Software in 2014

We’re at an in­flec­tion point in the prac­tice of con­struct­ing soft­ware. Our tools are good, our server de­vel­op­ers are happy, but when it comes to build­ing client-side soft­ware, we re­ally don’t know where we’re going or how to get there.

via ongoing by Tim Bray · Software in 2014.

Apps vs The Web

An app is a specialized tool, like a wrist watch. Apps thrive on mobile because people on the go have short bursts of time to accomplish tasks. Waiting in line at a bank, you only have a few seconds to check your mail.

via Apps vs The Web.

Making Love to WebKit

This idea started with an accidental discovery: if you put a CSS perspective on a scrollable <DIV>, then 3D elements inside that <DIV> will retain their perspective while you scroll. This results in smooth, native parallax effects, and makes objects jump out of the page, particularly when using an analog input device with inertial scrolling.

via Making Love to WebKit — Acko.net.

The web, early 2012. Scroll s-l-o-w-l-y.