Trying out note posting on a fresh install of the new #taproot
Digging through some mailing list archives I pulled recently revealed some familiar faces, some interesting stories and SO MUCH amazing information lost in the depths of the web.
One #ux fail I’m seeing more and more is the “we’ve got a different version of this site for your locality! Would you like to go to it?” whole-page overlay on permalink pages. So many problems:
@thatemil I’ve always considered style guides/pattern libraries to be unit tests for HTML+CSS, and you could automate them with JS if they get too unwieldy.
thatEmil i have heard html is important for that web thing
sophiedennis looks like it went really well! Did anyone video it? Morpeth rant looks like a nice tune, I’ll try learning that on the gurdy this evening.
The Unquiet Grave is one of my favourite traditional songs — have you heard the Dubliners’ version? I think my parents had a wonderful live recording of it on a cassette tape which I can no longer find :(
Another website “disabling” right click and replacing it with an obnoxious “These photos are copyright” dialog. I know that. Let me right click them.
In actual fact, in this particular case, I was right clicking to determine the final display size of the image, which was less than half of the 1200x1600px monstrosity requested by the page.
Not overly impressed that gov.uk tells me to upgrade my browser when I’m on the latest version of Safari that Snow Leopard supports.
#protip: type an element ID into Safari (possibly chrome+others) dev console and get a reference to that element
The windows mobile device I’m testing on is at 0% battery, isn’t charging and powers down every 30 secs. Problem is, it then starts up again. Best put it out of it’s misery.
Testing websites on old windows mobile devices is an… experience.
Connecting to WiFi gave me the option of connecting to “The Internet” or “Work” (?).
On form submit using the software keyboard, I get a dialog warning me about the certificate, with the options “yes” and “no” but no question. Turns out the software keyboard was hiding “Do you want to proceed?”
Now I’m finally in the site, there’s no support for
label, so those nice big touch targets I made are mostly useless. Also, there’s no text wrapping.
Hopefully h-card entities should get expanded in the reply context for this note (crosses fingers)
Aaron Parecki testing reply context microformat entity expansion, please ignore :)