The idea behind Progressive Reduction is simple: Usability is a moving target. A user’s understanding of your application improves over time and your application’s interface should adapt to your user.
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“Macaw provides the same flexibility as your favorite image editor but also writes semantic HTML and remarkably succinct CSS,” claim the soon-to-be-released software’s creators. We’re a mite skeptical but very, very curious.
"As best as I can tell, there is no comprehensive, informed, reasonable discussion of this topic happening anywhere."
An in-depth look by one of the developers that worked on the project. Includes some useful information about flexbox and how it impacts rendering times (spoiler: negatively).
Fast vs complete selector profiles, SVG text wrapping,
hgroup is dead, and more.
"One of the best things about the web is it can rival native applications without a hefty initial download, without an install process, and do so across devices old and new. Let's keep it that way."
Twitterific co-creator Craig Hockenberry tells how and when a bird became synonymous with Twitter, and reveals the secret history of “tweet” as a noun and verb for Twitter messages and the act of publishing them.
Old Gold: The concept of permanently placing content on a web page for a single browsing width or resolution is becoming a thing of the past. Content choreography rearranges content as appropriate for different viewports and devices. Trent Walton thoughtfully explores ways and means.