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Interesting things from the web – Week 45 of 2017

Unconscious mind is an interesting thing. The whole last week I wanted to read a lot of disability related posts, especially about Autism, but I was stopping myself because I wanted to read more posts to share here. And then I crashed during the weekend. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Posts

Color blindness is one of the easiest disabilities to compensate on the web but developers and designers aren’t trained to compensate. I share the opinion that it should become part of academic and media training.

Waiting for Godot after launching a thing will be one day my demise and as I read I am not alone.

Low functioning, high function are crappy labels. At the moment I can survive working at full time job but when I come home I am not sure if I can speak, I avoid lots of different foods and I am not sure if I’ll be able to attend an event for developers tomorrow. So what am I?

One of my identities is Spoonie and Cynthia Kim wrote an interesting post about spoons on her blog. She practically divided spoons into different categories where not all spoons are equal. It’s a model which I adopted very quickly because it makes sense.

André Staltz wrote a grim article about web which is unfortunately true. I don’t know what happens in the future but the idea that the whole Internet would be reduced to a network of three companies which tolerate other two terrifies me.

As a Front-End developer I am a sucker for a good HTML or CSS because these days a lot of FE posts are about JavaScript. Jennifer Lyn Parsons delivered what I love in a post about hierarchy in HTML.

Podcast

One of my favorite tech authors, Sarah Wachter-Boettcher, was a guest on the Responsive Web Design Podcast and they spoke about tech for humans and her books.

Code

Last week I saw Lea Verou’s Variable fonts demo which fun to play with. It works in Chrome and Safari and it should work in Firefox after enabling flags.

Currently Reading

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