Valuable Lessons Learned in ElasticPress — an interesting read to learn new tricks for searching with ElasticSearch.
When I first read the title “Design principles for the web” I thought this was going to be yet another post about web design trends… fortunately I was completely wrong.
On this article (there’s also a video) Jeremy Keith takes us from detecting bias in analytics to design methodologies to a discussion of the conceptual foundations of the web and the deep contrasts with today’s over-engineering trends of trying to bend and control the user experience even at the expense of universality/ubiquity — in the words of Eric Meyer, “the web does not value consistency. The web values ubiquity”.
Over time, it becomes apparent that design it’s less about “drawing” or creating a graphic solution and more about understanding the problem and weighting the solutions — “Once you get to Figma, most of the hard work should already be done”
On Neofeudalism and the Digital Manor, Cory Doctorow compares Apple, Microsoft, Google to warlords willing to defend your digital security… unless they’re compelled to turn on you by a government power, which, it turns out, happens quite a lot. A good reminder that all that sensitive information that they’re collecting on you, can and will be used against you, just as that seemingly well-intentioned control over your device will be abused.
It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about changeMiles Davis — Birth of the Cool
This performant front-end archicture article it’s an excellent high-level technical overview of the entire process for showing a web page, from downloading resources to rendering and prefetching.
On Twelve Days of Front End Testing, Amy Kapernick shows twelve testing tools that cover several aspects of front end testing, such as visual regressions, accesibility, performance, etc.
Request handlers are a different, simpler way to structure a PHP app leveraging the
__invoke() magic method to create truly single-responsibility classes.