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Screen Recording Utilities for macOS

I record quite a few short little videos. Sometimes for use demonstrating bugs or weirdnesses. Sometimes right here for the blog. A lot of times for Instagram or other social media.

Allow me to get SUPER NITPICKY about what I like.… Read article “Screen Recording Utilities for macOS”

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Fallbacks for Videos-as-Images

Safari 11.1 shipped a strange-but-very-useful feature: the ability to use a video source in the <img /> tag. The idea is it does the same job as a GIF (silent, autoplaying, repeating), but with big performance gains. How big? “20x faster and decode 7x faster than the GIF equivalent,” says Colin Bendell.… Read article “Fallbacks for Videos-as-Images”

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Full Page Background Video Styles

I bet you’ve seen it. A video background that takes up the entire browser window. There is text on top of it (hence, “background”), which is an interesting effect that you don’t see every day. The biggest reason you don’t, probably, is that you can’t set a movie file as the background-image in CSS. You’ll have to do some layout trickery to get it done.

Certainly, a full-page background video can be just a bit much. I’d argue it … Read article “Full Page Background Video Styles”

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Optimizing GIFs for the Web

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The Art of Labeling

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New `video` Policies for iOS

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Resilience