Practical advice from Ire on localising web pages.
Here’s the flow that eBay use for the font-loading. They’ve decided that on the very first page view, seeing a system font is an acceptable trade-off. I think that makes sense for their situation.
Interestingly, they set a flag for subsequent visits using
localStorage rather than a cookie. I wonder why that is? For me, the ability to read cookies on the server as well as the client make them quite handy for situations like this.
Well, I guess it’s time to change all my locally-hosted sites from
.dev domains to
.test. Thanks, Google.
This looks like a useful tool, not just for testing locally-hosted sites (say, at a device lab), but also for making locally-hosted sites run on HTTPS so you can test service workers.
A write-up of the BrightSparks programme that Clearleft is taking part in.
Each company agreed to help support one local child from a low-income family, on free school meals or with a yearly household income of under £25k.
The website for Brighton’s astronomy meet up:
Every month we will have one or two talks aimed at beginners with an interest in learning more about astronomy, but assuming no prior knowledge.
Also, we will take our telescopes out to observe in and around Brighton on clear evenings - on the seafront, Hove and Preston Park, Devil’s Dyke and beyond.
A quick drag’n’drop way to base 64 encode your web fonts so you can stick ‘em in local storage.
A really handy bit of code from Aaron for building a robust file uploader. A way to make your web-based photo sharing more Instagrammy-clever.
Some very handy techniques for working with right-to-left text.
Yes, yes, yes! Karen drives home the difference between mobile and local (and there’s more about the myth of the mobile context).
If you’re making an argument for delivering different content to mobile users, or prioritizing content differently based on their context of use, stop for a minute and ask yourself if you mean local content. And if you do mean local content, then say that. Claiming that your travel example extends to cover the “mobile use case” leaves out millions of tasks and users.
Just to belabor this point: people use mobile devices in every location, in every context. Just because you know what type of device someone is using or where she is doesn’t tell you anything about her intention.
It took me a while to get my head ‘round it, but this routing service from 37 Signals is handy for testing local sites on multiple devices (kind of like showoff.io).
I like this simple idea, nicely executed: see Instagram photos taken near you.
An alternative to showoff.io for sharing your locally-hosted sites.
Listen to Josh explain a genuinely useful example of HTML5’s local storage that he’s added to Fontdeck.
A handy little applescript that takes care of the automation of creating localhost sites on the mac.
This could be a handy little service for sharing locally-hosted sites.
If you aren't already marking up addresses in hCard, you really, really, really should start.
This. This right here is how you manage sites in multiple languages. Are you listening, Google?
In local news: Area man receives messages from chalkboard.
The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.