The Best of the Internets
Depending on how you read the title, your expectations for this article may not align with the subject: the technical means by which we talk to our devices. It’s not about the APIs or voice recognition, but rather how our desires are transferred from our mind to our device’s “ears”. Voice is obviously one way—and David spends a lot of time discussing microphone improvements—but it could also be silently using subvocalization.
If—like me—this stuff fascinates you, you should definitely give it a read.
This is a really thoughtful piece weighing the pros and cons of code schools against teaching yourself with a big focus on why you might want to learn to code. I highly recommend this piece for anyone thinking about getting into coding. Share away!
I’m so excited to see this resource making it out into the public. Congrats to the U.S. Digital Service and 18F folks for their awesome work and for their focus on accessibility!
An interesting proposal from LG regarding design tools for addressing non-rectangular screens.
A bit of fun, but there’s some good stuff in here. One particularly crucial fact: “Answers are often obvious in design if you are asking the right questions, but sometimes finding the question is the tricky bit.”
Fantastic post from Eric on how the mass appeal of content blockers has given the web a mulligan. There’s a lot of great content in his post, but I’ll just share this one emblematic passage:
An excellent (and exhaustive) overview of what’s new in iOS 9 as it pertains to web design.
This was a fascinating dive into console browser stats. You did know people use console browsers, right? And yes, for more than porn.
[A] revolutionary way of making websites so they look good in iOS 9 with external fonts turned off, work well for Opera Mini’s 250+ million users, and in Chrome, Opera, Firefox, IE, Edge, whether you’re using a computer, a phone, a tablet, a phablet (you’re not, are you?), with or without assistive technology.
Thank you Bruce!