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  1. Making the world’s fastest website, and other mistakes - DEV Community

    I enjoyed this detailed look into how to make Kroger’s website much faster. All the way through I was thinking, “How will you get the org to adopt your changes?” and inevitably… (via @simonw)

  2. How we built a $1M ARR open source SaaS | Plausible Analytics

    Always nice to read about how a bootstrapped business grew by doing their nice thing well. (via @simonw)

  3. The Architecture Behind A One-Person Tech Startup

    I’m trying to come to terms with how this “simple” setup makes me feel anxious and overwhelmed just reading about it. So many things. (via @simonw)

  4. A Complete Guide To Accessible Front-End Components — Smashing Magazine

    Very handy collection of links to articles. (via @simonw)

  5. SmolCSS

    Very little snippets of very modern CSS doing a single thing. As I’m a long way from the cutting edge CSS wise, this is useful. By Stephanie Eckles. (via @simonw)

  6. Homebrew Python Is Not For You // Justin Mayer

    I think I’ve escaped this by using pyenv (and/with pipenv) but it’s such a mess. (via @simonw)

  7. Basecamp: Until the End of the Internet

    Even if they didn’t make this specific commitment, having *any* public policy about how long you plan to run a site/service for, or the conditions under which you would close it, is refreshing. (via @simonw)

  8. HTML DOM - Common tasks of managing HTML DOM with vanilla JavaScript

    After so many years of needing jQuery for things, it’s taking a while for vanilla methods to stick in my brain. (via @simonw)

  9. Inclusive Components

    “Each post explores a common interface component and comes up with a better, more robust and accessible version of it.” (via @simonw)

  10. List of Physical Visualizations

    Loads of lovely historic visualisations made out of paper, wood, etc. (via @simonw)

  11. DSHR’s Blog: Another endowed data service launches

    Analysing the costs for a different long-term archiving host (which later shut down). (via @simonw)

  12. Minimal Long-Term Storage Economic Model

    “A minimal model of the endowment needed to store one terabyte on disk ‘forever’…” (via @simonw)

  13. The best of Python: a collection of my favorite articles from 2017 and 2018 (so far)

    Some useful stuff for me. But also, more generally, a great example of a useful collection of recent articles around one topic. Lovely. (via @simonw)

  14. Pipenv: Python Dev Workflow for Humans — pipenv 8.1.4 documentation

    I really don’t want to learn yet another way to manage python virtual environment but this does sound like it might finally be The One. (via @simonw)

  15. edent/SuperTinySocialIcons

    “Under 1KB each! Super Tiny Social Icons are miniscule SVG versions of your favourite logos.” The completist in me would like to see these for every major corporate logo. (via @simonw)

  16. CSS ICON — project by Wenting Zhang

    Icons drawn only with CSS, and very easy to copy. A bit ugly, but maybe a good inspiration for better… (via @simonw)

  17. Hyperloop: exclusive look inside the race to build Elon Musk’s futuristic transport | WIRED UK

    My initial reaction is that crazy Silicon Valley nonsense is infecting more and more industries, but I suppose the early days of rail were this crazy too? (via @simonw)

  18. Don’t Trust Your CMS — Following: How We Live Online

    On CMSs stripping formatting and how troublesome that can be. My first thought is “Why is this CMS so awful that the journalists aren’t writing and editing their own drafts in it?” (via @simonw)

  19. Who’s On First · Mapzen

    On making, basically, a database of places. You don’t need to understand the technical details to get a sense of the huge difficulties in translating these odd human concepts into something more computery. From August 2015. (via @simonw)

  20. AWS Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

    Some handy tips for securing and using Amazon Web Services better. (via @simonw)

  21. google-map-marker-with-shadow.js — Gist

    “Here’s how to add a coloured marker to a Google Map with a shadow in the right place.” The marker’s dynamically generated using the Google Charts API.

  22. Modern Web Development

    Pretty comprehensive and good look at the Chrome developer tools. A bunch of things I didn’t know or had simply ignored. (via @simonw)

  23. High Scalability - High Scalability - Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

    Amazingly detailed description of how Tumblr scales. I don’t understand half of this but it sounds exciting. (via @simonw)

  24. FitText - A plugin for inflating web type

    “Use this [jQuery] plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.” Nice. (via @simonw)

  25. HTML Purifier - Filter your HTML the standards-compliant way!

    PHP library for whitelisting certain HTML, protecting against XSS, etc. (via @simonw)

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