Could we make the web more immersive using a simple optical illusion?
Clip of Johnny Lee’s Wiimote hack to create VR displays (from 2007!)
Clip of Johnny Lee’s Wiimote hack to create VR displays (from 2007!)
Doesn't cover getting past review, but another reminder to be
paranoid careful about adding browser extensions.
I had initially hoped this elimated choices by being a single set of things for local-first dev.
this is the kind of needlessly elaborate but awesome backup I can get into
Upsides are you are tweaking an existing app, improving a familiar experience. And same-origin requests vs having to mess with public APIs.
Interesting that substuck gets mentioned for this - that maybe the main selling point is the subscription part rather than the publishing part. Maybe this is obvious but I had previously thought they were more about editing experience and hosting text.
Modal seems like a winner.
ffmpeg parameter gui
Also related - my blog is a digital garden thread.
Some good proper web history, and then the rise of reverse order posts and things, rather than a random dumping ground of pages
interesting little daily note/photo prompts.
Cool music projects. Also had some fun with [lil beat maker]
Glad that they weren't actually currently doing this - the original dorm setup description caused some mild panic.
HN thread and twitter replies with some more options or things to try.
Tailscale, Cloudflare Tunnel or DDNS
On the wonderful thing that is the www, and his introduction to it (I didn't notice who the author was until the end!).
I sometimes forget how shielded I am for the ad-covered dumpster fire that is many pages; either from blocking them or not visiting them. Enjoyed the upsides he mentioned: easy to contact the author of something, cross-referencing without stacks of books, and the ability to pulish things yourself.
Try to verify things you read (lies are rampant online, fact-checking is easier than ever!), write and contribute things, stay out the political trench fights.
Great wiki for hosting setup instructions
With a bookmarklet!
On optimizing for ranking causing an overall decline in information.
more awesome web apps
peoples of people pointing at your pointer
this is cool - saves local markdown files!
can maybe sync local files between devices?
Too much trash and sponsored noisy content
Reply to "don't contribute to web forums". Linkrot is real, but a lot of the information sticks around
We've been in it so long that probably over 90% of our outbound links are at best broken or at worst lead to malware or pornography (of course I clean it up when I find it -- by removing the links and adding a note). And yet, stuff that people have been directly contributing to our site since 1998 is still available, still open, and freely available without creating an account
The 4kB of HTML used to render "Sponsored" on facebook posts
Performance baseline has shifted quite far up (especially network) but targeted features are still quite far behind current
In-browser photo editing. Quite excellent
Have seen this a bit lately in logs. A lot of 3 or 4 year-old versions of Chrome out there
Hand tracking in the browser!
suggestions for config of different types of PWA
Fun idea, and a resonable example of when scrolljacking is ok!
Comments have some good background on google image search, the cached/full-size images thing, Bing image search, and other things.
I wish people would only use this for good. A stupid arms race that just makes it harder to automatically download utility bills.
not p2p for files under 5gb, but they are deleted after a day.
This is still an all-too-common occurence
On the many issues with burger, kebab, meatball and bento buttons
HN thread. I still do not understand the benefit of this
Gross and too real.
Short story, inspired by a GitHub thread about semicolons.
Excellent writeup. The CORS example dot points are a great example of good clear security explanations.
Some of these are getting quite outrageous. But I do love the level of depth and detail of this.
Phenomenal website. The color choice, the layout, the color and type selector in the header! All amazing stuff.
Can't remember who linked to this. Was in some article about CSS, author linked to Miriam and said she was doing great work.
"Share a private virtual room with friends. Watch videos, play with 3D objects, or just hang out"
Works impressively well on pancake browsers as well. Found via HN.
A newer CSS Zen Garden. It's great.
I hate so many aspects of recent reddit, it somehow continues to get worse.
It’s shocking to me how people sell out like this. You have to know deep down that all these hostile short term juicers destroy the brand, each malfeasance creating more room for a competitor. I mean you guys replaced Digg, cmon.
The audacity to claim “it works”, in italics no less.
The real shame of the current tech companies is they have no principles, no long term vision. They all feel like they follow the same curve, a bunch of managers hitting KPIs during their 2-5 year stint before trading up, ending in some PE firm diving in at the end for the final squeeze.
They’re lemons being juiced dry, when they should be a garden of lemon trees.
“But we got 20% more juice than last year!!”
Yea, you did.
I feel this one. Was just going through some old unread email newsletters (some from 2019!..), and linkrot is made even worse by the tracking links in emails. Tracking / shortened links are just another potential failure point!
A counter to the "but I always use cmd R" argument. Stripping away useful UI so things look clean is not a good design approach.
Great summary of the deluge of tools being made (from 2015!). But with a positive take at the end:
Instead of telling people to stop creating new js frameworks. Instead of discouraging people from adding to the vast amount of available tools, I'm going to encourage people to build even more tools. Pick a problem and try to solve it better than anyone else has before. Having better tools will help us push the web forward. And it's okay if 90% of them are bad. The 10% will be worth it.
To check a bitly link, add
+ to the end of the URL.
Just incredible. Browser-based photoshop
The structure of the article is great - "here's the whole thing, followed by a line-by-line breakdown".
The enormous blobs of mobile meta will always be a bit gross.
Cutting sync support for Chromium was what finally sent me to other browsers. Now alternating between Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi.
Don't agree with all (I like some of the stupid new features), but the core point is true. Web browsers have gotten too complex and are basically no longer rebuildable from scratch.
The design philosophy behind flash was to let you make animations and interactive content.
The design philosophy behind html/css/js/web stack is a composable system of modules that can be bundled, used to center objects, and plumb state to components.
Cool idea. Causes some wild screen tearing or something on old laptop, and as the author mentions:
while it might look great, usability of it is poor
Linked video on motion blur is also good.
Need more content like this. "How to do sensible things with HTML" is under-explored compared to how to do stupid things with JS
Thorough and followable breakdown, with lots of code comments. Will this be what gets me to actually learn WebGL? We'll find out!
This is cooooooooool. Control tabs from the commandline! Search them like searching files! Amazing idea.
tldr: anything! Can use them to build up strings for other variables, combine values with calc (I want to implement color-contrast function), and clever use of
content to display the current value!
I really like the original one, and this is a solid reply
Lot of good parts
The less interactive parts don’t benefit much from React. Listing pages, static pages, blogs - these things are increasingly built in React, but the benefits they accrue are extremely narrow. A lot of the optimizations we’re deploying to speed up these things, things like bundle splitting, server-side rendering, and prerendering, are triangulating what we had before the rise of React.
Interesting estimates and numbers - clientside savings really add up.
In fact, it is probably the most effective use of my time when it comes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
dependency in Mailchimp for WordPress. There’s no way I can have that kind of effect in other areas of my life.
Users: Please complain more about slow programs. Its 2016. We carry supercomputers in our pockets. Its simply not ok for apps to be sluggish.
It is no longer 2016, but nothing else in this piece has changed :(
Good place to look for things to read. Going to try scheduled redirect from Twitter to this page and see if I end up wasting more or less time
Keep pages simple and self-contained
Combo of talk + write-up below is excellent
I like the sidebar underlines and main page heaxagon anims on this
This looks very useful. Full-text search and some other convenient integrations
Insert more ads. Signal to noise goes down. Value to user shrinks. Value of user to advertisers decreases. Insert more ads. A vicious cycle that de-prioritizes the user experience.
Stats on editors/content for reddit, Amazon, and Wikipedia
Tips from and case studies of using a few websites with a screenreader. TLDR make your markup valid and lightweight, keep headings in correct order, and add assistive tags.
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