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100 words

Jeremy Keith has been writing 100 words a day, he started a few weeks back. Not at least 100, around 100 but exactly one-hundred.

I’m really enjoying reading them, each day bring a new vignette.

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Niels Matthijs on Spartan & Fanfic

Niels Matthijs wrote about the coverage of Spartan when it was released a couple of weeks ago.

[To see] other browsers vendors left largely uncriticized for the crap they’re pulling is not good at all. It’s the exact same lenience that led to the disaster that was IE6 and it made our job that much worse.

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PageSpeed scores for Apple Watch reviews

Both the Verge and Mashable have published reviews of the Apple Watch.

The Verge review is 8.2Mb with a tad under 500 requests; Mashable’s review is 40Mb with 700 requests. To be fair, they mitigate the effect through lazy loading.

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CSSConf Australia ’15 – Day two summary

The second day of CSSConf Australia ’15 took place last Friday.

The day started with Sara encouraging developers to switch to SVG rather than unsemantic CSS hacks, and finished with a call for the open-source community to welcome designers by Una.

Here are my notes from day two.

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CSSConf Australia ’15 – Day one summary

CSSConf Australia ’15 is on at the moment.

The first day started with Matt reminding us to consider the human element of design, and finished with Ben showing how animation can be used to cheat time and add delight.

Here are my notes from day one.

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Web Directions Respond ’15 Summary

I had the pleasure of speaking at Web Directions Respond yesterday. It was a great opportunity to listen to designers and developers from both Australia and internationally.

I took notes throughout the day, some of which you will have seen if you follow me on Twitter. The full set are in bullet point form below.

A disclaimer upfront, this is the first conference I’ve spoken at where tickets cost more than $50. Attendees invested a substantial chunk of their PD budget to be there. The quality of my notes waver as a I get various waves of nerves & adrenaline crashes. Chris Wright has published his notes too.

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Noter Live

Over the next couple of weeks I’m looking forward to using Noter Live to live tweet a couple of conferences.

I’ll be running it locally while at Respond and CSSConfAU to minimise network connections over conference wifi or 4G.

I’m using Noter Live as it will make it a cinch to convert the tweet stream to a blog post after the talk.

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Body Class Control in WordPress

I like a much reduced set of body classes when coding up a WordPress theme. Two template types, two main classes.

Oh, and I put it on the HTML element too. To call my coding opinionated is somewhat of an understatement.

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DoJ report on Ferguson Police

The US Department of Justice’s report on the Ferguson Police is full of revolting behaviour.

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It’s brand new record for 1990

They Might be Giants are giving away* a live version of Flood. It’s a fun listen.

*actual cost: email address