@feoh thank you! It’s so helpful to have other folks kick the tires and I’m woefully behind on documentation...
@feoh Please feel free to hit me with Qs here or on github if you play around with pippi!
Today's listening: Haim, Nobukazu Takemura, Phonem
@jonbro Doh! RIP
@paul The major downside is you don't get independent cache control on your images. I wouldn't use it to embed large images in most cases if those can be cached for a long time independent of the surrounding HTML
@paul It can be great for small sprites & icons to reduce the number of requests per page load -- easily used embedded in CSS files as background images as well for something like a translucent noise gradient or some such. I prefer inline SVG for icons usually though! (Also: the audio tag can accept base64 encoded mp3 fragments, I have used this trick to push audio interactively over a websocket... the more practical use is a silent placeholder for autoplay mitigation though...)
Ah cool the author also has a page with a bunch of games and experiments: https://goodclover.github.io/
This is a nice abuse of the wix platform for geocities-level internet homesteading: https://goodclover.wixsite.com/goodclover
I already forgot how I found this!
Today's listening: Shalabi Effect, Autechre
Web development is starting to feel like it did 15 years ago and I'm actually kind of having fun again.
Getting familiar again with the state of standard APIs on a new work project, not to mention switching to a very simple Flask-based frontend middleware + no JS frameworks approach: just typed python & flask w/jinja2 templates, es7, scss, bash script and Makefile tooling... no npm nowhere!
It's nice to throw out the magical black boxes and get some work done... :)
Yesterday's listening: Bernhard Günter, Chiyoko Szlavnics