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JavaScript isn’t always available and it’s not the user’s fault

I’d add to this list ‘JavaScript that relies on Chrome-only features’.

If your website becomes unusable because any of your JavaScript fails to load, that’s your problem, not mine.

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Dear WordPress community, have we lost our collective sanity?

You don’t buy a car just to cross the street every day. You don’t use a blowtorch to light a match. There are appropriate tools for all tasks, and WordPress is no longer suitable for the most basic of websites.

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Faster script loading with BinaryAST?

Of course, not requiring so much JavaScript in the first place would also help. Just saying.

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I’d bookmarked The “Developer Experience” Bait-and-Switch for reading and sharing yesterday, but in light of @brentsimmons recent blog post about ideally only enabling JavaScript when it’s necessary, this sheds some light on just how hard it’ll be to get there…

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Somewhat annoyed that I’ve hit a part of the JavaScript30 course that absolutely won’t work in Safari. For now, speech recognition inside the browser is only supported by Chrome and Opera. No workaround or alternative possible, I have to use Chrome for that lesson. Grr.

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Restarted the JavaScript30 challenge today after a hiatus. Today’s lesson involved using the webcam. I needed to work around a few differences in how Safari handles that compared to Chrome. Reminded me that too many web designers and dev don’t look beyond Chrome these days…

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I’m working through Wes Bos’s Sublime Text Power User course, because I know I’m not using that to its full potential.

As part of that, I’ve start to change the keyboard command bindings so they work better for me, and fix a few duplicate bindings I’ve found.

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The web we broke

Ethan Marcotte discussed the depressing results of a recent survey by WebAIM of the top one million home pages and their accessibility. This is important, because in time this may well affect you and I.

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I used Kirby a few years back for a small website project, and really enjoyed it. Very customisable, and fewer hoops to jump through compared to WordPress. Not free, however. But few PHP static generators out there. Does PHP have that bad a rap?