The Web has never been a place of purity. Yet people often want to turn it into that. In The Case Against Progressive Enhancement’s Flimsy Moral Foundation, Josh Korr lays out his case that progressive enhancement has a giant flaw. “Progressive enhancement is a philosophical, moral argument disguised as a practical approach to web development,” he […]
What I want to know is: what should I be taking away from React into my own continued evolution as a web developer? Remy Sharp in What is React? I really like this thinking. Frameworks and techniques on the Web are ephemeral, so the what doesn’t matter as much as how or why.
Adrian Kosmaczewski has written a thoughtful post called, Being a Developer After 40, that you should read. He’s filled it with great advice and reading material, laying out a plan for anyone to become a better developer. I love that most about this piece, that it’s not about being good after a certain age, but getting […]
Lately, as I’ve built out the latest WordPress theme I’m working on, I’ve thought, “Do I really need to use jQuery for this?” I’ve had a hard time answering it. I finally read the blog post, jQuery’s Relevancy – There and Back Again, and it has helped me think about the question in a clearer context. Like most questions […]
Chris Coyier posted a roundup of recent conference talks, and Steal This Talk by Wilson Miner turned out to be my favorite so far. He talks about how “stealing”, sharing and collaboration overlap and why we should all trust each other more and work together for far greater impact. It’s definitely worth a listen!
I listened to this Web Ahead episode today about the everyday developer, and it resonated with me. I imagine many developers would identify with it because it hits on the fact that the tool chain for building websites has become increasingly complex. It’s getting harder and harder to “get started” with the Web. Any developer can become overwhelmed by what […]
You might hear the word code mentioned a lot, but do you know what it is? Paul Ford helps answer the question.