- The F-word, Episode 11 – Vadim and I interrogate Miriam Suzanne about Susy and Sass, CSS Layers and CSS compatibility, Container Queries and CSSWG.
- iOS 14.5 brings the new Safari 14.1 to PWAs and the Web Platform – PWA improvements, getUserMedia and “Privacy-Preserving Ad Click Attribution”, detective work by Maximiliano Firtman
- Related: Why some developers are avoiding app store headaches by going web-only – “It’s hard to see Apple’s decisions here as anything but outright hostile to the web and designed to push developers into making native apps”
- Progress Delayed Is Progress Denied – Do App Store policies harm developers? Is the web a credible alternative? A look at the data from the Dr Caligari of web standards, Big Al
- :focus-visible in WebKit – April 2021 – thank Dawkins that someone is trying to enhance WebKit
- Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities – a note from Sir Uncle Timbo’s barmy army (W3C)
- Terror of the adtech industry iOS 14.5 has landed, and Siri can answer your calls … though she/he can’t hang up -“Good news for users with disabilities, though there’s room for improvement”
- Finger spelling uses your webcam and machine learning to analyze your hand shapes so you can learn to sign the American Sign Language alphabet. Made by American Society for Disabled Children; “We believe that deafness is not a disability, but language deprivation is.”
- Seeing the wood for the trees: demystifying markup in 2021 – Ian Lloyid’s HTML De-crapulator will at least allow you to scrutinise the ringpiece of the HTML produced by your framework, without the oozing haemorrhoids of its endless data-, class and onclick attributes.
- Wix Launches First of Its Kind Accessibility Tool to Help Make The Web Accessible for Everyone – My old chums at Wix launched an Accessibility Wizard, providing Wix users with a step-by-step interactive solution that detects accessibility content issues on their sites and guides the user to resolve them.
- Design Affordance Controls – Uncle Brian muses about HTML interactive controls and thingies
- WebAIM Million – 2021 Update – TL;DR Everything’s shit, but not quite as shit as last year
- The talent race is also an ethical race – “good candidates are increasingly dubious of Big Tech’s ethical credentials … technologists know the industry intimately and recognize that toxic companies can blight a résumé” by Cennydd Bowles
Archive for May, 2021
You don’t change the world by sitting around being a good person. You change the world by shipping products and making money.
As I wrote in my seminal management book Listen to me because I’m rich, white and clever, IBM wouldn’t have made a shitload of money in wartime Europe if they’d engaged in endless navel-gazing about politics. Their leadership told the staff to Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters, and get on with compiling a list of people with funny names like “Cohen” or “Levi”.
So here at Brucecamp, we’ve decided that it’s best if our productbots (formerly: employees) do not discuss the sausage machine while we push them into the sausage machine. As I wrote in our other book It doesn’t have to be full of whimpering Woke retards at work, “if you don’t like it, well, there’s the door. Enjoy poverty!”. And that’s all we have to say on the matter. Until the next blogpost. Or book.
In other news, Apple are wankers and I bought a sauna.