Web Payments – “We are the Web Payments Community Group, and we are making it as easy and fast to send money around the world as it is to send an email”
The picture Element Editor’s Draft, 2 January 2013. Lo, <picture> rises from the flames like a phoenix. This re-written spec combines the best bits of srcset and src-n in a webby markup syntax. The most important difference from “old” <picture> is that the <source> elements control the src of the <img> element; thus, <img> is an integral part of the construct rather than simply fallback (and thus is unlikely to be omitted by authors, so “old” browsers won’t be left out.)
Input Method Editor API – interacting with virtual keyboards, handwriting pads etc. Particularly useful for Chinese/ Japanese/ Korean.
Web We Want. “During the Web’s 25th birthday in 2014, the Web We Want campaign will ask everyone, everywhere to play a part in defining the Web’s future, and then help to build and defend it” – an initiative from Sir Timbo’s World Wide Web Foundation.
A World Managed By Apps Is Closed For Those Without A Smartphone – “Every time you make a service or device that can only be managed from an app, you are basically adding to a systematic poor tax. You make it easier for those comfortable, with great smartphones in their hand, to get shit done, while not spreading that benefit to those without the magic box. You deepen economic entrenchment.”