To web developers/designers: Some days you pave the cowpath. Some days the cow paves you.
— dave nold (@cheapsurrealist) January 19, 2016
There are brief synopses of classic works of Russian literature as well as a discussion of the 21st century ailment: “chickenshit minimalism.”
But the problem is serious:
“If present trends continue, there is the real chance that articles warning about page bloat could exceed 5 megabytes in size by 2020.”
Bloat is no joke. My dog died from it last year. It came on suddenly and within two hours she was gone. I loved that dog.
Don’t let the same thing happen to the web.
Act now. The website you save may be your own.
My modest proposal: your website should not exceed in file size the major works of Russian literature. Anna Karenina, for example, is 1.8 MB
— Pinboard (@Pinboard) October 12, 2015
“The Website Obesity Crisis”
The Advernet. It’s bringing me down man. I’ve been feeling really negative about the future of the web.
But now I’m happy because I watched a really smart and funny video about the web that incorporates Howard Taft, Russian literature, Chickenshit Minimalism, youth, love and lard.
Anyone who uses the web, and Christ, that’s a lot of humanoids, should find this 53 minutes well spent. And developers and designers and the like should benefit as well.It’s a keynote delivered by Maciej Ceglowski.
You’ll find many valuable tips like this code snipet: