Category Archives: web

On taking care of your digital belongings

- Posted in computers web

I tweeted “Just self-host your things. External services can change the rules at any minute and they will.” This was mostly in response to people complaining about Flickr’s recent policy change, which limits free accounts to show the 1000 latest photos. It’s also sort of a retort against Medium, a service I have been using […]

Make a website dark according to user preferences

- Posted in web

In macOS Mojave, you can set your preference to dark UI. You can target this preference with CSS using code like this: @media (prefers-color-scheme: light) { body { background-color: #FFF; color: #000; } } @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) { body { background: #000; color: #FFF; } } See this Codepen for a demo. This only works […]

Progressive enhancement is not always possible

- Posted in web

In december I read the excellent “The Case Against Progressive Enhancement’s Flimsy Moral Foundation” (and its followup) which poses some interesting thoughts on some of the arguments that some of PE’s biggest proponents put forward to defend their position. I started learned webdesign in ’06 and I was heavily influenced by the web standards movement. I […]

Resilient Web Design

- Posted in web

“Resilient Web Design” by @adactio is an important book. Many of the references are among the best writing I’ve read during years of learning about web design. My only critique that – as a designer of highly interactive applications – the example of PE is way too simplistic. But I guess that’s just where I’ve […]