I love posts like this that get into the nitty-gritty detail of seemingly simple undertakings like updating a site’s font stack, especially one based on system fonts! There’s a lot to learn from this post and it’s well worth your time.
The Best of the Internets
This excellent piece breaks down many of the issues around what it means (in the larger, societal sense) to store information digitally.
In the 21st century, more and more information is “born digital” and will stay that way, prone to decay or disappearance as servers, software, Web technologies, and computer languages break down. The task of internet archivists has developed a significance far beyond what anyone could have imagined in 2001, when the Internet Archive first cranked up the Wayback Machine and began collecting Web pages…
What I want is a way that both sides can get what they want: companies and projects can be data-driven, and users don’t get their privacy compromised.
This is an excellent round up of excellent naming recommendations for writing more readable code.
This is an excellent case study from Alice Lee on making Wordpress’ branding illustrations more inclusive.
This is an excellent roll-up of coding best practices from Brandon Gregory.
This is great news! Microsoft, Google, the W3C, and Samsung are all joining Mozilla in the maintenance and curation of MDN. Finally, we’ll have one always up-to-date source of docs on web standards!
It‘s apparently a week for historical reading. I wrote about the history of CSS Grid, specifically, and Jason Hoffman wrote about the history of CSS writ-large.
Your knowledge and experience is valuable, no matter where you are in your career; you should share that knowledge with others. The web is what it is today because we shared our code and learned from each other. Be a part of that legacy. Brandon Gregory will show you the way.