One big and easy win for website accessibility is focus state. Unfortunately this is too often ignored, and worse, actively regressed. Early in my career I was guilty of:
This removes the default browser style and makes keyboard navigation practically impossible. Later I would learn the error of my ways and allow the browser to do […]
Last week I wrote about my new Docker strategy for build tools. Following that I wondered if I could containerise browser testing too. Not just headless automation, but real click around, inspector tools usage. Admittedly I thought this was a silly idea from the get-go. The results, however, have surprised me.
Docker containers are usually […]
Sometimes you have to take the nuclear option. After two years of coding on my Mac Mini I had littered the thing with so much developer cruft that getting work done had become a real struggle. Build tools were fighting for dominance in my $PATH.
My day job is all Node.js but sometime I get bored. […]
This is the sort of thing I do Sunday mornings in the midst of a COVID lockdown. Copy-and-pasting commands I vaguely understand between reps with the barbell. I’ve documented my steps below. The example commands are for Arch-based Linux. Other distros will differ but the concepts are not exclusive. The basic idea is to:
Install a […]
I’m dropping “left” and “right” from my lexicon. The new CSS normal is all about Logical Properties and Values.
This is week four of a large front-end build I’m working on. The primary deliverables are a pattern library alongside two dozen templates. With opportunity for design iteration as code is formalised it’s the perfect project. It’s […]
This is a follow up to my ongoing adventures in self-hosting. My goal is to avoid 3rd party internet services that have a habit of unreliable connectivity, tracking, and bait-and-switch payment models. It’s also just a fun nerdy hobby.
As a home server I’ve been running a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) with Ubuntu on the SD […]