Contributing design to projects as a not established contributor is an invidious task. Most free software projects don't even have the capacity or expertise to evaluate any contribution other than a collective gut feeling. If you run a free software project, try to have a design team. Otherwise you'll miss contributions.
Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/contributing-mdn-webdocs/
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: https://donate.mozilla.org
With the news that Edge is switching from EdgeHTML to Chromium, now's a good time to reread "The Ecological Impact of Browser Diversity".
The number of "major lineages" has just dropped from 3 to 2.
I wrote an article for the Mozilla Hacks blog that's a brief technical introduction to ActivityPub. I also provide an intro to my simple #ActivityPub Node.js server.
"Unfortunately, low-code environments are promoted with the idea that this means you no longer need skilled development teams. Such suggestions ignore the fact that writing code is just a small part of what needs to happen to create high-quality software—practices such as source control, testing and careful design of solutions are just as important. "
Here's an awesome, accessible, detailed re-introduction to web components: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/the-power-of-web-components/
Heh, the Tiny Skylines bot generated a Game Boy palette! https://pinafore.social/statuses/101025784184989292
This article is definitely worth a read. https://tinnedfruit.com/articles/create-your-own-dysfunctional-single-page-app.html
JS frameworks like React and Vue are great hammers, but not every problem is a nail. A framework is no substitute for giving team members time to learn and handle tech debt.
A small change to shampoo and conditioner bottles makes a big difference for blind users. So cool!
IT'S OUUUUUUUUUT NOOOOOOOOOOW Y'ALL!!!!
Since some people are talking about the “death of the URL” … again … it felt like the right time to re-post something I wrote 2 years ag on the topic https://medium.com/@torgo/in-defense-of-the-url-adbec59c7cf4 including a link to research that seems to indicate people DO know what URLs are.
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