Have Single-Page Apps Ruined the Web? | Transitional Apps with Rich Harris, NYTimes

Talk by Rich Harris, as presented at the most recent JamstackConf: Transitional apps samples elements from both traditional and modern architecture. The term is borrowed from interior design’s framing of “transitional design.” Transitional apps are, like multi-page apps, server-side rendered for fast initial loads, resilient since they work without JS by default, and provide a …

How CodePen leverages Cloudflare Workers and Cloudflare KV Storage

Interesting to see Chris Coyier and Stephen Shaw lift the hood of CodePen, detailing how they use Cloudflare Workers and Cloudflare’s KV Storage. Cloudflare workers are like serverless functions that always run at the edge, making them incredibly fast. Not only that, but the tooling around them is really nice. They can run at particular …

DOM Treemap DevTools Extension

Christian Schaefer created a DevTools Extension for both Chromium and Firefox that visualizes the children of a DOM Node. The bigger the box, the more children that child node has. After a Google Lighthouse audit complaining an excessive DOM size, have you ever wondered in which corner of your document most DOM nodes are buried? …

Generative design with CSS Houdini

Recording of George Francis giving his talk “Generative design with CSS Houdini” at the most recent edition of London CSS Learn how the mystical powers of CSS Houdini can be harnessed to create ever-unique, generative user interfaces — think random patterns, shapes, animations, and more! Related: Random Paint Effects with Houdini

Google Maps JavaScript API WebGL

I’m a huge mapping nerd, so I’m a sucker for the Maps JavaScript API WebGL beta which was announced at Google I/O back in May: Introduced are three new features: WebGL Overlay View lets you add custom 2D and 3D graphics and animated content to your maps. Tilt and heading can now be adjusted programmatically, …

Percollate — A command-line tool to turn web pages into beautiful, readable PDF, EPUB, or HTML docs.

Percollate is a command-line tool that turns web pages into beautifully formatted PDF, EPUB, or HTML files. Installation per NPM npm install -g percollate Once installed you can, for example, run this: percollate epub https://brm.us/at-layer -o css-at-layer.epub Percollate will automatically extract the main content (powered by Mozilla’s Readability.js), perform some enhancements on it (such as …

Getting Started with PWAs

View Getting Started with PWAs [Workshop] on Notist. Slides from Aaron Gustafson‘s PWA workshop at the PWA Summit. Aaron will walk you, step-by-step, through the process of turning a website into a PWA. Following along, you’ll author Web App Manifests and Service Workers and gain exposure to some next-gen APIs that tie them more deeply …

Who Would Kidnap a Space Telescope?

On YouTube I follow SmarterEveryDay. The latest published video is about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The James Webb Space Telescope is an orbiting infrared observatory that will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity. The longer wavelengths enable Webb to look much …