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Podcasts I’m into right now

I’ve been listening to podcasts for a long time and find them to be a huge source of inspiration. I was there for Diggnation (2005-2011!). In no particular order: The CSS Podcast. A couple of Googlers – Una Kravets and Adam Argyle talk us through all things CSS. There’s so much happening in CSS at…… Continue reading Podcasts I’m into right now

HTML, hyperlinks, buttons, and onClicks

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HTML is semantic. We have built in methods for creating usable, readable, and accessible websites using HTML elements. Semantic HTML is the use of HTML markup to reinforce the semantics, or meaning, of the information in webpages and web applications rather than merely to define its presentation or look. Everything is aiming to be rendered…… Continue reading HTML, hyperlinks, buttons, and onClicks

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I’ve been teaching

Last year I was invited to give some training on HTML and CSS as part of my employer’s graduate scheme. Some of the students have a degree in computery courses, others are new to the world of programming. I had to fill around 5 hours over two mornings. It went well. Well, the truth is,…… Continue reading I’ve been teaching

No thanks Apple Watch

I had a Garmin watch. Which I wasn’t impressed with. It was just OK. The user interface and quality of their app store wasn’t good, and the user submitted watch faces embarrassingly bad. I liked being connected though. One day the whole watch reset itself and the watch face I had in there I couldn’t…… Continue reading No thanks Apple Watch

Performance Budgets

Infrequently Noted I’m on a mission at the moment to bring in performance budgets at work. Page load speed has been disregarded for such a long time that it’s become a revolution to even get people thinking about it. Yet PB would complement all our KPIs – Engineering Quality and User Experience, among others. The…… Continue reading Performance Budgets

The Main Thread

When should you be using Web Workers? – Very interesting article about workers and getting non UI tasks off the main thread – with justification (modern “cheap” phones), questioning modern UI frameworks that do all their virtual DOM diffing on the main thread, and some examples on how to shift off that model. In…… Continue reading The Main Thread

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