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Cnet vs cookies: « to function properly our site requires (no possible opt-out) a bunch of analytics cookies…» … really? (Hits the close button)

Good front-end requires lot’s of thought, proof in this great article on coding cards:

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Because of #GDPR, USA Today decided to run a separate version of their website for EU users, which has all the tracking scripts and ads removed. The site seemed very fast, so I did a performance audit. How fast the internet could be without all the junk! 🙄
5.2MB → 500KB

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So many sites do:

“Here are cookie, advertising, tracking policies. Here is an OK button.”

After not clicking the ok button but attempting to continue:

“You must agree to our tracking policy”

That is explicitly not allowed/illegal under GDPR.

American companies including the Washington Post really have a damn hard time wrapping their head around that an agreement means you can decline to agree to it, and GDRP says refusing to be tracked is not grounds for a site to refuse service.

Vim tip: spell check
:set spell

to use different language
:set spell spelllang=en_gb

If you’re in neovim and the language files aren’t found, try launching with no plugins nvim -u NORC before setting spell, you should be prompted to download files

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"Contrary to the current consensual hallucination, there are alternatives to Google Analytics."

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I just introduced Intrinsic Web Design at An Event Apart Seattle.

Notes 1: (thanks!)
Notes 2: (thanks @torrecapistran!)

Intrinsic Web Design.

Okay, variable fonts are going to open up huge typographical opportunities for the web:

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if you have a personal web log, please reply with the url!

an attempt to collect everyone’s blogs - so as to not let precious non-commercial content go unread and unnoticed - is likely the only time i’ll ever ask:

please boost this toot.

Like the philosophy of Stimulus, "A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have", Basecamp’s JavaScript framework.