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The Web We Lost

 a generation of entrepreneurs encouraged to make more narrow-minded, web-hostile products ... because it continues to make a small number of wealthy people even more wealthy, instead of letting lots of people build innovative new opportunities for themselves on top of the web itself.

This matches my feelings 100%. We've lost so much of the weird wild web and turned it over to boring centralised corporate apps.

I want the web back.

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To whom does the burden fall? – The Interconnected – Medium

I know this is going to come as a shock to some folks, but it turns out that when you cross the line from “not disabled” to “disabled”, a mysterious fellow in a cowl doesn’t appear on your doorstep to hand you a manual and a bunch of code words.

Holy crap, this article is 🔥. So many truth bombs about accessibility and where the burden of duty lies. (Hint, it's NOT WITH THE FUCKING DISABLED PERSON).

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The paranoid fantasy behind Brexit | Fintan O'Toole | Politics | The Guardian

the experience of not being invaded was one of the genuinely distinctive things about being British: “Our physical assets and our economy had suffered less disastrously than those of other western European countries as a result of the war: nor did we suffer the shock of invasion. We were thus less immediately conscious of the need for us to become part of the unity in Europe.”

This article is an excellent analysis of the bizarre mindset that plagues Britain, and which makes it so hostile to the idea of being part of Europe.

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Redesigning your product and website for dark mode — Stuff & Nonsense

Implementing dark mode is easy, but designing for it is less so. Here are some things you should consider when designing a dark mode version of your product or website to ensure you maintain accessibility and readability, and a consistent feel for your brand between Light and Dark.

Excellent guide to using the prefers-color-scheme query in CSS to make a dark colour palette available!

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