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Long Distance

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A podcast (turns out to be a 2-parter) from Reply All in which Alex Goldman gets a scam phone call about his iCloud account being compromised. He goes pretty far into investigating it, speaking regularly with the people who run these scams. Especially ...

Crafting Webfont Fallbacks

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There is a great bit in here where Glen uses Font Style Matcher to create some CSS for a fallback font that has font-size, line-height, font-weight, letter-spacing, and word-spacing adjusted so perfectly that when the web font does load, the page hardl...

CSS Utility Classes and “Separation of Concerns”

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Adam Wathan takes us on a journey through the different ways we can approach HTML and CSS. This is a really great read that I bet will resonate with a lot of you, whether or not you agree with where he ends up. Here's a particularly interesting bit whe...

​The #1 Website for Coding Challenges

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Coderbyte is a web application built to help you practice programming and improve your algorithm skills. We offer a collection of coding challenges and web development courses that can help you prepare for an upcoming job interview or general technical...

abovethefold.fyi

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Novelty site with a message (and reference articles) by Rob Lafratta. Direct Link to Article — Permalink abovethefold.fyi is a post from CSS-Tricks

Removing that ugly :focus ring (and keeping it too)

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David Gilbertson: Removing the focus outline is like removing the wheelchair ramp from a school because it doesn't fit in with the aesthetic. So David shows how you can remove it unless you detect that the user is tabbing, then show it. Essentially you...

The Evolution of Trust

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Nicky Case's games are a damn treasure in this world. Most importantly, they are fun and compelling to play. They also make gameplay the vehicle for education on tricky, intricate, and important issues. Issues that would be much harder to learn about b...

How We Solve CSS Versioning Conflicts Here at New Relic

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At first the title made me think of Git conflicts, but that's not what this is about. It's about namespacing selectors for components. Ultimately, they decided to use a Webpack loader (not open source, it doesn't appear) to prefix every single class wi...

IntersectionObserver comes to Firefox

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A great intro by Dan Callahan on why IntersectionObserver is so damn useful: What do infinite scrolling, lazy loading, and online advertisements all have in common? They need to know about—and react to—the visibility of elements on a page! Unfortu...