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Web Components Guide

This new resource on Web Components from Keith Cirkel and Kristján Oddsson of GitHub (and friends) is looking great so far.

Mystery Road – Origin

This is the best TV I’ve watched in a while, and Clair and I eagerly binged it in two days. I loved how it looked, the atmospheric music, the characters, the acting and the issues. I’ll now need to watch the other two Mystery Road series.

Lean “plugin subscription form” by Chris Ferdinandi

I enjoyed this two-part tutorial from Chris arising from his critique of a subscription form plugin which includes the entire React library to achieve what could be done with a lightweight HTML and vanilla JavaScript solution. Chris advocates a progressively-enhanced approach. Instead of rendering the form with JavaScript he renders it in HTML and argues that not only is there no need for the former approach – because forms natively work without JavaScript – but also it only introduces fragility where we could provide resilience.

Visit to North Berwick

During a recent November week off I enjoyed a first visit to North Berwick. It’s a beautiful seaside town and I was lucky enough to get lovely cold-but-sunny winter weather.

Getting started with Utopia Figma Plugins (Utopia Blog)

Here’s another tool from the Utopia creators to assist with breakpoint-free fluid responsive design.

Until now, the tooling for Utopia has been predominantly developer-focused, but we know that's only half the story. To start to address this, we've created a pair of Figma plugins to help designers set out Utopian project foundations.

A Long Time Coming - on the AbsoluteLee podcast

At the height of my playing career, David Baddiel wore blackface and put a pineapple on his head to mock me on national television every Friday night. While the chants have remained ever present, and David’s name has become synonymous with mine, it’s taken 25 years for us to finally meet face-to-face. In this episode, I talk with David about the impact his racist sketches had on me, my family and the wider community, and why allyship needs to become a bigger part of football.

The anatomy of visually-hidden - TPGi

This article is not about when or why you would use visually-hidden content. There’s a number of excellent articles that discuss these questions in detail, notably Scott O’Hara’s Inclusively Hidden. But most of them don’t go into much detail about the specific CSS involved — why do we use this particular pattern, with these specific properties? So today I’m going to dissect it, looking at each of the properties in turn, why it’s there, and why it isn’t something else.

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