⌨️ Beats and Keebs
What a week it's been — I've spent the last couple days listening to Donda! I also saw quite a few people I know posting their mechanical keyboards — Oh man, I couldn't be happier seeing so many people getting into this not-so-niche-anymore lil' hobby that I used to think I was alone in! 😄
I finally got to play around with React Query like I'd been meaning to — I added my website's repo's stars and forks' count to the footer using the GitHub API. Next up: using Supabase to add page view counts (and other stats in the future hopefully! 🤞)
📚 To read
Why are hyperlinks blue? — dist://ed, the Mozilla blog The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that we take for granted. A deep dive through technology history and interfaces to explore how links were handled before color monitors, and how interfaces and hyperlinks rapidly evolved once color became an option.
How WhatsApp enables multi-device capability Rethinking WhatsApp’s architecture and design new systems to enable a standalone multi-device experience while preserving privacy and end-to-end encryption and managing to sync your data across devices.
How I Made $80,000 On Side Projects In 2020 — Emma Bostian Emma provides a brief overview of how much she made on each type of side project, and a few tips for implementing them yourself!
The perfect link — A11Y collective How do we write, design, and code a link that works for everyone on every device?
Your Image Is Probably Not Decorative — Smashing Magazine Image placement on the modern web is highly intentional, helping to communicate the overall purpose of a page or view. This means that nearly every image you declare needs to have an alternate description.
👀 Some more cool stuff
- Towards a Reliable Device Management Platform — Netflix
- Spotify every day since they signed Joe Rogan — Gus Johnson
- Fig raises $2.2M to supercharge the terminal
- Twenty photographs of the week — The Guardian
Polycarbonate Oceanographer with GMK Paperwork
That's all for now, have a great week! If you're in India and over the age of 18, please get vaccinated asap :)