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- Social Media Needs A Travel Mode (Idle Words)
We don’t take our other valuables with us when we travel—we leave the important stuff at home, or in a safe place. But Facebook and Google don’t give us similar control over our valuable data. With these online services, it’s all or nothing. We need a ‘trip mode’ for social media sites that reduce
- CSS and progressive enhancement | justmarkup
A nice look at the fallbacks that are built into CSS. adactio.com/links/11945
- The Five-Tool Designer » Mike Industries
Mike lists five tool skills he looks for in a designer (not that every designer needs to have all five): Visual Design & Animation Interaction Design Getting Things Done Teamwork Leadership Swap the first one out for some markup and CSS skills, and I reckon you’ve got a pretty good list for de
Tetris in your browser. Visit it once and it works offline (if your browser supports service workers) so go ahead and add it to your home screen. adactio.com/links/11932
- Send messages when you’re back online with Service Workers and Background Sync - Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
This example of using background sync looks like it’s specific to Twilio, but the breakdown of steps is broad enough to apply to many situations: On the page we need to: Register a Service Worker Intercept the “submit” event for our message form Place the message details into IndexedDB, an in br
- GitHub - kamranahmedse/design-patterns-for-humans: Design Patterns for Humans™ - An ultra-simplified explanation
I’m crap at object-oriented programming (probably because I don’t get get enough practice), but I’ve had a quick read through this and it looks like a nice clear primer. I shall return and peruse in more depth next time I’m trying to remember how to do all this class-based stuff. adactio.com/links/
- ongoing by Tim Bray · Geek Career Paths
Tim Bray lists the options available to a technically-minded person thinking about their career path …but doesn’t mention the option of working at an agency. Some good long-zoom observations in here: The bad news that it’s a lot of work. We’re a young profession and we’re still working out our
- Functional Minimalism for Web Design
According to this, the forthcoming Clearleft redesign will be totally on fleek. adactio.com/links/11928
- [this is aaronland] mostly drawings of airports these days...
When Aaron talks, I listen. This time he’s talking about digital (and analogue) preservation, and how that can clash with licensing rules. It is time for the sector to pick a fight with artists, and artist’s estates and even your donors. It is time for the sector to pick a fight with anyone that is
- Open Access at ESA
Images, videos, sounds, and 3D models are now available from the European Space Agency under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license. adactio.com/links/11926
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