The History of CSS

Jason Hoffman of CSS Tricks took a trip down memory lane this week to look at the history of CSS. Hoffman’s article A Look Back at the History of CSS gives an account of how we came to style websites in the first place. From Marc Andreessen claiming there was no way to style a …

This Dude Made A Nintendo Switch Clone And It's Colossal

I’m a big fan of tech hacks. I’m an even bigger fan of Nintendo hacks. Gamer Tim Lindquist built his own Nintendo Switch clone – from scratch – with a plethora of features. Named the Nintimdo RP, the device is thicker than the Switch but contains a processor running the RetroPie emulator, thousands of ROMs, …

Apps - The Real iPhone Killer

There are countless articles asking whether the latest phone is an “iPhone killer.” Android phones are more globally abundant than iPhones but that hasn’t impeded their dominance. Apple has created a cult around their products for years, and the iPhone is no exception. But you can’t “kill” anything Apple makes. The iPhone will be ever …

Some Arbitrary Facts About The Number 280

Twitter is trialling an extension to its character limit for tweets – from 140 to 280. Seeing as they find combatting online abuse and Nazism so arbitrary, here are some meaningless facts about the number 280. 280 is an octagonal number Greek mathematician Pappus geometrically demonstrated the property of the center of gravity in 280AD …

Interview: Jer'Maine Jones, Jr.

To mark DatCode’s first birthday, we caught up with the founder: Jer’Maine Jones, Jr. and discussed his origins as a coder, his thoughts on diversity in Silicon Valley and what gave him the impetus to start a community for black coders. Logicface: Tell us how your coding journey began. Jer’Maine Jones, Jr.: It actually began in …

The Internet, According to 1996

The Internet is more than old enough to drink and, given some of its memes, it’s had way too much already. But back in 1996, it was purer and only used by those with computers and the patience to wait for the modem to connect. This video looks at how the internet and the World …

How to Send an Email in 1984

Here’s how you sent an email using your phone line back in 1984. WarGames anyone? People questioned whether email could survive in a world of different communication channels but it remains the #1. According to Mailbird, there are 3.7 billion email accounts worldwide and 86% of professionals prefer emails for communication. Back in 1984, emails …