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.
This article provides a basic guide to how <link rel="preload"> works.
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.
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!
Webwaste - Use image wisely
How we came to this bloated web that we hate, and what it costs to our planet
Eunoia - words that don't translate
i18n, not everything is translatable ...
🌍 https://eunoia.world/?words%5Bword%5D=&words%5Blanguagetag%5D=French&words%5Btag …
The Loss Of Public Goods To Big Tech
What has not been questioned enough during the COVID-19 crisis is unrelenting capitalism itself.
Our Ability to Process Information Is Reaching a Critical Limit
The result feels like a mental DDoS attack
🌍 https://onezero.medium.com/our-ability-to-process-information-is-reaching-a-crit …
Your website’s only as strong as the weakest device you’ve tested it on.
Left to your own device
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”.
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.
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- …
The Web Can't Survive a Monoculture
About the current Chrome supremacy ... we need diversity!
The Modern Front-End Design System Stack
Collection of modern design in the browser tools.
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.
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- …
Hos is it like to be a dev in Iran
Gaining some perspectives on our web dependencies
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
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
A primer on documentation content strategy
Documentation content strategy
The Circular Classroom: a Free Toolkit for Activating the Circular Economy through Experiential Learning
Circular Economy classroom material in Finland
🌍 https://medium.com/disruptive-design/the-circular-classroom-a-free-toolkit-for-a …
As Wired magazine turns 25, we remember when email was fun
We're facing different, new problems that we have to think our way out of.
🌍 https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/411-1.4879512/as-wired-magazine-turns-25-we-remem …
Infused design with Jared Spool - UX Podcast
Always nice hearing from Jared about design and designer roles
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?
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
Tutorial on dat://
Nice guide to learn dat API worth checking out
Hiring web developers - some tips
Advices gave by a web developer recruiter
🌍 https://medium.com/front-end-hacking/i-interview-web-developers-heres-how-to-imp …
HTTPS required is for the West White Web
Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible
🌍 https://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2018/08/07/securing-sites-made-them-less-acce …
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 …
Look for Integrity
When hiring a new person, look for integrity.
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.
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.