I asked all the frontend developers at work what were the most annoying things they'd seen on websites. Here's what they said.Read more
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In which I mostly complain about printers.
Is it just me, or is all printer software terrible? I've only owned a few printers, but I've used dozens more, and I can't remember ever encountering one bit of printer software that was easy to use. It feels like one of those things that no one can be bothered to do right, like DVD drives that should open when you press the eject button and not ten seconds later.Read more
Dear car hire companies,
It's 6am. I've been awake since 3am, but somehow in that time I've been on a plane for four hours. It was crowded and hot. I didn't sleep at all. I'm tired, I'm in a different time zone, I'm confused and more than a little frustrated. All I want to do is pick up my hire car and go. I just have one question.
Why is this taking so long?Read more
[Microsoft headquarters, some time ago. A group of monkeys are sat around a conference table.]
- Chief monkey:
- Okay, let's decide how updates will work in Windows 10.
- Monkey 1:
- Let's make them automatic and compulsory! All the time!
- Chief monkey:
- Great idea!
I built a webpage recently. It was mostly just SVGs and text, so I checked the total page size with developer tools and was pleased to discover it came in under half a megabyte. Efficiency and small page size! The Holy Grail of all frontend developers (it should be, anyway).
Then I remembered I had to add some social media sharing buttons. For historical reasons with the client, I chose Shareaholic's sharing buttons. Then I checked the page size again.
- Initial size of page: 445 KB
- Size of page after adding Shareaholic share buttons: 1504 KB
What. The. What.Read more