Sometimes me think me should just tear bull pictogram down. Can bull pictogram really be worth it? Sure, pictogram help advance caveculture and foster writing system. But what good that stuff if whole cave society is just bunch of brainwashed bull-pictogram-watchers? You know what Aiden say yesterday? When he grow up, he want be bull-pictogram-painter! That not real job! Real job hunter! Or at least gatherer! How many bull-pictogram-painters world need?
Friday, March 20th, 2020
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Another good reason to use the
currentColor value in SVGs.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Well, this looks like it could come in handy—no more tedious time in Photoshop trying to select turn a person into a separate layer by hand; this does it for you.
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
I had to read through this twice, but I think I get it now (I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer). Very useful if you’re doing theming in CSS.
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
So, to recap, the web community has stated over and over again that we’re not comfortable with Google incentivizing the use of AMP with search engine carrots. In response, Google has provided yet another search engine carrot for AMP.
This wouldn’t bother me if AMP was open about what it is: a tool for folks to optimize their search engine placement. But of course, that’s not the claim. The claim is that AMP is “for the open web.”
Spot on, Tim. Spot on.
If AMP is truly for the open web, de-couple it from Google search entirely. It has no business there.
Look, AMP, you’re either a tool for the open web, or you’re a tool for Google search. I don’t mind if you’re the latter, but please stop pretending you’re something else.
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Here’s a clever idea from Harry if you’re willing to play the long game in tracking down redundant CSS—add a transparent background image to the rule block and then sit back and watch your server logs for any sign of that sleeper agent ever getting activated.
If you do find entries for that particular image, you know that, somehow, the legacy feature is potentially still accessible—the number of entries should give you a clue as to how severe the problem might be.
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
aria-current attribute is very handy and easy to implement. Léonie explains it really well here.
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
I’ve been thinking a lot about learning, teaching, mentoring, coaching …this article by Ivana McConnell from last year is packed with gold nuggets of wisdom concerning apprenticeships.
As lifelong learners, we may be reluctant to call ourselves “masters.” But that’s missing the point, and it discounts the fact that teaching is learning. We’re not there to guarantee mastery—we’re there to give our apprentices fundamentals, to foster their respect, and make journeymen (or women) out of them. Mastery will come; we just offer the tools.
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
I really love what Dan is doing with his apprenticeship programme—I hope we can do something like this at Clearleft.
Friday, April 25th, 2014
Greg isn’t just lamenting a perceived “sameness” in web design here. He’s taking a long-zoom view and pointing out that there’s always a sameness …and you can choose to go along with it or you can choose to differentiate.
Monday, August 12th, 2013
This is a really well-written and worrying piece that pokes at that oft-cited truism about kids today being “digital natives”:
The causes of this lack of digital literacy can be traced back to school:
We’ve mirrored corporate networks, preventing kids and teachers access to system settings, the command line and requiring admin rights to do almost anything. They’re sitting at a general purpose computer without the ability to do any general purpose computing.
Also, this article has the best “TL;DR” description ever.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
More documentation of a responsive redesign, this time from Trent Walton. Be sure to check out the FitText jQuery plug-in that was created as a result.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
A blog devoted to sifting through the gems in the Geocities torrent. This is digital archeology.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Giving nostalgia a good slap-down with a big ol' bucket of kitsch.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Here's a great compromise solution for parents. Yes, your kids can play that violent video game but with one condition: they must abide by the Geneva Conventions.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Vint Cerf announces M-Lab: an excellent resource which will allow people to find out if and how their internet access is being throttled. Viva l'internet!
Monday, January 28th, 2008
Airtoons for parents.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
Leta is walking, much to my relief and absolute delight.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
If you live in San Francisco, now's your chance to snap up a great roommate: Sergio's coming to town.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
Ernie's been writing online for five years. Mozzeltof!