Tag: WEB

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Jan 2018 ]

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Tom by Daria Bogomolova (source)

LIFE

Why I (try to) run a small business on the side

By day, Noah works for Basecamp, analyzing data to improve the product and business. By night, he make and sell wooden topographic maps. His small business is never going to make him a millionaire or famous. So why does he bother with this?

WEB

Permissions on the web suck

In this blog post Phil Nash explains why push notifications are getting a bad reputation (and why he doesn’t think they deserve it), the problems we are facing with this and some potential solutions.

Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Oct 2017 ]

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Ctrl+C. Ctrl+V, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+V… (source)

SOCIETY

It’s all about Me, Inc – how to get ahead in the age of egonomics

In a world ruled by social media, online image is the key to success, and now a host of services are springing up to optimise your personal brand –
by supplying fake followers, monetising your pets or revealing how to write an Amazon bestseller overnight.
(via April Apricot)

WEB

The Web for the entire world

One of the powers of the web is its tremendous reach.
With the growing reach of the internet, the web’s reach is further extending into new areas with new challenges.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Oct 2017 ]

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Lego is launching a new set dedicated to the pioneering Women of NASA (source)

WBPERF

Size Limit: Make the Web lighter

Size Limit is a tool to prevent JavaScript libraries bloat. In this article, an example of how it can help to slim down a JS bundle considerably (5.000 times!).

WEB

Building unified documentation for the web

A big bold move from the main browser vendors (Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Samsung) to create a unified documentation platform. Unified and Universal, these are the words that you’ll hear more and more in the next years.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Jun 2017 ]

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Hypnotic Images of Waves in Perpetual Motion (click here to see the animated version)

FUN

The worst volume control UI in the world

A group of bored developers and designers has decided to start a thread on reddit to figure out who can came up with the worst volume control interface in the world. Here the results 🙂

WEB

HTTP cache 101: scaling the web

“HTTP caching is truly the hidden gem of the protocol, and I wish more people would be aware of the inner workings of the spec.” A big writeup about HTTP caching by Alessandro Nadalin.

Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Mar 2017 ]

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The Six Nations by Alastair Grant/AP

WEB

On Design Systems

“…or what I learned building them”.
A great presentation by Dominik Wilkowski on his experience working on the Westpac GEL system. A lot of good lessons and how he updated his process thanks to them.

THINK

Your subconscious, that monster

No, the fact that someone else treated people differently because of their sex, race, sexual orientation etc does not necessarily make them an entitled asshole, so stop crying “How can people be like that?” and asking for their head on a platter. Chances are they are just as unaware of their subconscious biases as you are.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Nov 2016 ]

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Matthias Heiderich, 2016 (source)

WEB

Imagining the Physical Web

In her talk at "Beyond tellerrand" event, Stephanie Rieger explores the impact of the new capabilities will have on the way we design and think about the future web.

CODING

The code I’m still ashamed of

"If you write code for a living, there’s a chance that at some point in your career, someone will ask you to code something a little deceitful – if not outright unethical…"

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Oct 2016 ]

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Giant jade stone found in a Burma mine: it's worth up to £140m! (source)

WEB

Notes on debating for the web development community

For Rafa 😉
Debate doesn’t change minds. Exchanging information and explaining your context —empathy— is the only thing that works.

BOOKS

Node.js Succinctly

With this e-book by Emanuele DelBono, you will learn the basics of Node.js: non-blocking I/O, the event loop, modules, the Node.js runtime environment, filesystem interaction and streams, database access, web server message queuing, and more.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jun 2016 ]

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COSE CHE MI MAGNO ("Things that I eat") a hand-drawn food blog by Alekone (source)

WEB

Progressive Web Apps in Nigeria and Kenya

Via Peter Gasston
Developers in Kenya and Nigeria explain why they’re enthusiastic about Progressive Web Apps.

LONDON

Uncovering The Secrets Of The Curtain Theatre

A few years back, the remains of an old theatre in Shoreditch were uncovered. The theatre predates The Globe, and staged several of Shakespeare's plays.

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Feb 2016 ]

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This is a satellite in the space (essentially, just a boring metal box). (source)

WORK

The most important job factors for developers

Via Lorenzo Sicilia
Workshape gathered data from over 10k developers on how they value different aspects of a job. This is a living infographic to show the results.

WEB

The New Web Typography

Why are we obsessed with typographic rules? And if we were to make guidelines for setting text on the web, what form should those rules take?

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Jan 2016 ]

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One Day Young / John Lewis for FullBleed. After having two children of her own, established portrait photographer Jenny Lewis decided to start a project that reflects the empowerment of giving birth. Sticking to her strict 24-hour rule she photographed mothers and their babies at their homes in Hackney, London the day they were born.
(source)

GIRLS & STEM

Mark Zuckerberg's perfect response to the idea that girls should "date the nerd"

Facebook CEO wrote an absolutely beautiful response to a commenter on his page that encourages girls to be the heroes of their own stories.

WEB

The Website Obesity Crisis

The video of the presentation of Maciej Cegłowski at Web Directions 2015 a few weeks ago. Because web performance is the responsibility of all of us.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Jan 2016 ]

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Traffic camera captures glorious image of snowy owl in flight (source)

STARTUP

Simplicity on the other side of complexity

Via Jason Mesut
A great story. A simple concept, easy to grasp and remember. Simplicity is what lies after the complexity, when you can finally synthesise and give meaning to that complexity.

WEB

Web Standards Then & Now

Jeffrey Zeldman, on why separating structure from style and behaviour has been – and probably will continue to be – at the core of the web, and why this separation of powers matters so much.