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Hot take: I feel the web needs an improved markup + styling system, but more practical and reduced in functionality. This way more browsers can participate. Web pages don’t need a realistic ray casting rendering system for CSS, despite of how nice this would look — it has zero business benefits and discriminates against low performing devices. Instead, have a look at a video game engine with html5 output, if that’s what you want.

Found a cool resource, WP Kama notes on Sitemap on the WordPress sitemap feature I helped create, including many scenarios and a performance optimisation! It’s really satisfying to see the care given to something they find has usefulness. đź‘Ť

Really like the site as well, it has more reference information than the official codex.

I was using macOS mail rules to sort mail into “Feed” and “Papertrail” inbox subfolders but iOS mail badges are frequently incorrect or delayed. Does it work better when using server rules?

Splitting up the example cuttlefish blog application from the cuttlefish framework, so that I can include more features to specialise both, as well as build multiple application types.

Found this cool Firefox Extension called Tab Stash, it’s a performant open source variety of OneTab (which is neither): Lets you switch tasks by managing group of tabs. Essential.

Someone should really come up with an improved version of ln that works conceptually more similar to cp in terms of relative paths.

I think there is a lot of unused potential in optimising for end user productivity where there are boring solutions available. Mostly do less.

One of the under appreciated aspects of technical debt is that it makes it harder to get flow; certainly dealing with niggles and workarounds distracts developers from thinking holistically about a problem.

For our well-being, we take Slack off our phones when we’re on holiday. Leave it off, look after your well-being when you’re back to work as well.

As a web professional and a person who isn’t a native speaker but values privacy, it’s disheartening to see catering websites offering the choice between a phone call and a facebook message.

Also, it’s a business risk if your income is dependent on using a third-party community for essential business operations.

This used to be common knowledge in “web design” but it’s still true. Every time a site interrupts the visitor from achieving something on your site, (modal, sso login, login prompt, newsletter signup) the visitor loses focus and is less likely to meet the goal (or “lowers conversion tracking” if you’re using analytics). That’s why these things should be displayed after the main content when the visitor is naturally open for a new pathway.

Where do I go to figure out if a pc component is compatible with a version of Ubuntu?