Linking 🌍

URL are extraordinary

When I see something I’d like to share quickly. It’s definitively here.

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 β€œThe Internet for people”.

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

The biggest lie tech people tell themselves β€” 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- …

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 …

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/