October 2015 in the Life of Ben (Blog)

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35 Miles with Fleet Cycling (25th October 2015)

(More to follow.)

(Photos to follow.)

mediaqueri.es Responsive Design Showcase (13th October 2015)

Has been running a long time and I avidly follow the Media Queries showcase via Sage in Firefox. A curated collection of the best multi-platform design, with new additions most weeks.

This particular example was featured by them some time ago. I just rediscovered it during my idle time today.

Homepage sizes to fill the window:

Article pages scroll with layered background decoration around the sides:

Attaching the menu to the bottom puts the content centre stage and anchors the page in an unusual but successful way.

Not sure if this article photo position is funky or broken? (Either an uncontained CSS float or innovative ‘outside the box’ layout. Looks cool, either way!)

See you at fitness class tonight.

Let Links Be Links from A List Apart (13th October 2015)

Relevant and correct! ALA has been getting back on track this year, in my view.

Read their full article about JavaScript (especially frameworks) damaging the web platform: Let Links Be Links.

See also: The web platform is slow on W3C Memes.

Great New Articles

They link off to HTML 1st, which describes progressive enhancement. Highlight is the image grab of “This is for everyone” at 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

It has become a go-to source “for people who make website” once again. Good job.

Long Cold (6th October 2015)

Started today, possible after exposure to wet and cold conditions after my blood donation yesterday.

It continued for about 2 weeks. Still a bit sniffly on Sunday 18th November 2015.