selector like this:

condition1 condition2 condition3 { }

…it translates to code like this:

if (condition1) {
    if (condition2) {
        if (condition3) {

That doesn’t feel very elegant, even in its simpler form:

if (condition1 && condition2 && condition3) { }

I like Harry’s rule of thumb:

Think of your selectors as mini programs: Every time you nest or qualify, you are adding an if statement; read these ifs out loud to yourself to try and keep your selectors sane.

Killer page load performance – Async

This Async event at 68 Middle Street on June 11th looks like it’s going to good (and relevant to my interests).

Used the Wayback Machine to restore wayward audio from @dConstruct 2006:

Thanks, @InternetArchive!