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filamentgroup @filamentgroup Boston, MA, USA

Boston design studio focusing on responsive web design & accessible development for mobile and beyond. Author of Designing with Progressive Enhancement.

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ASPIRE: Ideals to Aspire to When Building Websites My new post on the @filamentgroup blog. Special thx to… https://t.co/QsWhaJP04y
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10/7
2019
New in the lab: "5G Will Definitely Make the Web Slower, Maybe." by @scottjehl Faster networks should fix our perf… https://t.co/iRCNnKa2cW
9/12
2019
New(ish) in the lab: "Two Browsers Walked Into a Scrollbar" by @zachleat Scrollbars are design-heavy. How do we c… https://t.co/JMDUCEaK3A
9/11
2019
Toronto! There are still a few seats left for @scottjehl's all-day Web Performance workshop at @smashingconf next w… https://t.co/tffy112C9Q
6/18
2019
We (finally) have a fresh, new site up. Woo! https://t.co/Rn1EkobkGc
6/12
2019
Toronto! There's about 5 weeks to go until my all-day workshop Lightning-Fast Web Performance at @smashingconf. The… https://t.co/RXQTQzfn8e
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5/21
2019
On the @filamentgroup blog: Toronto! Lightning Fast Web Performance Smashing Workshop Announced (June 27)… https://t.co/R1mRnC72HX
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3/8
2019
Hey Toronto web friends! A quick reminder that I'll be giving an all-day front-end web performance workshop at… https://t.co/c7YJi5ZVWW
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3/1
2019
Hey Toronto! This June I'll be giving an all-day workshop on front-end web performance as part of @smashingconf. It… https://t.co/da0bDD5SqP
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1/18
2019
I love the power of this simple CSS addition. Also neat to watch it turn animations on and off in real time when ti… https://t.co/a9UFt8mExe
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1/16
2019
New on the @filamentgroup Lab: Build your own Blog from Scratch using Eleventy https://t.co/nnwB8VJnzN An introdu… https://t.co/XsYsqsyxS6
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1/15
2019
Welcome to 2019, everybody. Look, who’s here to join us as one of the next for #Düsseldorf 2019? Say hello to… https://t.co/lG2cXfHayF
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1/3
2018
If you know @filamentgroup from our blog or code projects, I should note that we’re also available to design & buil… https://t.co/CgjCEslrEt
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12/21
2018
@filamentgroup @scottjehl And in IE, you could even remove the default dropdown arrow with: select::-ms-expand {… https://t.co/92EJy83MI9
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12/19
2018
New in the lab: Why, yes, you can style a <select> pretty nicely with CSS nowadays. @scottjehl has the details in "… https://t.co/OKoYX6EJXeThe 45-blog post guru of web font loading, @zachleat talks about finding a winning strategy for loading custom web… https://t.co/6APhomYOms
Retweeted by filamentgroupMore fundamentals! Less frameworks! Skills with long shelf lives (unordered): * HTML * CSS * JavaScript * Progres… https://t.co/8WSid54bXP
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12/18
2018
Given the huge impact that client-side A/B & personalization has on page loading performance, they should really ru… https://t.co/8pMw5ye4bF
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12/13
2018
🚨 Brand new release of GlyphHanger: v3.1.0, @patrickkettner edition! Subset your web fonts smarter and easier. Re… https://t.co/4i946JhqMS
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12/4
2018
If you use @filamentgroup's loadJS script (handy for *conditionally* asynchronously loading JavaScript), there's an… https://t.co/XRPPA3qWeZ
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12/3
2018
HassellInc: We asked our team their #MustRead books on #A11y. 'Designing with Progressive Enhancement' by… https://t.co/q3RZVBzTH8
Retweeted by filamentgroupNew web font insights from @zachleat on the Lab: With widespread browser support for CSS font-display, does JS stil… https://t.co/zuZ9rbCaap
11/30
2018
ICYMI Lab post: "Second Meaningful Content: the Worst Performance Metric" by @scottjehl - https://t.co/IMTDGDyXovICYMI Lab post: "Inlining or Caching? Both Please!" by @scottjehl https://t.co/wOuTnHdmth
11/27
2018
@LauraVEM I think you meant @filamentinc ?
5/9
2018
New in the lab: “Mission Critical: Optimizing CSS for CDNs” - https://t.co/lzhUHiicWH
4/18
2018
New in the lab: “Labels Required” by @maggiewachs - https://t.co/ODWYzCQarL
3/16
2018
New on the @filamentgroup blog, some responsive images Friday fun: Swapping Images with the Sizes Attribute. Enjoy! https://t.co/oSjfRBf03A
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3/9
2018
Web Fonts are ▢▢▢ Rocket Science, a 📽 video of my talk from #smashingconf London https://t.co/0zsUvonW2e
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2/9
2018
New in the lab: The Spectre Attack and Critical CSS by @Johnbender - https://t.co/1yV4GV5Uk2
1/8
2017
New in the lab: Accessible inks re:visited by @maggiewachs. Lessons learned and easy techniques to make links work… https://t.co/jeLibCPTb5
12/7
2017
Modern Asynchronous CSS Loading, my new post over on @filamentgroup's blog, includes some history on how we've load… https://t.co/GXZeMpLC61
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12/1
2017
Tablesaw 3.0.6 Wonderboom is out; includes bug fixes for swipe table sizing, colspans, improvements to initializati… https://t.co/FNDGYtsPNn
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11/20
2017
★ Laissez-Faire Font Smoothing and Anti-aliasing https://t.co/mIxWPADXel Learn about `-webkit-font-smoothing` and `-moz-osx-font-smoothing`
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6/14
2017
congrats @smashingmag @sarasoueidan @danmall !!! it’s lovely!
3/17
2017
Just released: Tablesaw 3.0. Drops jQuery dependency and IE8, lots of fixes and improvements: https://t.co/GNPCLAC7nE Thanks @zachleat
2/14
2017
Our very own @zachleat is on the latest episode of @ShopTalkShow discussing performance: https://t.co/yUugcbpv9A
1/23
2017
Working on a talk on the intersection of responsive design & accessibility. Have your a11y assumptions/practices evolved w RWD? Get in touch
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1/18
2017
New on @filamentgroup’s blog: How we’ve modernized our Progressive Enhancement delivery w/ HTTP/2 & Service Worker. https://t.co/D1rsrPswL4
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1/13
2017
Just tuned up the @filamentgroup site a bit with http/2, service workers and PWA stuff, h2 server-push, etc. https://t.co/d5imqnCHwr
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1/10
2016
For years, I’ve heard more demand from web designers for element/container queries (w/ simple media-query-ish syntax) than any other feature
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12/5
2016
“How We Load Web Fonts Progressively.” An old(ish) post with an updated title for clarity. Still our go-to approach https://t.co/fTvDLMmp1u
11/1
2016
The case for building with progressive enhancement is much stronger today than it was when @filamentgroup wrote a book about it 2010.
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10/18
2016
@cayoub88 @akmur Post back if this doesn't resolve your issue: https://t.co/JqUOqneZk6
10/13
2016
@zachleat @soymalcocer missed this before but it’s a bug confirmed by the pagespeed folks afaik.Use JavaScript, not too much, mostly asynchronous.
Retweeted by filamentgroupLooking for great books about responsive design by @scottjehl and @karenmcgrane (and me)? https://t.co/B1gUfaJtnW https://t.co/hPB0JJlukh
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9/16
2016
If you’re (understandably) struggling to move to an SVG based workflow, I humbly suggest https://t.co/tBYlv7GfiF. It smooths out the gaps.
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9/12
2016
If you use @filamentgroup’s CriticalCSS, grab the new version. It extracts CSS as it is written for better accuracy https://t.co/VbXIuc6djJ
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9/6
2016
New in the lab: I Wanted to Type a Number by @zachleat https://t.co/Cip16nTmOu
8/31
2016
"If a shopping website doesn't load its content within [3 secs], many of us are so impatient we'll jump ship." https://t.co/TYSBF55zQP
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8/29
2016
@mor10 never tried the iconify one so… can’t speak to it unfortunately! Looks nice though…If you need this sort of thing, I just pulled this standalone animated element scrolling function out of Overthrow: https://t.co/3ec59tzTaY
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7/21
2016
A masterclass in font loading strategies by @zachleat https://t.co/yG1J854Eve
7/13
2016
In the NW Florida area? I’ll be giving a very brief version of my Delivering Responsibly talk at our meetup tonight. https://t.co/r3Jgwo1UGq
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6/30
2016
Florida Panhandle folks: if you’re around and interested, the NorthWeb Florida @meetup be meet again this Thursday. https://t.co/r3Jgwo1UGq
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6/27
2016
Progressive Enhancement is less “but what if JavaScript is disabled?”, more “can our core services be more tolerant of everyday conditions”
Retweeted by filamentgroup @samikeijonen aw thanks! 🙌
6/21
2016
Today on the Filament Group blog: @scottjehl writes about Snapper, a CSS Snap Points carousel helper script. https://t.co/YrwysqOg6S
6/15
2016
“Now THAT cuts the mustard!” Enhancing Optimistically, a post by @scottjehl on resilience & progressive enhancement: https://t.co/Cf2asEoiMI
6/13
2016
The goals of PE… resilience, broad access, speed, are measurable. If PE advocacy comes off as pedantry, that’s a messaging problem… on us.
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6/6
2016
What do you say, @csswg—want to get a spec together? Even if Houdini is the way forward, let’s give devs something to work from. +@RWD
Retweeted by filamentgrouphey @respimg @csswg what’s good https://t.co/jjwGjDa9og
Retweeted by filamentgroupIt’s almost June so, I’m just gonna wait a few more minutes and then assume Element Queries forgot they were expected to be working today.
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5/24
2016
It’s puzzling that the value of Progressive Enhancement is still questioned, despite all evidence of the inherent inequality of web access.
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5/20
2016
If you care about building websites & “apps” that work for anyone, and not merely the tech-privileged, please read: https://t.co/pdj8w34WGn
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5/18
2016
@scottjehl @pattytoland @lara_hogan @beep @drinkerthinker and Cafe Madeleine (517 Columbus) Tropezienne or Paris-Boston. Open til 7pmLast summer, @netmag published a profile of me in their print magazine, and today they put the feature online. 🙌 https://t.co/i3jXKI6Fdw
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5/17
2016
Weighing the pros and cons of atomic design? @karenmcgrane and @beep weigh in with a few thoughts of their own: https://t.co/ndJ9EQLhD8
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5/3
2016
That’s not to say media queries don’t have value. But I think @scottjehl was right. https://t.co/KN4MJhdAt5 MQs for media; CQs for content.
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4/22
2016
@unfoldlabs I think you meant @FilamentHQ (they do networking), not @filamentgroup (we do websites)
4/13
2016
Do you use loadCSS? Nice! Version 1.0.0 was just released, which recommends using it as a link[rel=preload] polyfill https://t.co/JvuQQcxq0z
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3/4
2016
Florida people! Quick reminder: the next NorthWeb Florida web meetup will be this Thursday (11th). Hope to see you! https://t.co/NhjK1ksk6f
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2/6
2016
What would you like to know about #responsivedesign, #performance, #a11y? Expert @scottjehl is answering your questions.
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2/4
2016
Finally getting time for some much needed loadCSS updates today, including prepping it for future use as a link[rel=preload] polyfill.
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1/25
2016
Any interesting resolutions for the New Year? Here are just a few of mine, so far… #rwd https://t.co/Akm7YSSEUK
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1/6
2016
@webbist formerly we maintained ours mostly to have a version that worked on live webserver urls (php, ssi). Need to look tho! +@addyosmani @webbist we've been meaning to try @addyosmani’s again soon to see if we're missing out on anything cool :)
1/5
2015
“Delivering Responsibly” by @filamentgroup . A must read for all front end devs. https://t.co/tugSITUQ8B
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12/16
2015
You can follow @filamentgroup’s guide to Bulletproof Icon Fonts OR you can use SVG and go home early https://t.co/YWpvUN9JBA by @tylersticka
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11/23
2015
Congrats to our good friend & colleague @beep! His new book: RESPONSIVE DESIGN: PATTERNS & PRINCIPLES is out! Get it https://t.co/tcCRg6ph0l
11/19
2015
Great overview of the responsibilities devs and designers have in delivering responsibly https://t.co/rr4oAfViD0 @filamentgroup #perfmatters
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11/3
2015
Optimizing a site to work better in constrained, non-ideal conditions makes a site work better in ALL conditions. That’s the business case.
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10/28
2015
@alienlebarge thanks!New on the Filament Group blog: Delivering Responsibly, a presentation transcript/essay by @scottjehl. https://t.co/F4qOLoDH7O @alienlebarge @instapaper might be our referral blocking… we've had a hard time with bots. Maybe we can whitelist that one though. Thanks
10/27
2015
Google deprecates AJAX crawling scheme, recommends "following the principles of progressive enhancement" http://t.co/EvVl20fORA
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10/16
2015
My notes from @wesbos’s #fronteers15 talk on modern web tooling https://t.co/PO0MwX9TAZ
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10/9
2015
Slides from my #fronteers15 talk, Delivering Responsibly, are here for anyone interested. Video will be posted later https://t.co/q7f8RpWNoq
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10/8
2015
Rails gets faster: @michaelmisshore’s gems inspired by @filamentgroup @pocketjoso http://t.co/Kck5r1HoWs | http://t.co/3iiMEdAVtx #webperf
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10/7
2015
Failures are inherent to the web but they’re not always evenly distributed. iOS content blockers make reality hard for developers to ignore
Retweeted by filamentgroupIf a site breaks when an iOS content blocker blocks its ads, I wonder how many folks will just assume that site is down. “Other sites work!”
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10/5
2015
@thebenedict we often inline SVG, but less often to reduce requests than for the ability to style/script the SVG elements.
10/1
2015
@pettpett @scottjehl We've used SASS to re-use rules: https://t.co/PLxEJZkY8q And in some cases, a bit of JS: https://t.co/tHzSciczXn
9/30
2015
There's a new version of loadCSS up and it has some nice improvements. https://t.co/NrRRaFzgAL thx @paul_irish, @MagickNET
9/29
2015
Big congrats to the team @filamentgroup on their Agency of the Year @netmag award!! <3 https://t.co/LgqvwyS196
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9/22
2015
So excited to have our new Net award home safe at Filament Group HQ! https://t.co/SCUrfblKie http://t.co/HngCQOmYyq
9/21
2015

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