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Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The streets of Taipei.

The streets of Taipei.

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Going to Taipei. brb

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Codebar Barcelona meets Codebar Brighton!

Codebar Barcelona meets Codebar Brighton!

If you’re at @FullStackCon today, don’t miss the talk by @CassieCodes at 12:15—it’s going to be great!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Four WWII-era American planes flew over Brighton this morning. It was beauteous! Pretty sure I saw a Lightning, a Corsair, and maybe a Flying Fortress.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

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I love seeing people going offline with Going Offline…

https://abookapart.com/products/going-offline

I posted a lot to my website yesterday: https://adactio.com/archive/2018/07/10

It makes me feel guilty and proud at the same time—like I’m somehow being really productive by wasting time on the internet.

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Thank you, @NikkitaFTW, for sticking around after the workshop in @68MiddleSt today to coach at @CodebarBrighton — much appreciated!

Twitter and Instagram progressive web apps

Since support for service workers landed in Mobile Safari on iOS, I’ve been trying a little experiment. Can I replace some of the native apps I use with progressive web apps?

The two major candidates are Twitter and Instagram. I added them to my home screen, and banished the native apps off to a separate screen. I’ve been using both progressive web apps for a few months now, and I have to say, they’re pretty darn great.

There are a few limitations compared to the native apps. On Twitter, if you follow a link from a tweet, it pops open in Safari, which is fine, but when you return to Twitter, it loads anew. This isn’t any fault of Twitter—this is the way that web apps have worked on iOS ever since they introduced their weird web-app-capable meta element. I hope this behaviour will be fixed in a future update.

Also, until we get web notifications on iOS, I need to keep the Twitter native app around if I want to be notified of a direct message (the only notification I allow).

Apart from those two little issues though, Twitter Lite is on par with the native app.

Instagram is also pretty great. It too suffers from some navigation issues. If I click through to someone’s profile, and then return to the main feed, it also loads it anew, losing my place. It would be great if this could be fixed.

For some reason, the Instagram web app doesn’t allow uploading multiple photos …which is weird, because I can upload multiple photos on my own site by adding the multiple attribute to the input type="file" in my posting interface.

Apart from that, though, it works great. And as I never wanted notifications from Instagram anyway, the lack of web notifications doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, because the progressive web app doesn’t keep nagging me about enabling notifications, it’s a more pleasant experience overall.

Something else that was really annoying with the native app was the preponderance of advertisements. It was really getting out of hand.

Well …(looks around to make sure no one is listening)… don’t tell anyone, but the Instagram progressive web app—i.e. the website—doesn’t have any ads at all!

Here’s hoping it stays that way.

A @beerleft on the beach.

A @beerleft on the beach.

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Workshoppers.

https://webanimationworkshops.com/

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Workshopping in @68MiddleSt with @vlh and @sarah_edo.

Web animation workshop, day two: @aboydleslie, @cassiecodes, @sarah_edo, and @vlh.

Web animation workshop, day two:

@aboydleslie, @cassiecodes, @sarah_edo, and @vlh.

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Said goodnight to @vlh, @sarah_edo and @dizzyd …and proceeded to bump into @kytrinyx. Seems like everyone’s in Brighton this week!

Pizza! 🍕

Pizza! 🍕

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Planning train parkour to get from Oxford to Brighton without getting pulled into the gravity well of the London Maw.

https://traintimes.org.uk/ from @dracos is proving to be a life saver—and it’s a progressive web app too!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Going to Oxford. brb

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

On the beach with Rob and Leah.

On the beach with Rob and Leah.

Today’s oyster. (I’m loving this weather!)

Today’s oyster.

(I’m loving this weather!)