We had a fun week, working mostly on our own projects, and a few little things for clients. By end of next week we’ll kick off a new client project, so I hope I can finish what I’m working on for picu before that.
Here’s some of the things I’ve been reading this week.
👏 Finally a step in the right direction for PWAs on Safari
It’s about time Apple changes it’s mind about PWAs and browser lock ins. I’d love to see more capable PWAs on iOS. This announcement seems to be at least a first step in the right direction.
👩⚖️ It’s getting harder and harder for Google Analytics in the EU
After Austria, now the French privacy regulators ruled the use of Google Analytics as illegal in the EU under GDPR, because the collected data it collects is transferred to US servers. Will be interesting to see how this will play out, but it sure is a good time to think about privacy issues on your own site(s).
🪄 Smart Heading Block for WordPress
This sounds like a very good idea to me: making the heading blocks smart so that they only allow you to use the correct hierarchy.
📦 Deep dive into Block based Themes
Ganesh Dahal with a very (very) deep dive into Block Themes in WordPress. We still haven’t had a project where it made sense to jump into the whole new Full-Site editing, and quite possibly won’t use it extensively for clients, but I’m looking forward to play around more with all the new features.
Other / Random
🎨 What is Generative Art?
Amy Goodchild with a great piece about what generative art actually is. I really enjoy her art as well as reading this article, which covers a lot of things. Starting from philosophical questions like “what is randomness?”, on to determinism to natural systems and how “true” randomness can be achieved.
🤖 AI generated short stories
A fun experiment by PhD student Rodolfo Ocampo, exploring creative collaboration between humans and AI. Enter two themes, people etc. and the AI generates a short story.
🌳 A film about trees
If you find a bit of time this weekend, I highly recommend watching this beautiful film about trees. Thanks Swiss Miss for the link.
✌️ Ok, that’s it. Have a nice weekend!