“Designing Intrinsic Layouts” by Jen Simmons

Twenty-five years after the web began, we finally have a real toolkit for creating layouts. Combining CSS Grid, Flexbox, Multicolumn, Flow layout and Writing Modes gives us the technical ability to build layouts today without the horrible hacks and compromises of the past. In this hour-long talk captured live at An Event Apart DC 2019, […]

How to refactor complex if-statements

In this video, which is a part of the Mailcoach video course, Freek shows us how he refactors a complex if-statement. A technique which I nowadays also like using myself – especially in a React Component’s render method – is to use early returns: instead of nesting if-statements and using else-statements, the function body uses […]

Why new diseases keep appearing in China

Again a very interesting video by Vox, especially in these COVID-19/Corona times: why is it that this new disease emerged from China and not from another country? As of early March 2020, a new coronavirus, called COVID-19, is in more than 70 countries and has killed more than 3,100 people, the vast majority in China. […]

How Lucasfilm used Unreal Engine to make The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian’s set used some serious Danger Room/Holodeck stuff to pull off a virtual shot-on-location feel for its many different settings, and powering the world projected on its giant LED wall was none other than Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. The setup allowed the cast to shoot in multiple locations in a single day, to […]

How ads follow you around the internet

A video-version of How tracking pixels work by Vox: In this video, we explain how cookies work and what you should know about how they’re being used. And we get a little help from the man who invented them. Spot on “Finding Dory” analogy. One thing where they do go off a bit is that […]