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Lea Verou @LeaVerou Boston, MA

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

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Joined Twitter 2/27/09


@oelna Oh it needs a lot of work before I can make it public. I might put that work in at some point, but probably… https://t.co/NOV5TucEZdThe @MozDevNet Compatibility Report is great, but why a PDF? Why not an HTML page?
9/30
2020
@mrdoob @Paceaux @firefox There is a huge rift between "usually" and "always" when we're talking about billions of websites.#Protip: When you send calendar invites, take a moment to consider how the title of the event looks in the other pe… https://t.co/zTsEPvwp6d @rauschma @Paceaux Ha, glad to see my guess was correct :) @mrdoob @Paceaux @firefox The first rule of standards is we cannot break existing code. Tons of code uses _ already. @Paceaux @firefox It needs to be a syntax level thing, given how dynamic JS is. You need to be able to tell “this i… https://t.co/8JpDQ54UepRemember that #-based private class fields ES proposal? Did you realize it actually got implemented in Chrome & Saf… https://t.co/nvCtzZ4qNr
9/29
2020
Trump's not alone. Over a three-year period, the top 1% avoided $800 billion in taxes. That's enough to: 🎓Make pub… https://t.co/EQtkE9e6jw
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9/28
2020
@technikhil314 @getify @nonAlgebraic That is not a percentage. It depends on the assumption that your slider has a… https://t.co/VupllVD04D @getify @nonAlgebraic You can use percentages. Check out my CSS variables talk, I have an example.
9/27
2020
@anthonyveaudry Every child will cry at restaurants at one point or another, thankfully in Greece it’s seen as norm… https://t.co/mNGLDxPPTW @heyjiawei That’s …not quite the intended takeaway. :/ @dfabu @bricoi1 As long as the dependencies are small, and managed by the module, I don’t see the problem. The prob… https://t.co/Qmz6LptbsO @Paceaux Pretty bad from what I hear unless you have Greek relatives. But if you get citizenship in any EU country… https://t.co/WxD4EE9MaI
9/26
2020
@epan_e_kinisi Καλά πολύ αμφιβάλλω ότι είναι όντως μεταφορά αρχείων. Αλλά αν είναι, και πρόκειται για μεγάλο όγκο δ… https://t.co/pgauKEjDri @rendall @pxlape That's kind of a low bar though — the US is the least child friendly country I've ever been to, and I've been in many. @TheBeardedLlama Μπλιαχ, ποτέ στιγμιαίο καφέ! Να φάω ένα κοκορέτσι για σας instead; Ένα τζατζικάκι; @pxlape @rendall Oh wow, I thought Scandinavia was super child friendly 😞 @WolfOliver Your first sentence contradicts your second sentence @robdinsdale @codepo8 Twitter only allows 4 options max :( @gumnos Exactly. The American culture is a culture of fear. In all directions. @SelenIT2 Absolutely not! Thank you! Send me a link when you do so I can link to it! @seananteau Also kids in Europe are seen as an integral part of society, and when they are loud it’s seen as normal… https://t.co/eNh1uDvSGc @seananteau I guess it has to do with the US being more litigious and Americans more easily offended, so people are… https://t.co/ZVl5DuITJTIt wasn’t even the first time this exact thing has happened to us at a restaurant in Greece. Such a baby friendly country ❤️Today’s episode of things that would never happen in the US: We went out for dinner at a restaurant and our daugh… https://t.co/YL9eIRC8x6 @meduzen @mathias @rauschma Whether we need to study this so that there is data in the future or whether the answer is obvious. @emarticor That's what I think too, but the poll demonstrates well that this is not common knowledge at all. I rare… https://t.co/HMJcitGpiS @ferrelucassilva @mathias @rauschma I think for many web professionals, the idea that people entirely outside our f… https://t.co/kmEngdRD1s @MattWilcox @Chudesnov Except nobody who can *only* write plain text self-identifies as someone who writes HTML, so… https://t.co/L9QuXMiPLr @MattWilcox @Chudesnov Basic for professionals perhaps. Not everyone who dabbles with HTML is a professional, or ev… https://t.co/UZlp8KXWRR @mathias @rauschma But you need to know HTML to use custom *HTML* elements, that's unavoidable. You can however avo… https://t.co/UyZoO0Nh7A @mathias @rauschma Like you said, "developers". There are many *non-developers* who dabble with HTML, e.g. for form… https://t.co/38uY0sim2G @MattWilcox @Chudesnov I would disagree that this is entry level. Entry level is concerned with getting stuff on th… https://t.co/bBxbwyw2vY @Chudesnov @MattWilcox That's why the percentages are in bands of 20%, to allow for that wiggle room. Do you think… https://t.co/iA28zgRfts @spkr4thedead51 Yes, if they can write said HTML by hand. @rauschma I had a disagreement with a colleague today about whether it's common knowledge that the percentage is we… https://t.co/N6wTNE54FgIf you have to estimate, what percentage of people who write HTML do you think can also write JS at least at a begi… https://t.co/OL3gnQaPvo @davatron5000 @backflip Yup, a badge or a dist/ make a lot of assumptions about the user's knowledge. "Paste this <… https://t.co/rZepcypC4q
9/25
2020
@dannymoerkerke True, web components are not at blame here (though there are some limitations of the tech itself) b… https://t.co/RRQQHTENzC @deadwisdom @passle_ Some people posted in the comments that there are existing efforts, need to evaluate before I… https://t.co/0gg4TkNndw @graynorton Absolutely! Email me? @_architexture_ The same people as @brucel describes here: https://t.co/5URrCBViRT Not specific entities, it's mor… https://t.co/fppKGg6Jbu[New blog post!]: The failed promise of Web Components https://t.co/qtQgOXaCT3 This started as a series of tweets… https://t.co/GZwb0WHabn @bright_jlbright @andizeisler Or to put it another way: I could express a worry about sitting on a toilet, on the g… https://t.co/TZyUq6VnGZ
Retweeted by Lea VerouIndeed. It’s a weird kind of objectification. “Follow these people because they identify as female”. No other reaso… https://t.co/D85Hf3YSRT
9/24
2020
@stubbornella Aw, thank you. ❤️ Context?i feel like seeing baby formula in locked cases at the grocery store should radicalize more people
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9/23
2020
“Why do you want to be a doctor?” I answer without hesitation, “I want to help people.” “There are many ways to h… https://t.co/wNmcyMutI7
Retweeted by Lea Verou @alwillis Nothing in CSS is easy to polyfill, at least for the strict definition of a polyfill.
9/19
2020
@_youhadonejob1 I’m also 3-3-D! @foskolos88 I've had plenty of cases where I wanted them all to be 0. It's a common technique to absolutely positio… https://t.co/vAcmKykPNxEver wished there was a shorthand for the top, right, bottom, and left properties? There is! It's called "inset":… https://t.co/t2uFigeOcD @fenris23 https://t.co/g5R2h1zuXb
9/18
2020
@TapaiBalazs @John_Papa I literally do this at least twice a week.Wise words. https://t.co/mbsga7EEN6
9/17
2020
@sandip_rb @Vjeux https://t.co/4LGdhJleS6Wow, this tweet kinda blew up so I wrote a blog post about it to elaborate a bit on the different curves:… https://t.co/6mNbuheIXD @HectorIP Of course not! :)Code written by experienced programmers that doesn't work, can often be fixed with hours or days of debugging. A no… https://t.co/xchb310WyL @enzo_mdd https://t.co/KJXEfh43HG @WAHa_06x36 @enzo_mdd https://t.co/KJXEfh43HGReadability & maintainability do not fluctuate much. If they are not prioritized from the beginning, they are much… https://t.co/AmpaIVSn3gFor more experienced programmers, whether it works is ephemeral: today it works, tomorrow a commit causes a regress… https://t.co/ymH0dcNvn3Some asked about the "Does it actually work" line: When somebody starts coding, getting the code to work is alrea… https://t.co/NqExvfBHUh @AhmadNassri Of course!
9/16
2020
PS: Very impressed with @excalidraw! I was able to make this in like 10 minutes! PS2: This was 2 weeks ago. My lap… https://t.co/Hij2k1bVXUDeveloper priorities throughout their career https://t.co/juF4peKXCxModern web development: "If you just spin up an instance of Golden Goose on Elastic Clownshoes, then clone the flug… https://t.co/c79WvE5Yvf
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9/15
2020
@tobie @zoom_us From a quick look it seems quite good, apart from a few gems like these 😂 https://t.co/QAsNX0aVc619 years after 9/11 we still have to take off our shoes & surrender shampoo before boarding a plane. And no conser… https://t.co/q9CflkxMhO
Retweeted by Lea VerouOMG, just realized that when you record a meeting on @zoom_us it also creates an audio transcript and it made my da… https://t.co/Jz6zltcDRU @jimbo2150 @DasSurma Because there’s huge consensus on all other color names? 😂 @sarah_edo @cgdougm @jainaayush05 @christina_p @rosiesherry Hmmm :/ https://t.co/jYotrP29Fs
9/13
2020
New @mavoweb demo on @CodePen— Theamable Chart. Showcases many Mavo features and the Chart plugin. And even uses… https://t.co/6heAoRhSG2
Retweeted by Lea Verou @HenriHelvetica @adamwathan The model is flawed and this is very well known. There are some efforts to improve the… https://t.co/CuHVOaEu3D @tomdale Wow, I thought this was supposed to be super good for you and 2500 IU doesn’t even sound like enough, let… https://t.co/OrzLZ7ekEL
9/12
2020
Nothing describes the times we're living more astutely or more poignantly than this story a friend just told me: "… https://t.co/28ATOukRNa
9/11
2020
1996 James Gosling invents Java, the first truly overly verbose object oriented programming language where design… https://t.co/JeqYBzqun8
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9/10
2020
@rem Thank you. I’m kinda feeling like a failure today so this is very welcome 😊Have you used Mavo for a real world project, recently or in the past? We'd LOVE to hear from you! https://t.co/mMdZModnU1
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9/9
2020
@tabatkins @supports Oh wow, who decided on that ?! Without an alternative?! @hero_gm02 @muranofiction Absolutely! Good luck!!I get tired of “under 40” lists. Show me someone who got their PhD at 60 after losing everything. Give me the 70-ye… https://t.co/RLbpU3Zjmw
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9/8
2020
@Areai51 @Paul_Kinlan How do you know it’s not a word he commonly uses? 😁New blog post & lib! 🐍 Parsel: A tiny, permissive CSS selector parser & specificity calculator Blog post:… https://t.co/3l7gEJp2zA
9/7
2020
@__apf__ Whoa, the Bay Area has reached peak hipsterdom 😂
9/6
2020
@krosylight Thanks! Not sure if I didn’t phrase it well but you’re the only one who actually seems to have understood what I was asking!!I just had a disagreement with a friend, so maybe someone here can resolve it (with evidence!). Is there an amoun… https://t.co/yI2LJqmASO
9/3
2020
Startup idea: A company that delivers “pickup only” Facebook marketplace items to your door. Any takers?
9/1
2020
I saw a post on LinkedIn that recommended adding an emoji at the beginning of your name because you could see who w… https://t.co/Zq6WsIKmz9
Retweeted by Lea VerouBlack Mirror really outdid themselves this time. Having us experience season 6 instead of watching it on Netflix. Outstanding. 👏🏾
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8/31
2020
@hero_gm02 @svgeesus @AtomEditor I doubt it, @svgeesus tried it a long time ago and said he gave up due to these issues.And these are only from the first 5 minutes. Now I understand why @svgeesus gave up on Atom so quickly for this ver… https://t.co/PakQ77HcXWI had to use @svgeesus' laptop as my MBP is on a kernel panic loop since yesterday and holy 💩@AtomEditor is so brok… https://t.co/wouFpB6RBmMy employees have slowed downed productivity in the midst of a deadly pandemic and global political and economic cr… https://t.co/jqqy3YfkMD
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8/30
2020
@GPHemsley @Morchickit @philarcher1 @ildalatam @hivos @anabmap @mikorulez @SilvanavF @w3c @gs1 @rhiaro @fantasaihttps://t.co/8vXOI5mDM1 @fantasai @wendy_a_reid @jensimmons @philarcher1 @Morchickit @ildalatam @hivos @anabmap @mikorulez @SilvanavF @w3chttps://t.co/6OVojqbt34 @jensimmons @philarcher1 @Morchickit @ildalatam @hivos @anabmap @mikorulez @SilvanavF @w3c @gs1 @rhiaro @fantasaihttps://t.co/zHR7NtbPc6
8/28
2020

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