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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)


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