Friday 3 July 2015
Link o’ the week:
13 tips for making responsive web design multi-lingual by the BBC, who serve 250 million page views a month in 28 languages, and are thus unlikely to be bullshitting.
Safari is the new IE writes Nolan Lawson after Edge Conference: “we in the web community need to come to terms with the fact that Safari has become the new IE.” (Note that Nolan acknowledges that there are some mistakes in this article.)
Safari isn’t the problem, but the lack of browser choice in iOS is by Kenneth Auchenberg. I agree; as I said in my 2013 Fronteers talk What the web needs next, a big impediment to the health of the Web are siloed devices that only allow one OS and/or one browser.
Why Web Components will make the web a better place for our users – by Kaelig of The Guardian The BBC FT Labs
What kind of Web Components do we need? Hidde de Vries asks who needs to use them, and to solve what problems?
Over the Edge: Web Components are an endangered species by Chris Heilmann after Edge Conf. “Web Components are a chicken and egg problem where we are currently trying to define the chicken and have many a different idea what an egg could be.” As usual, the flame-haired web standards adonis talks a lot of sense.
Practical Questions around Web Components by Ian Feather. Nice to see some practical diuscussion.
Web Accessibility in Polymer – Web Platform podcast
React + Performance = ? – Paul ‘It’s my round, gang!’ Lewis tests React vs Vanilla JS. “For mobile there’s a remarkable cost to using React over not doing so”.
Container Queries: Once More Unto the Breach – Matttttttt Marquis bids farewell to Element Queries, showcases the concepts behind Container Queries
Death to Icon Fonts – Seren Davies explains why icon fonts are bad for her as a dyslexic. Includes unflattering photo of me.
WebAssembly: a binary format for the web by Axel Rauschmayer
“Data-Driven Performance” breakout at #edgeconf, notes by @steveworkman ‘
Availability” – an #edgeconf-inspired post by @sil from the Prog Enhancement sesh we both attended.
Daniel Glazman resigns as CSS Working Group co-chair – thanks and adieu, Daniel.
Audio Formats for Gapless Web Playback by Syd Lawrence. Also, Part 2: Synced Web Audio Playback
Conditional comments block downloads – about how (er..) conditional comments block downloads. With a fix!
Domain Anonymity and the Brilliance of Entertainment Lobbyists – “when has the entertainment industry ever proposed something good for consumers or the internet?”
Pictures of Chinese People Scanning QR Codes – not a joke; they do it a *lot* because URLs are alphanumeric and thus hard to remember when your language is ideogrammatical
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