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Why Are Accessible Websites so Hard to Build? | CSS-Tricks
Here’s an example: when developing a site, JavaScript errors are probably going to be caught because everything breaks if something goes wrong. And CSS bugs are going to get caught because something will look off. But the accessibility or performance of a website can go from okay to terrible overnight and with no warning whatsoever. Yhe only way to fix these invisibly broken things is to first make them visible.

So, here’s an idea: what if our text editors caught accessibility issues and showed them to us during development? It could look something like this:
accessibility  a11y  by:robinrendle  via:csstricks  webdesign 
october 2019
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A CMS content model designed around the appearance of a page or page element isn't *morally wrong*, but when you ne…
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A couple of friends have been like "You're so good at taking food pictures! How?!?"

The answer is that I watched a…
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is it "be a white man"

i bet it's "be a white man"
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Oh. Hi!

I spoke today with the wonderful people at about that wonderful API centered around Web An…
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get you a man who looks at you the way Mark Hamill looks at this puppet, and then get you a surly mutual friend who…
october 2019
winston the third
i set a goal to read 50 books this year and i achieved that last week?!
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Not giving up! Not surrendering!
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I just released a build plugin to check that all your links are correct.

It's very easy to break some par…
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Pastel Seattle doors
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“I want to talk about web design as an agent of power, and to discuss its potential to do harm.”

Any person buildi…
october 2019
When do the clocks change around the world? And why? | News | The Guardian
Well at this time of year, an hour extra in bed for a start. But DST has far wider ramifications, for energy use, farming, even mood.

Some argue that DST does not really save energy, as less household usage in the evenings in summer might be offset by greater morning usage.

Health impacts are widely touted: people can get more exposure to sunlight through the summer DST months, boosting their vitamin D levels. But critics argue that disruption to circadian rhythms (sleep patterns) can negatively impact on human health. Studies have found that the risk of having a heart attack increases in the first three weekdays after switching to DST in the spring.

However they also found that the extra hour of sleep after the clocks went back in autumn decreased the risk of heart attacks in the first few weekdays after switching.

Studies suggest that although getting an “extra hour of sleep” when the clocks move back does not lead to people sleeping longer, the loss of an hour of sleep when the clocks move forward negatively affects sleeping patterns for several weeks afterwards.
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october 2019
Google released research on what makes a good boss – do you agree? | Money | The Guardian
1 A good coach
Good bosses help employees through problems and use them as learning points.

2 Empowers the team instead of micromanaging
If your boss frequently tells you how to do small tasks that you are completely qualified to do on your own – like how to write an email – then you may have a micromanager on your hands. A good manager should empower you to use the skills that got you the job instead of trying to do everything for you.

3 Creates an inclusive team environment, and shows concern for success and wellbeing
If your boss leaves you feeling terrified of going to the toilet or asking questions, they probably haven’t done a great job at creating an inclusive team environment.

Google has refined its findings on this trait over time, showing that good managers ensure people feel comfortable to introduce new ideas, and don’t feel scared to ask questions or admit mistakes.

4 Productive and focused on results
Good bosses help out where necessary and make sure that you know what you are working towards.

5 A good communicator
This one is pretty self-explanatory: a good manager should be good at sharing information, and good at listening, too.

6 Supports career development and discusses performance
This means doing more than just giving criticisms or showing interest in an employee’s prospects – Google’s research has shown it has to be coupled with feedback that helps an employee work towards their goals.

7 Has a clear strategy for the team
A good boss let’s you know what is expected of you, and what you need to do to get there.

8 Has the technical skills needed to advise the team
Ideally, your boss should know how to do the job that they are asking you to do. If they are new, they will take time understanding the team before they make big changes.

9 Collaborates across the organization
Good managers don’t just have a good relationship with the people they manage, but other people in the organization, too.

10 Is a strong decision maker
Google has a lot of information on its website about how bosses should make informed decisions. In reality, most people just want their boss to make decisions quickly enough that they can go home on time and their work isn’t wasted.
google  research  management  leadership  techculture 
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Superhero stories are the dominant popular culture in the United States. Nothing else comes close. The war is over,…
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Gonna pretend to be someone’s parents at this show
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I had my dad pull up a Vox Media site tonight and then he scrolled until he got one of our custom ads and I said th…
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important new research paper about the most common reasons why data visualization projects can turn into complete c…
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If you're at all interested in maps and perhaps in how Mercator came up with his, you'll LOVE this! Such a level of…
october 2019
Rian Johnson ‘Brick’ and ‘Knives Out’ Interview
We weren’t going to be able to create expressive sets. We weren’t going to be able to go to town with production design. It was just going to look like a high-school movie, until somebody opened their mouth. Once they did, you then knew this was something different. You had to prick up your ears and figure out what this world was. It was making sure that the audience felt secure in that disconnect of being in a fantasy land. This is more Blue Velvet than The River’s Edge.
film  rianjohnson  filmmaking  interview  film:brick  director 
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“Banality of evil” is not referring to the fact that Nazis had fun and families: banal is not a description of the…
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“someone told me ‘race car’ is a palindrome and it blew my mind!”
“so is ‘taco cat.’”
“…yeah, but ‘race car’ is a r…
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The voice on the other end said, “Roxane? It’s Elizabeth Warren and I want to thank you for your endorsement.” I im…
october 2019
“The World-Wide Work.” – dirtystylus
in which explains my talk better than i ever could

(thank you so much, mark <3)
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hightechly blocking the halo of the overhead light
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To date, no one has argued that men have to provide financial support for a fetus. Until that day when…
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I don't know. Maybe I'm just in a mood today. But there's also this.
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I mean the conversation starts out with you trying to trade on our imaginary agreement so you don't have to listen…
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Of course that’s not entirely new (Photoshop, or Valley Of The Shadow Of Death) but having it happen in the tool at…
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Regarding ‘computational photography’:

Currently, its mostly confined to adjustments to the subject being photogra…
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Hey ! We just created an issue to propose/release the design for what will become the new default front-end…
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I feel like I’m the only person who didn’t like that book. I couldn’t suspend my belief quite enough f…
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Sometimes I remind myself “hey, you don’t have to have an opinion on that, other people got it!” and it’s really gr…
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Relatable Columbo
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One of things you might noodle on for a while is why it feels important to you that we agree? What do you get out o…
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When I end up giving a lot of white guys a hard time, they'll often respond with "we probably agree on most things"…
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If you into my mentions to defend huge billion dollar corporations who are literally ruining everything, you're gon…
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has been instrumental in this effort! It was she and I who had the initial idea to do this at…
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Really happy to have received this amazing looking "Data Visualization Handbook" by & 😍

It…
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Updated my slides for tomorrow’s AI Art class. Included what I describe as “‘How to Draw an Owl’ with machine learn…
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SHE FLOSSED IN THE SPACE SUIT YOU GUYS
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Because if *you're* able to do the hard work of changing things for the next folks, that means that it was within t…
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The grief we feel now, the pain and rejection at their abandonment of us, is real.

Like all pain, the only way ou…
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I'm heartened by the younger women I see refusing to stand for it. Part of being a good Elder means standing with w…
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There's an idea that "it's just the price you pay" if you want to be a woman… with a job. Boomer/GenX women in more…
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one of the scifi midterm group projects in my class is on ex machina and I told the group doing it to consider thin…
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npm install no-mouse-days and turn off all mouse access to your project for a day: get the whole team thinking abou…
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Also, speaking of Robert Moses, the last thing he did before he retired was get his eponymous NY h…
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However, even if you work to resist the structural damage of the system you sit inside of, you're still very likely…
october 2019
Gen Z’s relationship with tech: They don’t want to be always reachable - Vox
Males and females of Generation Z do tend to differ from one another in one important way: optimism about tech. Gen Z women are markedly less likely than other generations and less likely than their male peers to be optimistic about technology’s impact on society.

They’re also more worried than other groups about online safety and security and their personal information “getting into the wrong hands.”
culture  socialmedia  privacy  communication  genz 
october 2019
Remembering Jennifer Lopez's N-Word Controversy, 15 Years Later | Genius
Still, although J. Lo wasn’t responsible for wedging “nigga” into the lyrics, she proceeded to sing them without caution—it’d be the last time she’d do so on a record. In fact, Lopez’s 2014 single—which was written by Tinashe—was originally titled “I Luh Ya Nigga.” When J. Lo recorded it, it was renamed “I Luh Ya Papi”—she wasn’t making the same mistake twice.
culturalappropriation  culture  jenniferlopez  blackness  music 
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I gotta say one more thing — I get sorta casually groped by male clients ALL THE TIME. Nothing too overt (except th…
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Their own hurts may have been so deep, and their energy so taxed, that it didn't feel like a possibility to them. B…
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I HAVE SO MANY THOUGHTS ON THIS. It reminds me of bootcamp or fraternity hazing.

It can be easier for a woman who…
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I have absolutely heard senior women say this in almost so many words and it’s sickening
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