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Se­cur­ing sites made them less ac­ces­si­ble

While us­ing a flaky satel­lite in­ter­net con­nec­tion in Uganda, Eric Meyer dis­cov­ered a prob­lem with the drive to get all web­sites us­ing HTTPS: it breaks the lo­cal caching servers that make the web us­able for peo­ple in re­mote lo­ca­tions. This piece ex­plains how it all works.

Ethics in web de­sign

A num­ber of en­gi­neers from big web com­pa­nies have ex­pressed their dis­may about how fea­tures they de­signed have come to shape peo­ple’s be­hav­iour in trou­bling ways. In this in­ter­view, Morten RandHen­drik­sen puts forth an eth­i­cal frame­work for mak­ing de­sign de­ci­sions, so you can strive to build things that won’t prick your con­science in the fu­ture.

The Bull­shit Web

Ever no­ticed how our in­ter­net con­nec­tions are get­ting faster and faster but it still takes an age to load up a news ar­ti­cle? This ar­ti­cle has some in­ter­est­ing num­bers about the use­less scripts and other cruft weigh­ing down the web and ex­plains why AMP is prob­lem­atic as a way to speed things up.­shit-web/

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