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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

“One way of describing modern finance is that it’s a mechanism for enabling very clever, very well paid, very highly incentivised people to spend all day every day thinking of ways to get around rules. Complexity works to their advantage.” https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n13/john-lanchester/after-the-fall

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

What if you look at separating your Yarns code into client and server, connected by microsub? That may be simplifying in structure, and if there are bits missing, that will inform the microsub spec.

Kevin Marks

The crisis underlying the problem with news is the unsupportable assumption that all businesses should grow exponentially, according to @zephoria https://medium.com/s/trustissues/the-messy-fourth-estate-a42c1586b657

Kevin Marks

Listening to Track Changes: The Glut of the Platform Economy http://trackchanges.libsyn.com/the-glut-of-the-platformeconomy @ftrain what if the wired/medium etc paywall throttle didn't decrement the counter until you dismissed it? "do you want to use one of your monthly 4 on this?"

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?