Weeknotes 14

  • Emil draws “Snakes with Poison Dots.”
  • Max Böck published a boilerplate Emergency Website Kit, which, especially these days, aims to provide a quick way to publish critical information with a single HTTP request. The technique has the ability to handle sudden load spikes with maximum resilience.
  • The complete “An Event Apart Washington DC 2019 Sessions” are available online. That´s quite something to study.
  • I´ve learned that there is a <time> tag in HTML which can should be used for dates and time to improve semantic HTML.
  • A compelling talk from Aaron Gustafson: “Progressive Web Apps: Where Do I Begin?” It´s not mainly about the Service Worker. Aaron is pointing out that a Progressive Web App aims to enhance – or progress – an already great experience of a website with performance, less network reliance, offline capabilities, and engagement. It´s a chain of: focusing on what matters most for a particular web page to create a great core experience (start with words); writing semantic markup to support the core experience; designing with CSS to support the core experience; and finally using JavaScript to support the core experience.
  • PWA Stats is a community-driven list of stats and news related to Progressive Web Apps.
  • Aaron Shekey, Stack Overflow’s principal product designer on design systems, explains how the new dark mode of Stack Overflow has been realized.
  • Stacks is the design system of Stack Overflow.
  • A beautiful collection of typespecimens, curated by John D. Jameson.
  • I have added a search function to my static Jekyll-driven site. It´s a client-side search powered by Lunr. Currently the search index for the entire website is built on the client with the first query a user kicks off. This is something that could be improved for the future. But still I´m happy with that thing for now.