Better Times

Pretty crazy: a timelapse + lip-sync video all while growing a beard in between: Timelapse animation music video, with my beard growing through Covid lockdown. Using my face as a stop-motion puppet (a technique called pixilation), I took 2,117 individual photos, every night, over 101 days, and synchronized the actions to the song “Better Days” …

7:1 Furniture Collection, the first furniture made to be seen by the vision-impaired

The collection precisely uses a 7:1 color contrast ratio, a contrast level that makes a visual most accessible to people with disability. We use an international vision enhancement method by W3C organization, which makes a content or object visible at Level AAA standard (a highest level of visibility). Must say I find them visually quite …

Beyond Fast: Features to Improve the Performance of your Web Pages

Few tips by Jake Archibald — as presented at #ChromeDevSummit — on how you can use some of the new and upcoming web features to improve the performance of your page. Covered are the aforementioned content-visibility, Font metric override descriptors, the Back/Forward Cache, Portals, and Preloading

Extending CSS with Houdini

In this video from #ChromeDevSummit 2020, Una walks us through Houdini and the aforementioned houdini.how CSS Houdini is an umbrella term that describes a series of low-level browser APIs and worklets which enable developers to hook into the browser’s rendering engine and extend the styling capabilities of today. Learn about the various Houdini API’s, as …

Playing with JSX

In The several ways to import React, Kent C. Dodds also covers a bit about JSX and “the JSX pragma”. Here’s a video of CSS Tricks’ Chris Coyier goofing around with it. JSX is not fancy. It essentially transforms angle brackets in JavaScript into function calls. That works great for React, but because we can …

Skypack — Load optimized npm packages with no install and no build tools

I was delighted to read that CodePen now has built-in support for Skypack. This is a huge step forward to working with packages on CodePen. Great addition to the product! But what exactly is Skypack? Well, it’s the successor to the aforementioned Pika CDN with some extra juice: Skypack not only serves packages that export …

8 Tips to Make Your Website Feel Like an iOS App

Very nice video by Sam Selikoff in which he sets up a web manifest to make his site feel more app-like. Great production quality. There are some tweaks I’d suggest though: Fixate the header using position: sticky; instead of position: fixed;. No need for that extra margin on the content then. Update: See note below …

What’s new / coming to Google Cloud Run?

At Google Cloud Next ’20, Cloud Run Product Manager Steren Giannini (@steren) walked us through some of the new things that are coming to Google Cloud Run. Some highlights: VPC Peering Gradual Rollouts (with custom URLs per tagged release) New Load-Balancing Features (Multi Region, Cloud CDN, IAP) Easy Continuous Deployment Min instances (no cold starts) …