Smashing Mag: Using A Static Site Generator At Scale - Lessons Learned.
Would I be insane for moving this blog to something like Jekyll? And how to handle comments. Asking for input.
DebugMe: Sites Where Girls Can Learn to Code Online.
Missed, August 1: Kagi, the payment processor, has ceased operations.
Here. You’ll hear from some of your older app folks, methinks, if they still used the service. I just heard from Maintain (Cocktail).
Harkening back to the days of the 5k. Sharpen your keyboards!
Teespring: Vote2016() by Techdirt.
HAH! Sure to offend everyone. I like it.
Register.UK: Rackspace CEO - Yes, Brexit has hit us, yes we sold our Cloud Sites biz.
A web framework for the modern age.
This is hilarious. Hit “generate new random stack” and then check your aggregator for tech/dev news.
TechDirt: DNC Claims That Wikileaks Has ‘Malware Embedded Throughout The Site’.
“We’ve seen various organizations impacted by Wikileaks come up with all sorts of excuses and claims about why people shouldn’t use the site, but “the site is embedded with malware” is a new one. It also seems hellishly unlikely.”
SER: Google Releases AMP Case Study & Here Are My Results.
Hmmm. Small/medium sites, think twice before committing the time/resources.
Cinema 4D now has short-term licensing available.
Still one of the best packages that combines the ease of the old Strata StudioPro line, and the speed of rendering of Electric Image rendering packages. I used to do well with Formz -> Cinema 4D.
SER: Google Adds AMP Web Validator Tool.
DZone/JavaZone: Git 2.9.0 Has Been Announced!
Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.
“Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.
Boston Globe: At this tech startup, age is an asset.
CA/Zeldman: Has Design Become Too Hard?
“The frameworks are huge, and heavy, and come with an expectation that the user has access to ‘the right’ browser or device, and that everything works. Whereas in the real world, something is always breaking. So whether you use a framework as part of your design process or not, when it’s time to go public, nothing will ever beat lean, hand-coded HTML and CSS.” I totally agree, but not everyone can afford the expense of handcoding. It’s like a handbuilt house vs. prefab. Huge numbers of clients only have the budget for prefab. In my market, prefab on steroids (commercial themes) are what one has to compete with. So handcoding is often out of the picture. At least Foundation lets you slim down for deployment.
Coder humor. Inherited some code written by someone deeply in love with <SPAN> tags.
inessential: Oldie Praises the Old Old Ways.
Webdesigner Depot: Blisk - the new browser built just for developers.
Of note. Mac version arriving in ‘June’.
Scott ☠ on Twitter: UI vs. UX ... “it’s simple, really.”
BoingBoing: Technology’s “culture of compliance” must be beaten back in the name of justice.
Cutestrap, a CSS framework.
8kb. Scanning through ... I like. Have to play.
GitPrime: Data Driven Development, Software Team Productivity Tool.
Theremin - Play your own musical synth with delay, feedback & scuzz.
Spacey, man. Trippy.
DZone: Average People Will Never Care About Their Stuff Enough for Personal APIs to Be a Thing.
Delve into the links in the article before judgment.