Whether you’re growing tropical plants or keeping reptiles as pets, an electronic controller can provide a more stable environment than you could ever hope to achieve using regular timers. By integrating your terrarium into the Internet-of-Things using a Raspberry Pi, it’s possible to create a highly-extensible system which offers automation, data visualisation, alerts, and pretty much anything you or your pets could want.
This feature explores remastered and ported video games, and is based on my interviews with developers at Naughty Dog, Bluepoint Games, Nixxes Software, Aspyr Media, and Digital Eclipse. Using The Last of Us Remastered as a case study, the piece explores the unique challenges inherent to the reproduction of interactive experiences.
This comprehensive guide to technical SEO is aimed primarily at web developers, and walks readers through the fundamental principles of organic search optimisation. The article covers crawl accessibility, indexation diagnostics, canonicalisation, multi-regional and multilingual setups, link profile maintenance and more.
This guide provides a practical, hands-on introduction to the responsive image syntax using the new ‘srcset’ and ‘sizes’ CSS attributes.
An exploration of video game preservation, based on interviews with archivists and restorationists at digital distribution service GOG.com. This feature uncovers the process of digital archaeology, including license acquisition, emulators & wrappers, code hunting, and digitisation of printed assets, as well as touching on the wider issues surrounding the preservation of classic titles.
A practical introduction to the ‘image-rendering’ CSS property, now supported by all major browsers. By using the appropriate values (available here as a mixin), it is possible to override the anti-aliasing applied by the browser’s default scaling algorithm to preserve the pixelation of low-resolution images. Particularly useful for pixel art, the property can be applied to background images, inline images, and canvas elements.
Great Scott! With the site’s first birthday approaching, I felt that now was an ideal time to give Bennet.org a much-needed jolt of lightning. The features page, on which all my long-form projects now live, represents my first foray into Flexbox. I’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s made possible by flex layouts, and I haven’t yet rolled it out site-wide, but suffice to say it really does make the CSS layout mechanisms of yore feel like 1955.