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Front-end development’s identity crisis - Elly Loel

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This. This. So much of this! 👋


Design in the Browser!

I nearly missed this article by Matthias Ott - The New CSS: Hear hear! Using graphic design / layout tools to 'design' user interfaces is a misconception. Those tools are wonderful to create artifacts to get into the discussion how a website may 'look', and to a lesser extend how it 'behaves'. But often those…


Top 10 Webdesign Mistakes of 2021 - Jakob Nielsen

Man holding a sign saying #2 slow response time

this talk by Jakob Nielsen is 20 minutes well worth your time. Here's a spoiler for no. 2… Wait for number one.


Why The Web Is Such A Mess - Tom Scott

Screencapture of the video, a bunch of out of focus LEDs from a server rack

This is a very very good video about the web and the tracking mess that we're in. (via @faulancer)


Painting With The Web - Matthias Ott

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This. This. This. This is what initially brought me to the early web; the improvisation, the bugs, the happy accidents the intersection of exciting new technology, not yet understood, and the excitement of actually seeing in the browser directly if what I tweaked in the html gibberish works or not… This naive playfulness matured, of…


Lateral Thinking With Withered Technology - Matthias Ott

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How Nintendo won the world and what this may have to do with a sane approach to building web experiences…


Why is CSS frustrating? - Robin Rendle

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Very good read on the cognitive load CSS seems to put on "real" developers:


The History Of The URL - Zack Bloom

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Here's a great read about the history of the URL. (via adactio.com)


WordPress’s role in a changing web - Heather Burns

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20 minutes very worth your reading time, if you are interested in the open web, and the role large open source projects like WordPress should play in regard of policy making, and the reasons why this is not happening. All the while other interested parties try to shape the regulations that are underway and a…


Keep on Posting in the Free Web

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The news of the shut-down of one of (my) oldest got-to places on the web, the "Fender Discussion Pages", has made me think, again, about how the web has changed. Hey Hey, my my content on the web will never die… I am a strong advocat for 'owning your content' and having a personal web…


RIP Fenderforum

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The Fender Discussion Pages have shut down right now, after being online for 20+ years. This forum, not affiliated with the official Fender brand, was active since 1999 and one of my main sources when I got my first Fender Offset Guitar, a Jaguar, around that time. Info on these was so rare back then,…


The Layers Of The Web

Jeremy Keith's talk at Beyond Tellerrand Berlin 2019 about the "layers of the web" (be sure to watch this!) inspired me to a quick css animation experiment on codepen: See the Pen Web Layers Of Pace by Tom (@webrocker) on CodePen. Be sure to look at it in the full screen mode, the thing currently…