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Fighting uphill - Eric Bailey

Digital accessibility is a niche practice. That’s not a value judgement, it’s just the way things are. Again, it’s hard to fault someone for creating an inaccessible experience if they simply haven’t learned the concept exists.
And yet, seventy percent of websites are non-compliant. It’s a shocking statistic. What if I told you that seventy percent of all bridges were structurally unsound?
Some engineers who work with physical materials have a reminder of the gravity of the decisions they make. They wear iron rings to remind them that they have an obligation to the public good, and that actual lives ...

Deflektorschild

Ich hatte gerade in einem - zugegebenermaßen leicht rant-gruppigen - Gespräch über einem vergorenem Apfelgetränk einem guten Freund versucht zu erklären, warum mich das IrgendwasMitWebArbeiten zuweilen so … auslaugt.

Dabei fiel das Wort "Deflektorschild". Ihr kennt das doch, wenn bei StarTrek sich die Raumschiffe beharken, und irgendwann kommt dann:

"Capt'n, die Schildenergie ist runter auf 20%!"

BUMMS.

"10 Prozent!!"

Und dann werden die Energieströme aus irgendwelchen Lebenserhaltungssystemen auf Deck SoUndSo auf die Schilde umgeleitet, während im Hintergrund ein Scotty an der rettenden Lösung arbeitet.

BUMMS.

"Noch 7%!!!"

Genau so geht es mir zuweilen in Kundenprojekten, vor allem, wenn ich mich mal ...

Making Future Interfaces: Inline SVG – Heydon Pickering

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Danko Jones, Nashville Pussy, Prima Donna US Tour Gigposter

*rrrrrrrrrr…

… rock!!
I really like the new Danko Jones tour poster.

The practical value of semantic HTML – Bruce Lawson

When Sir Bruce speaks up, you'd better listen. That's the law, son.

(…) If the importance of good HTML isn’t well-understood by the newer breed of JavaScript developers, then it’s my job as a DOWF (Dull Old Web Fart) to explain what it means, and why it’s important.
Gather round, Fullstack JavaScript Developers – together we’ll make your apps more usable, and my blood pressure lower.brucelawson .co.uk

No, really, please read this. I might be biased, I might be a DOWF too, but there's a reason that people who have been accompanying "the web" since the early days keep ...

Webmentions are Hot

Drüben bei A List Apart ist ein Artikel von Chris Aldrich erschienen, der sich mit Webmentions befasst.

Put simply, Webmention is a (now) standardized protocol that enables one website address (URL) to notify another website address that the former contains a reference to the latter. It also allows the latter to verify the authenticity of the reference and include its own corresponding reference in a reciprocal way.alistapart.com

Im Indieweblager ist Chris kein unbekannter, umso mehr hat mich gefreut, seinen Text in der angesehenen Webentwicklerpostille zu lesen. :-) #ischkennleud

Seit dem Beginn meiner Beschäftigung mit dem Indieweb und ...

Hystery Repeating…

Here's a string of tweets I wrote this morning, a topic that's dear to me, but I never found the time to make a concise blog post out of it. So for now, the raw bites.
(Not to diss Flash or the Flash-developers or the creative work that got acomplished back then and helped to shape features of the web that came after. Also not to diss the JS-frameworks or -devs currently who likewise now are dabbling in stuff that the web stack by itself is only slowly beginning to adapt, waiting ...

IllHIll - Holger Lamers

In my series of "Thank you"s regarding the community around the Beyond Tellerrand Conference, next is Holger.

Not only has he done one of the epic conference shirt motives himself, but has printed several editions of the yearly shirt editions.

Holger has been on nearly every Beyond Tellerrand conference, with his screen-print machine and fine collection of shirts, caps, sweats, you name it, and for years now we always have some chats in the breaks, and usually I find myself with the urge to buy something off his table sooner ...

The Dangers of Being a Web Developer - Jens Oliver Meiert @ Beyond Tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

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I've been following Jens' output for over a decade now. Not regulary, but every now and then some of his smart observations and thoughts surface in my information stream.
So I was excited to see his name in the speakers list, and his talk about the pros and cons of being a web worker did resonate with me.

So thank you Jens, for reminding me why I am doing this for two decades now. And again, that I am not alone, even though I often feel isolated when working in clients work, feeling like I ...