Chris Ferdinandi has a good rule of thumb:
Makes sense, given their differing error-handling models:
‘Sfunny; I remember when we got pseudo-classes, I wrote a somewhat tongue-in-cheek post called
:hover Considered Harmful:
Presentation and behaviour… the twain have met, the waters are muddied, the issues are confused.
(Caveat: because everything’s happening in
script elements in the browser, what’s outlined here will only do client-side rendering.)
A useful design strategy exercise from Marty Neumeier.
The canonical example in just about every pattern library is documenting button variations. Here, Tyler shows how even this seemingly simple pattern takes a lot of thought.
I still haven’t used React (I know, I know) but this looks like a nice explanation of React and Redux.
A gallery of empty UIs. It reminds me of those galleries of clever 404 pages. Next step: a gallery of witty offline pages.
Following on from Ire’s post about linting HTML with CSS, here’s an older post from Ebay about how being specific with your CSS selectors can help avoid inaccessible markup getting into production.
An excellent location-based resource for US citizens looking to make a difference in the 2018 midterm elections.
A lesson on the importance of handling each state of an interface:
- the blank state,
- the loading state,
- the partial state,
- the error state,
- and the ideal state
…instead of just focusing on that last one.
A fascinating look at the history of cookies …from the inventor of cookies.
Don’t let James Bridle get a hold of this.
A really nice explanation by Todd Kloots of Twitter’s use of progressive enhancement with Ajax and the HTML5 History API. There’s even a shout for Hijax in there.
Remember when I linked to the story of Twitter’s recent redesign of their mobile site and I said it would be great to see it progressively enhanced up to the desktop version? Well, here’s a case study that does just that.
I’m in Texas right now.
These are the final statements of men and women who have been executed by the state of Texas.
A lovely responsive portfolio showcasing a lovely responsive site. Responsinception!
A delightful online book that makes excellent use of HTML5's history API.
Very very cool and addictive cross between Tetris and geography knowledge. It took me 19:45 to get all of Europe on a medium setting. That's pathetic.