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Kevin Marks

The silos using their own failings to undermine access to their apis by genuine tools is predictable, but still disappointing.

Kevin Marks

“A friend gave me design advice once. He said to start with left-aligned black text on a white background, and to apply styling only to solve a specific problem. This is good advice.” @davetron5000
https://brutalist-web.design/

Kevin Marks

“The truth is that the ability to build Facebook-like services is relatively common. What was rare was the moral recklessness necessary to go through with it.” @doctorow http://locusmag.com/2018/07/cory-doctorow-zucks-empire-of-oily-rags/

Kevin Marks

Aaron put together a nice clear guide to creating and sending your first webmention https://aaronparecki.com/2018/06/30/11/your-first-webmention

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

•Do early design work in small, invested groups
•Design in the open, but away from the bright lights of the big stage
•Iterate furiously early on because once it’s in the web, it’s forever
•Prioritise interop over perfect specs
https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-2-threading-the-needle/

Kevin Marks

Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. @slightlylate has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/

Kevin Marks

“There are too many variables to consider. The point of CSS is to make it so you don’t have to worry about them all. Define some constraints. Let the language work out the details.” https://keithjgrant.com/posts/2018/06/resilient-declarative-contextual/
CSS as an AI-like language? Prolog?

Kevin Marks

As predicted, Facebook uses their privacy debacles as an excuse to lock out genuine data portability apps. https://snarfed.org/2018-06-07_turning-off-facebook-for-bridgy

Kevin Marks

Wait, @Twitter cannot separate content created before and after the user was 13? Seems like a straightforward condition to me, given that every tweet has a timestamp. Mind you, tweets from the first 3 years get exported with time set to midnight.