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Lea Verou • Blog

I have a long-standing passion for open web standards.

  • By Lea Verou
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly 10 posts per year
  • First post on

Posts per year

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Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2021 5
2022 7
2023 11
2024 1

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

On compliance vs readability: Generating text colors with CSS
Can we emulate the upcoming CSS contrast-color() function via CSS features that have already widely shipped? And if so, what are the tradeoffs involved and how to best balance them? Relative Colors Out of all …
On , 3,580 words
Eigensolutions: composability as the antidote to overfit
tl;dr: Overfitting happens when solutions don’t generalize sufficiently and is a hallmark of poor design. Eigensolutions are the opposite: solutions that generalize so much they expose links between seemingly unrelated use cases. Designing eigensolutions takes …
On , 4,424 words
Minimalist Affordances: Making the right tradeoffs
Usability and aesthetics usually go hand in hand. In fact, there is even what we call the “Aesthetic Usability Effect”: users perceive beautiful interfaces as easier to use and cut them more slack when it …
On , 1,848 words