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  1. screenshot of The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

    Terence Eden avatar Terence Eden

    The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

    Are you developing public services? Or a system that people might access when they’re in desperate need of help? Plain HTML works. A small bit of simple CSS will make look decent. JavaScript is probably unnecessary – but can be used to progressively enhance stuff. Add alt text to images so people paying per MB can understand what the images are for (and, you know, accessibility).

  2. screenshot of Page Weight Matters

    Chris Zacharias avatar Chris Zacharias

    Page Weight Matters

    After a week of data collection, the numbers came back… and they were baffling. The average aggregate page latency under Feather had actually INCREASED. I had decreased the total page weight and number of requests to a tenth of what they were previously and somehow the numbers were showing that it was taking LONGER for videos to load on Feather. This could not be possible. Digging through the numbers more and after browser testing repeatedly, nothing made sense. I was just about to give up on the project, with my world view completely shattered, when my colleague discovered the answer: geography.

  3. screenshot of Legacy and Transition: Creating a New Universal Image Codec

    Jon Sneyers avatar Jon Sneyers

    Legacy and Transition: Creating a New Universal Image Codec

    JPEG XL’s legacy-friendly feature is a game-changer for the transition problems described above. Besides saving both storage and bandwidth from the outset, you can also losslessly preserve legacy images while reaping more compression. In other words, JPEG XL offers only benefits from the start, whereas other approaches require sacrifices in storage to reduce bandwidth.

  4. screenshot of Fulfilling the promise of CI/CD

    Charity Majors avatar Charity Majors

    Fulfilling the promise of CI/CD

    This may surprise you, but continuous deployment is far and away the easiest way to write, ship, and run code in production. This is the counterintuitive truth about software: making lots of little changes swiftly is infinitely easier than making a few bulky changes slowly.

  5. screenshot of React Bias

    Jeremy Wagner avatar Jeremy Wagner

    React Bias

    The juxtaposition of The HTTP Archive’s analysis and The State of JS 2020 Survey results suggest that a disproportionately small—yet exceedingly vocal minority—of white male developers advocate strongly for React, and by extension, a development experience that favors thick client/thin server architectures which are given to poor performance in adverse conditions. Such conditions are less likely to be experienced by white male developers themselves, therefore reaffirming and reflecting their own biases in their work.

  6. screenshot of Games on GitHub

    Lee Reilly avatar Lee Reilly

    Games on GitHub

    A list of popular/awesome video games, add-ons, maps, etc. hosted on GitHub. Any genre. Any platform. Any engine.

  7. screenshot of Green by Default

    Brian Louis Ramirez avatar Brian Louis Ramirez

    Green by Default

    We humans are creatures of comfort. We like taking the easy route, the low-hanging fruit, the way that doesn’t make us think. […] In this article, I’ll show you how defaults can be used to save energy and thereby reduce CO₂ emissions in technology.