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  1. Episode 52 - Going Offline | with Jeremy Keith - Relative Paths

    We talked to Clearleft co-founder, author and speaker Jeremy Keith about service workers and his recently released A Book Apart book, Going Offline.

    Coming into this episode I didn’t really know much about service workers. I assumed there were very specific use cases for them, but Jeremy opened our eyes to the fact that they allow access to some very powerful browser features and are useful across the board.

    We also spoke about Jeremy’s recently released A Book Apart Book ‘Going Offline’, I’m really enjoying it. I can’t put it any better than Sarah Drasner (https://sarahdrasnerdesign.com), who said:

    "Jeremy Keith explains service workers with kindness, clarity, and humour in his new book, a must-read for any web developer who wants to learn this exciting new API and enable offline experiences for their applications."

    The first chapter is available as an A List Apart article, link below.

    There were some strong Jukebox Entries this time. Jeremy Chose Catastrophe And The Cure by Explosions In The Sky, from one of my very favourite albums. Ben chose The Celestial Garden by DrumTalk but apparently described a different track in the episode, he’s a sleep deprived new dad so we’ll have mercy on him for that. My pick was Bashed Out by This Is The Kit, a lovely bitter sweet track.

    https://relativepaths.uk/ep52-going-offline-with-jeremy-keith

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  2. 047: The Web is Neither Good or Bad…nor is it Neutral. It’s an Amplifier with Jeremy Keith – User Defenders podcast : Inspiring Interviews with UX Superheroes.

    Jeremy Keith reveals how the web is neither good or bad, nor neutral, but an amplifier. He inspires us to not let the future be just something that happens to us, but rather something we make with the small things we do today. He encourages us to build software ethically with our users’ psychological vulnerabilities in mind. He motivates us to not build on rented land, but to publish using the superpower of our own URLs. He also shows us how looking to the past is just as important as looking to the future.

    Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, and most recently Resilient Web Design. He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world’s first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it’s like Instapaper for audio files. Hailing from Erin’s green shores, Jeremy maintains his link to Irish traditional music running the community site The Session. He also indulges a darker side of his bouzouki-playing in the band Salter Cane. Jeremy spends most of his time goofing off on the internet, documenting his time-wasting on adactio.com, where he has been writing for over fifteen years. A photograph he took appears in the film Iron Man.

    Iron Man Photo Story (4:43)

    On Net Neutrality (13:31)

    What’s “Adactio”? (20:44)

    Is the Internet Good or Evil? (24:41)

    Hippocratic Oath for Software Designers (35:51)

    Resilient Web Design (49:06)

    Why do you Love the Web so Much? (54:26)

    The Power and Generosity of the Community (63:05)

    What Comes Next? (71:34)

    Listener Question? (73:44)

    Last Words to the Builders of the Web (74:18)

    Contact Info (80:15)

    https://userdefenders.com/podcast/047-the-web-is-neither-good-or-bad-nor-is-it-neutral-its-an-amplifier-with-jeremy-keith/

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  3. Progressive enhancement and the things that are here to stay, with Jeremy Keith | Fixate

    Published Feb 8, 2018

    Jeremy is the founder of ClearLeft - a passionate group of UX and digital strategists based in the UK - where Jeremy now heads research and development. He is the author of a number of books on web development, including his latest book, Resilient Web Design, has been seen on stages like An Event Apart and South By South West, and is also the creator of the world’s first Science Hack Day.

    Time Stamped Show Notes

    1:00 – Jeremy plays in a band in Brighton called Salter Cane. He also enjoys traditional Irish music and goes to Irish music sessions with his mandolin in tow.

    1:42 – What excites Jeremy most about development is when he can accomplish something that makes somebody’s life easier and improves their day.

    3:11 – Jeremy discusses the difficulties of the contradicting goals among the various parties involved in a web project; namely business, designer, developer, and user goals.

    3:37 – Jeremy uses the example of an e-commerce site to demonstrate how tricky it can be to balance competing goals. For example, if the designer only cared about the user’s experience, everything in the store would be free! However, this is obviously not in line with the business goals.

    4:51 – Jeremy got to know Andy Budd and Richard Rutter through their blogs and books about web standards. In 2005, the three got together and founded Clearleft.

    6:22 – At the time, only a few other companies were focusing on user experience. Adaptive Path in America was one of them.

    8:38 – Jeremy thinks design sprints work well. Clearleft blocks out a few days for a group of people to be fully committed to solving a single, defined problem.

    9:21 – Clearleft uses roughly the same sprint structure as the five-day model advocated by Jake Knapp and Daniel Burka of Google.

    10:56 – Jeremy likes the intensity of a sprint as long as it’s followed by a break. He advises against doing design sprints back to back.

    11:16 – Clearleft works with two different development mindsets: a production mindset, and a quality mindset. The production mindest is for transient products like prototypes, whereas the quality mindest is used when creating production-ready code.

    12:54 – Don’t get attached to prototypes and never evolve them into the finished product. Throw the prototype away once it has answered the question, “will it work?” From there, build the product from scratch using the quality mindset.

    17:38 – It’s easier to write code than it is to convince someone to change their mind. “Computers easy; humans hard.”

    18:16 – Jeremy admits to being an awful procrastinator. However, he says it sometimes works in his favour as he often comes across useful content for his blog whilst “goofing off on the internet”.

    19:53 – Jeremy has an “inbox zero,” but only because people know not to email him and because he archives his mails!

    20:12 – Jeremy mentions Jessica Hische’s term, “procrastiworking”. Jessica believes that, “the work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life”.

    21:01 – Jeremy gets frustrated by the sheer number of development tools available. Whereas before you could just open up the text editor, save some html and CSS and build something that works, now you have to set up a build chain, NPM, Webpack, Grunt, Gulp, Unicorn etc.

    21:58 – Tools are supposed to help you work faster. If you find yourself spending more time on the tool than actually doing the work, then it’s not really a tool at all.

    22:26 – In a talk by Anna Shipman, she suggests thinking of your servers as cattle as opposed to pets. Jeremy likes this advice. Don’t get too attached to your servers or to your tools.

    23:03 – Frank Chimero says that working in the web over the past two decades doesn’t feel like twenty years. Instead, it feels like five years done four times over because of how often devs have had to overhaul their way of working.

    23:47 – Although tools and approaches in the industry are often transient, Jeremy is convinced that progressive enhancement is here to stay. Persistent principles like this are what get him excited about development.

    24:55 – Jeremy is excited about service workers and how they lead to faster sites, offline capabilities, and in turn, an improved user experience.

    31:48 – Progressive enhancement starts with the lowest common denominator – the simplest technology to accomplish what the user needs to do. Jeremy says that the trick is not mess it up as you layer elements on top.

    35:01 – Although progressive enhancement focuses on technology rather than the user, the result is often a much improved user experience.

    Quickfire Questions

    35:38 – Best advice about programming

    Jeremy agrees with Hemingway’s advice: “write drunk, edit sober,” as well as Anne Lamott’s concept of the “shitty first draft”. When writing, get everything out of your head first, then go back and edit later.

    36:49 – Habits for writing better code

    Feed your brain effectively and you’ll produce better work.

    Although Jeremy believes that “produce more than you consume” is great advice in general, he says it depends on the type of material you expose yourself to.

    38:51 – BookThe “A Book Apart” series. Jeremy thinks it’s terrific.

    In 2017, Jeremy didn’t read any two fiction, or any two non-fiction books back-to-back. He believes fiction gives you a kind of empathy that non-fiction doesn’t.

    “A Dao of Web Design” by John Allsopp. Although it was published in 2000, the ideas in it are still relevant.

    41:05 – Inspiring devsHarry Roberts, Sarah Soueidan, Sarah Drasner, Jen Simmons, and Rachel Andrew – not only for the great work they’re doing, but for the fact that they’re sharing it too. To Jeremy, this is what’s great about the spirit of the web.

    Alice Boyd-Leslie, Zara Syversen, Amber Wilson, and Cassie Evans for the amazing work they do at CodeBar in Brighton. CodeBar is a great initiative for introducing a more diverse range of people into the world of building for the web.

    44:07 – How to learn to code from scratchCodePen, Glitch, GitHub, John Duckett and Shay Howe’s books, CodeBar: Being in the same physical space as somebody sitting down with someone who’s going to show you this stuff is going to help you.

    46:32 – How to work smart

    Share what you know.

    Tools, Tips, and Books Mentioned

    Clearleft

    Resilient Web Design

    An Event Apart

    South by Southwest (SXSW)

    Science Hack Day

    Salter Cane

    Adaptive Path

    Google Design Sprint

    Procrastiworking

    Progressive Enhancement

    Service Workers

    “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life” by Anne Lamott

    A Book Apart

    “A Dao of Web Design” by John Allsopp

    Brighton codebar

    Jeffrey Zeldman and Sarah Parmenter’s, “Ask Dr. Web”

    CodePen

    Smashing Magazine

    CSS-Tricks

    A List Apart

    Glitch

    Github

    John Duckett’s books

    Shay Howe’s books

    Contact Jeremy

    Twitter: @adactio

    Jeremy’s website: adactio.com

    http://fixate.it/podcast/progressive-enhancement-and-the-things-that-are-here-to-stay-jeremy-keith/

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  4. Presentable #25: The Tenuous Resilience of the Open Web - Relay FM

    Author and designer Jeremy Keith talks about his new book, Resilient Web Design, and why we keep making the same mistakes over and over.

    https://www.relay.fm/presentable/25

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  5. 162 WP-Tonic: Jeremy Keith on Resilient Web Design | WordPress podcast

    Web pioneer Jeremy Keith talks with us about the past and future of the web, native vs. web, and what’s he’s excited about in web development.

    https://www.wp-tonic.com/podcast/162-jeremy-keith/

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  6. The Web Platform Podcast : 111 Extensible Web Components

    A weekly show that dives deep into all things web from the developers building the platform today.

    Jeremy Keith (@adactio), web guru & co-founder of ClearLeft, talks with us about the potential pitfalls and hopes on Progressive Enhancement with Web Components.

    http://thewebplatformpodcast.com/111-extensible-web-components

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  7. The Design Jones Episode Thirty One – Jeremy Keith

    Original audio: https://soundcloud.com/the-design-jones/episode-thirty-one-jeremy-keith

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  8. Podcast with Jeremy Keith - Digest

    Jeremy Keith has quite literally been there done it and got many t-shirts in the world of web. He currently resides in sunny Brighton working as the Technical Director for Clearleft. He has written books, hosted conferences and still has time to play the bazouki in his band, Salter Cane.

    https://thedigest.org/blog/jeremykeith

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  9. Understanding the Web with Jeremy Keith | The Web Ahead

    The web is being compared to "native" a lot these days, with some even declaring the web dead. But what are the strengths web? What does it do that native can’t touch? What is it we are making when we are creating something of the web? Jeremy Keith joins Jen Simmons to articulate how to understand and appreciate the web.

    http://thewebahead.net/110

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  10. SmashingConf Freiburg: Resilience — Building a Robust Web That Lasts

    This is "SmashingConf Freiburg: Resilience — Building a Robust Web That Lasts" by Smashing Magazine on Vimeo.

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