Dispatches From the Internets


URL Inception

It’s like a snake eating its own tail:

https://m.facebook.com/ClydesOnMain?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FClydesOnMain#!/ClydesOnMain?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FClydesOnMain

Wonder what’s going on? Well, Facebook’s mobile site (m.facebook.com/ClydesOnMain) is tracking the URL (using the refsrc GET parameter) I came from (www.facebook.com/ClydesOnMain#!/ClydesOnMain)—a single page “web app”, hence the hash-bang: #!—that was tracking the original referral page (www.facebook.com/ClydesOnMain).

I hope they got all that.








How to Apply Progressive Enhancement When JavaScript Seems Like a Requirement

On Stack Overflow last week, JamHam asked how to apply progressive enhancement in interfaces that seem to require JavaScript. Unfortunately he deleted the question before I could post my response, so I thought I would post it all here for posterity.


Playing With Flexbox and Quantity Queries

Ever since reading Haydon Pickering’s piece on quantity queries, I’ve been musing over the possibilities for layout. I decided I to play around with them a bit on this site as it’s been a while since I’ve tweaked the design. Being that I wanted to experiment, I thought this would be a fun time to tuck into Flexbox a bit more as well.