The higher up the abstraction stack you work the less you seem to value the lower level abstractions that allow you to do it. It’s disheartening to see modern web developers valuing tooling but believing HTML and CSS are ignorable automated implementation details.
Designers: icons for actions is A BAD IDEA. Just had to help my mum write an email on a tablet after years of using the Gmail app and thinking it was reading only. The fucking pencil icon means *nothing* and the paper aeroplane doesn’t mean “send” either. Use. Words. On. Buttons.
Ok, traditional Web Devs who’ve spoken with me about stuff recently. After a week or more of evenings faffing with this post; I’m publishing before it gets too much: mattwilcox.net/web-development/t…
Why do web people still write on Medium? If there’s any group that should understand how poor Medium is, it’s web developers. No control of your own data, full-screen splash interstitials, and cookie warnings – all before I even get your content. Come on!
Spaces for indentation are rude, and used by people that don’t know how to use their editor.
Static Site Generators: Or You Could Just Use nGinx As A Caching Proxy In Front Of Your Site. You know. Whatever.
Apple are excellent at hardware, they are great at design, they have taste. But they are *still* poor at software.
I forsee many many watch sized penis drawings…
Irony in stateofwebtype.com – when Adobe’s Typekit is broken or blocked, you see no content at all. That’s the state of web type.
I’ve written a quick note on what HTTP2 means for front-end developers: mattwilcox.net/web-development/h…