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We are actively destroying the web | Go Make Things
One of the central themes of my talk on The Lean Web is that we as developers repeatedly take all of the great things the web and browsers give us out-of-the-box, break them, and then re-implement them poorly with JavaScript.
IFTTT  Pocket 
7 hours ago
One of the ways that we work to build velocity and agility at Manifold is to make it possible for people to make autonomous decisions — without having to convince a committee — while still aligning organizationally.
IFTTT  Pocket 
11 hours ago
The words of Mercury are harsh... | MetaFilter
Introducing the Whirly Dirly Corollary. Correcting the record about which planet is closest to Earth. (SLYT, science!)
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
2 days ago
Headless CMS comparison for 2019
"With the raise of popularity of single-page application (SPA), we can separate front-end and back-end completely."
cms  contentdesign  headless  list  comparison  webdevelopment 
3 days ago
How to have great inclusive audio at your event
"It’s unfortunately easy to provide microphones that will prevent your speakers from relaxing and giving their best. The good news is: it’s also easy to get the best out of every speaker."
audio  conference  event  bestpractice  microphone 
3 days ago
It'll never catch on. | MetaFilter
Ye Olde World Wide Webbe (not the Internet which has different birthdays), said to have "emerged from a largely benevolent academic atmosphere", reaches the grand age of thirty, during which time countless website have risen to dominance and fallen into obscurity. To celebrate, Tim is zipping between CERN, London and Nigeria. While browsers have developed, website designs have changed and unevenly more people get online, the underlying issues and uncertain futures perhaps remain. Take the quiz! (20th celebrations in 2009) finish with link to cats here
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
4 days ago
Iodide - data science entirely in your browser.
Create, share, collaborate, and reproduce powerful reports and visualizations with tools you already know, such as Python, Javascript, Markdown, and CSS.
collaboration  data  tool  notebook  python  javascript  css  markdown  authoring 
4 days ago
Widen: Enterprise Digital Asset Management Solutions
Widen's digital asset management solutions power brand management, creative workflows, and content lifecycles for the world’s most influential brands.
platform  digitalassetmanagement  software 
4 days ago
Sound Bites: Dogs on the Microphone
A collection of news photos of pups being interviewed
dogs  funny  news 
4 days ago
Deconstructing E-Commerce Search: The 12 Query Types
"In this article we’ll introduce 12 types of search queries identified during our large-scale usability study of e-commerce search. While not exhaustive they reflect the main types of queries that users rely on when searching in an e-commerce context."
ecommerce  webdevelopment  search  research  usertesting  userexperience 
5 days ago
Statista - The Statistics Portal for Market Data, Market Research and Market Studies
Find statistics, consumer survey results and industry studies from over 22,500 sources on over 60,000 topics on the internet's leading statistics database
statistics  research  data 
6 days ago
A day in the data center fifty years ago | MetaFilter
Life at work in Bell Labs in 1969

I spent a couple of years as Operations Manager at a Bell Labs data center in Oakland, CA developing what was the a state of the art database search system. One day I brought a camera to work and this was the result.

IFTTT  metafilter  post 
6 days ago
3D pixelart editor based on sprite stacking technique.
3d  art  design  animals  pixel 
6 days ago
On Time Everytime
"When a train starts running from one station to the next station, conceptually, these two stations will temporarily be closer to each other. And that is exactly what this visualization shows: whenever a train moves to the next station — and only for as long as a train is moving — the origin station moves towards the destination station. The faster the train, the closer it moves to its destination. "
visualisation  data  inspiration  transport  netherlands 
6 days ago
Instant Pot Pork Ribs recipe - Tastes Better from Scratch
Tender, flavorful, and delicious Instant Pot Ribs, cooked in just about 30 minutes! A great, easy meal made with your pressure cooker.
recipe  cooking  ribs  instantpot  pressurecooker 
9 days ago
A comprehensive list of CSS features and their positions in the process of becoming implemented web standards.
css  worldwideweb  browsers  standards  w3c  reference 
11 days ago
Pac-Man: The Untold Story of How We Really Played The Game
"People can tell you how many levels, what patterns to follow to beat the levels and how to get a "perfect game". But until now, no one's ever told you how people really played the game in The 80s."
history  gaming  pacman  arcade 
12 days ago
Feature policy

Feature Policy allows you to control which origins can use which features, both in the top-level page and in embedded frames. Essentially, you write a policy, which is an allowed list of origins for each feature. For every feature controlled by Feature Policy, the feature is only enabled in the current document or frame if its origin matches the allowed list of origins.
browser  worldwideweb  security  features  testing 
13 days ago
7 (not so secret) secrets about headless CMS
"Having problems understanding the concept of headless CMS? Cracking these secrets might help you understand what it is."
contentstrategy  contentdesign  cms  headless  introduction 
13 days ago
Adactio: Journal—Mirrorworld
Over on the Failed Architecture site, there’s a piece about Kevin Lynch’s 1960 book The Image Of The City. It’s kind of fun to look back at a work like that, from today’s vantage point of ubiquitous GPS and smartphones with maps that bestow God-like wayfinding.
IFTTT  Pocket 
13 days ago
Chatty Gargoyle at Denver International Airport - YouTube
He’s 243 years old, and is here to clear the air on all the conspiracies at DEN. Turns out this gargoyle is wiser than we thought, and is sharing more than we planned. Along with giving travelers his two cents, he’s surprising them with smiles and plenty of laughs. We believe interactions at DEN should not only be helpful, but fun too. That’s the art of airporting.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
13 days ago
"Sir, you've got resting confused face." | MetaFilter
Denver International Airport has a talking gargoyle Do I need to say more? There's a freaking video of a chatty snarky gargoyle!
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
13 days ago
Low Findability and Discoverability: Four Testing Methods to Identify the Causes
"Use IA- and UI-focused user research to determine if low findability and discoverability are caused by site information architecture or navigation design."
informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  userexperience  navigation  testing 
14 days ago
Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good
"Do you know how your hover menu is affecting users? Hover menus are a popular way to navigate. But the way they open can cause usability problems that most designers aren’t aware of. Before you settle on hover menus for your navigation, you should know how they affect users."
navigation  userexperience  webdevelopment  webdesign 
14 days ago
Navigation drop-downs. Should they be hover or click?
Navigation drop-downs, or mega menus as they are sometimes dubbed, are becoming more and more common on the web. A drop-down menu is a navigation block which appears when a link is clicked (or hovered) - a good example of this can be found on the Plumpton College website. 
navigation  userexperience  webdevelopment  webdesign 
14 days ago
50 Historic Black Women Guitarists and Bassists You Need To Know
If you’re reading this and are someone who consumes or performs music, then every day you should be celebrating the innovation, resilience, and talent of black music communities.
IFTTT  Pocket 
14 days ago
What to Eat in
Discover what locals eat all around the world
discovery  food  travel 
15 days ago
Mask Compositing: The Crash Course | CSS-Tricks
At the start of 2018, as I was starting to go a bit deeper into CSS gradient masking in order to create interesting visuals one would think are impossible
webdevelopment  webdesign  css  gradient  masks 
15 days ago
SVG Tracer
A cool thing made with Glitch
art  crafts  svg  tracer  tool 
17 days ago
The Colors of Motion
"A visualization of the use of color in movies. Explore and shop for posters of the colors of your favorite movies."
art  design  film  movies  posters  tobuy 
17 days ago
MetaOops | MetaTalk
Based on this recent post about the rat stuck in a manhole, I'm wondering what are some of your own embarrassing moments that you've been caught in. Maybe you slipped/tripped and fell, or got your leg caught in something, or ran into a door, or fell into a pond or some such thing. We all have these moments, feel free to share yours with the rest of the community to lighten the mood. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
18 days ago
Good collaboration, bad collaboration: A new report by Slack
"What makes for good team collaboration? We surveyed 7,000 knowlege workers in 17 countries to better understand top employee workplace values."
survey  business  collaboration  slack  communication 
18 days ago
For vs forEach() vs for/in vs for/of in JavaScript
The differences between the four main ways of looping through an array. Useful.
javascript  programming  reference  loops 
21 days ago
Using CSS Grid the right way
"CSS Grid is fun to use but hard to learn. Here are three tips to help you understand and leverage the Grid spec."
css  grid  webdevelopment  webdesign  layout 
21 days ago
Early Adopter - Motherboard
Craigslist> SF bay area> san francisco> community> missed connections: September 27: Atari Teenage Riot in Dolores Park (Mission District). We passed each other yesterday while I was walking my dog Baxter in Dolores Park.
IFTTT  Pocket 
24 days ago
There is the potential for elements (and children) being stressed | MetaFilter
Illegal Lego builds . A brief, informative, wryly funny explanation of what you are and aren't allowed to do with Lego and Technic sets (if you're creating official builds for market).
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
24 days ago
Bringing back the Web of 1990 | MetaFilter
To celebrate the Web's 30th birthday, a reimplementation of WorldWideWeb, the first web browser.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
24 days ago
The Secret History of Women in Coding - The New York Times
As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator.
IFTTT  Pocket  equality 
24 days ago - All Breakfast All The Time
Over 2,800 breakfast recipes and an archive of classic breakfast cereals. Articles and features all related to the first meal of the day.
breakfast  food  recipes  directory  links  resource 
24 days ago
Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe (pressure cooker pot roast) + VIDEO
This Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe comes together so quickly in the pressure cooker! With tender veggies (not mushy!) and seasoned gravy. Includes VIDEO
recipe  food  instantpot  pressurecooker  beef  carrots  potatoes 
25 days ago
Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories
"A new take on the age-old question: Should you rewrite your application from scratch, or is that “the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make”? Turns out there are more than two options for dealing with a mature codebase."
basecamp  development  programming  rewrite  software  mozilla  firefox  netscape  history 
25 days ago
The decision-making process is a team sport
Learn how to create the right conditions for decision-making, techniques for making decisions as a team, and the tools that help move things along.
business  process  decisionmaking  teams 
25 days ago
Get Started With Node: An Introduction To APIs, HTTP And ES6+ JavaScript
An introduction to the backend web application development process — discussing bleeding edge ES6+ JavaScript features, the HyperText Transfer Protocol, working with APIs and JSON, and using Node.js to build fast and scalable backends.
nodejs  programming  webdevelopment  introduction 
25 days ago
"Science writer & communicator" | MetaFilter
"Hello my name is Paul, I have a PhD in physics and thanks to a random brain freeze forgot the word for photon so had to call it a "shiny crumb" in front of my colleagues " Other people chimed in with their own mis-, er mal-, um...wrong-word things. (SLTwitter)
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
26 days ago
ZXing Decoder Online
Online barcode and qr decoder.
barcode  qrcode  decoder  scanner  tool 
26 days ago
Palak Paneer|Saag Paneer (Instant Pot /Stove) - Spice Cravings
20-minute Instant Pot recipe for Palak Paneer, or Saag Paneer, a popular Indian curry made with soft paneer cubes simmered in a flavorful spinach gravy.
recipe  food  instantpot  curry  indian  spinach  cheese 
26 days ago
Now Boarding
Now Boarding is a cooperative boardgame for 2-5 Players which plays in 30-60 minutes.  Each player has their own airplane they will be using to pickup and deliver passengers. Every round, more passengers show up. Players will need to plan together to make sure everyone gets picked up and taken to their destination on t
game  boardgame  tobuy 
27 days ago
OpenAPI Map
The OpenAPI Map (fka. OpenAPI Specification Visual Document) aims to help you find your way in the OpenAPI Specification (fka. Swagger Specification) documentation.
openapi  specification  api  visualisation 
27 days ago
How A Screen Reader User Accesses The Web: A Smashing Video
"In this Smashing TV webinar, join us with Léonie Watson as she explores the web alongside some unexpected properties of HTML elements that have a huge impact on accessibility and performance."
video  accessibility  userexperience  webdevelopment  html  semanticweb 
27 days ago
Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts - YouTube
Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  pixar  animation  kitten  dog  friends 
28 days ago
Entropy Explained, With Sheep
An explorable blog post about entropy, with sheep.
physics  science  entropy  learning  education 
4 weeks ago
The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight
"On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures."
astronomy  clock  history  time  interesting  inspiration  longnow 
4 weeks ago
Nginx Quick Reference
Comprehensive list of tips, tricks, and configuration examples for Nginx.
nginx  server  tips  tricks  configuration  devops  sysadmin  tuning  performance  http  https 
4 weeks ago
The practical value of semantic HTML
"If the importance of good HTML isn’t well-understood by the newer breed of JavaScript developers, then it’s my job as a DOWF (Dull Old Web Fart) to explain it."
accessibility  html  html5  semantic  webdevelopment  worldwideweb 
5 weeks ago
Cool Backgrounds
Explore a beautifully curated selection of cool backgrounds that you can add to blogs, websites, or as desktop and phone wallpapers.
background  design  svg  webdesign  patterns 
5 weeks ago
A tool for generating low poly triangle patterns that can be used as wallpapers and website assets.
background  design  svg  webdesign  patterns  wallpaper  generator 
5 weeks ago
Patterninja – pattern making application
Combine images from our free library or use your own. Produced patterns can be downloaded in high resolution and used for printing and the web.
background  design  webdesign  patterns  generator 
5 weeks ago
Hero Patterns
A collection of repeatable SVG background patterns for you to use on your web projects.
background  design  svg  webdesign  patterns 
5 weeks ago
Questions for a new technology.
"Given that coordination and communication swamp all other costs in modern software development it is a pressing area to invest in, especially as your team scales."
development  evaluation  management  technology  business  questions 
5 weeks ago
Hacker Tools
"In this class, we’ll help you learn how to make the most of tools that productive programmers use.

We’ll show you how to navigate the command line, use a powerful text editor, use version control efficiently, automate mundane tasks, manage packages and software, configure your desktop environment, and more."
development  programming  tools  unix  cli 
5 weeks ago
To Grid or to Flex?
Good pointers on how to decide when to use Grid and when to use Flexbox.
css  grid  flexbox  webdesign  webdevelopment 
5 weeks ago
Gradians and Turns: the quiet heroes of CSS angles
"Degrees and radians are the angle units we all know and hate, but two lesser-known units are often much easier: turns and gradians"
css  webdesign  webdevelopment  animation 
5 weeks ago
Making Sense of Clip Path
"We can create many different shapes from circles, ellipsis, polygons. Creativity is the only limit."
css  clippath  svg  webdesign  webdevelpoment  mathematics 
5 weeks ago
Building a modern carousel with CSS scroll snap, smooth scrolling, and pinch-zoom
"Recently I had some fun implementing an image carousel for Pinafore. The requirements were pretty simple: users should be able to swipe horizontally through up to 4 images, and also pinch-zoom to get a closer look."
webdevelopment  webdesign  css  javascript  carousels 
5 weeks ago
Warp Speed Comparison - YouTube
Ever wonder how fast the ships in Star Trek actually are? How about relative to one another? ------------------------------------------------------ The limited use of the copyrighted clips and music in this video for analysis and commentary are in line with fair use principles in US copyright law. ------------------------------------------------------ CREDITS: Brought to you in part by patrons on Patreon! Josh Nesmith Håkon Nilsen TK2 Films James McKay Joseph Jonathan Marcus Daniel Day Nonstop Pop! Dominick LaLicata Sam Williamson Music: Kevin MacLeod,
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
5 weeks ago
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