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Jens Oliver Meiert
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The German answer to Winston Wolfe
The German answer to Winston Wolfe

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EOT—consider following me on https://twitter.com/j9t instead.
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How to Configure Lighthouse for Balanced Quality Websites:
https://meiert.com/en/blog/lighthouse-config/.

+Google’s #Lighthouse is a great tool even though it has some issues. Fortunately, it’s possible to configure Lighthouse to one’s own views on what matters. Here’s the config that I like to use.
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#CSS.

In my column at +heise online I’ve recently sketched how style sheet quality is quite a particular topic—and in sum.cumo’s blog I’ve explained in English: https://www.sumcumo.com/en/blog/2/About-the-Quality-of-Our-Style-Sheets.

After all, so it seems, we’ve survived 20 years of CSS without much validating.
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A Short Guide to Minimal Web Development:
https://meiert.com/en/blog/minimal-web-development/.

There’s an art and even a bit of magic around simple frontend code. Writing such code comes with a few preconditions: perhaps a firm understanding of core technologies, a lot of practice, public scrutiny, and then some. Thoughts.
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Web Development and the #GDPR:
https://meiert.com/en/blog/code-privacy/.

Who shares or presents code has a special responsibility, because for both the uninitiated and the quality-minded such code should be of a considerable standard. European #privacy legislation ups the ante.
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#Google.

I haven’t worked in respective team and I cannot comment on any of +Google’s positions wrt #China, but as someone who feels strongly about the idea of “googliness” (cf. https://meiert.com/en/blog/googliness/) and as someone who was involved in taking our old China homepage down (coding the minuscule and unspectacular but interestingly only ever technically valid substitute), I’m glad that Google’s values are that alive.
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#CSS.

For +sum.cumo I’ve reviewed the base configuration of +stylelint as well as our own adjustments. I liked inspecting stylelint more thoroughly; it’s pretty powerful and the standard config sound.

My only (public) override recommendations:

* disable `declaration-no-important` (rationale: https://meiert.com/en/blog/important/)
* set `number-leading-zero` to `never`

Optionally for rather a matter of taste (and then something to bring even closer in line with e.g. our old guidelines at +Google), I also suggest to

* set `function-url-quotes` to `never`
* set `string-quotes` to `single`
* set `declaration-block-semicolon-newline-after` to `always`
* set `rule-empty-line-before` to `always`

This isn’t complete, this is even ignoring that in the meantime, I’ve joined the wider stylelint team (in some unspecified capacity), but it reflects the notes I took a few weeks ago. Swimming in a sea of code.
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#News and #information transfer.

How fitting when you learn that +Mozilla Firefox removes native #feed support through your feed reader.

In 20 years on the Internet, I still haven’t seen anything more effective to stay informed than RSS or Atom syndication feeds. But though browsers will influence the development, for this statement it’s still a bigger problem when sites stop to offer feeds than when browsers drop support. (We’ll see what site owners decide to do.)

I believe the better route would have been to make it easier, really really easy, to understand, subscribe to, and manage feeds for the less technical users. We left that road when +Google shot down Google Reader. I believe that was a disservice to the Web, one that now reached +Mozilla.
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#Webdev.

To me, view-source: is so great and important because it anchors the idea that web development is, in essence, simple and for everyone. And it is, no matter how hard we try to make it complicated, and therefore I wish view-source: to remain a feature, forever.

Cf. https://goo.gl/dZat7b.
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