Escaping the sRGB Prison

At the most recent CSS Day, Chris Lilley gave a talk titled “Escaping the sRGB Prison”. Imagine that I told you that you are only allowed to use two-thirds of the colors that your screen can display. All the brightest and most vivid shades are not allowed. Unacceptable, right?! Welcome to Web design for the …

Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager

Wonderful talk by Andy Bell. We look at how we can hint the browser, rather than micromanage it by leaning into progressive enhancement, CSS layout, fluid type & space and modern CSS capabilities to build resilient front-ends that look great for everyone, regardless of their device, connection speed or context. Slides available as well

Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+

Looking forward to this one: The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Airing starts next …

Bringing Page Transitions to the Web

At this year’s Google I/O, Jake presented the revised version of the Transition API: Native apps often feature transitions between states that both look great and help communicate the type of navigation to the user. The bad news: creating transitions between pages on the web is impossible. In-page transitions are possible, but complex. The good …

Max Cooper – Symphony in Acid

Embedded above is the video clip for Max Cooper’s Symphony in Acid This video is from my ‘Unspoken Words’ project, where I tried to express things with music and visual art which I could not put into words. I turned to the writing of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who tackled this issue of the problems with words …

Daft Punk – Around The World (In The Classroom with Michel Gondry)

This year, Daft Punk’s Homework turned 25. I was 13 when it was released, and it’s one of the music albums that influenced my musical taste a lot. In this video, Michel Gondry explains how the iconic video clip for “Around the World” is structured. For reference, here’s the (remastered) music video clip. Timeless. Via …

Utopia – Elegantly scale type and space without breakpoints

In addition to my talk “Embrace the Platform” at UX Ghent, James Gilyead and Trys Mudford from Clearleft also joined the meetup with a talk on Utopia. With Utopia you get to define the small- and large-screen layouts. All font sizes in between will be calculated by Utopia. Utopia →Meet Utopia: Designing And Building With …

Container queries, the next step towards a truly modular CSS

At JSWORLD Conference, Maarten van Hoof presented “Container queries, the next step towards a truly modular CSS” Modular, componentized frameworks and libraries are more popular than ever, but currently screen size is the only dimensional constraint to which a web design can adapt to. In this talk, Maarten will explain what Container Queries are and …