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A quick question for the web developers out there. I'm currently doing some consulting work (dayjob to bring in a proper income while Querki keep improving in the background), building a new website from scratch. As always, it needs to be modern and responsive. I'm used to using Bootstrap for this -- it's what I used for Querki -- but it's been a few years since I last took a serious look at the landscape.

So: any opinions between the available frameworks? I know Bootstrap pretty well, but I also hear about Foundation fairly often, and I'm finding another one called Skeleton that I know nothing about. Anybody have any pros/cons to express between these? Do you know any others that are particularly excellent? I'm looking less for just-the-facts (there are comparisons available online), and more for war stories, subjective opinions, and stuff that doesn't show up in the bullet lists...

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I've been saying for the past eight months or so that it's time to stop programming in JavaScript and accept that it's basically assembly language. Turns out that I'm far from alone -- Brendan Eich (the creator of JavaScript) is now supporting the notion that JS is largely a compiler target now. The *really* interesting part is what comes next: see the linked article for details, but the summary is that the big players are working together to define wasm -- the next step after asm.js, which sounds like it's going to be the true common definition of the browser "machine code", so that compilers can target that with less bulk and faster load times.

All of which is great news. Getting to use Scala in the browser has finally gotten me to stop hating web programming, and it looks like we're quickly approaching the day where pretty much every major language will have a browser-targeted version...
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Having gotten the word from above that changing the company name would be a Good Thing, I've just spent a couple of hours free-associating possible names. I'm trying to stick to real words, rather than the usual dippy made-up ones or misspellings.

What do I find? Dozens and dozens of good possibilities, of which only about half are being used. And the other half are all being squatted. *Sigh*. They really have gone through the entire dictionary, and taken every bloody word. We may yet wind up paying someone blackmail for a good domain, or have to settle for something goofy...
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Having gotten the word from above that changing the company name would be a Good Thing, I've just spent a couple of hours free-associating possible names. I'm trying to stick to real words, rather than the usual dippy made-up ones or misspellings.

What do I find? Dozens and dozens of good possibilities, of which only about half are being used. And the other half are all being squatted. *Sigh*. They really have gone through the entire dictionary, and taken every bloody word. We may yet wind up paying someone blackmail for a good domain, or have to settle for something goofy...

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