The algorithm I’m going after is pretty simple: If the grid of items has an odd number of items, then make the first item full-width. But CSS can’t do logic… right? Well… hold my proverbial beer.
This would be such a great addition to CSS—a parent/ancestor selector!
With the combined might of
calc(), CSS has become a powerful language for specifying rules to account for all kinds of situations.
Bruce reveals that the theory and the reality are somewhat different when it comes to the accessibility of inline elements like
Look, it’s Friday—were you really going to get any work done today anyway?
A great collection of learned lessons from implementing service workers.
I really, really like it when people share their own personal experiences and “gotchas!” like this.
A thoroughly lovely look at the octothorpe that skewers a myth or two along the way.
I despair sometimes.
Here’s a ridiculous Heath-Robinsonesque convoluted way of getting the mighty all-powerful Googlebot to read the web thangs you’ve built using the new shiny client-side frameworks like Angular, Ember, Backbone…
Here’s another idea: output your HTML in HTML.
Looks like the scourge of hashbangs is finally being cleansed from Twitter.
I really like the thinking that’s gone into the design of Github, as shown in this presentation. It’s not really about responsive design as we commonly know it, but boy, is it a great deep dive into the importance of URLs and performance.
A superb post by Dan on the bigger picture of what’s wrong with hashbang URLs. Well written and well reasoned.
James follows up on his previous excellent post on hashbangs by diving into the situations where client-side routing is desirable. Watch this space for a follow-up post on performance.
Bobbie documents the work of Jan Chipchase, currently looking into the design decisions behind counterfeit goods on sale in Shanghai.
William Shatner and David Hasselhoff (circa 1984) are righting wrongs and taking Obama and McCain to the mat for the biggest brass ring in the country. From yesterday's tomorrow, for a better today!
These thoughts on identity control reminded me of The Laughing Man from the first series of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (and not just because Jan Chipchase lives in Tokyo): "People like to manage and manipulate (with various degreesâ€¦
Watch the best car chase of all time mashed up with a map of San Francisco to create geo-broadcasting. The added context gives an already perfect sequence added zing.
John Logie Baird: the home of the inventor of the medium has been reduced to rubble - Independent Online Edition > Media
With a disgusting disregard for history, the Bexhill home of John Logie Baird has been demolished. Here's a potted biography of the proto-geek who steampunked his way into our living rooms.
I'm loving this mashup of lolcats, Twitter and Flickr. Occasionally the text and the picture matches up in a serendipitously hilarious way.
The real origin of lolcats can be traced back to 1920s cartoons... who knew? This clever parody of a parody really tickles my funny bone.