How we made Carousell’s mobile web abilities 3x quicker

A 6-months retrospective on building our Progressive Web AppCarousell is a mobile classifieds marketplace made in Singapore and growing in a number of South-East Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. We released a Progressive Web Application for selected mobile web users early this year.In this write-up, we share (1) our motivations for wanting to build…

FUIF: Responsive Photos by Assemble

I’ve been working to create a new image format, which I’m calling FUIF, or Free Universal Image Format. That’s a rather pretentious name, I know. But I couldn’t call it the Free Lossy Image Format (FLIF) because that acronym is not available any more (see below) and FUIF can do lossless, too, so it wouldn’t…

The fresh teach speed is all about satellites: Consultants and cons of every orbit

For most people, satellites probably bring to mind things like weather forecasts, GPS, or satellite TV broadcasting. Other common satellite applications, such as extending cellular coverage, connecting ATM machines, and restoring communications infrastructure quickly, among others, often go unnoticed since they’re not visible to users. But with the FCC recently granting SpaceX, and OneWeb before…

Why Angular Made Me Give up Internet Dev

One of the most reliable ways to discern whether a corporation has begun to rot is to gauge the derivative of the utility its products provide over time. A company like Apple witnessed a huge spike in average product utility when they released the iPhone, which increased for some time, but eventually plateaued when they…

Use Case For Augmented Actuality In Make

About The Author Suzanne Scacca is a former WordPress implementer, trainer and agency manager who now works as a freelance copywriter. She specializes in crafting marketing, web … More about Suzanne November 14, 2018 Leave a comment Ever since Pokémon Go brought augmented reality into consumers’ line of sight, marketers and developers have been looking…

Monthly Net Construction Replace eleven/2018: Appropriate-In-Time Manufacture And Variable Font Fallbacks

About The Author Anselm is a freelance front-end developer who cares about sustainable front-end experiences and ethical choices in life. He writes the WDRL, and is co-founder … More about Anselm November 23, 2018 Leave a comment Major updates, new tools, valuable lessons learned. In his monthly reading list, Anselm summarizes everything that’s new and…

Facing Scope Dash in Net Compose

Have you ever committed your time and energy to a project only to discover your responsibilities growing far beyond the initial requirements? “This isn’t what I signed up for,” you think to yourself. “If only I’d known what I was getting in to.” You have experienced scope creep, and whether you run into it in…

Archiving websites

Benefits for LWN subscribersThe primary benefit from subscribing to LWN is helping to keep us publishing, but, beyond that, subscribers get immediate access to all site content and access to a number of extra site features. Please sign up today! September 25, 2018 This article was contributed by Antoine Beaupré I recently took a deep…

I’m Kaeo Milker, Heroes of the Storm Manufacturing Director, and This Is How I Work

Kaeo Milker (L) and Findlay Milker (R)Photo: Kaeo MilkerHow I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more. Have someone you want to see featured, or questions you think we should ask? [Email Nick](mailto:nick.douglas@lifehacker.com).  Kaeo Milker has enjoyed a long and eye-opening career at…

I’m ‘I Adore to Believe Stuff’ Host Bob Clagett, and This Is How I Work

Photo: Marnie ClagettHow I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more. Have someone you want to see featured, or questions you think we should ask? [Email Nick](mailto:nick.douglas@lifehacker.com).  Bob Clagett builds things: a secret door, a backyard zipline, and a wooden katana. He shows…

The Tag Of Storyboarding For Product Make

About The Author Josh Bumcrot is a Senior Growth Marketing Associate at Storyboard That. He has significant experience with product development, project management, and UX … More about Joshua November 6, 2018 Leave a comment By creating understandable and tangible visuals, companies will decrease interdepartmental miscommunications and increase overall productivity. This article is for anyone…

Net Designing within the Age of IoT

When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, little did he knew that this term would become so popular in the coming years. Now, we are living in the age where IoT is already a reality. It has been estimated that by 2020 around 50 billion IoT-enabled devices will be…

5 Ways to Build for a Local Viewers

In a recent post, I discussed how caution needs to be taken when designing websites for a global audience. Different cultures perceive things like color quite differently from one another. Devices that might be popular in one region of the world might not be used in another. And the customs each country has—even for something…