The third month in a row, where I manage to post this monthly recap. So my plan kind of works. I hope you like the content I offer you once a month. Soon™ I'll try to implement webmentions, so I will notice, if you "comment" on any social network. For now it would be great if you mention me. It's @brainseller nearly everywhere.
A Global Design System
Brad Frost argues for a Global Design System, a collection of aesthetics- and technology-agnostic common UI components. In his opinion, this could be a great resource that saves the design and development communities millions of hours of wasted time.
On reflection, at least in my eyes, this is a great idea, especially when you consider the accessibility and usability benefits.
However, given the sheer size of this task, it is unlikely to be implemented in the near future.
12 Modern One-Line CSS Upgrades
Stephanie Eckles teaches us some astonishing simple enhancements, you could happily use, as they are broadly supported.
It allways surprises how fast CSS progresses in the last few years, and Stephanies amazing series Modern CSS Solutions is a great resource to stay on top of these developments.
How Google perfected the web
A very euphemistic title for a detailed description of how Google, with the decade long game of catch between their algorithm and SEO "experts" ruined the web for everybody.
Germany finally wakes up, and makes a stand against fascism
The beginning of the year brought an investigative report by Correctiv.org about a conference of high-ranking AFD members, people from the CDU Werteunion, some Identitarians and other far-right participants.
One of the main topics was the deportation of virtually all people with a migration background, as soon as they would gain power.
This finally brought the outcry that I had hoped for so long in view of the increasing autocratic, often even fascist tendencies in Germany and ultimately the whole world.
The most satisfying result of this were demonstrations in virtually all German cities with a total of several hundred thousand participants. At least for the protests in Nuremberg I attended, I can say with satisfaction that the entire cross-section of society was represented and everyone made it clear how much we reject fascism and racism and how we will not allow our democratic freedoms to be taken away.
The Who (literally) blew up a TV-show in 1967
The hilarious end of The Who's performance of My Generation in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 blew up the stage, affecting Pete Townend's hearing permanently, throwing a totaly befuddled Keith Moon off his drumstand and leaving the host stunned and overwhelmed.