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Business Dudes Need to Stop Talking Like This

The scourge of business-dude lorem ipsum By Charlie Warzel - Metaverse or crypto, you'll find plenty of people sharing LinkedIn empty posts. As empty vessel of content just following the hype but there's still no value whatsoever.

🌍 https://newsletters.theatlantic.com/galaxy-brain/630ec150bcbd490021b17eab/busine …

Sbs Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Due to short life-spans and faulty memories, humans have a poor conception of how much of the natural world has been degraded by our actions, because our ‘baseline’ shifts with every generation, and sometimes even in an individual. In essence, what we see as pristine nature would be seen by our ancestors as hopelessly degraded, and what we see as degraded, our children will view as ‘natural’.

🌍 https://www.densediscovery.com/issues/202

No Neutral Map

Our co-design and research findings indicate a need for standardized accessible web maps. When we met with browser implementers and map framework authors, they encouraged taking an iterative approach to standardizing maps by finding stop-gap solutions within existing map frameworks to inform what changes to browsers are necessary.

🌍 https://bocoup.com/blog/no-neutral-map

HTML isn’t quite accessible out of the box

There’s a commonly held idea that HTML is accessible out of the box, before any CSS has been applied.

🌍 https://www.tempertemper.net/blog/html-isnt-quite-accessible-out-of-the-box

The latecomer's guide to crypto - reviewed

On March 20, 2022, the New York Times published a 14,000-word puff piece on cryptocurrencies, both online and as an entire section of the Sunday print edition. Though its author, Kevin Roose, wrote that it aimed to be a "sober, dispassionate explanation of what crypto actually is", it was a thinly-veiled advertisement for cryptocurrency that appeared to have received little in the way of fact-checking or critical editorial scrutiny. It uncritically repeated many questionable or entirely fallacious arguments from cryptocurrency advocates, and it appears that no experts on the topic were consulted, or even anyone with a less-than-rosy view on crypto. This is grossly irresponsible.

🌍 https://www.mollywhite.net/annotations/latecomers-guide-to-crypto

How Websites Die

Websites shouldn’t have to go offline once their creators are dead, yet they mostly will unless they are hosted on a free service that will likely sustain long-term into the future (i.e. wordpress.com or github). I believe websites will be future archaeological artefacts. I hope there’s a website graveyard where I can house this before I die.

🌍 https://notebook.wesleyac.com/how-websites-die/

Transpostapocaliptic

we're "transapocalyptic". We're in the middle of an ongoing crisis, or really a linked series of crises, and we need to learn to be ‘native to now.' Our lives are going to become — or, really, they already are (the desire to keep talking about the present as the future is intense) — defined by ‘constant engagement with ecological realities,' floods, dry wells, fires. And there's no opting out.

🌍 https://alexsteffen.substack.com/p/we-all-live-in-california-now

From Cyberpunk to Solarpunk: Technics and the Cities of the Future

If we continued down the path we were on, we may end up in an authoritarian dystopia enabled by a self-regulating cybernetic system:

🌍 https://bluelabyrinths.com/2022/01/10/from-cyberpunk-to-solarpunk-technics-and-t …

Le guide d’éco-conception de services numériques

Ce guide présente les principales bonnes pratiques de design pour réaliser des services numériques à l’empreinte environnementale réduite. Il aborde les questions d’éco-conception en tentant de faire le pont avec l’accessibilité, l’économie de l’attention ou encore la diversité.

🌍 https://eco-conception.designersethiques.org/guide/fr/

Everything is broken, and it’s okay

Accepting that imperfect things still work is fundamental to preventing failures from becoming catastrophes.

🌍 https://increment.com/reliability/failure-is-okay/

Designing for the Unexpected by Cathy Dutton

How to think web design as you don't know what to expect next on the ever-changing landscape. Well design for content first.

🌍 https://alistapart.com/article/designing-for-the-unexpected/

Defensive CSS

Defensive CSS is a collection of snippets that can help you in writing CSS that is protected. In other words, you will have fewer issues in the future.

🌍 https://ishadeed.com/article/defensive-css/

Designing sustainable websites

Over 15 years, average website weight has grown from about 400 KB to 4 MB. In fact, most websites I come across are 6, 8, 10 or 15 MB plus per page. There’s no need for this weight. It’s just laziness, poor, arrogant Web design. It’s a climate crisis and Web designers are pouring petrol on the fire. Marketers are flooding the Web with junk. So many organizations are publishing vast quantities of low-quality content, and then leaving it there to rot and cause pollution. 90% of data has no use. Adtech is like the oil industry of the Internet.

🌍 https://gerrymcgovern.com/designing-sustainable-websites/

Befriending a tree

I invite you to befriend a tree. Sit against the trunk or lay beneath the leaves. Know that the tree’s branches above you welcome the changing sky; the roots below you are faithful and patient anchors to this place. Simply be. See what emerges.

🌍 https://emergencemagazine.org/practice/befriending-a-tree/

I just learned I only have months to live. This is what I want to say

I’ve been a journalist for more than 60 years. So after doctors delivered the news, I sat down to do what came naturally, if painfully: Write this story.

🌍 https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/21/magazine/i-just-learned-i-only-have-month …

The internet is flat.

Three-dimensional human beings can’t thrive in a one-dimensional space

🌍 https://warzel.substack.com/p/the-internet-is-flat?utm_source=pocket_mylist

gridless.design

The web is good at these things, just not in the ways that designers have been accustomed to working. We'll take a look at how we got here and how we might change our perspective. Let's think outside of the grid and allow other guidelines to provide a comprehensive layout.

🌍 https://gridless.design

How Modern JavaScript is Ruining the Web w/Chris Ferdinandi

In this episode Matt and Mike sit down with Chris Ferdinandi to discuss the current state of JavaScript and more specifically why Chris thinks that it's ruining the web as we know it. JavaScript has exploded in popularity over the past few years and with that a rush of new developer talent has adopted the likes of JavaScript frameworks (ie React, Vue) to spin up projects quickly and easily, even if they're not that big (ie a landing page). In addition to this conversation, the trio discuss the importance of documentation, accessibility, and more!

🌍 https://dev.to/mikhailkaran/how-modern-javascript-is-ruining-the-web-w-chris-fer …

The Layers of the Web - Jeremy Keith - talk

Together we'll uncover how to build resilient, performant, accessible and beautiful structures that work with the grain of the materials of the World Wide Web.

🌍 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96DCTASFniI

Users Are.. / People Are - manifesto

Users Are.. / People Are.. A seismic social shift has taken place seeing much of humanity transition from a person to a user.

🌍 http://www.ted-hunt.com/USERS-PEOPLE.html

We don’t need the next big thing. We need countless next little things.

Software was eating the world. Now it feels like humans are the mold growing on technology.

🌍 https://www.wired.com/story/my-dream-of-the-great-unbundling/

Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed

A presentation at An Event Apart Boston in June 2018 in Boston, MA, USA by Jen Simmons

🌍 https://noti.st/jensimmons/eK4aDd/everything-you-know-about-web-design-just-chan …

Frontpage - the good, the bad, the Ugly

I can relate as I created my first paid project web mastering a website with Front-page 98

🌍 https://invisibleup.com/articles/33/

The History of the URL

The problem was simple - there were 455 hosts on the ARPANET and the situation was getting out of control.

🌍 https://blog.cloudflare.com/the-history-of-the-url/

Preload content

This article provides a basic guide to how <link rel="preload"> works.

🌍 https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Preloading_content

The State Of Pixel Perfection

When was the last time you heard the term Pixel Perfection? Depending on who you work with, the last time could range from today or years ago.

🌍 https://ishadeed.com/article/pixel-perfection

Into the Personal-Website-Verse

What started out as the most promising development in the history of the Web – the participation of users in the creation of content and online dialogue at scale – has turned into a swamp of sensation, lies, hate speech, harassment, and noise. What you can do? Start your own website!

🌍 https://matthiasott.com/articles/into-the-personal-website-verse

Webwaste - Use image wisely

How we came to this bloated web that we hate, and what it costs to our planet

🌍 https://alistapart.com/article/webwaste/

The Loss Of Public Goods To Big Tech

What has not been questioned enough during the COVID-19 crisis is unrelenting capitalism itself.

🌍 https://www.noemamag.com/the-loss-of-public-goods-to-big-tech/

Web Design: The First 100 Years

There is this article I keep refering to. A good narative and some choice for you to make at the end. On which Internet you aspire to build, which Internet you’d like to have. Well “The Internet for people”.

🌍 https://idlewords.com/talks/web_design_first_100_years.htm

The biggest lie tech people tell themselves — and the rest of us

They see facial recognition, smart diapers, and surveillance devices as inevitable evolutions. They’re not.

🌍 https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/10/1/20887003/tech-technology-evolution-n …

Brutalism and Antidesign - in webdesign

These web-design trends are reactions against the perceived uniformity of web design. Brutalism can be used effectively in visual design, but antidesign should be avoided for most products.

🌍 https://www.nngroup.com/articles/brutalism-antidesign/

Teachings From Japanese Craftsmanship: What Is Enough?

These days we’re obsessed with scale and growth at all costs (and in nature the only thing that follows that dynamic is cancer).

🌍 https://www.gchicco.com/2019/11/14/teaching-from-japanese-craftsmanship-what-is- …

Why We Use Web Components

This is an incredibly exciting time to be a web developer. New standards[1] like the Web Components have made it so much easier to build systems that can support a range of platforms and frameworks via a single code base. To be completely honest; five years ago I would have probably laughed if someone would have claimed that all of this would be easy.

🌍 https://viljamis.com/2019/why-we-use-web-components/

Minimal Maintenance

Limits to Growth, used computer modeling to show that growth trends in population, industrialisation, pollution, food production and resource depletion would reach their peak, and precipitate decline, within 100 years.

🌍 https://www.lapsuslima.com/minimal-maintenance/?utm_source=pocket_mylist

Browser Fingerprinting - Master thesis

Since the IP address is basically a subset of the fingerprint, browser fingerprints can be considered personal data, and GDPR also applies to them. This means, in short, that websites have to ask for explicit user consent prior to collecting and storing their browser fingerprint.

🌍 http://virpo.sk/browser-fingerprinting-hraska-diploma-thesis.pdf

Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

For a century, we’ve loved our cars. They haven’t loved us back. Nice long read!

🌍 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/was-the-automotive-era-a-terrible- …

Chaos Design: Before the robots take our jobs, can we please get them to help us do some good work?

What if for random 1 to 2 hour intervals your display only showed the mobile version - or what it looked like on a large display? An essential read about how little control we have on design

🌍 http://mrmrs.cc/writing/chaos-design/

Consistency in Design is the Wrong Approach by Jared M. Spool

When you think about consistency, you’re thinking about the product. When you’re thinking about current knowledge, you’re thinking about the user.

🌍 https://medium.com/@jmspool/consistency-in-design-is-the-wrong-approach-3cfbc87a …

Designing For Users Across Cultures: An Interview With Jenny Shen

L10n and I18n related interview - how we can approach localizing and internationalizing our websites, over and above simply offering a translation of the material.

🌍 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/05/designing-users-across-cultures-intervi …

the Origins of Opera and the Future of Programming

Jessica Kerr looking at collective problem solving in music, art, science, and software. How it happen over the years and especially from the sixteenth century

🌍 https://the-composition.com/the-origins-of-opera-and-the-future-of-programming-b …

Creating some slack

A household is a miniature ecosystem with inputs, outputs and flows thinking like this can make life a whole lot better

🌍 https://aeon.co/essays/households-are-mini-economies-that-need-slack-to-be-produ …

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

Good story and analyse on how real life interactions are taken apart with computers

🌍 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/12/why-doctors-hate-their-computers

Control--Panel

A collection of control panels photos

🌍 http://control--panel.com/

Infused design with Jared Spool - UX Podcast

Always nice hearing from Jared about design and designer roles

🌍 https://uxpodcast.com/195-infused-design-jared-spool/

Taking PHP Seriously

Slack uses PHP for most of its server-side application logic, which is an unusual choice these days. Why did we choose to build a new project in this language? Should you?

🌍 https://slack.engineering/taking-php-seriously-cf7a60065329

I don’t care what Airbnb is doing. (And neither should you.)

A presentation at Refresh Conference in October 2018 in Groningen, Netherlands by Stephen Hay

🌍 https://noti.st/stephenhay/nLABeP

Cabal

p2p chat using dat protocol

🌍 https://cabal-club.github.io/

Tutorial on dat://

Nice guide to learn dat API worth checking out

🌍 https://try-dat.com/01-install.html

How the Enlightenment Ends

When KISSINGER says it's dangerous, better reading and thinking about it.

🌍 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/henry-kissinger-ai-could-me …

CSS: A New Kind Of JavaScript

Always fun to read! Step by step exemple how javascript is so bad comparing to CSS when resilience is needed

🌍 https://heydonworks.com/article/css:-a-new-kind-of-javascript/

The presence prison

If you’re constantly pulling people into things, then yeah, where they are right now matters. But if you prefer to let people consider something fully, and get back to you when when they’re ready, then it doesn’t matter where they are right now.

🌍 https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-presence-prison/

The New Web Typography

To begin with a discussion of the text we must first acknowledge the container. Although sadly, the dialogue around these typographic containers is often directed towards what we’ve lost.

🌍 https://www.robinrendle.com/essays/new-web-typography/

« Nous sommes en train de vivre une mosaïque d’effondrements » : la fin annoncée de la civilisation industrielle

Sur les neuf frontières vitales au fonctionnement du « système Terre », au moins quatre ont déjà été transgressées par nos sociétés industrielles.

🌍 https://basta.media/L-effondrement-qui-vient

A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse

What is a revolution? We used to think we knew. Revolutions were seizures of power by popular forces aiming to transform the very nature of the political, social, and economic system in the country in which the revolution took place, usually according to some visionary dream of a just society.

🌍 https://thebaffler.com/salvos/a-practical-utopians-guide-to-the-coming-collapse

Nothing Fails Like Success

Why (almost) everything sucks on the Internet. "the IndieWeb already works. But does an IndieWeb approach scale to the general public? If it doesn’t scale yet, can we, who envision and design and build, create a new generation of tools that will help give birth to a flourishing, independent web? " Jeffrey Zeldman wise words here to read and re-read.

🌍 https://alistapart.com/article/nothing-fails-like-success/

The Case for the Disconnected Commute

The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.

🌍 https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/05/the-disconnected-commute/528351/