Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
This is the transcript of a brilliant presentation by Scott—read the whole thing! It starts with a much-needed history lesson that gets to where we are now with the dismal state of performance on the web, and then gives a whole truckload of handy tips and tricks for improving performance when it comes to styles, scripts, images, fonts, and just about everything on the front end.
Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Now this is a feature request I can get behind!
I’m serious about this. It’s is an excellent proposal for WebKit, similar to the never-slow mode proposed by Alex for Chromium.
Friday, September 28th, 2018
Rush hour. The worst time of day to travel. For many it’s not possible to travel at any other time of day because they need to get to work by 9am.
This is exactly what a lot of web code looks like today: everything runs on a single thread, the main thread, and the traffic is bad. In fact, it’s even more extreme than that: there’s one lane all from the city center to the outskirts, and quite literally everyone is on the road, even if they don’t need to be at the office by 9am.
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
A web book with interactive code examples.
How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems using Processing.
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
An engaging look at the history of word processing, word processed by Josephine Livingstone.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Always worth bearing in mind when some perspective is needed.
If it is possible that our future species will go on to create simulations of our civilisation forerunners (us), then it is far more likely that we are currently in such a simulation than not.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Here’s a heartwarming tale. It starts out as a description of processing.js project for Code Club (which is already a great story) and then morphs into a description of how anyone can contribute to make a codebase better …resulting in a lovely pull request on Github.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Jake demonstrates his technique for preprocessor-generated stylesheets for older versions of Internet Explorer (while other browsers get the same styles within media queries).
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
If you use Sass, this could be a really handy technique for handling IE<9 support with mobile-first responsive designs.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
This is your one-stop shop for envelope-pushing in the browser:
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Brendan Dawes pointed me to this wonderfully playful creation. It's Flash-free, believe it or not.
Friday, August 7th, 2009
Dave has been experimenting with processing and documenting the results here.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
A very pretty little Twitter canvas experiment accompanied by music delivered via the audio element. View this in a capable browser.
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine.
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Infrastructure just got even cheaper. Between this and Amazon's EC2/S3, the barrier to entry to getting an app up and running is getting lower and lower.