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Why The Web Is Such A Mess - Tom Scott

Screencapture of the video, a bunch of out of focus LEDs from a server rack

This is a very very good video about the web and the tracking mess that we're in. (via @faulancer)


From Gatsby to Eleventy - Amber Wilson

Amber writes about her switching the "motor" of her blog/website. What I really like is the in-depth comparison and reasoning which kind of shows that the "rule of least power" should also be more often applied not only to the technology in general, but for our choice of tools as well. And I admire her…


How to set up local development for Kirby and Tailwind - Brian Liddell

Super helpful recipe for setting up a local development environment on macOS for php, node, postcss, kirbycms and tailwind, with homebrew and the command line.


Painting With The Web - Matthias Ott

This. This. This. This is what initially brought me to the early web; the improvisation, the bugs, the happy accidents the intersection of exciting new technology, not yet understood, and the excitement of actually seeing in the browser directly if what I tweaked in the html gibberish works or not… This naive playfulness matured, of…


WordPress Default Themes Look Changes from TwentyTen to TwentyTwenty

Since the recent WordPress auto update incident left all twenty-* default themes in my install, here's a gif how the look changed over the last ten years… Time flies, eh? And yes, there's no "TwentyEighteen" Theme - thanks to the development of the Gutenberg editor, which took longer as expected at first and so the…


Lateral Thinking With Withered Technology - Matthias Ott

How Nintendo won the world and what this may have to do with a sane approach to building web experiences…


img with background-image

Yes, this seems to work*. O_o See the Pen Image with Background Image (yes you read that right) by Tom (@webrocker) on CodePen. I wondered if I could use a background image for a transparent png I used in a recent blog post, and decided to give it a try and not making a wrapper…


Pratical ethics for the modern web designer - Morten Rand-Hendriksen

In this talk for An Event Apart on 20th July 2020, Morten lays down a path toward an explicit ethics for web workers, by anchoring the work we do in the capabilities we manipulate in the people we design for, and providing an ethical foundation to stand on when making the decisions that build the…


Bob Mould - Forecast of Rain

<345 "From the album Blue Hearts, out September 25th on Merge Records"


CSS Naked Day 2020

Today my site looks unstyled*. The reason behind the #cssnaked day is: Good sites work, even when the "pretty" visual layer is removed. It is one of the super powers of the web and good html-markup: The elements' browser defaults may not look pretty, but their function is intact. Sadly this functional aspect is often…


Why is CSS frustrating? - Robin Rendle

Very good read on the cognitive load CSS seems to put on "real" developers:


The History Of The URL - Zack Bloom

Here's a great read about the history of the URL. (via adactio.com)