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A-Z of Dance

From i-D, this video of the A-Z of dance is really cool (though they do take some liberties with naming to hit every letter in the alphabet).

Via Kottke


Better Markdown for WordPress

Back in September I wrote about the Markdown on Save plugin by Mark Jaquith. The plugin is still awesome, but there’s a few things about that I wish were done differently.

Last week I switched to Markdown through Jetpack, and I highly recommend it.

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Joining Constant Contact

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve joined Constant Contact as a front-end web developer.

As part of the UX team, I’ll be helping ensure that users have a great experience with our suite of products on devices of all screen sizes and capabilities. I will continue to blog here and contribute to the open source community, and I look forward to sharing what I learn from my talented new coworkers.

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Why mobile-first and progressive enhancement are the right way forward

Last summer, I predicted that 2014 would be the year that mobile traffic cracked the 50-percent mark at PAWS New England.

Just three months into the year, and it’s already happened.

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Jellyfish gets iframe support

Over the weekend I added iframe support to Jellyfish.

In addition to images, you can now lazy load YouTube and Vimeo videos, SlideShare presentations and more. Jellyfish also picked up new callbacks and more options, making it easier for you to customize it for your projects.

Check it out on GitHub.


Diversity, not fragmentation

It’s all too easy for us to fall into the trap of thinking that people will only be using traditional monolithic web browsers to access what we build. The truth is that our work will be accessed on the desktop, on mobile, and on tablets, but also on watches, on televisions, and sure, even fridges, but also on platforms that may not even have screens.

I love every single word of this post by Jeremy Keith. Go read it right now.


Jam of the Week: Turn Down for What

I cannot get this song out of my head this week. Also, the video is hilarious.

Turn Down for What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon