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Lea Verou @LeaVerou Cambridge, 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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@DanbyAppliance Any info on how much the 2.6 red #breakingbland mini fridge will cost? Will it be available on Amazon? Any ETA? @0x6d6172696f @svgeesus @erikdahlstrom Then just apply the same origin policy. Better than the current ridiculous situation.
2/7
2016
The dangers of OL vs UL https://t.co/5NwHMu8xco
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2/6
2016
@jaffathecake this is not particularly smaller than @blissfuljs' syntax. But nice example for proxies!Dear women in technology, please be precisely who you are and dress however you want. https://t.co/LkA7nsBhLX
Retweeted by Lea Verou @aholsteinson @codepo8 Yeah, but it’s so much better on desktop.This is awesome: https://t.co/gYcapgq1MH Best on desktop. /via @codepo8 @aarilight @github Agreed, but that would be harder to get done.Hi @MicrosoftEdge, please implement :focus-within so we can make our UIs keyboard accessible? https://t.co/S57yCbO74K Vote if you agree! @aarilight @github That’s why I said “diff postprocessing”. It could just be a part of Github’s web UI, like hiding whitespace changes.Feature request @github: Please implement diff postprocessing that shows when code was moved. Semantically, moving is NOT deleting + adding. @lipis @github I’m an optimist too, but not that much :P @scottvivian Yes, there is: excellent usability.
2/5
2016
@fish2000 @github Haha no, no current plans of writing it myself. Of course, future me is a different person :)I really like the @Github comment editor (see picture). Is there a library that emulates it yet? https://t.co/VC8Ao0b1mUcurrently standing beside Tim Berners-Lee, @LeaVerou talking about her latest research @MIT_CSAIL cc @aconnersimons https://t.co/Y4x0kjqurk
Retweeted by Lea Verou @gomako @SCRWD Oops, for some reason twitter didn't even show me that answer!
2/4
2016
@lmprht If the request fails, load the other one. @kornelski Haha, very clever! Love it! @LeaVerou <link rel=stylesheet onerror="this.href=fallback_url"> works!
Retweeted by Lea Verou @lmprht You're not reading carefully. Note the word "fallback". @lmprht That should be obvious if you read my tweet more carefully. @greystate @github Wow, that's awesome! I always have to google for what the command is, might use this one next time!Wish <script> and <link> had fallback URLs. I want different URLs when testing locally and different ones online. :/ @greystate @github What undo function?? TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS SORCERY!!! @tnorthcutt Well, I don't use the gui app for anything other than partial commits (and as a viewer sometimes, if I don't want to push) @catchinawave13 No need for JS. input:focus + .callout to toggle visibility, assuming the callout comes right after the input in markup. :) @zenpencils Is there a way to purchase a vector version of one of your comics, with a license that allows derivative non-commercial work? @yangwei21 Yes, but as much as I love my keyboard (I use the git CLI for everything else), some things really do benefit from a GUI.Finally learned how to partially commit files via the @Github OSX app. Holy crap, best thing ever! My commit history will never be the same!Thing I <3 about @AtomEditor: It properly saves state on quit, including undo history, unsaved changes etc, so you can restart at any point.
2/3
2016
@craignewmark Email sent! @craignewmark Hey, thanks for including me! Though you forgot to change "which I left in 2011" so it sounds like *you* left *my* company :P @rwaldron I appreciate you appreciating :) @tabatkins @glenmaddern Not arguing semantics. If a polyfill, the one writing the CSS doesn't need to be aware of it = More decoupling. @tabatkins @glenmaddern Not at all. Polyfill means "write once, polyfill will take care of filling the holes". Not the case here. @tabatkins @glenmaddern Shimed, not really polyfilled though, right? It would need to have a name like --color(), correct? @lauren_in_nyc Also London is not exactly a great food place. The good stuff is in Mediterranean Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Greece). @lauren_in_nyc NYC does have the best food in the US. I’ve had really nice food there, several times.
2/2
2016
@erwanoz @jarrednicholls @csuwildcat Yup, same here. There are many things I don’t like about Greece too (and France for that matter :P). @erwanoz @jarrednicholls @csuwildcat I like some things about it and dislike others. No country is perfect, they all have good & bad things. @jarrednicholls @csuwildcat @erwanoz I only shop at Whole Foods. Much better than other super markets, but still not great. @csuwildcat @jarrednicholls @erwanoz like I said, my original tweet was actually about groceries, not restaurants. @csuwildcat @jarrednicholls @erwanoz It’s two separate discussions. One about restaurants, one about super markets. @jarrednicholls @erwanoz @csuwildcat Also, all these additives. You don’t know what’s gonna have added corn syrup and other weird stuff. @jarrednicholls @erwanoz @csuwildcat Here is Boston. Though to be fair, North European tomatoes are equally shit. @erwanoz @jarrednicholls @csuwildcat Yup. That’s what my original tweet was about. Esp. tomatoes here taste of nothingness. @csuwildcat @erwanoz Most central-south Europeans consider the US the land of shit food. I’m not making a revolutionary statement here. @csuwildcat @erwanoz I’ve spent years in the US total, I say the same. People who have spent decades say the same. @csuwildcat I’m not talking about burgers and diners! I’m talking about what’s considered “artisan” here (and really isn’t). @csuwildcat I get it. However, even the high end food I’ve had here was either exorbitantly overpriced or just not the same quality/taste. @csuwildcat But it’s hard to discuss food over twitter. We probably have different standards for what good food is. @csuwildcat Americans seem to value portion size and good service more than taste, craftmanship and quality of ingredients. @csuwildcat No, $50 is good. But what $50 buys you in the US and what $50 buys you in France/Italy/Spain/Greece, is wildly different. @keithjgrant Heh, yeah. I’d substitute “strawberries” with “tomatoes”. Tomatoes here taste of absolutely nothing. @csuwildcat Also, you cannot compare Los Gatos to Paris. Paris is France’s equivalent of SF. Compare a smaller French place with Los Gatos. @csuwildcat These look ok, but not even close to good European restaurants for the same prices. @csuwildcat That’s the problem: You have to go up to French Laundry prices to have really good food in the US. @csuwildcat My reference for restaurant prices is Boston, SF, NY. Maybe things are different in less metropolitan cities. @csuwildcat Yes, you *can* get good food, at 3x the European prices. But I was more referring to produce & ingredients. Even at Whole Foods.USA: The land with the most unhealthy, tasteless, low quality food, which still considers importing artisan EU cured meat “dangerous” 😂😂😂 @goodwibe @thesimpsons Too caricatured and just plain wrong. e.g. see: https://t.co/TfS8yDd869Very disappointed by @TheSimpsons episode on female coders & Greeks (27x10). It managed to b utterly misinformed & insulting for both groups @eduardoschenzer Jealous! (for the summer part)Ah, the joys of reading @CSSSecretsBook... thank you @LeaVerou!
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2/1
2016
@mgilbir thanks! Heh, looks like it's running out faster than any of the others :D @LeaVerou look what I found at #fosdem :) https://t.co/88N2OneUGD
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1/30
2016
When it comes to css @LeaVerou Css Tricks books is the best i've ever read https://t.co/tuiJ8YcL66 #css3 #webdesign #webdesignerproblems
Retweeted by Lea Verou @karger @gilbazoid but I agree it's not representative of all HTML people. It's people who at least know some names in the field to follow. @karger @gilbazoid and their followers too. It has 300+ RTs, some by accounts with half a million followers. @ZaviUro glad to hear that! Please consider leaving an Amazon review?
1/29
2016
@_rodrigoibarra Thanks, but keep in mind that @prismjs these days is the work of many more people than just me. @ryanpcmcquen Very nice little library! But why restrict to <button> and not anything w/ the js-copy-btn class? Same question abt <textarea> @mattwilcox Actually, my research is about eliminating the need to learn it as much as possible, so if it goes well, u shouldn’t have to :P @tikitariki If you’re very comfortable with frontend JS, I’d vote “very”. It’s about the language, not the application. @mattwilcox Yeah, me too. But treat it as an upper bound. The sample is skewed, as it snowballed from people who follow me. @tikitariki The poll wasn’t asking how much you like it, but how comfortable you are with it. It was about level of knowledge.https://t.co/bmpDE9wMfp is why it’s important for UI lib authors to include an HTML API: 1 in 2 people who write HTML/CSS are not JS coders. @benoitmarchant WeakMap seems to have pretty decent support too: https://t.co/eM4V6sNjjq
1/28
2016
Just realized ES6 Maps accept any object as a key. This is so awesome. And they’re supported everywhere! w00t!! <3 https://t.co/HlDUyC04LF @gilbazoid @karger but thanks, all these are good ideas for statistics that matter more than just getting a general sense of something :) @gilbazoid @karger …It's inefficient to spend a considerable amount of time collecting a statistic that is only going to be used in a slide. @gilbazoid @karger 1. The more hassle for the respondent, the smaller the sample size. 2. Depends on how the statistic is going to be used… @gilbazoid @karger oh totally! So, I would love to hear your suggestions for getting a more statistically valid sample of similar size. @druellan svg doesn't help one iota if you have dynamic text.
1/27
2016
@fantasai most recent case it was centering fragmented content in print pages @codinghorror it seems to be a different one every time.
1/26
2016
@anthonymcgovern Even when the use case is about 1 browser only we stumble on such things. Almost every damn time.Almost every time a non-webbie friend comes to me with a CSS problem, we stumble on basic stuff that *still* can’t be done. It’s depressing. @mouette What kind of Stockholm syndrome is this? Any other layout technology supports this kind of thing. @zachleat @kennethormandy Only for non-dynamic text @rnmp Not sure what you mean by W3C. The @csswg who decides on what gets in CSS is mainly browser vendors and a handful of invited experts. @kennethormandy @jxnblk Yes I know, but in this case text is dynamic. @melaniersumner That doesn’t work for variable text.…there is a clear need, competing technologies do it, but browsers are like “just use JS”, as usual. Sigh.I feel embarrassed for the state of Web technologies. In 2016, we still can’t scale the size of variable text to fit a container without JS.
1/25
2016
@jlcallalle I know where this is from, but it really doesn’t make much sense without context. Maybe add some? :)
1/24
2016
@detonite Agreed, tho JS programmers can easily learn HTML/CSS, whereas the jump from declarative to imperative is much harder.Attn, people who write HTML & CSS! How comfortable are you with JS? (Care about the results? RT to improve stats!)
1/22
2016
The @csssecretsbook of @LeaVerou arrived! So something to play with over the weekend! Yeah! #CSS https://t.co/4j82EXGL3R
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1/21
2016
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