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CSS optimisation

I still do some CSS for websites but just now I learned that browsers read CSS selectors from right to left. One of the important things to understand about how browsers read your CSS selectors, is that they read them … Læs resten

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Software developer or not

The difference between software developers and other people is the inherit distrust we developers have towards computer systems. Like, for instance, when someone talks about electric scooters with electronic brakes. What I hear is, here’s an electric scooter that might … Læs resten

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Alexa might spell the end of the independent seller

If invisible interfaces succeed – which I am not entirely sure they will – Alexa will function as a barrier of entry for independents sellers. Which is probably why Amazon is so focused on it. Google, Apple and Microsoft try … Læs resten

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Not that there are that many difficult people

Neil Green has made a nice chart of 42 types of difficult people you can meet in software development. I don’t think I have met that many difficult people in my career, but the types are actually quite spot on.

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The UX 10 year challenge

From Cyrek Digital:  

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Customer-driven

In the story about LiveJournal, there is this: “We were always saying we were fighting for the users, that we would run everything by the community before we did anything,” says Mark Smith, a software engineer who worked on LiveJournal … Læs resten

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I like Promises in Javascript

Back in around 2002 I needed to re-implement some client-side code for an admin dashboard and struggled with the UI freezing up for seconds. I solved the issue using basically timeouts and a list of tasks, giving the browser time … Læs resten

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Layers on layers on …

I hear that Coolshop has a really good webshop. I’d still advise someone to look at how layers cover over the important content – such as here, where a chat layer pops up and covers the important part of the … Læs resten

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What Facebook did right

I am no fan of Facebook but I have to respect professional contrarian Dave Winer’s point, that Facebook enabled everyone to post anything online. This is what they did right and I (and Winer) can keep saying that everyone should have … Læs resten

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Characters with no meaning or use

Unicode, the international standard for letters, characters and, because everything has to be there, emojis, contains characters that are probably mistakes. 墪 is one such. That character, and a few others in the CJK Unified section of Unicode characters, are … Læs resten

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