Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.
This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.
- It does seem that CSS would grow logarithmically with the number of components
- You can code-split it and delete unused rules
- Style calc is fast since everything is just classes (assuming no descendant selectors)
- HTML is bloated and hard to debug
- Seems hard to learn the terse syntax
- May be fragile, not very DRY?
"LCH colors in CSS: what, why, and how?" @LeaVerou@twitter.com (Lea Verou) explains the sRGB color space, what LCH is and why this is going to be a game changer for the web. Looking forward to this being more implemented http://lea.verou.me/2020/04/lch-colors-in-css-what-why-and-how/
I'm making my music available for free through the end of April in the hopes that it reaches someone who's stuck inside and could use some weird tracker music.
Thanks for listening, and be excellent to each other!
okay so you might have heard that a lot of games on itch.io are generously being put on sale or going completely free to download/claim to help keep people busy during self-isolation. to make things a bit easier for poor folks like me who cant really afford to buy video games, i've made an (almost) complete list of the games that are completely free https://itch.io/c/759545/self-isolation-on-a-budget
Korg and Moog made their software synths free: https://boingboing.net/2020/03/16/korg-and-moog-have-made-their.html
complete reverse-engineered source code of ZZT (an important DOS-era game creation tool): https://github.com/asiekierka/reconstruction-of-zzt
Happy 25th anniversary to Moby's "Everything is Wrong." What a strange, beautiful record. Here's an interview with him from a few years ago. (cw: loss, addiction)
"The growth of command line options, 1979-Present":
Over the past few years I've noticed myself stopping to do custom tweaks on my own system, and instead working to fix the underlying issue for everyone.
I finally wrote my thoughts about this down in a more coherent form https://blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2020/01/17/doing-things-that-scale
"There Is No Design System" Move away from thinking of design systems as an actual thing and more as a way of working better, more efficiently, and more creatively so that we can build great experiences for our users. https://24ways.org/2019/there-is-no-design-system/
For those interested, these are the CSS media queries I mentioned:
Because of these, a website can automatically infer whether a user prefers fewer animations (e.g. due to vestibular disorders) or whether they prefer dark mode, based on an OS-wide setting. The "reduced motion" one is especially impressive, as it works across a wide variety of OSes – Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, even Ubuntu! https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/@media/prefers-reduced-motion#User_Preferences
I love concise language, elegant design, strong coffee, and jazz.
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