I see a lot of “jQuery sucks” or “don’t use jQuery in 2020” to which I say: use whatever works for you. If jQuery helps you make a better website or app, use it. It’s hardly a terrible choice. If anything, it’s battle-tested and reliable.
Web dev is so complex these days. Feels wrong to say all the complexity is bad. But it feels wrong to say it’s good. I use it but it never feels right to me. I feel this essay by @bastianallgeier 💯 https://bastianallgeier.com/notes/simplicity-part-2
I can’t stop watching this video by @cassidoo. Cracks me up every time. https://twitter.com/cassidoo/status/1216871876192088065
I’m scared to upgrade to Catalina. I’ve heard a lot of people complain about bugs. Anyone have anything good to say about it?
I wasn’t satisfied with the IFTTT applet that was posting my microblog posts to Twitter for me, so I made my own custom integration using this handy library.
I just created an IFTTT service to automatically tweet microblog posts from my WordPress site. Let’s see if it works! #testing
This is part 2 of a beginner series I’m writing over on Able Dev. I had a lot of fun writing it. I just wish my example site wasn’t so ugly. What was I thinking? 🤷♂️
I love this collection of minimal, “classless” CSS stylesheets. I would love to see this list grow.
I really love this simple CSS stylesheet. I would love to see a curated collection of these kinds of minimal, typography-focused CSS “frameworks.” – https://uglyduck.ca/typesafe-css
A lot of people think that the Y2K bug was all hype. While it wasn’t world-ending, it was a problem that could have significant consequences. Fortunately, we saw it coming and had time to fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGrKKrsIpQw
I can’t stand reading Twitter threads. Such a disruptive, distracting reading experience.
I loved this idea ever since I heard it, and it’s one of the things I love about the web—the idea that you can have your little lemonade stand on the Internet, as it were. https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/
Figures out a couple of complicated components; gets stuck naming them. #hardproblems
I really like the (past) work of http://plaintxt.org/. I would really love to see a modern version of it. If anyone is working on quality typographic minimalism in WordPress themes, I would love to know about it.
Aside: Ad-block shaming
I’m so sick of ad-block shaming. “We noticed you are using an ad-blocker…” Here’s my response: “I noticed you have been tracking me all over the Internet and exploiting my personal data for commercial gain.” I get that not every website has the same level of tracking. But I don’t see how a user has any choice but to just block everything. I can’t vet everyone’s advertising practices. Instead of shaming me into turning off my ad-blocker, I think websites should pitch why they deserve an exception. You want me to turn off my ad-blocker? Tell me what you are doing to protect my privacy. A great example of this is Daring Fireball:
I started a website for people with disabilities interested in learning to code. The field of employment can be somewhat limited for people with disabilities. I have found success in web development and I have made it a sort of personal mission to get more people with disabilities to code. I’m figuring out this new site as I go, so it’s a work in progress.