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Lea Verou @LeaVerou Boston, MA

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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TIL what comes after primary, secondary and tertiary: quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, and denary (!)
5/24
2016
@thepandalion Wow, this is awesome!Had fun indexing my @csssecretsbook so myself and the team can easily reference it :D https://t.co/QfQJiDS2uW
Retweeted by Lea Verou @asinnema @thepandalion @csssecretsbook of course! @momondo Please make the alliances checkboxes instead of radio buttons? Some of us have status in more than one. https://t.co/ANpFwbmAci
5/22
2016
how the fuck are they already on the textbook if theyre posing for it https://t.co/fkpP9HTWnk
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5/21
2016
@marmalade Check out @getify's series "You don't know JS"!This is awesome: Guns replaced with selfie sticks https://t.co/wA1BpFRanq @tiptronic There's plenty of free education online. Most of my talks are available for free on youtube. But I also have to live, ya know?So great to see companies realizing the importance of usability even for code-based tools like @npmjs. <3 https://t.co/xznQPzxJKYOur first day, HTML Special, will be closed by @LeaVerou, with a session on <html> itself! https://t.co/VlW6H3thRJ https://t.co/uwDFi0hxy2
Retweeted by Lea Verou#research TIL that I can paste a URL of a paper PDF in @mendeley_com and it downloads & imports it!! W00t!! I've wanted this for so long!!When you have an "I hate my job" day. https://t.co/h0CIuarlDK
Retweeted by Lea VerouWhether you are: Writing a book; an exam essay; a letter; or a marketing plan, THIS WILL HELP #writing https://t.co/Ude8z3xUFa
Retweeted by Lea VerouDon't have a red nose? That's ok! For every RT we'll donate $10 toward ending child poverty. #RedNose4Kids https://t.co/pFgi2CrSOx
Retweeted by Lea Verou @tiptronic huh? Not sure I follow.Can't afford conferences? I’m giving a free talk at Boston CSS next month! Don't miss out, I don't do that often :) https://t.co/h1ny4PT2qt @LeaVerou I'm not even into the integer page numbers yet but already side tracked researching new tech! https://t.co/VQkQzAsSfU
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5/20
2016
I think I was more excited to receive @CSSsecretsbook in Chinese than the original in English! @… https://t.co/8uQ2wY5Wnn"no-cache" doesn't mean no cache. "must-revalidate" doesn't mean must revalidate. A guide to caching best practices: https://t.co/H6CTEAEs9Q
Retweeted by Lea Verou @Lady_Ada_King @jaffathecake Yes, but a service worker seems overkill for just sending 1 request when the tab closes.TIL about navigator.sendBeacon(): Send an HTTP request that is unaffected by the page closing. Useful for stats! https://t.co/bo67ahu2Jp
5/19
2016
"I don't mind being called a 'Firewoman' because I know it covers both women & men. Anything else would sound silly," Simon, 40, Firewoman.
Retweeted by Lea Verou @gumnos haha definitely!!What a line-up. Can't wait to host HTML Special at @cssdayconf. Join 270+ friendly devs \o/ https://t.co/KnZE4EZugr https://t.co/qWL9sixXVM
Retweeted by Lea Verou @Long_Lazuli @svgeesus @anatudor Nice, but since there are 3 background images in use, I'd still consider it 6 stops (2*3). Nice one though!
5/18
2016
@amyxzh @anatudor Actually, no cam is workable (we'll only need screen sharing). But a mic is needed. :/I'm helping w/ @amyxzh’s study to make long online discussions less of a pain. Participate, it can be via skype too! https://t.co/EVlfiWi4yDSo sad that @foodspotting seems to be slowly dying since being acquired by @opentable. It was such a great idea and there's no alternative. @gregwhitworth Still not sure how that is of use to me — I only have an iPhone, and use the MS keyboard with that... :-S @poke I definitely notice it, I cannot touch type on this yet. Hoping I'll get used to it soon. @gregwhitworth what is that?
5/17
2016
My new toy arrived today! A Microsoft foldable keyboard to use with my iPhone 6+! (I hate… https://t.co/lilw2bPN0h @razvancaliman What exactly? @UncleMemester wtf are you talking about? Fuck off, bigot.Uber, Lyft banned from picking up passengers at @BostonLogan. HUGE lines everywhere. Who the fuck thought this was a good idea?!This whole thread is great. https://t.co/ta1F7sZZ1P
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5/16
2016
I did a cute experiment with conical-gradients, using the polyfill of @leaverou, I tried to… https://t.co/ge2ufLC0DM
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5/14
2016
Moderators Just asked Sal Khan: As a father, how do you balance work and family life? YAY #FEMINISM #chi2016 https://t.co/tqdJnJfSa4
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5/13
2016
TIL that @govUK has an official petition service, responds to all petitions w/ > 10K sigs & debates those w/ > 100K! https://t.co/iqTUzgkDMYWith those lots of good recommendations, it seems like I should finally buy and read @LeaVerou 's CSS Secrets :o https://t.co/KP4v2APJHI
Retweeted by Lea VerouObject literals can make “super calls” in ES6 https://t.co/fNn5syHhvD
Retweeted by Lea VerouOH at the @CSSWG meeting: “We are moving too fast!”
5/12
2016
@ScriptedPixels ebook?Nice morning surprise, @Github! <3 https://t.co/ww4n2MIwrIRate your CSS skills on a scale of 1 to 10. Read CSS Secrets book (by @LeaVerou). Rate your CSS skills again. 9. 5.
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5/11
2016
@stevefaulkner I had to make a table to get a sense of how all these categories relate 😅 https://t.co/fBernsj2Zf https://t.co/o0Z5qHPSew
Retweeted by Lea Verou @callmevlad No, this bug was fixed years ago. Just haven't removed the notice yet.
5/10
2016
After 60+ industry conferences, the time has come to attend my first academic conference:… https://t.co/YU55zWRorLHow the internet is used for research. http://t.co/L54BHJQJSL
Retweeted by Lea VerouThere should be a name for places that have a child diaper changing station only in the women's restrooms.
Retweeted by Lea Verou @anatudor @svgeesus Yup, that's what we settled on too!
5/9
2016
@jordangray @svgeesus ha, interesting idea! You might end up with fewer than us! We resolved it was 6. @jordangray @svgeesus yes :) you can do it with fewer. @stefsull @svgeesus spoilers! ;)Fun flight. @svgeesus & I debated what's the min # of stops needed to make this guy's shirt pattern w/ CSS gradients https://t.co/f0VufLpwWg
5/8
2016
@csslab it's slow with big files but I love it otherwise @scttor @josephschmitt heh, I do that too!Faith in humanity restored: Guy finds my wallet, googles to find my email, I see it 1 hour before my SF flight and get it back. All intact. @yaypie Thank you! Have you tried any of them?I wish @AtomEditor had back/forward buttons that navigated your history of (sufficiently different) caret locations. Hate using bookmarks. @united LOL you really did not understand my tweet at all, did you?
5/7
2016
Today's serving of confusing UI, courtesy of @United: https://t.co/cpnUz2Y7Ke @Guntrisoft Looks rad!!BBC News London Mayor results banner created using stroke-dasharray technique from @LeaVerou #svg #css3animation 👍🏻 https://t.co/Go2LfiiKlv
Retweeted by Lea Verou"President Trump" is a dangerous proposition. Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio agree. https://t.co/fUkISvgaXC
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5/6
2016
@teltploek try Amazon?
5/5
2016
@bterlson Nice trick! Using it right now. Works in https://t.co/raZyt5sZ8R too! :) @LeaVerou For emails with large recipient lists, you can also add an invalid address like "...". Works in Outlook, anyway.
Retweeted by Lea VerouWould love a "deactivate send" button to prevent sending incomplete important emails by accident. Now I temporarily remove the recipient. @sospedra_r Which feature is this screenshot about? It looks like a mistake. Never seen a (standard) feature be in IE but not @MicrosoftEdge @debbiediscovers Hope you like the rest of it too! :)Took a peak into @csssecretsbook and couldn't resist so I bought a copy!!! LOVING IT!! @LeaVerou And today is DRM2016 day, 50% off! 💓 💗 💖
Retweeted by Lea Verou @sospedra_r Let's instead accept that sweeping generalizations and snap judgements are bad? A lot of good work has gone into @MicrosoftEdge.TIL that vector-effect: non-scaling-stroke; in SVG works in Chrome, Safari AND Firefox! Sadly not in #MicrosoftEdge (yet?) :/
5/4
2016
@jcdsvg @xrevelon because it's more convenient? CSS filters are SVG filters under the hood and are defined as such in the spec.
5/3
2016
The sad status of SVG implementations: Chrome does not apply CSS filters on SVG Safari even makes the SVG disappear! https://t.co/CH29pCghOKI like to add � and ’ any time I submit online forms because I know that some developer is going to see it and wonder if they have a bug
Retweeted by Lea Verou @STuFFk As you can see from the log, I already have. I don't think it even works without one. @LeaVerou @shannonmoeller fetch(url).then(r => r.json()) will reject if json cannot parse.
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5/2
2016
@shannonmoeller Oh, great! Thanks! @shannonmoeller Does that throw an error when the JSON is invalid? Or are you just hoping that fetch will make everything better? @getify Nope. No way to detect why xhr.response is null. At all.Dev tools wishlist: console.timePause() and console.timeResume() for tallying up multiple console.time() results. https://t.co/9uf4jhEtlrBeware: When using xhr.responseType = "json", if the response is not valid JSON you will just silently get xhr.response = null and NO error!
5/1
2016
Hate Stata? You must have a phobia of over-engineered buildings, a.k.a. a complex complex complex. https://t.co/AvUmSycf9t
Retweeted by Lea VerouSo, color is a measurable, reproducible sensation. And @svgeesus will tell you all about it https://t.co/KmNf5i9QRy https://t.co/nUAsZQdJor
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4/29
2016
prepend(), append(), before(), after() & replaceWith() will ship in Firefox 49 https://t.co/xEbmIWbcnZ Per DOM spec https://t.co/devEV3cwSR
Retweeted by Lea Verou @Hectorsito20 Yay! So glad to hear that!!!Fascinating article: Microaggressions, Trigger warnings and the coddling of the American Mind https://t.co/TX2rWYKebt via @amyxzh
4/28
2016
@LeaVerou I think Firefox's behaviour is right according to the DOM spec. https://t.co/CpPBDeebVL
Retweeted by Lea Verou @johnste_ @ziyunfei @leaverou One callback but with 2 records, right?Just wasted hours due to this, beware: Firefox fires mutation observers even when the content didn't change Test: https://t.co/a0JyEvgxnu @Hashnoder FYI, CSS3 is a made up term. It's CSS 2.1 broken up into different modules, per @LeaVerou's book. https://t.co/QzSFQKEOk2
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4/25
2016
@LeaVerou CSS Secrets is a joy to go through. Love the whole experience of the book!
Retweeted by Lea VerouActual recruiting slides by DirectX creator and sexist asshole Alex “The Saint” St John (https://t.co/RCRlGmvg1s) https://t.co/OJGCC8HSDL
Retweeted by Lea Verou @efrikio then you clearly haven't read about these issues and should listen more. Here, educate yourself for free: https://t.co/hEL0tECm9t
4/24
2016
@efrikio @diana_aceves_ @nabaroa @sazzy it's a sexist diminutive. You don't refer to men as boys. Stop being offended and educate yourself.
4/23
2016
@AMehdiW I love cheese but you gotta send me an email to discuss the specifics :) @efrikio @diana_aceves_ @nabaroa @sazzy please don't refer to grown up women as girls.
4/22
2016

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