Craig Butcher

Front End Web Developer

Quick Bites - Yellow Date

Playdate

Tomorrow is the pre-order date of Playdate (try saying that three times) and it is quite an unique and fun looking game console with a difference - the crank! There will be two new games every week for 12 weeks. The question is what will happen after 12 weeks? Additional packs? Subscriptions based?

Watchy

What is it? Watchy is an open source e-paper watch and if you prefer to tinker around watches, create watch faces, 3D print your own watch cases, and generally geeking out with it.

Overlay Fact Sheet

Web accessibility is a passion that I have been talking for over a decade since I got into front end development. Lately, there are loud grumblings about Overlay which "improves" accessibility by loading Javascript code on top of the site. It is unacceptable because it is seen as a lazy way of "fixing" things.

If you want to know more, check out Overlay Fact Sheet for a solid lowdown and check out the list of signatories that will not support this idea.

When you want to do something right, do it the right way because you will learn a lot in the process.

Video of the week

A day in the life of an engineer working from home - Joma Tech gets the vote this week. Do check out the rest of the videos as they are incredibly informative (or are they?).

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