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Jen Simmons @jensimmons Brooklyn, New York

 Apple Evangelist on the Web Developer Experience team for Safari & @Webkit. Member of CSS Working Group. 16 months of #longCOVID and counting.

1,871 Following   71,682 Followers   51,092 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/12/07


@hrobertking Most cases of long COVID are hitting 16+ months, actually. At least in certain regions. For some reaso… https://t.co/e565hUTDXlHey people who make websites… got any examples of sites or apps that are designed to layout a certain way on mobile… https://t.co/hwR5IwKmImAs I was texting my friends to tell them this, another friend shared that a 5 year old close to her has COVID. Yest… https://t.co/sRtUCMOldw
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsWTF?? “The benefits and protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act would now extend to people facing ongo… https://t.co/uXdgUXXtFCBy looking into ME/CFS and learning from those who’ve been researching & treating it for decades, we are eons close… https://t.co/46QGin3i47Covid is new, but not getting better after a virus— is not. #LongCovid A lot of long haulers want to believe the… https://t.co/u3LkxNrmnIIf you make websites, what do you need browser engineers to add to WebKit (Safari’s rendering engine)? What HTML, C… https://t.co/EMkivIRMOf
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @svoisen @jordaust Oh look how the tables have turned. 🤣They did share notes. https://t.co/cdJ5szRdzu"Poor countries are not 'under-developed', they are over-exploited." —Michael Parenti https://t.co/lh76ujOJ6r
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @drdavidlanger *actually we don’t know if vaccinated people are less likely to spread the Delta variant. Science sh… https://t.co/QVA0xOjaSb @drdavidlanger All true. Yet, vaccinated people who get COVID are equally likely to get Long COVID — still at a rat… https://t.co/afKPIyXwzcOne thing people don’t understand: we’re not in the same place as last year. We’re in a significantly worse positio… https://t.co/BJxwhbECrC
Retweeted by Jen Simmons
7/26
2021
Think #LongCovid can’t kill you? Think again. How to avoid it: - Get vaxxed - Stay masked - Stay vigilant - Get te… https://t.co/jas9eGdFjg
Retweeted by Jen Simmons
7/25
2021
“A surprisingly high share of those aged 16-30 experience symptoms six months after the infection, even if they wer… https://t.co/1o3UDfiq41
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsAt the beginning of the pandemic, the CDC said that a close contact was somebody that you’re indoors with unmasked… https://t.co/U69rFTPJtd
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @d4rtfish @BENF4CE Yes. Support for flex-gaps was added to Safari 14.1 last spring. https://t.co/XyXSMxmHWK
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @d4rtfish @BENF4CE Yes. Support for flex-gaps was added to Safari 14.1 last spring. https://t.co/XyXSMxmHWK @davatron5000 What else falls under “one off stuff for Safari”? @_jwerner_ Getting there! We just need all the Chromium mobile browsers to allow it. https://t.co/XyXSMxmHWKShould NYC mask up again? ⁦@ericlach⁩ takes a walk in Washington Heights with ⁦@MarkLevineNYC⁩, who has been making… https://t.co/jAwtmzB5Xw
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsIf you make websites, what do you need browser engineers to add to WebKit (Safari’s rendering engine)? What HTML, C… https://t.co/EMkivIRMOf @urdigle Have you ever tried @Webflow?If you write CSS, what would you like to know most about how layout works? What’s still super confusing? What ama… https://t.co/0soS1MS7ZDBeen emphasizing the emerging picture of brain injury from COVID19 + longCovid. Antivaccine forces keep pointing to… https://t.co/G9aVSdxew7
Retweeted by Jen Simmons
7/24
2021
The rate of hospitalizations and deaths is lower in vaccinated people. Which is fantastic. But death is not the onl… https://t.co/pjn8HPbsVWWhy does the U.S. CDC keep telling us the vaccines are next to perfect, while the science says different. 39%!?… https://t.co/YA0fJdQa0LThis is how some of us are treated every single day from girlhood on. And we’re not supposed to do or feel anything… https://t.co/oIgcyFl11F
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @mickorene A superintendent. They take care of the building and the people in it. @ignchz Superintendent.Once again, I’m reminded how much of a difference a great super makes to your quality of life in NYC. Wow. Mine jus… https://t.co/xMRSD5TtUd @ahandvanish @DaveLeeERMD Your next study?? @jenbrea Where can I find help? A skilled PT has gotten me out of the bad neck pain cycle. But I want to know if s… https://t.co/UlHAhfDlP8 @jenbrea I am so nervous about this. Experiencing intermittent neck pain. Pressure in head & ears. Ringing in ears.… https://t.co/qpkXy3K2eOReally easy tests to implement in #longCOVID clinical research for anyone interested in understanding inflammation… https://t.co/uvNWCAuIlo
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsI’ve avoided directly calling out misinformation from Mr. Slavitt for over a year but his latest thread is going to… https://t.co/SULZtMDUhE
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsThe @CDCgov is failing us. PLEASE MASK. https://t.co/c6xaAydJDf
Retweeted by Jen Simmons“Anti-vaxxers are incredibly vocal, and because of that, they’ve been a disproportionate focus of our vaccine outre… https://t.co/nWJGEA7t2rI've been thinking about Long-COVID and accessibility a lot, and after a long chat with @ladymoonan I put some thou… https://t.co/emuW4eUvPU
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @David_Rasho @uche_blackstock @CDCgov Much of the CDC’s advisement as of late has been focused on individual behavi… https://t.co/0Ka3zs2udg
Retweeted by Jen Simmons.@CDCgov says mask-wearing for vaccinated people, is "a very individual choice." It's like the idea of… https://t.co/KSPdtZTXfK
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @jjcollinsworth @bramus It’s more like the menu in this restaurant said “meat dish”. And lots of people order it. T… https://t.co/uMTgjxkwAsThere's an entire generation of junior developers who know nothing of layout beyond Bootstrap classes and we are failing them.
Retweeted by Jen Simmons-Vaccines will likely keep you from acute symptomatic Covid needing hospitalization -*HOWEVER* 55% of breakthrough… https://t.co/ft7qG9DegH
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsGreat article from ⁦@KatherineJWu⁩ on why she’s going to #MaskUp again: 1) I don’t want to get #COVID19 2) I don’t… https://t.co/P0tmHWQToG
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @jjcollinsworth @bramus The last decade of CSSWG work = realizing “oh dang, this was more complicated than we thoug… https://t.co/srOMPFwIJZ @jjcollinsworth @bramus I think the CSSWG was naive thinking the viewport would never change, and a single unit in… https://t.co/agOR5t2w2XDelta Variant In Los Angeles: 20% Of Covid Cases Now Among Vaccinated Residents https://t.co/YEC2IgWxdl
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsI can’t even describe how infuriating this part of the pandemic is. Would we say: Drunk driving is ok now that we… https://t.co/kOTyYf89sQ @jjcollinsworth @bramus That’s why I think environment variables are exciting. As someone writing CSS, I don’t have… https://t.co/2QaHSOmJsf"I think it's one of the greatest medical scandals of the last century, the way that this massive illness or series… https://t.co/mY5ksPWNA2
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @emoryzanef I’d expect we would do both if there’s a good reason to — a common usecase that couldn’t be solved any… https://t.co/sOWK6N7mfr @jjcollinsworth @bramus The original mistake with VH (and VW et al) was not covering all these different use cases.… https://t.co/rKlMWVZYwi @jjcollinsworth @bramus For a developer making a fill-the-screen page or panel, DVH makes sense. But for a designer… https://t.co/IZX7gDtLIL @MrBlank Oh, I expect browser “viewports” will only get more complicated from here. Microsoft & others are working… https://t.co/TEzmS8FFnA @ManniMoki @bramus If the units have been implemented, then they’ll return the answer — the longest & shortest leng… https://t.co/CozKGWIA6c @phloe_ @bramus Yes! It’ll cover the usecases people use window.innerHeight for now. But in CSS instead of JS. @bramus @LeahLundqvist Oh, so many people have worked on it. Thanks to all of them. Also, no I haven’t recovered fr… https://t.co/z1TNBMQAus
7/23
2021
Not yet. Creating a tool for accounting for the size of the keyboard (or other slide over UI) needs to be tackled… https://t.co/4QirVFK9po @travischapman @bramus These viewport units are tools for web developers to use in their code, to create the exact… https://t.co/fr0dallTnu @LeahLundqvist @bramus I feel bad this took so long. I presented on the need for a fix in Jan 2020 at the CSSWG fac… https://t.co/Hatq7awvlW @Josh_McGee_G @JoshWComeau @bramus This will be in CSS. So all browsers, once implemented. And yes, Chrome / Androi… https://t.co/zM3Ta14aleYes, a fix to the frustrations of the original VH unit is coming. Read @bramus’ article. Then I’d love to hear wh… https://t.co/StbrFGLDWf @metaeaux Thanks! We are taking a look. @metaeaux Oh and if you do file a Feedback... will you send me the number / link? I'll pass it along. And thanks again. @metaeaux The URL for filing feedback is https://t.co/TpoeEno6NW. We filed it for you from the Tweet. But file th… https://t.co/FAeC3p5XBj
7/22
2021
@CraigBurton_Web There are aspects to long COVID that are like MS, actually. I’m seeing researchers talk about poss… https://t.co/74meo5SD1vDay 500. Snake oil salesman was out tonight. Trying to tell us long haulers that we are still sick because we are… https://t.co/jTgVhxZMPa
7/19
2021
Not surprisingly, consistent with the science, recent CDC guidance on masks failed. Masks should be worn by both… https://t.co/kdLHBj106N
Retweeted by Jen Simmons
7/18
2021
"The most frequent symptoms after month 6 were fatigue, post-exertional malaise, and cognitive dysfunction ... 85.9… https://t.co/NY5EhxiOMM
Retweeted by Jen Simmons
7/16
2021
“With no child under 12 vaccinated, and the general trend towards abandonment of masking, testing, and isolation, w… https://t.co/3kzgu3EfFr
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsJavaScript, HTML, CSS, Flash https://t.co/6joLEFgC0FWhen will we start calling diversity work desegregation efforts?
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @snellingio https://t.co/mWOe80M3AY for Safari — the browser UI, etc. https://t.co/ZwjbUHyY6P for anything relate… https://t.co/7wjxonSpmGIt’s 9:45am. How can I already be this tired? I feel like I just ran a 5k. While out of shape. 😔🥺😕😔😷🤒🤕 @paul3fa Well, you aren’t the only one dreaming of such a utopia. Thing is, we get there from a to-do list. And the… https://t.co/f8BXPJBkAs @bucketwoman0 @DocMoschos @kallmemeg Yes. Fully vaccinated people can still get long covid. Please see this entire… https://t.co/Eeu8rHA0yR
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @argyleink Why VH instead of VMIN or VW? @meyerweb Would you use VH in clamp?? VW or the others?And I don’t just mean men should make sure they value women. Women have to work at valuing women, too. Same with ra… https://t.co/8ZW9ZmptwOCheck your bias. Force yourself to adjust who you more easily trust & believe. Notice the racism & sexism within yo… https://t.co/bUVGqgtttlUnless you work at Twitter, there’s nothing you can do about verification. But you can do something about who you s… https://t.co/qGAwrHNzogI mean. There’s only one person on this list with more followers than I. And he ran for President. Most of the… https://t.co/QGGo3AIvCPAlso, Twitter Spaces lists all the people who are listening in order of who has the most followers. Funny. I’ve be… https://t.co/pcq6fYknZfSo many important voices have been denied verification by Twitter, rejected for not having enough followers, for no… https://t.co/PwpPQDejxh
7/15
2021
Just to be clear, I’m trying to gauge how people use viewport units WHEN SIZING FONTS & TYPOGRAPHY. Why? Because… https://t.co/MXeTVvnCp9 @ScottKellum I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Are people using VH for sizing type?I’d like to hear from everyone who’s ever used Viewport Units for sizing type in CSS on the web. Have you always an… https://t.co/4zEfUccfJ9 @nice2meatu Oh, I also meant only prefixed in certain browsers, therefore you still need to use the prefix. So, thanks. Yes.Web developers, are there any CSS properties you often use (or occasionally) that still only exist in a prefixed ve… https://t.co/Ql4cJxIC6Z @tobiasbu Could you reproduce the bug in a much simpler example? Get rid of as much code as you can… leave just eno… https://t.co/HaOIqBAVVH @tobiasbu Hmmm, your example on CodePen is different than the code in your Tweet. I’ll look into it later. Not sure… https://t.co/x5VtaDFual @tobiasbu Firefox is correct. If both width & height are set to something specific, and neither is `auto`, aspect r… https://t.co/y8o2uLX4F5 @alwillis @claviska Yes! Test! And file any bugs you find or concerns you have at https://t.co/ZwjbUHyY6P. That definitely helps.
7/14
2021
This CDC presentation of yet-to-be-published data shows kids: * transmit as efficiently as adults * are infected a… https://t.co/c9jHA0OMen
Retweeted by Jen SimmonsI’m also grateful I found rehabilitation pros who know how to take care of me and thread the needle towards improve… https://t.co/MMWQrBd0XBYes. This is what half my doctors didn’t understand. They’d be like “go for a walk” & I was like, “look just walkin… https://t.co/6kufpWUtg6 @claviska @alwillis It’s always different. This is equally true for all browsers. Doing this for 6 years, I’ve foun… https://t.co/SiNuWGWKX4People are really showing who they are in this pandemic. People who claim to be “progressive” but then choose to ig… https://t.co/3E5oOWM2WZ
Retweeted by Jen Simmons @fantasai @t_dimartino The real truth about why subgrid didn’t get implemented in 2017 probably has something to do… https://t.co/rIiv23OdCX
7/13
2021

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