I appreciate Hidde’s reluctance to participate in anything that looks like a pile-on, but in this case, it’s important to call out the bad behaviour so it doesn’t happen again.
The specific issues I’ve put in this post cross the line between honest mistakes and bad behaviour. They cross the line, because they consistute fraud (the livestream) and because they impact attendees, sponsors and speakers. The front-end community doesn’t deserve this, and I’m worried for people new to the industry, who get may assume this is normal or ok. It’s not normal.
I’ve heard from multiple people about how much of a shitshow this event was. Worth remembering in case they try to pull the same shit again.
A good tutorial on making password fields accessible when you’ve got the option to show and hide the input.
When we hide content, there’s a greater risk the user won’t see it. There’s a higher reliance on digital literacy and it’s generally more labour intensive for the user.
Worse still, sometimes we kill off essential content.
At the 14 minute mark I had to deal with an obstreperous member of the audience. He wasn’t heckling exactly …he just had a very bad experience with web components, and I think my talk was triggering for him.
I had the great pleasure of finally meeting Hui Jing when Mozilla invited me along to Singapore to speak at their developer roadshow. Hui Jing is speaking at each one of the events on the roadshow, and documenting the journey here.
She’s being very modest about her talk: it was superb! Entertaining and informative in equal measure, delivered with gusto. Seriously, frontend conference organisers, try to get Hui Jing to speak about CSS at your event—you won’t regret it.
I had the honour of being invited along to kick off the first leg of Mozilla’s Developer Roadshow in Singapore.
Many of the free fonts available from Google are pretty bad, but this site showcases how some of them can be used to great effect.
This may be the only slideshow on a website I’ve ever actually bothered to click all the way through.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Chris and Dave on the Shop Talk Show. It is now available for your listening and huffduffing pleasure.
I want to go to there!
This is what Photoshop is for. Be sure to watch the slideshow.
I like this ad-hoc approach to staging one-night-only internet art shows:
Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night.
This is something we’ve previously had to build from scratch at Clearleft so it’s nice to see an off-the-shelf solution.
This could be a handy little service for sharing locally-hosted sites.
This is the webpage of a great presentation on HTML5 and CSS3. It is also the presentation itself.
An experimental prototype that tracks the online buzz around BBC programmes (before they disappear down the memory hole of the iPlayer's time-restricted playback).
A great little Flickr slideshow from Phil Hawksworth.