Planet Chris

Posts from people I like written today, yesterday, and the day before.

Yesterday — Thu, 23 Nov 2017

Building Accessible Menu Systems

Smashing Magazine — 

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Inclusive Components. If you’d like to know more about similar inclusive component articles, follow @inclusicomps on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed. By supporting on Patreon, you can help to make it the most comprehensive database of robust interface components available. Classification is hard. Take crabs, for example. Hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, and horseshoe crabs are not — taxonomica...

Fix git After High Sierra Upgrade

David Walsh — 

Every major operating system upgrade is a grand adventure.  No matter the vendor or how vanilla you keep your system:  stuff is going to break.  This was very much the case with git when I upgraded my MacBook Pro to High Sierra. After the upgrade I tried to pull down a git branch and received the following cryptic error: xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun Every ...

The Slow Decay of a Designer

Tobias van Schneider — 

Over the last couple weeks I’ve been heads down on a lot of work. Existing projects and new ones (Semplice being one of them). In general, I’ve never shied away from work that wasn’t part of my core skillset. I like working on a range of disciplines and I rarely complain when I have to do tasks “outside of my job description.” Of course, there are some tasks I enjoy more than others. But recently, I’ve thought a lot about regaining my focus. Looking back a...

The Day Before — Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Product Designer (REMOTE)

Smashing Magazine — 

Looking for a well-rounded Product designer [REMOTE] We’re growing our design team and looking for a person who understands product design, business perspective and why we do stuff that we do, but who’s also very good at visual design. What will you be working on? Semaphore is a continuous delivery service, focused on speed and simplicity. A tool that helps developers write better code. More on Who you’ll be working with?

From Cats With Love: Welcome The New Smashing Membership

Smashing Magazine — 

We can’t believe it’s actually happening. After 18 months of hard work on the big bang relaunch of this little website, today is the day when everything changes. New design and new technical stack. New personality and new ambitious goals. But most importantly, a new focus on our wonderful web community, with the brand new Smashing Membership. Rewarding Great People Doing Great Work In times when we fight all the craziness and narrow-mindedness around us, we need to remind ourselv...

The Turning Point

Tobias van Schneider — 

We’ve all come to the point where we’ve had enough. Enough of a specific relationship, job, habit, feeling. The “that’s it” moment, when it feels like something’s gotta change, or you won’t be able to go on any longer. So you break the habit you’ve been trying to break. You escape a painful relationship you’ve suffered for too long. You quit your job to pursue a dream. Unfortunately, it often takes an extreme event to trigger that moment...

Sebastian Greger’s Wrap-Up of btconf in Berlin

Marc Thiele — 

[…] it’s Marc’s “magic sauce” after all. hahaha … thanks to Sebastian Greger for the lovely and personal summary of #btconf in Berlin.

Team Incentives in Overwatch

Dave Rupert — 

The past year has brought me much joy (and curse words) to play Overwatch with friends and strangers on the Internet a few nights a week. It’s hard to overstate how much of a team sport this game is. Even at medium levels of gameplay a single underperforming player will cost the match. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of an incentive system to behave as a cooperative team member. When you end a match in Overwatch there’s a little button in the bottom right of the screen tha...