Author Archives: Bramus!

React v16.3.0: New Lifecycle Events and Context API

React 16.3.0 just got released. Next to being able to forward refs and some changes to the lifecycle events it also sports a new Context API which I’ve written about before. Even though the introductory blogpost over at the React … Continue reading

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Instagram Terminal Feed

Forget about that Instagram for Windows 95, and go for the real deal: Instagram on the CLI: Sometimes checking your instagram during work is kind of strange, so why not check your instagram inside your terminal? OK… I know checking … Continue reading

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Variable Fonts, an interactive presentation

Interactive slidedeck of a talk on Variable Fonts by Scott Kellum: Advance with the arrow keys. Watch it fullscreen here.

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Video Music – Make music by flashing colored items in front of your webcam

This makes music and needs access to your camera. The average hue from your camera controls which chord will play. Video Music →

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How CSS’s display: contents; works

You might know that display: contents; does what it states it does: it only shows an element’s contents, just as if you were to remove the opening and closing tag. But what about the element’s attributes? What about the bound … Continue reading

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Working with Houdini’s new CSS Typed Object Model (Typed OM)

Chrome 66 will add support for Houdini’s Typed OM. Eric Bidelman from Google has documented how we can use this. CSS now has a proper object-based API for working with values in JavaScript. The days of concatenating strings and subtle … Continue reading

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Easily create high resolution Twitter screenshots with “Screenshot a Tweet”

Nice new tool by Cameron Adams (The Man in Blue): just enter the URL of a tweet, et voila: you get a screenshot – without any cruft and in a decent resolution – in return. To do this on the … Continue reading

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AR Experiments: Flight Paths – A visualization of flight data that floats around you.

Flight Paths is an experiment that transforms your room into a flight path visualization. Touch any horizontal surface and explore as flights take off from JFK or SFO and fly around your space. AR Experiments: Flight Paths →

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Data Selfie – A browser extension analysing your Facebook consumption

Data Selfie is a browser extension that tracks you while you are on Facebook to show you your own data traces and reveal what machine learning algorithms could predict about your personality based on that data. The tool explores our … Continue reading

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Using the new Async Clipboard API

Shipping with Chrome 66 is an implementation of the new Async Clipboard API. Its asynchronous nature makes it the preferred way – over document.execCommand – to perform copy-paste operations in the browser. // Write Text to the Clipboard (e.g. copy) … Continue reading

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