Why do we, like, hesitate when we, um, speak?

For as long as we’ve had language, some people have tried to control it. And some of the most frequent targets of this communication regulation are the ums, ers, and likes that pepper our conversations. These linguistic fillers occur roughly 2 to 3 times per minute in natural speech. So are ums and uhs just …

Tailwind CSS: From Zero to Production

Not that I’m a fan of Tailwind, but this (free) video course by the Tailwind folks themselves is a very good starting point to those wanting to get started with it. Today we’re excited to release Tailwind CSS: From Zero to Production, a new screencast series that teaches you everything you need to know to …

Unconventional Autoloaders in PHP

Recording from the October 2020 edition of Laravel Worldwide Meetup where Liam Hammet (starting at 36:58​) showed off some nice use cases for custom autoloaders in PHP: We use autoloaders in PHP all the time, but if you change your mindset a little, you’ll find they can do a lot more than you might’ve thought. …

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can he explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that …

Remotion – Create videos programmatically in React

Remotion is a suite of libraries building a fundament for creating videos programmatically using React. Leverage web technologies: Use all of CSS, Canvas, SVG, WebGL, etc. Leverage programming: Use variables, functions, APIs, math and algorithms to create new effects Leverage React: Reusable components, Powerful composition, Fast Refresh, Package ecosystem Also comes with a handy player …

Design Principles For The Web

The opening presentation from An Event Apart Online Together: Front-End Focus held online in August 2020 It’s a typical Jeremy Keith talk with many things mentioned, all converging to what he described before in his blog post Robustness and least power (and also covered in other talks). Definitely worth your time. Hit the link for …