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Webmention.rocks

Let's see which of the webmention.rocks tests this site, running on worpdress with some of the indieweb plugins (semantic-linkbacks, webmention, webmention-form, webactions), will pass…

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Indiewebcamp Nuremberg

I'm going to the Indiewebcamp Nuremberg, which will start today. :)

Dominant Color in an image

Inspired by this great blog post by Manuel Wieser, I made a php script to find the dominant color in an image, and create a data-url containing a colored "spacer" gif.

The hardest part was to figure out how the node.js "buffer" functions compare to php's "pack" function. For all the other cryptical stuff about what's needed to create a small gif on the fly, see the post linked above.
For my demo I wanted not only the blank gif, but also the background to appear in the image's dominant color.
Because darker background colors would clash with the text ...

Apple "Customer Letter" regarding US authorities asking to build a backdoor to the iPhone

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.

Wow. I think this is huge:

[…] now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which

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Rootline HTML page title for ProcessWire

At the moment my favorite tool for custom tailored web sites is ProcessWire.

If you never heard about it before, it is a very clever piece of PHP-based Content Management System/Framework with a very powerful but intuitive API which plays very nicely along with other applications. I have build (or was involved in) projects based on ProcessWire from small personal to large corporate and e-commerce sites, over the last two years and it has turned out to be a really great and flexible tool.

Here is a little snippet I just submitted to processwire-recipes.com since I use this ...

Don’t tell me what my browser can’t do! – Christian Heilmann

This article by Christian Heilmann (of Mozilla and Microsoft fame) about the misconception that expecting certain features and capabilities in browsers and simply stating "please upgrade/turn on/go away" if these "requirements" are not met by the user's set up is web development is very much worth your time if you create things for the web.
And no, your shiny new client-side JavaScript framework is not the problem, but it isn't the answer, either.

Here’s a reality check — this is what our users should have to do to consume the things we build:

That’s right. Nothing. This is the web. Everybody is

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The Website Obesity Crisis - Maciej Ceglowski @ Webdirections

Everybody involved in creating web experiences needs to listen to / watch this keynote.

Thursday Keynote Maciej Ceglowski - The Website Obesity Crisis from Web Directions on Vimeo.

 

Brad Frost - Style Gude Best Practices @ Beyond Tellerrand Berlin

Brad Frost - Style Guide Best Practices - btconfBER2015 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo.

The ethics of modern web ad blocking

All of that tracking and data collection is done without your knowledge, and — critically — without your consent. Because of how the web and web browsers work, the involuntary data collection starts if you simply follow a link. There’s no opportunity for disclosure, negotiation, or reconsideration. By following any link, you unwittingly opt into whatever the target site, and any number of embedded scripts from other sites and tracking networks, wants to collect, track, analyze, and sell about you.

That’s why the implied-contract theory is invalid: people aren’t agreeing to write a blank check and give up reasonable

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