MacStories does an AirTag review roundup.
Since major overhauls to a web site are relatively infrequent and set the stage for years to come, they are rare and vital opportunities to step back to basics. What should the site be? What should it express? Who is it for and what should it do for them?
MindBody is a web-based management system widely used by yoga studios. Using MindBody’s SOAP-based API, eeMindBody provides an easy way for a studio’s ExpressionEngine web site to access its MindBody data.
Craig Mod reveals the consolations of we the web-literate as he tinkers with his servers. Plus the man walks and writes rather well and is probably tall to boot.
OK I haven’t actually read this yet but really honestly intend to. Via Robin Rendle on CSS Tricks via Jim Nielsen’s Blog, A Complete Guide To Accessible Front-End Components by Vitaly Friedman in Smashing Magazine.
Andy Bell outlines new CSS functionality in Smashing Magazine.
Dated but still interesting: The Guardian looks at the rather disappointing design of Japanese newspaper websites.
The Basecamp fellows have released a new web development paradigm, Hotwire. I don’t quite get it, but with their pedigree and skill as the makers of Ruby on Rails, this could be big.
Dave Rupert does a nice job (April 2018) listing the pitfalls of card UIs. I’m beginning to think though that for Rupert, a long list of drawbacks is throat-clearing for “I’m going ahead with this.”
Metatags.io, a very nice tool to test your metatags. Bravo, makers.
It falls to Andrew Cunningham to take up the magisterial task of the Ars Technica review of macOS Big Sur.
Turn screen mock-ups into web pages, web pages into dynamic screens.
nce we’ve populated the system with content data and produced the screen mock-ups, it’s time to knit these together and build something that the world can actually view and use.
After producing the View we move on to the Controller. In the case of ExpressionEngine, this means converting the HTML/CSS/JS web pages into dynamic templates, where the variable areas of each template are swapped out with dynamic data by the content management system.
The reason we begin coding only after completing the design work is that wireframes may require modifications once they’ve become mock-ups and visual impracticalities appear.
The entire process, with dependencies