We talked indie web infrastructure, Troma, Ted Lasso, and the hows and whys of our public domain media empire on RetroStrange. Give the episode a listen on their website, or in your podcast app of choice.
How do you make sure your annoying popup is shown on top of every other element in the page, when you don’t know how many there are, who wrote them, and how bad they wanted their elements to be on top? That’s when you set your z-index to 100, or maybe 999, or maybe, just maybe 99999 to be really sure yours will win. That, at least, is how I write my CSS. In the rest of this post, we will look at millions of z indices to see what everyone else does.
Of course, if you make websites for a living you’ll find this interesting. Like most things available here.
Works great with Love2d, and so I am using it in a new (surprise!) wrestling-based project.
Download: astray on github
The docs don’t cover this, but the steps in this post got it working for me:
- Install composer
apt-get install composer
composer updatefrom the
php maintainence/rebuildLocalizationCache.phpfrom the main mediawiki folder.
Running your own services get you into all sorts of fun trouble like this.
Adam Silver with some good horse sense. This is a surprisingly common practice here in the Year of Luigi 2017. It’s mostly surprising because we spent so much time talking about this during the original web standards push that I’d hoped it had sunk in.
Having built and used probably a dozen different image slider / content carousels this one looks like it covers all of the bases and with minimal markup bullshit. Color me impressed.
Font‑To‑Width (FTW!) is a script by Nick Sherman and Chris Lewis that takes advantage of large type families to fit pieces of text snugly within their containers.
Can definitely see using this for some datavis stuff. There is some FOUT (Flash of unstyled text) to deal with though.
Let’s see if they can deliver.
A speech recognition toolkit for Arduino. Fighting the urge to pair this with my robovoice speech chip and make a vocal chatbot.
A WebGL subset focused on making 2D and 3D game visuals more efficient / maintainable. Don’t miss the examples. Requires a browser that supports WebGL, so the current released version of Safari is a no-go for now. Try Chrome.
5 years ago this would’ve been voodoo of a high caliber, now it’s one line of jQuery. (via Waxy)