Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
A nexus of hypermedia on all things Blade Runner, from links to Tumblr blogs to embedded screenplays, documentaries, and scanned images.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Language conjures the world into being.
Just type stuff.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Girls on Neopets took what they needed from the site and used the skills acquired there to further develop a burgeoning digital girls’ culture, whether it be in expanding their guild pages into personal sites, teaching others to code, or exchanging those skills for economic gain in Neopets.
I have anecdotal evidence from a few people that Neopets was their introduction to web design and development.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Everyone’s been talking about
font-display: swap as a way of taking the pain out of loading web fonts, but here Chris looks at
font-display: optional and
font-display: fallback as well.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
We don’t want the field to de-democratize and become the province solely of those who can slog through a computer science degree.
So we need new tools that let everyone see, understand, and remix today’s web. We need, in other words, to reboot the culture of View Source.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
This is an excellent proposal from Emil. If we can apply
display: contents to fieldsets, then we would finally have a way of undoing the byzantine browser styles that have hindered adoption of this element. This proposal also ensures backwards compatibility so there’d be no breakage of older sites:
The legacy appearance of fieldsets probably needs to be preserved for compatibility reasons. But
display: contentsis not supported in any old browsers, and is most likely used on exactly zero sites using the legacy look of fieldsets.
Whaddya say, browser makers?
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
If you were at Patterns Day and you liked the music that was playing during the breaks, here’s the playlist. All the artists are based in Brighton.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
This is a really clear explanation of how CSS works.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Tetris in your browser. Visit it once and it works offline (if your browser supports service workers) so go ahead and add it to your home screen.
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
The texture here is shockingly realistic.
Friday, January 6th, 2017
I can relate to what Rachel describes here—I really like using my own website as a playground to try out new technologies. That’s half the fun of the indie web.
I had already decided to bring my content back home in 2017, but I’d also like to think about this idea of using my own site to better demonstrate and play with the new technologies I write about.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
font-display property is landing in browsers, and this is a great introduction to using it:
If you don’t know which option to use, then go with
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
I’ve seen the exact problem that Rachel describes here—flexbox only applied to direct children, meaning the markup would have to be adjusted.
display: contents looks like a nifty solution.
Sunday, January 17th, 2016
I think I’ve shown great restraint in not linking to loads of think-pieces about Star Wars and The Force Awakens, because believe me, I’ve been reading—and listening to—a lot.
What Jessica has written here is about The Force Awakens. But more than that, it’s about Star Wars. But more than that, it’s about childhood. But more than that…
What I’m saying is: if you only read one thing about the new Star Wars film, read this.
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
If you were at Responsive Day Out on Friday and you liked the music that was playing during the breaks, here’s the track listing. Creative Commons licensed.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Andy Parker kindly deposited a couple of books on my desk recently. One was The Martian. I had already read that one, thanks to Tim Kadlec’s recommendation. The other was the much-hyped Ready Player One.
I read it while I was travelling to and from Bulgaria. It was the ideal travel companion—an airport novel for geeks. It’s not exactly the finest prose ever written, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable popcorn entertainment. It reads like fan fiction and I mean that in a good way. It’s like Scott Pilgrim crossed with Snowcrash. It certainly passed the time on some airplane rides.