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I know that it's not cool to get excited about e-mail anymore, but I am about the Inkscape mailing lists moving to a modern Mailman with Hyperkitty.

New lists are here:

A surprising amount of work to get that all working, but it is, and we've published the Ansible scripts here:

Responsive design isn't "we work on desktop and iphones" it means working on device without knowing in advance what you are delivering too.

Some screens are tall and thin, some are square and small. Others are large but viewed from 6' away other screens change shape on the fly.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About inputmode. Unlike changing the type of the form, inputmode doesn’t change the way the browser interprets the input — it instructs the browser which keyboard to display, and this is really useful!!

This morning, I sneezed while waiting in line for coffee, and the guy in front of me said, "Goddess bless you."

I love Salem.

This is amazing:
A framework to help you anticipate future impact of technology and take ethical decisions


"Design systems are like a mirror reflecting what your team values or doesn't value." Scaling the good stuff with #InclusiveDesign can make a big impact! #aeabos


@nolan This is definitely an important question! I agree that Apple is well-positioned to play that role, but I think there's a danger that in the process, they position privacy as a luxury for the wealthy.

I wonder how we might create a business model that doesn't rely on monetizing data or "luxury" pricing. I wonder how we might build more empathy for users within the open source community.

What if tech operated like PBS? Like the YMCA? Like Bootstrap Compost?

"Code caching for JavaScript developers" by Leszek Swirski

I'm glad Chrome finally wrote something public about their bytecode cache. This is one of the biggest inside-baseball perf optimizations that browsers do, but web developers aren't very aware of.

State of JavaScript survey: 2018 wasn't too different from 2017, so we can't say that "the next big thing is this new state management library created by a 17-year-old Vietnamese high-schooler in her spare time. "

Maybe so, but that teenage hacker exists somewhere and is building something way cooler than another state management library.

If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

Accessibility is not a “React Problem”, as always the issue isn't the tool but what people do with it. You can build accessible pages using React but for that you need to understand the basics of semantic and HTML

Here's a thought-provoking read from the CTO of Basecamp, advocating for more sustainable, humane business as an alternative to "exponential growth."

I love this idea, but is there any way to accomplish it without the idea coming from the top of the food chain? How do you tell your boss, "We should make less money and have fewer customers today in service of a better tomorrow?"

I'm really excited about Mozilla's focus on developer tools in #Firefox. My coworkers laughed when they found out I was using Firefox, because in their mind it's behind the times. Chrome is the only modern browser to them. New tools that make development easier makes it easier to show them why Firefox, and a diverse browser ecosystem in general, is important to support.

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points, If we make it so that you have to understand programming to even start, then we take something open and enabling, and place it back in the hands of those who are already privileged. 💯 true.

That said, it doesn't have to be all-or-nothing. At one point the speaker drew a parallel to vegetarianism, and I actually think it's a great comparison.

You can have an impact on your health, the planet, and the suffering of animals without becoming a full vegan. There's a spectrum between flexitarian -> pescetarian -> vegetarian -> vegan where you're at least having a positive impact the further you move to the right. Maybe FLOSS can be thought of the same way.

@iliana I'm in an "it's complicated" relationship with Angular

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