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OK, so I just got an email saying @penpot just got $8M in series A.

Last I raised concerns about their funding (mastodon.ar.al/@aral/107213277), @diacritica assured me “you won't see any VC” (fosstodon.org/@diacritica/1072)

Well, this sure looks like VC to me.

Folks investing $8M are going to want a billion-dollar exit. So who’s that exit going to be to (Adobe’s already full, is Google hungry for a design tool?) Or do they plan on going public?

#vc #ventureCapital #BigTech #exits #openSource #penPot

I've been digging a fair bit, once again, into cookie concent generally and also how uneven this process is for those using assistive technology.

This was a good read: Cookie consent banners and overlays – thoughts on accessibility, usability and SEO by Bogdan Cerovac

cerovac.com/a11y/2020/07/cooki #a11y #gdpr #cookies

As I took a closer look to the WCAG 2.1 success criteria, I decided to take a step-by-step approach to make my website entirely compliant. First post of a series.

silviamaggidesign.com/accessib

If you are depressed about Figma, remember that this is an outcome the owner of every for-profit software company dreams of. Every other commercial software vendor you rely on is working tirelessly to hand that product over to someone who doesn’t care about it too

@barrysampson oh wow! But it also means that a lot of people won't be able to access the free account. I don't believe Adobe buys a product to keep it free...

@obsolete29 I rediscovered it after years, and realised I missed it!

As I took a closer look to the WCAG 2.1 success criteria, I decided to take a step-by-step approach to make my website entirely compliant. First post of a series.

silviamaggidesign.com/accessib

Dear so-called “UX” designers, the opposite of “yes” isn’t “not now”, it’s “no.”

#design #deceptiveDesign #bigTech #peopleFarming #ux

So many artists are locking themselves in, and others out, by using Instagram. @axbom's point is something we talk about on our site.

social.xbm.se/@axbom/108984257

very corny wedding photos 

@prehensile many congratulations to you both!

People keep sending me Instagram links to their artwork and events. I can't see any of it without an account and logging in. I don't think a lot of people realise how much they lock in their content behind walls.

Or why they feel a need to.

Kind of want to teach a class in downscaling a web site. 99% of web sites don't need 99% of today's common infrastructure. (And 100% of things that are Facebook pages should be their own web sites.)

Orange Tufted White Caterpillar - Halysidota harrisii
Image quality holds up pretty well given that photo was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus, 2017-9-9.

Neither are good enough for me when starting a project from scratch. In that case, is best.

For some clients, it might be weird to look at a wireframe full of strange shapes, but it's exactly what's needed to focus the attention on the content organisation and on the hints of what the interaction might be.

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