Progressive enhancement is Scary Mary™ to some but there is no need to cry or pass out. Let me use a shark in a fez, Tony Hawk, and a couple of zombie lads to explain. Shout out to my pal Andy whose skateboard/scooter analogy I borrowed.
Hi, I'm Nicolas Hoizey.
I accidentally moved my hero image onto Cloudinary (who I also adore!). But, a less-optimised image served from the same origin is always faster than a more-optimised image from a third party. Self-host your static assets! csswizardry.com/2019/05/self-host-your-static-assets/
But most images are currently not or badly optimized. 😔
They would benefit a lot from an image CDN: resize, compression, modern formats, etc.
Oooh, thanks a lot @dbanksDesign for these gorgeous stickers! 😍🙏
Having lost some sleep over this, I am relieved to find that when it comes to the web, Sustainable Web Design is the solution to the Jevons paradox. By maximising efficiency in web design, development and content creation, we can ensure that we preserve the benefits of more efficient hardware. Then by trying to ensure that the web projects we work on are actually good for the world, we can harness the secondary rebound effect to create positive rather than negative environmental impact.
a tool that automatically matches the fallback font to the custom font–because computers are good at that stuff.
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JAMstack often promotes itself as an excellent way to provide performant sites. It's even the first listed benefit on jamstack.wtf, a "guide [which] gathers the concept of JAMstack in a straight-forward guide to encourage other developers to adopt the workflow". But too many JAMstack sites are very slow.
I really like that SpeedCurve tried to innovate with this recent "User Happiness" metric (original version). It aggregates multiple technical metrics to decide if users visiting the page are happy or not with it. But I see several issues in this metric.
Evan Minto wrote a great article showing the Internet Archive has tested the actual root font-size set by their visitors, and the result shows a lot of people still change the default one: Pixels vs. Ems: Users DO Change Font Size.
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