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HCI researcher @MIT_CSAIL, @CSSWG IE, @CSSSecretsBook author, Ex @W3C staff. Made @prismjs @dabblet @prefixfree. I ♥ standards, code, design, UX, life!

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@amyvdh Amusing as it may seem, I think that's just confounding variables. People who read *books* are less likely to support Trump, no? @briankardell @amyvdh oops yes!!!Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans’ Opinions of Trump bc of similarities between Trump and Voldemort https://t.co/u1zxxYLTCP
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @ArtSolopov It's also expected from every CS journal or academic conference.
7/24
2016
@gvpmahesh HTML and CSS :) E.g. https://t.co/Mc33l8I7kY#lazyweb Anyone does simple templating / static site generation with @gulpjs? Any plugins to suggest? @barneycarroll @pkrautz @spkr4thedead51 @kragen @jdthamores My favorite plain text math notation is https://t.co/YEAkTIELm8 (used in Office) @kragen @jdthamores hyphens: auto;
7/23
2016
@kragen @jdthamores Even in @csssecretsbook which was typeset with HTML & CSS, the equations were written in TeX. @kragen @jdthamores I'm referring to LaTeX for typography and page layout. For equations, it's fine (not great, but ok). […] @jdthamores There are many projects to define HTML syntax for papers. Sadly, it's the conferences & journals that are holding back progress.
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @jdthamores There are many projects to define HTML syntax for papers. Sadly, it's the conferences & journals that are holding back progress. @elHornair Me too. But sadly, when publishing scientific papers you are forced to use LaTeX :( @stephenbefd On twitter? Seriously? That'd be a very long essay. But anything designed over so many years becomes a pile of inconsistency.I thought HTML & CSS were badly designed and a PITA to use. Then I met LaTeX. Oh my Flying Spaghetti Monster. Have I died and went to hell? @WebManWlkg @raymondcamden It depends. If something is a lot of work, I might use a library. Or write one myself and release it. :) @vallettav Please show match count and index of current match when searching in the document. It's a small feature, but helps tremendously.We complain about browsers, but they're actually pretty decent in comparison. E.g @Photoshop or @Illustrator still drop HSL colors from SVG.Today's UI Hall of Shame: How do you export an embedded image from an @Illustrator file? You …"unembed"! 😵🤐 https://t.co/pBCBECzzMc
7/22
2016
@markusstange @firefox @mepartoconmigo Thanks! @kyleshevlin @github I want two different websites, with different domains. @TheBohman Yes? @kyleshevlin @github Multiple gh-pages branches. @comzeradd @github I needed two different gh-pages branches. @onigoetz @github Because I want two different gh-pages branches.I wonder what's @Github's rationale for not letting people fork their own repos, forcing them to do shit like this https://t.co/eQV4q4BE3b @MACSkeptic that's what the second kitten is killed for @belenxi You do realize u can click on a tweet and see the conversation it started, right? Or are u not really confused but making a point? @MaciekBulczak What phrase composition? Using he as the default gender is sooo 1960s these days.And today I got the simplified Chinese version of CSS Secrets! In the background: The… https://t.co/7NznSfMlae
7/21
2016
@g16n Yup! I was wondering how many would get that :) @TMobileHelp is a refreshing breeze of fresh air in the sea of incompetence of the @TMobile stores and call centers. Excellent experience!
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @TMobileHelp is a refreshing breeze of fresh air in the sea of incompetence of the @TMobile stores and call centers. Excellent experience!Lack of basic arithmetic skills or bad UI? https://t.co/8Fo2c02NbG @chgeese A slider doesn't cover "none" :) @holaMau @Oliver_Sewell @cemezberci What you all missed is that it's not just about the preselection. They also shouldn't only be two.Every time you use two radio buttons for gender, with "Male" preselected, god kills two kittens. https://t.co/vYkciS4RuC @frankalbenesius I've heard its data is more expensive than @TMobile though @TMobileHelp Which one? It's gotten to the point where any change to my plan I know it will be done wrong the 1st time. Usually the 2nd too.Cataract is the third biggest cause of blindness. Religion and politics remain the first two.
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @autiomaa @TMobile It's not just that. E.g. recently, my boyfriend asked for data roaming, and got an international calling add-on instead.In the 2yrs I've been w/ @tmobile I've lost count on how many false charges, wrong add-ons, & other errors I had to waste time dealing with.I have never seen such concentrated incompetence as in @tmobile employees. They’re very nice, but seem utterly unable to get anything right.
7/20
2016
in hindsight it did seem odd when Melania talked about the challenges of being a black woman at Princeton
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou)))I returned from my Europe-Asia conference tour to find my copy of the Japanese edition of CSS… https://t.co/AFJ2Nu5bneI returned from my Europe-Asia conference tour to find my copy of the Japanese edition of CSS… https://t.co/09ePwF0bIs
7/19
2016
@pfeiffer_andrei Huh? Which one?
7/17
2016
@sumankpaul Thanks again for the suggestion! @svgeesus, @wycats and I went there tonight and loved it! @hyper_linda It is awesome indeed. Tried it in Japan, haven't managed to find it in the US yet.For someone who doesn't care about Pokemon, this is the internet right now https://t.co/fNW4HuX0cw
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @chrismaddern @SaraSoueidan NEVER.I wish I could somehow block all tweets and facebook posts about Pokemon Go. So fed up with it.BIG thank you for all the love #jschannelconf 4th edition wrap @js_channel https://t.co/dhAoq93lfc
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @brucel Love that analogy!! :D Btw, I've been told the ground staff is actually employed by the airport, not the airline.Air India stewards are great, but ground staff are about as useful as a soluble condom.
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou)))Thank you all at #jschannelconf for the fantastic feedback for my JavaScript UX keynote! You all rock! https://t.co/12fneMXOIK @shaangontia @LeaVerou You can have a high-level convenience and a lower level API: Node.contains *and* Node.compareDocumentPosition
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @gvpmahesh @js_channel You do realize that almost all were built-in APIs, right? PRs to which maintainers? Browsers? Specs? @Manjit_Barnala @iamitanand @js_channel @Srijan Looks nice but sadly I don't eat rice :/ I could try a few bites though! @_kushv https://t.co/iQTEEDrMPO @svgeesus That smilie made me realize I have an overly dirty mind. :P @sumankpaul No, and it looks great! Not sure how I missed this when I was looking, thank you so much!Sharing the stage with #svg father @svgeesus @LeaVerou #jschannelconf @js_channel https://t.co/JTVSXQxtpw
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @devbisht That is not what I said! SVG can be great. The SVG *DOM* is terrible.UX commandments by the FSM - @LeaVerou @js_channel https://t.co/VDgPeZ7Rt7
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou)))"Code is written once but read many times." Write self explanatory APIs. #jschannelconf
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @shaangontia Depends. There are tips I gave that dont need more memory. Also, memory is typically abundant today, don't prematurely optimize"once you become an expert, you are useless! (For usability)" @LeaVerou at #JSChannelConf #cherishTheN00bWithin
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou)))I really enjoyed @LeaVerou's keynote on API design usability at #jschannelconf. Rarely do I watch a talk where I'm nodding along so much!
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7/16
2016
@sandydamy I'm sitting in the first row! @js_channel FWIW, I was suggesting it as a tip, not as a personal requirement. I hope it didn't come across the wrong way! @SigneLinnea1 Yay! Hope you ejoy it! @js_channel Yay! Didn't realize you could. Many venues are very weird about it.When will conference venues realize you need to turn lights off to have a reasonable color gamut in the projection? #jschannelconf @hober @dauwhe @robinberjon @tabatkins <group> would solve that too :)
7/15
2016
@robinberjon @tabatkins @dauwhe YES, exactly. That was precisely my use case. I was hoping I can just append a fragment to the DOM, but nope @felipenmoura @svgeesus Just replied! @_denb @github still doesn't work in any non gh-pages branch @_rodrigoibarra @github url parameter, path param, cname#githubwishlist: I wish I could have @Github Pages on ANY branch, even for multiple branches of the same repo. *I would pay for this.* @sarah_edo OMG. Please give us a link so we can troll them! Haha
7/14
2016
@AmeliasBrain @LeaVerou @csswg spec now updated on github for optional alpha in rgb() and hsl()
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @Kseso @zzzzBov It's not just about CSS. Try putting a div in a select, then getting a reference to it via JS. It's dropped.Resolved in today’s @csswg call: 1. Percentages will be allowed in both opacity and alpha params! 2. rgb()/hsl() will accept an alpha param! @LeaVerou I've had the same thought in my notes for months. https://t.co/rlaKluHFzq
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @jirkakosek https://t.co/qS6b7I29oD @SelenIT2 Completely different purpose. Its contents aren't even displayed. @devy_pl Because my whole use case was having a reference to it in the DOM. @js_bin That worked, thanks! @DougHensel Yes, but you cannot insert a <div> everywhere. E.g. in a <select> its contents are quietly ignored. Same with <custom-elements>.
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou))) @DougHensel Yes, but you cannot insert a <div> everywhere. E.g. in a <select> its contents are quietly ignored. Same with <custom-elements>.#htmlwishlist A generic HTML grouping element (<group>?) that is allowed absolutely everywhere. It would simplify so many CSS/JS tasks. @js_bin No, I was hoping to just use the Github GUI, but: https://t.co/rEYdRqtG2vBeware: Document fragments are emptied once they are inserted in the DOM, so references to them become useless. https://t.co/fbPJ8l0Sru @codekipple Happy reading & happy birthday! Hope you enjoy it! @js_bin Github doesn't let me create a PR on master, which branch would you suggest for adding a new library? Thx! @heisenbugger @nzgb I will keep an eye on it, but does not seem mature enough to use in production yet. Also no sourcemap support?!Halfway through @LeaVerou's CSS Secrets. Biggest lesson: Pythagorean theorem is still relevant. 2nd biggest: I know nothing about CSS.
Retweeted by (((Lea Verou)))This is what happens when you have unlimited capers in a buffet and Lea comes along (yes, I did… https://t.co/zO2MmG8vRP
7/13
2016
Walking in Bangalore feels like a videogame: Obstacle course on pavements, run for your life at street crossings, neverending sound effects.
7/12
2016

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