Web Weekly #9
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Important news: I have a new keyboard! I went all-in with a super fancy ergonomic mechanic one. And well... it's tough. I'm typing 30min per day on it, and hopefully I'll succeed and learn where all the keys are. Wish me luck!
This week's Web Weekly includes many tools, ping pong in pure CSS, tips to avoid a computer full of random files, and, as always, GitHub repositories, new Tiny Helpers and some music.
Shall we? Let's do it!
I shared my
/uses page last week and asked you to send me yours. It means a lot to me when people reply to this weekly email.
Let me share some
/uses pages I received:
Michael Scharnagl shared his approach to dealing with anger. Instead of replying angrily on social media or writing a snarky email, he writes his rage into a document to let it out. I love this approach!
I love it when talks include a surprising element. Zach Leatherman gave "a talk about building websites" at Smashing Conf. And not only do I agree with what Zach was sharing, the talk itself included a wonderful surprise to the end. Fabulous!
I read some Twitter threads about keeping the desktop and downloads folder clean on macOS. That's a problem that I don't have because I adopted two tricks in my workflow to delete files automatically using the
Santeri Liukkonen shared some advice on how to live in this world full of digital distractions. It's an excellent read and included this one important rule for 1:1 interactions.
Bereket reached out to me sharing his new project – hiddentools.dev. He's a 12 years old (!) maker from Canada. Great work, Bereket!
There are many impressive CSS demos out there. I admire people that have the patience to build these artworks. This CSS-only ping pong table by Amit Sheen uses 360 lines of SASS and is truly impressive. 3D in CSS is so hard!
Marc shared why he's still using RSS and how you can consume Reddit, YouTube and GitHub with your RSS reader of choice! Right down my alley. 🙈
Bramus shared the wonderful site driveandlisten.herokuapp.com. I'm super into it! It plays videos of cars driving around in multiple cities while playing local radio stations. The site it perfect to have it running on your 2nd monitor.
And it's funny; the Berlin video passes where I'm writing this newsletter right now.
Suppose you're spending a lot of time in the terminal running multiple different commands with different configurations. In that case, running commands with comments can help to use the command history more effectively. CLIMagic shared a quick video with some nifty CLI tricks.
Marco Denic shared a CSS fact that I didn't know. You can use
text-transform for more than uppercasing some characters. 🙈
Chrome 90 will ship with a new visual Flexbox tool. Firefox kicked it off with excellent CSS Grid tools, and I'm thrilled that developer tools get more powerful with every release.
- SVG REPO – Explore, search and find the icons or vectors.
- Merge PDFs – I think you get the idea. 🙈
- SVG Color Matrix Mixer – Generate nice looking color matrix filters for your images.
- github/tab-container-element – An accessible tab container element with keyboard support.
- ryanburgess/engineer-manager – A list of engineering manager resource links.
- kuchin/awesome-cto – A list of resources for Chief Technology Officers.
Sometimes, when I'm stressed, or things are not going as I expect, I can enter "complainer mode". Everything sucks then, and usually, that's not helpful. James Pierce shared a great sentence I try to keep in mind in the future.
The more you complain, the less you value your time.
An absolute classic song caught me this week. Feist's "The Limit to your Love" is one of these songs that'll never get old. Enjoy!
And that's a wrap for the ninth Web Weekly! 🎉
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Stay safe, and I'll talk to you next week! 🎉 👋
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