15 January 2019
With the help of the CSS descriptor
11 January 2019
The web != print, however I still find some of print’s time-honoured terminology useful for naming things. For example I use standfirst to identify intro paragraphs on Greenhill Journal Entries. This Guardian document provides a useful reference.
10 January 2019
A free icon pack (with icons in SVG format) that may come in handy when I get around to levelling-up my SVG skills!
09 January 2019
Linked resource: Styling a Select Like It's 2019
Here’s a breakthrough in the always-frustrating field of styling form elements. Scott Jehl of Filament Group introduces a new technique for styling the
07 January 2019
A simple snippet for tracking page views on your website without having to add external libraries. This should save bandwidth and have a positive impact on the loading speed of a website. I’d be cautious about using this in production for now, but one to keep an eye on and try out at some point.
21 December 2018
Linked resource: 18 for 2018, #1: Turner Street Sound – Nothin’ But Magic
My buddy Tom Churchill knows a thing or two about good records so his round up of 2018’s finest releases is well worth checking. He kicks off with a beauty from Australia by Turner Street Sound.
16 December 2018
Clear-Site-DataHTTP header clears browsing data (cookies, storage, cache) associated with the requesting website. It can even be used to deregister service workers.
As a side note, I wonder if it might be an idea for me to update my website boilerplate to contain pages such as /clear-cookies, /clear-storage, and /clear-all. Then, if someone is having some weird cacheing-related problem on a website I developed, I can simply provide them with a link to one of those pages rather than asking them to hard-refresh or launch incognito windows.
13 December 2018his self-set challenge to recreate Reid Miles’ iconic Blue Note label artwork in the browser. I was really inspired by the way Steve used what he knew (classic album covers) to learn what he didn’t know (new layout techniques).
Steve has recently been revisiting his original work to introduce CSS Grid. Amazing project!
16 November 2018
Linked resource: Push without notifications
Jeremy Keith suggests that it might be better if our websites ask people to grant permission for new content (e.g. blog posts or podcasts) to be silently cached, rather than asking permission to send intrusive notifications.
I’ve just implemented web push notifications on the Greenhill Journal so this is definitely food for thought.
15 November 2018A image optimisation and resizing tool with lots of different compression and format options.