Archive: May 29th, 2015

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Today was a bittersweet day at Clearleft. It was Sophie’s last day. She’s moving on to pastures new, where I have no doubt she will kick ass as finely as she has done for the past few years here at our little agency.

She guided us through quite a tricky time; our move into our new building was a scary transition that coincided with some uncertain financial waters. If it hadn’t been for Sophie, I’m not sure how we would have coped.

And so tonight we broke bread together and toasted her time with us. I’ll miss having her around.

Soused mackerel.

Soused mackerel.

Responsive Principles (Front-end London, May 2015) // Speaker Deck

The slides from Paul’s talk-in-progress on design principles for building responsive sites. He gave us a sneak peak at Clearleft earlier this week. ‘Sgood.

Beer o’clock.

Beer o’clock.

Looking down.

Looking down.

There’s a biker fish in the @Clearleft office.

There’s a biker fish in the @Clearleft office.

When Neil Armstrong and Edmund Hillary Took a Trip to the North Pole | Atlas Obscura

Hillary, legendary for being the first to scale Mount Everest with teammate Tenzing Norgay, was on board, and Armstrong was, too, saying he was curious to see what the North Pole looked like from ground level, as he’d only seen it from the moon. Astronaut problems.

The web is fast by default, let’s keep it fast | hiddedevries.nl

Apart from the best practices that can often be automated, there are many human decisions that have impact on page speed. A way to make page speed part of the conversation and optimising it part of a website’s requirement, is to set a performance budget.