What an excellent idea! A weekly round-up in audio form of indie web and homebrew website news. Nice and short.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
Jake is absolutely spot-on here. There’s been a lot of excited talk about adding an
h element to HTML but it all seems to miss the question of why the currently-specced outline algorithm hasn’t been implemented.
This is a common mistake in standards discussion — a mistake I’ve made many times before. You cannot compare the current state of things, beholden to reality, with a utopian implementation of some currently non-existent thing.
If you’re proposing something almost identical to something that failed, you better know why your proposal will succeed where the other didn’t.
Jake rightly points out that the first step isn’t to propose a whole new element; it’s to ask “Why haven’t browsers implemented the outline for sectioned headings?”
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
A podcast chat in which I ramble on about web stuff.
Changing our ways of thinking and doing isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s necessary though, and the first step on this journey is to let go. Let go of our imaginary feel of control. Forget the boundaries presented by our tools and ways of thinking. Break out of the silos we’ve created.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Harry clearly outlines the performance problems of Base64 encoding images in stylesheets. He’s got a follow-up post with sample data.
Friday, February 17th, 2017
A useful tool to help you generate a manifest file, icons, and a service worker for your progressive web
Carolyn is amazing. And you can support her.
Ben made a music video of the recent Clearleft outing to New York.
Ever wondered what the most commonly used HTML elements are?
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Some proposed design principles for web developers:
- Focus on the User
- Focus on Quality
- Keep It Simple
- Think Long-Term (and Beware of Fads)
- Don’t Repeat Yourself (aka One Cannot Not Maintain)
- Code Responsibly
- Know Your Field
Much of our courage and support comes from the people we read and talk to and love online, often on the very networks that expose us—and our friends—to genuine enemies of freedom and peace. We have to keep connected, but we don’t have to play on their terms.
Churchill, as it turns out, had some pretty solid ideas on SETI.
Churchill was a science enthusiast and advocate, but he also contemplated important scientific questions in the context of human values. Particularly given today’s political landscape, elected leaders should heed Churchill’s example: appoint permanent science advisers and make good use of them.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
A sweet CSS tutorial that Cassie put together for the Valentine’s Day Codebar.
Monday, February 13th, 2017
In which I attempt to answer some questions raised in the reading of Resilient Web Design.
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
A new media query that will help prevent you making your users hurl.
A nice straightforward introduction to web development for anyone starting from scratch.
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Here’s one of them new-fangled variable fonts that’re all the rage. And this one’s designed by David Berlow. And it’s free!
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
The transcript of a really great—and entertaining—talk on performance by Wilto. I may have laughed out loud at points.