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 …

SqUID Warehouse Robot

SqUID consists of a synchronized autonomous robotic fleet that has 3-dimensional movement capabilities, allowing a fully flexible operation. A high-end embedded control system and smart real-time data analysis allow BionicHIVE’s algorithmic engine to dynamically learn problems created in one warehouse and apply resolutions to all warehouses in the network. Cool. BionicHIVE →

Thinking on ways to solve Centering in CSS

Adam Argyle looking at several techniques to center in CSS, and how they hold up in several conditions (narrow screen, rtl, etc) In today’s challenge, we’re stress testing 5 different CSS centering techniques. See what techniques should earn a place in your tool belt by watching how they react to common layout stress. The contestants: …

Data Fetching with React Server Components

Just announced by the React Team are Server Components: React Server Components are still in research and development. We are sharing this work in the spirit of transparency and to get initial feedback from the React community. With Server Side Rendering the rendering of your app to HTML happens up front, gets sent to the …