I’m in the process of moving house, so I’ve decided to take a break from posting to this site. I’ll return once I’m settled in.
PaperSizes – A simple, free resource for finding the international standards for paper sizes.
I don’t do an awful lot of print work work, but even so, this is a handy reference, and it’s beautifully designed.
I’ve been playing around with some CSS Grid layouts today and this video helped provide a basic understanding of how it works. It really is an incredibly flexible option for creating layouts.
I’m mostly using Chrome at the moment, but this feature alone is making me want to use Firefox again. Very nifty.
Grid is getting a ton of support in modern browsers and so we’ve got a couple of grid experts in Jen Simmons and Rachel Andrew on to help us navigate the grid – what is it? When can we use it? How do flexbox and grid play together? What about Bootstrap?
A proper good episode of the ShowTalk Show that’s all about CSS Grid. Well worth a listen and it’s definitely inspired me to spend some more time experimenting with Grid layouts.
Animations for the strong of heart, and weak of mind.
Eww! These animations really are obnoxious, but I guess they could serve a purpose.
A detailed guide to using CSS blend modes, it’s just a shame that support is still lacking in IE and Edge.
This site is a collection of websites that have implemented CSS Grid Layout in production.
Not a definitive list, but it’s good to see some real-world examples of CSS Grid on production sites.
I’ve been using Fever as my self-hosted RSS reader ever since Google Reader was closed. It’s provided a solid experience, but when it was announced that Fever was to cease being supported, I decided that the next time I upgraded my server, I’d move to Miniflux.
Yesterday evening, I upgraded my server (well, I moved it from using Ubuntu 16.04 to Debian Stretch) and installed Miniflux. The installation was straightforward and it only took a few minutes to import my subscriptions from the OPML that I’d exported from Fever.
Initial impressions are really good, Miniflux’s user interface is super-simple and very easy to use. It’s also very quick! I don’t have any metrics to compare, but it definitely seems quicker at updating/refreshing my subscriptions than Fever. This is also evident when connecting via its Fever API using Reeder.
Anyhow, it’s early days, but I think Miniflux is going to be a very good replacement for Fever. If you’ve been looking for a self-hosted RSS reader, it might be worth taking a look.