This Week I Learned (2016-05-10)

I’m better at adding things to my #TWIL file in Simplenote than I am at actually blogging about them.

  • I’m better at adding things to my #TWIL file in Simplenote than I am at actually blogging about them.
  • If an input field’s font size is >= 16px, phones won’t automatically zoom in when a user focuses on the field.
  • Closures, via the JavaScript class I’m taking this semester, Preethi Kasireddy’s article in the freeCodeCamp channel on Medium, and the MDN reference. Key ideas so far: “an important use of closures: to maintain a private reference to a variable in the outer scope”; “you can use a closure anywhere that you might normally use an object with only a single method.”
  • In 1915, the New York Philharmonic had to issue a public notice asking concertgoers to refrain from knitting during the performance.
  • How to get data from the Digital Public Library of America API: particularly proud of this one because I helped write and edit this API’s documentation several years ago as part of my role as the senior project manager for the DPLA at the Berkman Center. I used it to build DPLA Images, an interface for searching the library for image records.

DPLA Images