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Terrible Zombie Jokes

What do zombies call a human settlement?

A restaurant.

What do you call a bad Night of the Living Dead rip-off?

A Zom-B movie

Why did the zombie eat off the pool table?

It liked to rack its brains

How many human resistance cells does it take to stop the apocalypse?

Hopefully, only one less than yesterday…

Why did the zombie ransack the Queen’s chair?

It wanted the brains behind the throne.

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8 Word Stories

They whacked him, but the undead love revenge.

She <link>ed her CSS file of utter doom.

Sports ate my Dad’s brain before the apocalypse.

He <input> the password and nuked the horde.

The dogs barked themselves hoarse at the apocalypse.

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Tips, Tricks, & Zombie Hits

The Smart Thing About the Browser Ignoring Things It Doesn’t Understand

Browsers ignore tags and such that they don’t understand. So, if you’re showing Mom your web exploits on her computing dinosaur, the picture and source elements may get ignored, and it’ll just display the one it knows: the img tag. In this way we can add new things (HTML elements, CSS properties etc) without old browsers breaking or choking on the cool new things that we can use in new browsers.

Hovering on Mobile

Just like a zombie can’t comprehend a levitating magician without consciousness, you can’t hover on a touchscreen.

Blog Articles, Interviews and More

Excerpt – Scalable Vector Graphics: How to Draw Zombie-Smashing Images with Code

To understand the zombie-smashing power of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs), you need to know the difference between vector and raster graphics. You’re probably familiar with raster graphics—even if you’ve never heard the word “raster”. These graphics use small individual dots (pixels) to create an image. With lots and lots of small dots, you can get... Read More

Excerpt – Search Engine Optimization: How to Make your Site Stand Out from the Apocalyptic Horde

Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization is a zombie-fighting profession unto itself. The majority of the work is finding the keywords that describe your product/service/thing and sprinkling them throughout your pages, plus removing anything that makes it harder for search engines to read your page. This book lays out a base level of how search... Read More

Interview with Jack McCloy

Job Title: Engineering Manager Place of Work: Snowflake Industry or specialization:  I work at B2B SaaS companies and specialize in building infrastructure and tooling that helps product teams move faster and ship higher quality software What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I’ve always enjoyed hacking and building simple tools for myself. I... Read More

Interview with Seth McLellan

Job Title: Marketing Wrangler Place of Work: Automattic (specifically, the WordPress.com product) Industry or specialization: Automattic is the umbrella company for many different publishing and ecommerce products. WordPress.com is in the website and blog space. What got you into Web Design/Development/working on the web? I would never have guessed I’d end up here. Degree in aerospace... Read More

Interview with Eva Lovisa Nelson

Job Title:  Designer Industry or specialization: I’m an independent graphic and UX/UI designer.  My speciality isn’t confined to a specific industry but rather in delivering versatile designs that cater to the unique needs of diverse clients. From corporations to solopreneurs, I’ve worked across the spectrum, and I enjoy the challenge each project brings. Rather than... Read More

Refreshingly Frustrating

The Zombie: While developing a site, forgetting to refresh the page after you make a change Always a Zombie? Yes Severity: Medium to High, Depends on how long it takes you to realize and how much troubleshooting you do before you realize Why is it a Zombie: You can’t see any of the updates you... Read More

Hovering Over Your Phone

The Zombie: Hover on a touch screen Always a Zombie? Yes Severity: High, if hover imparts information or is required for progress through the site. Why is it a Zombie: You can’t hover on a touch screen so any user who’s on a phone, tablet. etc cannot access that part of your website. Cure the... Read More

Get Out the Way

The Zombie: Moving the element you’re hovering over via hover Always a Zombie? Almost Always Severity: Varies Why is it a Zombie: If you move the element the mouse is over far enough that the mouse is no longer on top of it, the animation resets. Which puts the mouse back on top of the... Read More

Low Contrast like Reading Mud

The Zombie: Light text on a light background/dark text on a dark background Always a Zombie? Yes Severity: Varies. Medium to high Why is it a Zombie: It makes reading really difficult Cure the Zombie by: Ensure there’s enough contrast that everyone should be able to read your text. https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/... Read More