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How to Section Your HTML

An *excellent* post on the fundamentals of sectioning in HTML. I'll be refactoring this site after reading this.

Automate your outgoing webmentions

Remy's Webmention.app looks like a very handy little service indeed. Been toying with the idea of webmentions on this site fort a little while now.

Facebook is the Tipping Point for Crypto

A crypto currency from a centralised organisation with questionable ethics. Sure, this might make virtual currency mainstream, but I'm not entirely sure this is good for crypto.

Bitcoin's week-long rally took some by surprise, but in retrospect, Mosaic Theory may have foreshadowed it. Among the rationales, Facebook is coming.

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

Mary Meeker's been at it again. Nothing very surprising in this year's report, but one thing did jump out at me which was related to customer acquisition costs. They're going up across the board. Mary points out that, in some cases, it's more costly to acquire a customer than the lifespan of that customer with a given product. When that happens, it's unsustainable growth.

Publishing Is Hard

Yes. Yes it is.

Relearn CSS layout: Every Layout

What a fabulous website for understanding modern layout creation using CSS. The introduced concepts make sense (eg. The Stack), particularly for design system work. Lots to read here.

Grid, content re-ordering and accessibility

I've long held the belief that source order in HTML should follow visua hierarchical order. For the most part I think that holds up, but sometimes you might purposefully want to mess with it. Rachel makes the case for better CSS and tools to allow this for a11y concerns.

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