Dave has redesigned his site. Now it’s extra Dave-y.
Hmm …seems like I should probably wait for the
load event before triggering
Well, this is simply delightful.
Ooh, this is a tricky scenario. If you decide to redirect all URLs (from, say, a
www subdomain to no subdomain) and you have a service worker running, you’re going to have a bad time. But there’s a solution here to get the service worker to remove itself.
The server-side specifics are for NGINX but this is also doable with Apache.
When every new website on the internet has perfect, semantic, accessible HTML and exceptionally executed, accessible CSS that works on every device and browser, then you can tell me that these languages are not valuable on their own. Until then we need to stop devaluing CSS and HTML.
Some great ideas here about using metaphors when explaining technical topics.
I really like these four guidelines for good metaphors:
Jon’s been drawing a lunch note for his daughter every day since she was four years old. They are somewhat puntastic.
I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.
Such a great primer on game theory—well worth half an hour of your time.
Improbable Botany is a brand-new science fiction anthology about alien plant conquests, fantastical ecosystems, benevolent dictatorships and techno-utopias.
This is the book plants don’t want you to read…
The illustrations look beautiful too.
I love the way Matthias sums up his experience of the Beyond Tellerrand conference. He focuses on three themes:
- Rediscovering originality,
- Storytelling with code, and
- Adopting new technologies.
I heartily agree with his reasons for attending the conference:
There are many ways to broaden your horizons if you are looking for inspiration: You could do some research, read a book or an article, or visit a new city. But one of the best ways surely is the experience of a conference, because it provides you with many new concepts and ideas. Moreover, ideas that were floating around in your head for a while are affirmed.
Bram hopes for a way to define aspect ratios natively in CSS. We can sort of manage it now, but all the solutions are pretty hacky.
Calum’s write-up of the workshop I ran in Nuremberg last week.
Austin Kleon expands on Brian Eno’s neologism “scenius”:
Genius is an egosystem, scenius is an ecosystem.
I love the way Guillaume Kurkdjian uses animation here to demonstrate how these gadgets from the ’90s would work.
Fontlandia is yours to explore.
By leveraging AI and convolutional neural networks to draw higher-vision pattern recognition, we have created a tool that helps designers understand and see relationships across more than 750 web fonts.
Frank has published the (beautifully designed) text of his closing XOXO keynote.
I’m genuinely touched that my little web book could inspire someone like this. I absolutely love reading about what people thought of the book, especially when they post on their own site like this.
This book has inspired me to approach web site building in a new way. By focusing on the core functionality and expanding it based on available features, I’ll ensure the most accessible site I can. Resilient web sites can give a core experience that’s meaningful, but progressively enhance that experience based on technical capabilities.