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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)


Covid-19, your community, and you — a data science perspective


Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots - Disco Duck @ Top Of The Pops 1976

I have scored a stash of old 7" vinyl singles in various states of detoriation from a house cleaning in the neighbourhood. Most of them are German "Schlager" and "Volksmusik" singles, but there's the occasional gem hidden, too. Like this one This song has a bunch of great videos, and an amazing live perfomance, introduced…


Visitors, Developers, or Machines - Garrett Dimon

Here is food for thought: is the rise and popularity of JavaScript frameworks and, as a result, websites that are less resilient and more user hostile, a product of throwing user experience under the bus for the sake of developer happiness?


WordPress’s role in a changing web - Heather Burns

20 minutes very worth your reading time, if you are interested in the open web, and the role large open source projects like WordPress should play in regard of policy making, and the reasons why this is not happening. All the while other interested parties try to shape the regulations that are underway and a…


"The intelligence coup of the century" - The Washington Post


Hydration - Jeremy Keith

Jeremy once again about the advantages (and misconceptions) of the Progressive Enhancement approach, 2020 edition, in light of SSR and 'Hydration'. I find (t)his layered approach and the rule of least power so, so much convincing and 'natural' for what the web and browsers are good at. But then again I am old enough to…


Today, the Trident Era Ends - Christian Schaefer

This is a must-read for all web dev people. Plenty of info on the poineering that was done with Internet Explorer at a time where we, the web tinkerers, weren't quite there yet.


TIL: TYPO3 TypoScript conditions / include files gotchas

Today I struggled with a problem concerning TypoScript conditions and included files. ‪I'm wrestling with TYPO3 for about 16 years now, and yet sometimes the most basic stuff trips me, like accidently creating nested conditions by including TypoScript files inside a condition‬. In a setup.typoscript file I had several includes, and additionally I wanted to…


Frank Turner - 1933

The lyrics of this song; this mirrors how I feel about the state of affairs on our spinning rock for the last years. Make. This. Loud.