When I was in Porto a few weeks back, I took lots of pictures of the beautiful tiles. They reminded me of the ubiquitous repeating background images that were so popular on the early web. I was thinking about abstracting them into a collection of reusable patterns but now it looks like I’ve been beaten to it!
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
This is a truly fantastic example of progressive enhancement applied to a form.
What I love about this is that it shows how progressive enhancement isn’t a binary on/off choice: there are layers and layers of enhancements here, from simple inline validation all the way to service workers and background sync, with many options in between.
Friday, August 5th, 2016
A nice introduction to using Service Workers to enable syncing in the background: when the user is offline, tasks get queued up and then when the user is back online, those tasks execute.
Monday, June 14th, 2010
A clever technique to create the effect of multiple background images using the :before and :after pseudo-elements.
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
There's something haunting about this: the physical settings of internet memes with the protagonists removed.