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This is one heck of a useful read on the why and how of using Mastodon. Thanks for writing it all up @laurakalbag@twitter.com!
laurakalbag.com/what-is-mastod

Our one year old is designing her first website!

It’s about a boo, a ba, and a dada

She captured that in semantic HTML, dada being the <h1>

A visual exploration followed (see📸)

She then quickly moved to the browser by designing with CSS and adding interaction with JS

"Your web app is bloated" by Dominic Tarr github.com/dominictarr/your-we

This is interesting, but it only measures JS memory (not native memory), and the author had uBlock Origin running during the experiment. (Ads are some of the worst causes of CPU and memory overhead on the web, but they can be unpredictable.)

I’ve been thinking about how to distill all this advice about web font loading into a single ✅ checklist of important items that you can apply to today’s loading strategies and the next thing too.

The Web Font Loading Checklist zachleat.com/web/font-checklis

Okay yes, Firefox 62 is coming out this week—the last major evergreen to include Variable Font support—but can we talk about this Firefox Devtools Fonts tab with Variable Font axis sliders??

caniuse.com/#feat=variable-fon

hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/vari

I’ve been thinking about how to distill all this advice about web font loading into a single ✅ checklist of important items that you can apply to today’s loading strategies and the next thing too.

The Web Font Loading Checklist zachleat.com/web/font-checklis

be the first slack reaction that ignites a reaction pile-on that you want to see in the world

This is a great description of what Lie Firehosing is and how it’s being used by those in power today:

youtube.com/watch?v=nknYtlOvaQ

how can the friendships we make online transcend social networking?

time to bring back the nonsensical superstitious email chain letter

javascript, + 

Hot take: the UI aesthetic of the first version of Twitter Bootstrap will, in ten years, become nostalgic in the same way windows 95 or XP UI themes are today.

I'd even argue they're nostalgic today...

unpopular opinion: popular things are only popular because many people like them

Safari Technology Preview 64: "websites are no longer able to request permission to send push notifications in the absence of a user gesture, like a mouse click" 👍 webkit.org/blog/8406/release-n

🚨 New Release 🚨⚡️🕚 Eleventy v0.5.3

New feature: fetch data at build time with JavaScript Data Files! v0-5-3.11ty.io/docs/data-js/

Full release notes: github.com/11ty/eleventy/relea
Docs: v0-5-3.11ty.io/docs/

Pinafore.social's greyed out offline mode is so awesome and I hope more apps do that. Nice work @nolan!

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