It's also in these moments that I feel I should be blogging more about my day to day efforts to architect large projects, lead teams, collaborate with designers, figure out the right problems to solve with clients.
But then I remember CodePen (and Glitch) and blogging are an escape (and a guaranteed way to entertain the kids, nephews, nieces, etc) and remind me why I like the web.
So back to animation, future specs, and blend modes I go.
Went from zero projects a month ago to juggling four this week. One in Angular (inherited), one in React, one with Lavaca + Cordova (client wants to rework an app we did three years ago), and one in React Native.
Wanted to get a new blog post out so collected all of my "how fast can things spin" demos in one place for a discussion of Zoetropes, spinning tops, and phénakisticopes in relation to stroboscopic effects and frame rates on the web...
I have 3 "Illusions on the Web" articles left in my drafts folder... this #codepen is an exploration for one trying to recreate the perfect 3d/hologram/morphing image effect that I remember from baseball cards, bookmarks, and art stores in the malls in the 90s.
Hard to describe, but I hope looking at this people know what effect I'm trying for.
Logged into the other place to see why my mastodon timeline is fuller than usual.
I like it here.
Currently making my way through Dave's https://davatron5000.github.io/a11y-nutrition-cards/
I love accessibility, and was the first thing I was tasked with at my first job (a classic mid-2000s Section 508 thing). This breaks expectations down in a really digestible way that is often hard to find in a11y documentation.
I think often about why we sing national anthems and do patriotic displays at public events... this is a solid discussion around the intensified displays of patriotism at sporting events over the last 15+ years:
Looking back, I think there are two main events as a kid that led me to web development:
1. I got a copy of Corel Photo-Paint 6 (on nine floppies, naturally)
2. The 010101: Art in Technological Times exhibition at the SFMOMA
Neither was specifically about the web, but all about design, data, and interaction in the digital space.
- Resisting working with clients who are unethical or support causes that hurt people
- Using the strengths of the web to tell stories that other forms of media cannot
- Help people
I feel like my ideal job/career would involve as many of the following as possible, in no particular order:
- Collaborating across disciplines
- Making projects that *actually* help people (subjective, I know)
- Sharing knowledge internally and in community (sponsor time/money for speaking at and hosting conferences, writing blog posts, writing books)
- Things actually releasing
- Integrating smart animation
- Combining tech and art and creative interactions
- *Actually* help people
Just saw that season 4 of Tumble Leaf is coming next month. The attention to detail and focuses on imagination, inclusion, and being curious are superb. As someone who has always been interested in studio animation, this collection of behind-the-scenes stories and videos is inspiring:
The Web Animations API on iOS 12 beta 1 ... It was toggled on by default in the Experimental Features (but so were a lot of things I wouldn't expect).
It's looking like it has everything that latest Safari Tech Preview has https://codepen.io/danwilson/pen/gzoeLX https://mastodon.social/media/xDueBZa56e8WI0ieT0I
Three year old just built an impressive tower of blocks and was telling me how it was a new level for the people and birds game (Monument Valley) and told me how the character was supposed to move it to get everything aligned and get to the door...
and well... it was fantastic.
I actually don't get recruiter messages on LinkedIn very often. But when I do, it's from an old friend from high school who clearly doesn't remember why they are connected to me on LinkedIn.
New blog post: More musings on the newer aspects of CSS Motion Path in Chrome with Experimental Web Platform Features
An Overheard Monologue, in Two Parts
"I hate that every feature we make gets compromised due to time or budget... we never get to build what the user really needs"
(Five minutes pass)
"I hate that Slack doesn't let me react to reactions... how could their developers not support this yet?!"
iOS 11.3 Safari Show more
About to launch my first Progressive Web App... a one pager that uses the device's camera... and I'm very excited about it.
iOS 11.3 came out.
And iOS 11.3 makes it unusable, because getUserMedia() is not available to homescreen apps.
So why force it as a standalone app in fullscreen?
Because that's better for Android/Windows since it is one screen and can fill the space with the camera.
And now that 11.3 understands Web App Manifests... it chooses to launch fullscreen.
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