Here’s a little hodgepodge of videos I’ve recently bookmarked (and watched). I couldn’t decide if each one of them should be a separate blog post or if I should do this combined list post thing. If I had a lot more to say about each video I would have split them off, but I went with the combined post and fewer words here. Let me know in the comments if you have a preference on that kind of thing.
Here’s Tom Scott explaining why the web is such a mess
Cookies. It all cookies fault. Kinda. Also humans.
This is the same Tom that did that super neat video that updated it’s own title with the view count.
Except the fact that the
:hover was on the
<li> itself rather than a link that went somewhere sensible, but hey, I guess it’s slightly better than the actual Discord markup where it’s
Heydon gets all weird about progressive enhancment
I can’t embed it here because, even though it looks like Heydon switched over to Vimeo rather than just straight up
<video> tags, the privacy settings have it locked to briefs.video only.
I liked the point about “the basic layout is not a broken layout,” except, doesn’t it seem like in that exact case it wouldn’t matter if you wrapped the
grid-template-rows in a
@supports or not? I love that
@supports is a thing, and even more so now that we’ve passed the awkward years where
@supports itself didn’t have full browser support, but I don’t find myself reaching for it that much, as it’s only really useful if you need to do something different than “just let it not work,” which I don’t find terribly common.
There’s a blog version of this video, too.
Jessica Chan challenges William Candillon to a CSSBattle
Like literally CSSBattle, the website.
They go back and forth trying to figure out how to make this little spiky virus-looking thing. I totally relate to their approaches! Neither of them are like amazingly clever with either the HTML or CSS — they just try to get it done. That’s why I could never get into CSSBattle myself. I appreciate people’s trickery (duh), but my actual CSS writing style is almost like verbose-on-purpose.