Battle for the planet of the APIs by Jeremy Keith — nice piece of writing, it’s worth pointing out that Twitter still includes rel=me links back to homepages, but is increasingly wrapping them with t.co, making them fairly useless.
Whilst I admire RSS as a rallying cry for the openness of data on the web, I don’t like it much, mainly due to it’s DRY violation. microformats2 is the better solution.
.h-entryis better off where you’ve got
.idno-entryso then the author
.h-cardcan be scoped into the entry
.h-entryto explicitly declare authorship
.h-as-*on the same element as
.u-urlwhere you currently have
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.