Archiv für das Tag "Web"

What Comes Next Is the Future

Dedicated to all the people who work to make the web a little better every day
[…] a documentary film about the web […] It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it.

Wer verstehen will, warum ich seit Mitte der neunziger Jahre "was mit Web" mache, worin die Faszination dieses Mediums für mich besteht - 'ne Stunde Zeit nehmen und diesen Film auf Vimeo anschauen.

… realizing ...

Resilient Webdesign - Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith has published a new book, and anyone who's enjoyed one of his recent talks about the build-in robustness of the core web technologies, and how we managed to cripple it by designing with the wrong focus, might want to read this.
I certainly do, this is very much up my alley.

With a title like Resilient Web Design, you might think that this is a handbook for designing robust websites. This is not a handbook. It’s more like a history book. (…) You won’t find any code in here to


Atomic Design - Brad Frost

Brad has coined the term 'Atomic design' (although there has been a slight and friendly banter with Andy Clarke about who first mentioned this as an idea how elements of a design can be organized) for his idea for a methodology to create the 'lego' bricks for a (web) design system.

I think the real power in his idea is not that it is new (it is not), but that the analogy to atoms, molecules, organisms, and the assembly into templates/pages very much encompasses the endless variety that such a 'simple' system can produce, which is exactly what designing for ...

Inclusive Design Patterns - Heydon Pickering

I find myself falling down deeper and deeper inside the rabbit hole that my profession as a designer for the web is. The more complex, daunting and exciting the task gets to make something work on an unknown number of devices, for users with a wide range of technical, physical and mental capabilities in an even wider set of context and surroundings, the more I find solace in the core ideas of the 'early web': This is for everyone. From my experience in the last 20 years, we focussed on the wrong side of web 'design'; the adaptation of ...

Jeremy Keith - Choice

We’ve made the mistake in the past of framing problems as “either/or”, when in fact, the correct solution was “both!”:

you can either have a desktop site or a mobile site,
you can either have rich interactivity or accessibility,
you can either have a single page app or progressive enhancement.

We don’t have to choose. It might take more work, but we can have our web cake and eat it.

Surveying the Landscape - Peter Gasston

A quick recap of the threats to the web as I see them: prioritisation of apps on mobile OSes, including URL interception; destructive online advertising and tracking; ad blocking contributing to a collapse of monetisation; publishers distributing through centralised platforms; emerging markets with no legacy attachment to the web and no incentive to use it; content consolidation onto platforms to suit the network demands of new markets; messaging platforms offering direct communication with services in a conversational interface; and new products with no visual UI at all. […] But […] The web is far from

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Progressive Web(rocker)App

Ha! It! Really! Works!

I have to admit I was a bit sceptical of the outcome after I tweaked and added things and bits of my website at the Indiewebcamp in Nuremberg, setting up a service worker and offline caching things, adding a manifest file … while in theory I understand what all of this was supposed to do, I felt a bit dumb for not completly grasping how to control the stuff.

So as so often when learning new tricks on the web, it started with copy/pasting a working solution and trying to adapt this to my ideas.

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Regressive Web Apps – Jeremy Keith

[…] Looking at most of the examples of Progressive Web Apps, there’s an even more worrying trend than the return to m-dot subdomains. It looks like most of them are concentrating so hard on the “app” part that they’re forgetting about the “web” bit. That means they’re assuming that modern JavaScript is available everywhere.

I'm again with Jeremy Keith here. I'm team web. Links and Urls (and being responsive) are the web's superpower. Don't cripple that by trying to emulate 'native'.

(and I want to add a second like for the usage of the word 'flabbergasted')

Webkongress Erlangen 2016

Ich hatte die Ehre und das Vergnügen, auf dem #wke2016 zu sprechen.

Im Vorfeld verfluchte ich meine leichtsinnige Zusage, da etwas zum Track "HTML5 - Back to the Roots" beizutragen und ein wenig zu Progressive Enhancement zu erzählen. Oder eben: Mit den Urbausteinen des Web statt dagegen zu arbeiten. Auch wenn es nicht das erste Mal war, dass ich einen Vortrag halte oder vor einer Gruppe von Menschen rede, so war es dieses Mal doch besonders, da ich normalerweise bei Schulungen, InHouse Veranstaltungen oder auch Projektpräsentationen das Publikum kenne und auch einen relativ klaren Zweck dessen, was ich da erzähle, habe.

Bei diesem Vortrag war es aber so, dass ich weder die Anzahl, noch die Art des Publikums vorher einschätzen konnte, und ausserdem wusste ich, dass da auch Leute sind, die ich selbst sowohl fachlich als auch persönlich wertschätze, und da will man sich ja auch keine Blöße geben.

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