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Love the renewed attention for “classless” CSS frameworks, …

Love the renewed attention for “classless” CSS frameworks, but I’m gonna keep calling them CSS—or browser—resets. (Just kidding—nah, I’m serious—but this is how I’ve been approaching web design for the longest time. Doesn’t mean I’m somehow against “component-based design,” by the way. [That said, I rarely need more than a handful of classes beyond microformats, “the simplest way to mark up structured information in HTML.”])

Also, quoting from Jeremy Keith’s “Robustness and Least Power”:

Choose the least powerful language suitable for a given purpose.

Robustness and least power
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Bookmarked https://aaronfrancis.com/2020/laravel-pseudo-daemons. A Laravel pseudo-daemon “will instruct Laravel …

Bookmarked https://aaronfrancis.com/2020/laravel-pseudo-daemons.

A Laravel pseudo-daemon “will instruct Laravel to try to run [a] command every minute, to place it in the background, and to not start another one until the first one is finished.”

Laravel handles that whole part for us, out of the box, for free.

Laravel Pseudo-Daemons - Aaron Francis
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Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-8-1-includes-block-copying-testimonials-pattern-and-patterns-ui-update. Honestly, it’s things like this Testimonials …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-8-1-includes-block-copying-testimonials-pattern-and-patterns-ui-update.

Honestly, it’s things like this Testimonials pattern that worry me a bit. Say you’re displaying testimonials sort of all over your site. (Let’s make it multilingual, too.) You’re now asked to update a quote. In twelve or so locations. (If you’d used a [non-public] custom post type, like [some version of] Jetpack’s testimonials, you’d do this only once [per language].) Luckily, you can now copy blocks around, too, but still.

Gutenberg 8.1 Includes Block Copying, Testimonials Pattern, and Patterns UI Update
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Found this pure-PHP Camo clone that I’ll use …

Found this pure-PHP Camo clone that I’ll use for my Microsub reader/Monocle fork, instead of a self-hosted image proxy. Pros: I’m almost able to run the entire thing on a dead-cheap shared hosting environment. Cons: I still need a caching proxy that’s able to resize and crop avatars, for now. (Ideally, though, the Microsub server would do all that. [No? Well, maybe not.])

Bookmarked https://geoffgraham.me/website-redesign-going-simpler/. “I’m totally down with the …

Bookmarked https://geoffgraham.me/website-redesign-going-simpler/.

I’m totally down with the IndieWeb thing. While I can’t fully wrap my head around the IndieWeb community as a whole, I love the idea of owning my own content, whether that’s blog posts, saved links, social media posts, images, videos, or whatever.

Website Redesign: Going Simpler
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