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ArtLung posts tagged with “webdev” ·


  • Remember when we used to link to things?
    So here’s a link to Doc Searls:¬†Enough Alreadies, who said about leaving Quora: Even if something gets a lot of notice, the news cycle is hardly longer than Now, and the sense of having done something quickly disappears. The beautiful blog about aging with style Advanced Style posts Volunteer with Meals on Wheels, which sounds…

  • “Leverage browser caching”
    I was looking at Google Pagespeed Insights results today for my website today. And I got this feedback: Leverage browser caching Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network. Leverage browser caching…

  • Blog Post Visualization + Code
    I’ve been doing maintenance galore on this site. I have a hand-written theme and I’ve been doing things like returning the footer to a good shape and sweating the responsive details of it. I first wrote that code in 2010 but I’ve adapted it to be a bit better and now am using CSS Grid…
  • Google AMP Considered Harmful
    So there’s this open letter right now on ampletter.org regarding Google AMP. AMP is well intentioned but a terrible solution to the problem of page bloat on the web and optimizing pages for mobile. I’ve been tweeting about this for a long time, but have somehow not blogged about it. Well, I’m signing onto the…
  • Amazon S3 1,000,000,000,000
    Some years ago I started using Amazon S3 as a kind of CDN for images here on ArtLung.com. It’s worked out well for me. Amazon S3 holds all KINDS of content. And they’re filling up with stuff. No less a personage then Jeff Bezos posted to the Amazon Web Services blog saying: Amazon S3 –…

  • Flash, 1997
    Speaking of reclamation projects. Well, were we? Another blast from the past is in here at artlung.com/flash where you can see my Flash work from 1997. There’s even an .spl file! (.spl was the extension for FutureSplash files. .swf was the new .spl file).

  • Richard Gate (and jQuery)
    Richard Gate is my brother-in-law. I’ve mentioned him once before. I put together a website for him in February 2007. I think it’s a great little site that does precisely what it needs to. It introduces you to an artist’s work. I worked with him this week to provide something interesting on the main richardgate.com…

  • Firefox Tilt
    This is a screenshot of a somewhat useful, great looking web development tool. It’s called Tilt and it’s an add-on for Firefox. What it does is visualize the various elements, or tags on an HTML page in a 3-D space. You can interact with it and click to see what HTML and CSS makes each…

  • Responsive joecrawford.com with Twitter Bootstrap 2.0
    Continuing my series on upgrading joecrawford.com using Bootstrap. Bootstrap 2.0 was just released, and it has some default “responsive” features. What’s “responsive” about it? Stanford has a good definition. Responsive web design A website that responds to the device that accesses it and delivers the appropriate output for it uses responsive design. Rather than designing…

  • Wireframing: Hello Lonesome
    One thing I’ve really come to enjoy is the process of wireframing. Wireframing is low-fi design for a digital product. I do it for websites and apps. It’s a lot of fun. The tool I generally use is Balsamiq Mockups, which runs on Mac or Windows. I’m doing some housekeeping, so here’s a wireframe from…