Welcome to Collective #792!
Today we got some fresh links for you, including a great new platform for getting online store design inspiration! Discover GitHub’s new font, Monaspace, read about Web Components and the challenges around using rebase, and of course, much more.
And we are inspecting a small glitch effect to see how it was achieved in our “Behind the Pixel” section!
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Have a great start of the week!
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A storefront design platform with advanced filtering options where designers can submit their unique ecommerce store designs, and the best ones are featured weekly.
Dave Cheney’s article version of his talk at GopherCon Singapore 2023 where he discusses the design and optimization of a Go package for efficient JSON parsing, focusing on topics such as streaming, tokenization, reading, and scanning JSON data.
GitHub’s Monaspace font is a new type system that advances the state of the art for the display of code on screen. Includes 5 fonts and 3 variable axes.
A follow-up article that discusses the change in the spec of Lookahead nesting in Chrome 120, which allows for nesting bare element tag names in CSS.
A showcase of various technology experiments and projects from 14islands Hack Days featuring impressive WebGL demos.
An opinionated Vanilla Three.js starter template (still WIP) for modern web 3D graphics development, emphasizing best practices, modular architecture, and debug features.
Paul Henschel shared an interesting demo showcasing how R3F pushes the boundaries of realistic 3D visuals.
???? HTML First
A set of principles focused on simplifying web software development by utilizing modern web browsers’ default capabilities, HTML’s attribute syntax, and promoting a more inclusive and maintainable approach, with goals of widening the pool of web programmers and enhancing the development experience through HTML-centric practices and libraries.
This article discusses the use of Web Components, explaining their advantages and challenges in building interactive and reusable components, and then introduces a library called Lit that simplifies Web Component development by reducing boilerplate code.
Julia Evans discusses various issues and challenges related to using Git’s rebase feature, including common problems and potential solutions, within the context of different Git workflows.
Jhey Thompkins’ CSS tip where he explains how to use form control state and layered backgrounds to create input status strokes, with a focus on accessibility and animation preferences.
???? Custom GPT Directory
A directory for custom GPTs, offering information, updates, and resources for creating and using customized AI models.
Shawn explores the challenges and frustrations of software debugging, highlighting the unique privileges and tools available to software developers compared to other professions.
Behind the Pixel ????
In our new section “Behind the Pixel,” we examine small design and animation details and take a peek under the hood to see how they are accomplished.
Today we are taking a look at tiny glitch effect in the intro of the BITKRAFT website. The HUD-like interface design shows a border that glitches once in a while. When we inspect, we find an SVG with a path, polylines and lines. The glitch effect is achieved by animating the opacity of each basic shape in seemingly random intervals:
A very nice detail that creates a super nice futuristic touch which fits well with the design direction!
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Did you know that…
…the first computer bug was a real bug? In 1947, Grace Hopper, a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, found a moth stuck in the relays of the Mark II computer she was working on. This moth was causing the machine to malfunction. The term “bug” was already used to describe technical glitches, but this incident popularized the use of “debugging” to mean fixing computer hardware or software issues. The moth was taped in the logbook and now resides in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
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