(t,i,x,y) => “creative code golfing”

Martin Kleppe has created tixy.land, “the most minimalist creative coding environment” as he calls it Control the size and color of a 16×16 dot matrix with a single JavaScript function. The input is limited to 32 characters – but no limits to your creativity! I especially like how the site starts off with some simple […]

The Raven Technique: One Step Closer to Container Queries

Building further upon The Holy Albatross technique, comes The Raven Technique by Mathias Hülsbusch: I want to get closer to actual container queries! So, what does CSS have offer that I could tap into? I have a mathematical background, so functions like calc(), min(), max() and clamp() are things I like and understand. Next step: […]

Webbed Briefs – Brief videos about web technologies and how to make the most of them.

Heydon is back with a new project named “Webbed Briefs”: WEBBED BRIEFS are brief videos about the web, its technologies, and how to make the most of them. They’re packed with information, fun times™, and actual goats. Yes, it’s a vlog, but it isn’t on Youtube. Unthinkable! The first video is entitled “What Is ARIA […]

Operator Lookup — Search JavaScript Operators

Handy tool by Josh W. Comeau to look up JavaScript operators. JavaScript Operator Lookup → 🤩 If you’ve been following bram.us for a while you might already know that my favourite operators are the optional chaining operator (.?) and the null coalescing operator (??). Definitely check them out as they will change the way you […]

Convert Guzzle requests to curl commands with namshi/cuzzle

The other day the namshi/cuzzle PHP pacakge came in really handy. This library let’s you dump a Guzzle request to a cURL command for debug and log purposes This way I could test some things on the CLI, and easily share these tests with all my colleagues, including those without PHP installed. use Namshi\Cuzzle\Formatter\CurlFormatter; use […]

Viscosity – OpenVPN Client for Mac and Windows

Speaking of VPN connections: to easily manage and connect to (Open)VPN connections I use Viscosity. A first class OpenVPN client for Mac and Windows that lets you secure your network with ease & style. You can either manually configure your connections, or simply drop your .ovpn config files onto it. The app sits neatly out […]

How to embed AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) images

New in Chromium 85 is support for the AV1 Image File Format (AVIF), which is pretty impressive: AVIF offers significant file size reduction for images compared with JPEG or WebP; ~50% savings compared to JPEG, and ~20% savings compared to WebP. 🦊 Using Firefox and can’t wait to use AVIF images? Set the image.avif.enabled flag […]