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Margin considered harmful
w/r/t components

shoutout to Seek's 'Braid' component library, looks nice (flexbox for all things ish)
webdesign  react  css  organization  code  javascript  flexbox  commentary  optimization  styleguide  management 
15 days ago by inrgbwetrust
Roundabouts | City of Carmel
“When a city in Indiana replaced all their signaled intersections with roundabouts, construction costs dropped $125,000, gas savings reached 24k gallons/year per roundabout, injury accidents dropped 80%, and total accidents dropped 40%.”
vehicles  urbanism  transit  progress  optimization 
6 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
very cool...blur-up images in 20-30 chars

gatsby integration progress:
images  optimization  webdev  gatsbyjs  plugin  code  javascript 
6 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Self-centered design - Developing Design
“If you haven't spoken to a user or referred to research in the last few weeks, but cited the user's experience, you may be a practitioner of self-centered design.”
ux  commentary  webdesign  research  optimization 
9 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
How to tell the difference between a React component and a design pattern — Robin Rendle | CSS-Tricks
“It’s easy to see every problem or design as a new component or a mix of currently existing components. But instead, we should make components that can slot into each other neatly, rather just continue to make more components.”
webdesign  ui  ux  organization  management  styleguide  commentary  optimization  webdev  react 
10 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Request Map Generator
be glad for adblockers; js on journo sites is a plague
analytics  webdev  optimization  datavis  tools  privacy 
11 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Why building density matters as much as building efficiency | TreeHugger
“Building efficiency is not enough; density apparently matters a whole lot more.”
sustainable  urbanism  datavis  reference  optimization  progress  climate 
12 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Interoperability | Jxnblk
oral history of basscss and tachyons, segues to styled-system, styled-components, & emotion...and then how to unify them all under Theme-ui.
css  webdev  react  code  organization  commentary  history  optimization 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Opinion: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavour - The Globe and Mail
“The science of resilience is clear: The social, political and natural environments in which we live are far more important to our health, fitness, finances and time management than our individual thoughts, feelings or behaviours.”

Galen, the second-century physician who ministered to Roman emperors, believed his medical treatments were effective. “All who drink of this treatment recover in a short time,” he wrote, “except those whom it does not help, who all die. It is obvious, therefore, that it fails only in incurable cases.” This is the way of the billion-dollar self-help industry: You are to blame when the guru’s advice does not produce the expected outcome...
psychology  culture  productivity  happiness  health  commentary  optimization 
october 2019 by inrgbwetrust
GitHub - nornagon/saxi: Tools & library for driving the AxiDraw pen plotter
nice in-browser interface (can host on raspberry pi elsewhere on network); does a bunch of sweet optimizations
plotter  tools  free  opensource  software  art  hardware  optimization 
october 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Technologies of the Self: A Short Introduction • Chad Mazzola
I had a passing thought several years ago about how if the zeitgeist of 1968 could be expressed as “LSD and the Grateful Dead”, then 2018 was “modafinil and podcasts at 1.5x speed.”

If we contrast the stereotyped “1968” experience — a cosmic consciousness free associating between disparate ideas, the boundaries of the self slipping away — and contrast it with “2018” — a hyper-focus on instrumental knowledge and achieving social and economic mastery through personal productivity — the yawning chasm between various modes of inner experience becomes apparent.

The Stoic tradition emphasized mastery over oneself as the primarily goal of a philosophical education. The tools at the Roman’s disposal — reading and writing — were particularly good for this practice of careful concern over one’s thoughts and actions.

In contrast, the demands of productivity and the constant background noise of stress that shapes the lives of modern office workers led Alain de Botton to claim that “[o]ffice civilisation could not be feasible without the hard take-offs and landings effected by coffee and alcohol.”
psychology  optimization  commentary  drugs 
october 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Green New Deal: How About A “Low Tech New Deal”? – Low Technology Institute
“While our way of living would be unrecognizable in some regards, the biggest change would have to be our outlook on life and what it means to live a good one. Warning: this will not be easy or popular.”
climate  america  culture  politics  optimization  progress  urbanism  environment 
october 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Minify Your SVGs -
nice little plugin for gatsby to optimize the shit out of svgs
gatsbyjs  optimization  svg  graphics  webdev  tools  opensource  library  react  nodejs 
august 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Hiring the best doesn't always mean hiring the right people
hire for diversity; hedge your bets; good points contra meritocracy

“[If you hire the quantified ‘best’ it] all but guarantees not creating the best team. Ranking people by common criteria produces homogeneity. And when biases creep in, it results in people who look like those making the decisions. That’s not likely to lead to breakthroughs.”

hmmm worrying smells of ‘diversity of thought’ shit tho
business  management  work  jobs  optimization 
july 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Design engineers
really nice summary of what a healthy ecosystem could look like, including version control, accessibility, design patterns/libraries, and on and on

alt link:
webdesign  ui  design  inspiration  organization  management  git  styleguide  optimization  tools  progress  sketchapp 
may 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Your first performance budget with Lighthouse
free lighthouse bot scans perf per github checkin, neat
webdev  tools  free  optimization  browser 
may 2019 by inrgbwetrust
I’m super good at CSS and I don’t recommend the cascade, don’t @ me | Simon Taggart - Front-End Engineer and Designer
“We follow these methodologies so that we control the cascade and the effect it can have on the visual appearance of our documents. Don’t you see? That’s our own admission that the cascade kinda sucks.”

not-so-subtle jab at css-in-js/component haters
css  webdev  organization  commentary  code  react  javascript  optimization 
may 2019 by inrgbwetrust
The McDonaldization of UX – UX Collective
“Our processes have become standardized — not too much different from the way in which McDonald's standardized making cheeseburgers and fries. This is what McDonaldization does. It standardizes, delivers a product in high volume (low in quality), streamlines efficiency and exerts a certain amount of social control to standardize the thinking and behavior of designers regardless of where they work. Ultimately, this becomes dehumanizing when a designer is so bold as to venture outside the realms of established norms in the profession.”
career  ux  webdesign  jobs  business  commentary  optimization 
may 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Unraveling The JPEG
insanely thorough, with inline editable glitch experiements
compression  article  images  optimization  tutorial  reference  glitch  code  graphics 
may 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Six lessons learned by creating a design system at a fast-moving start-up
atomic css (i.e. basscss) with higher-order patterns laid out like picture menu at a restaurant gusta
webdesign  styleguide  css  webdev  commentary  optimization  inspiration 
february 2019 by inrgbwetrust
A mighty, modern linter that helps you avoid errors and enforce conventions in your styles.
css  webdev  optimization  tools  code  nodejs 
february 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Color - Cloudflare Design
awesome tool for testing or discovering color palettes in web design
accessibility  color  webdesign  tools  ui  optimization 
january 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Tracking Blood Sugar - Eric Jain's Blog
insulin spikes can be a sign of diabetes susceptibility (quantified self hand jerk motion)
health  food  datavis  optimization 
january 2019 by inrgbwetrust
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