what’s more powerful than a star who knows everything? Well, a team not made of stars but of people who love what they do, like their company’s vision and can work together, support each other. Like a galaxy made of stars—where not every star shines and also doesn’t need to. Everyone has its place, its own strength, its own weakness. Teams don’t consist only of stars, they consist of people, and the most important thing is that the work and life culture is great. So don’t do a moonshot if you’re hiring someone but try to look for someone who fits to your team and encourages, supports your team values and members.
- There are times to use toggle switches and times not to. When designers misuse them, it leads to confused and frustrated users. Knowing when to use them requires understanding the different types of toggle states and options.
- Here’s a technical analysis of the Capital One hack and it’s a good one to read for anyone using Cloud providers like AWS for their systems because it all comes down to configuring accounts correctly to avoid hackers gaining access due to a misconfigured cloud service user role.
- Safari introduced their Intelligent Tracking Prevention technology a while ago. Now there’s an official Safari ITP policy documentation that explains how it works, what will be blocked and what not.
- Toby Cox shares how at BBC they ditched iframes now and instead use the ShadowDOM and improved their site performance by far. This is a good piece explaining the advantages and drawbacks of iframes and why adopting ShadowDOM takes time and feels uncomfortable for most of us—yet.
prefers-reduced-motionisn’t super new anymore but still heavily underused on the web. Here’s how to apply it to your web application to serve a user’s request of not seeing to much motion.
Work & Life
- Actionable advice is what we usually look for when reading any article. However, it’s not always possible or the best option to write actionable advice and certainly not always a good idea to follow actionable advice blindly. That’s because actionable advice most of the times is also opinionated, tailored, customized advice that doesn’t necessarily fit your purpose. Input as in not actionable advice but sharing experiences fosters creativity so we can find our own solution, our own advice.
- “For a long time I believed that a strong team is made of stars — extraordinary world-class individuals who can generate and execute ideas at a level no one else can. These days, I feel that a strong team is the one that feels more like a close family than a constellation of stars. A family where everybody has a sense of predictability, trust and respect for each other. A family which deeply embodies the values the company carries and reflects these values throughout their work. But also a family where everybody feels genuinely valued, happy and ignited to create.” said Vitaly Friedman in an update thought recently and I couldn’t agree more.
- In our culture, it’s easy to choose to live in deficit. If this habit of becoming ‘behind’ is the fuel you need to do your best work, it’s difficult for an outsider to argue against. But consider that it’s also possible to choose to live in surplus and it has quite a couple of benefits. When you live in surplus, you can choose to produce because of generosity and wonder, not because you’re drowning.
- It’s important for us to stop and listen in order to find purpose, to find what we want/need and must do. Here’s a little inspiration how to practice stop and listen each day.
- Oil powers the cars we drive and the flights we take; it heats many of our homes and offices. It is in things we use every day, and it plays an integral role across industries and economies. Yet it has become very clear that the relentless burning of fossil fuels cannot continue unabated. Can the world be less reliant on oil?
- Here’s the reveal that companies don’t necessarily help society: Uber and Lyft admit they’re making traffic congestion worse in cities. Maybe that’s why their stock is facing problems? Next time you use any of those new taxi apps, try to remind yourself that you’re making the situation worse for many people in the city.
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