A classic from Quinn Norton. Everything Is Broken is a thought provoking and alarming essay. It frightens me to consider just how fragile the technologies we rely on really are.
A brief exposé: peeling apart the layers of the image stack I am using to make image rendering just a little bit more pleasant for visitors to the Perpetual βeta website.
For the briefest of moments I mourn the loss of HTML conditional statements for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. But the modern equivalent — feature detection — is more versatile and not restricted to any particular web-browser. Definitely the way to go.
One often needs to determine if a node exists in the DOM in order to perform some action on that node without generating an error. My new superhero —
node.contains() — comes to the rescue.
In which the author makes a schoolboy error: changes the
flexbox layout and neglects to check it in Chrome — probably the most widely used web-browser on the planet.
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