Link archive: June 29th, 2016
Dan Gillmor and Kevin Marks report on the Decentralized Web Summit:
Kahle framed the gathering with three key questions: How can we build a reliable decentralized web? How can we make it more private? And how do we keep it fun and evolving?
Colin pointed out this interesting perspective from an iOS developer moving to the web:
My work for the last few years has been on the web, and honestly, it’s a breath of fresh air. Instant refreshing, surprisingly good debugging / perf tools, intrinsically multi-platform, and most importantly, open.
Web tech gets a lot of shit from native devs (some of it deserved). But the alternatives are worse. I find the entire concept of App Review morally questionable despite Apple’s good intentions. So I sleep better at night not being part of that anymore. Sure, the web is messy, and it’s delicate, but it’s important and good and getting better fast.
One more tool for making pattern libraries. This one looks fairly simple and straightforward.
Third-party scripts can provide powerful functionality, but they also bring risks to privacy, security, performance, and page behavior.
One way of implementing the growing/shrinking navigation pattern—an alternative to just shoving everything behind a hamburger icon.
This looks like a great resource for beginners looking to learn HTML and CSS.