A weekly(-ish) dump of links to interesting things I’ve read and shared on Twitter. This is the last one to be sponsored by those nice folks at Wix Engineering, ’cause I’m leaving Wix.
<picture> element pants! – the actual underwear I wore on 8 Dec 2011, when I first blogged about my idea for responsive images, are on eBay. A must-have unique collectors item for HTML fans everywhere, and an heirloom to be passed to future generations.– auction ended!
- CSS Properties Index – continuously updated list with link to relevant spec and initial values
- Free Music Archive – various CC licenses, loads of genres
- Somebody at Fitbit needs a lesson on the menstrual cycle – “Periods should be between one and 10 days” according to Fitbit. How many women were on that tech team?
- Adobe Flash’s Gaming Legacy — Thousands upon Thousands of Titles — and My Efforts To Save It – wow, someone else gives a shit about preserving web’s flash heritage. (My piece last year.)
- Related: What Do You Need To Know When Converting A Flash Game Into HTML5
- Phone and internet use: Number of mobile calls drops for first time – 78% of UK adults own a smartphone; when awake we check phone every 12 mins; 75% say voice calling is important, 92% say web browsing is crucial. Calls are cheaper than ever, volume of calls dropped 1.7% in 2017. For the first time, women spent more time online than men, particularly in the age group 18 to 34 where females spent an average half an hour longer online than men.
- A Spectre is Haunting Unicode – The ghost characters of Japanese JIS X 0208 encoding
- Objects of Intense Feeling: The Case of the Twitter API – “An API is never a neutral tool. Rather, an API is the result of complex sociomaterial negotiations and practices that embodies specific values.”
- The Doves Type – a bitter feud between business partners saw the metal originals secretly thrown into The Thames between 1913-17. They’ve been salvaged by divers and the typeface re-created digitally.
- The Bullshit Web – “Bullshit — in the form of CPU-sucking surveillance, unnecessarily-interruptive elements, and behaviours that nobody responsible for a website would themselves find appealing as a visitor — is unwelcome and intolerable. Death to the bullshit web.”