Full stack web developer working at Gelder Group, interested in all the things, but especially HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, Linux, & macOS. You can follow me here. You can get in touch here.

WebExtensions 101 [↗]

A detailed guide for creating browser extensions using web technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).

Animated Bézier Curves [↗]

Some nifty interactive animations that show how Bézier curves work.

Target Browser Coverage [↗]

Previously, we discussed the new editor and browser support within WordPress core. Following up on those conversations, we are officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8.

Microsoft officially discontinued supporting these browsers in January 2016, and attempting to continue supporting them ourselves has gotten to the point where it’s holding back development.

Great news.

A hiatus (Germany)

I’m taking a break for a few days. I’ll be back, but there’ll be no new posts until I return.

Right then, I’m off, Berlin, here I come.

Bose Wireless Headphones Spy on Listeners, Lawsuit Alleges [↗]

The lawsuit alleges that Bose tracks the listening habits of users when they are wearing headsets like the company’s QuietComfort 35 headphones, gleaning information through the app such as music tracks played, podcasts, and other audio listened to.

According to Zak, who bought a pair of $350 QC35 cans, Bose sends all available information to third parties such as, a data capture outfit whose website promises to “collect all of your customer data and send it anywhere”.

I purchased a pair of Bose QC35 headphones last year. I love them and I wear them every day. I think they were the best tech purchase I’ve made in the last few years. If these allegations are true, somebody deserves a proper good slap.

Super Tiny Social Icons [↗]

Under 1KB each! Super Tiny Social Icons are minuscule SVG versions of your favourite logos. The average size is 600 bytes. The logos are 400×400 & have a 512×512 viewbox. They will scale up and down to suit your needs.

Tiny social icons, handcrafted with InkScape. What’s not to love?

A Modern Front-End Workflow – Umar Hansa | Render 2017 [↗]

The audience can expect to learn hidden DevTools secrets but also how to adopt a modern development and debugging workflow. This talk is important for any web developer who wants to understand and debug the internals of a webpage quickly and with ease.

I love DevTools.

@Mentions from Twitter to My Website [↗]

An outline of how I used Indieweb technology to let Twitter users send @mentions to me on my own website.

A good write-up detailing how to add webmentions to a WordPress site.

My Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME Setup [↗]

Another prominent Ubuntu Unity user detailing how he’s migrated to GNOME from Unity. It’s well written and thoughtful, with details of all the GNOME extensions used to emulate a Unity desktop. Using GNOME on my own systems, I was aware of most of the extensions, apart from Pixel Saver, which works pretty well on the small screen of my ThinkPad X220. Anyhow, reading this makes me feel kind of sad about the death of Unity, it really is a rather nice desktop environment and it will be missed.

TabTab.js [↗]

A simple, Accessible, 60+fps, easy-to-use animated tabs plugin for jQuery.

I don’t use tabs all that often, but I like the look of this, the animations are clean and well executed. Note, powered by Velocity.js.

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