7 Things This Week, 2022-12-04
A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.
1️⃣ The “sorry” animation on Squarespace’s 404 error page is so creative and entrancing. [Link - 404 // squarespace.com]
2️⃣ The hidden door into YouTuber/engineer Mark Rober’s studio and workshop is just the tip of the iceberg in this tour of his bananas home base (secret lair?). [Link - Colin and Samir // youtube.com]
3️⃣ A good conversation on Mastodon regarding social networks feeling the pressure to add user-requested features that might go against the platform’s ideals. I like the thought behind how traditional blog-quoting and quote-tweeting differ and how the structure does indeed frame the quoted content. [Link - @Gte // mastodon.social]
4️⃣ Here’s an awesome tip from Mikah Sargent about how to get your iPhone to also flash when you’re pinging it from an Apple Watch. This one was new to me! [Link - @mikahsargent // mastodon.social]
5️⃣ I’ve no shortage of ways to title case-ify my text. But this little tool from Collin Donnell is particularly delightful. [Link - Collin Donnell // title.love]
6️⃣ This website is a masterclass in personal website design by Lachlan Campbell. I don’t even know what to tell you to explore because it’s all so creative. Just go poke around, hover on things, and get lost in wonder and amazement. And don’t skip on their Notebook blog. [Link - @lachlanjc // lachlanjc.com]
7️⃣ Liza asks a poignant question regarding why we’re creating extra work for ourselves by screenshoting text and then trying to add it back in with alt text for accessibility. Shouldn’t the computer do this? The conversation that follows reveals some possible solutions by people all much smarter than me. [Link - @liza // post.lurk.org]
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