Archive: October 25th, 2019

Replying to a tweet from @Una

  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • The Future Home Of The Living God by Louise Erdrich

Replying to a tweet from @sebdedeyne

Thank you, Sebastian! Here are some links to the resources mentioned:

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Checked in at Grand Café De Rooden Hoed. with Jessica

Replying to a tweet from @orionrush

I think you’re conflating hamburger menus with progressive disclosure: one is a subset of the other. Saying any progressive disclosure pattern is basically a hamburger menu is like saying all animals are basically fish. 🍔 🦒 🦔 🦓 🐟

Offline Page Descriptions | Erik Runyon

Here’s a nice example of showing pages offline. It’s subtly different from what I’m doing on my own site, which goes to show that there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe when it comes to offline strategies.

Latest Firefox Brings Privacy Protections Front and Center Letting You Track the Trackers - The Mozilla Blog

I really like this latest addition in Firefox to show how many tracking scripts are being blocked. I think it’s always good to make the invisible visible (one of the reasons why I like RequestMap so much).

The difference between HTML, CSS, and JavaScript | Zell Liew

HTML lets you create the structure of a website.

CSS lets you make the website look nice.

JavaScript lets you change HTML and CSS. Because it lets you change HTML and CSS, it can do tons of things.

Replying to a tweet from @orionrush

If you’re saying that a hamburger icon is a common convention, the data from usability testing disagrees.

But good point about the positioning of the close icon—I’ve fixed that now (the open/close trigger is persistent). Thanks for that!

Why Are Accessible Websites so Hard to Build? | CSS-Tricks

I reckon a lot of websites have bad accessibility not because folks don’t care, but because they don’t know there’s an issue in the first place.

The headline is begging the question (I don’t think accessible websites are so hard to build), but I agree with Robin’s idea:

What if our text editors caught accessibility issues and showed them to us during development?

This is something that Hidde has been talking about recently too, looking at content management systems.