A collection of links we've found useful and informative over the last week. A good mixture of current affairs regarding tech, design, and relevant articles.
- An interesting take in this article from Document on the term "counterculture" and the different meanings it might have today. The author also questions what it means to be truly countercultural in such a world where hegemony and validation seem to proliferate among Generation Z. And how such countercultural scene might happen outside the mainstream routes of communication.
- The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. Did you ever notice that many links, specifically hyperlinks, are blue? This article explains why.
Design of the week
- This website breaks down a go-to system to work with design teams in order to integrate that system as part of the team's workflow and create a more consistent and easier design process. The design of the page is simple and says it all.
Tech of the week
- Xata is a combination of a relational database, an analytics engine, and a free-text search engine. All made simple by a spreadsheet-like UI and a single powerful data API, with granular security, zero-downtime migrations, subscriptions, ACID transactions, and caching built-in.
- We also wanted to share this new animation library, built on the Web Animations API for the smallest filesize and the fastest performance.
- The Mozilla Observatory is a website that teaches developers, system administrators, and security professionals how to configure their sites safely and securely. You can scan your website and run test scores regarding cookies, content security policy, HTTP and referrer policy.
- Cloudflare Images is a web infrastructure company that allows websites to build scalable and affordable image pipeline in minutes.
That's it for this week! We'll be back next Friday with more food for thoughts. If you'd like to get in touch with us don't hesitate to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.