Being a compendium of links that I’ve read, or tweeted, gathered together for those who don’t hang around on twitter all day. Inclusion here doesn’t imply endorsement, just that I found it useful or interesting.
Standards ‘n’ Stuff
- Here’s the <picture> element, all grown up and looking so slinky in a mint-green WHATWG spec and matching tiara
- and HTML5 is on the way to recommendation, says W3C
- Proposal: <img autorotate> honours orientation metadata in the image (e.g. EXIF)
- The Web Ahead episode 74: HTML Semantics with Bruce Lawson – turn off Beyoncé, Beiber or Britney – listen to Bruce for an hour!
- Deconstructing the standard photo carousel into general-purpose web components – regardless of your feelings on carousels, this is a good read on the purpose of web components: “build bigger things from smaller things”
- html5-h custom element by Steve Faulkner is a web component to replace <h1>-<h6> and implement the proper HTML5 document outline. Interesting stuff; web components as a way to smooth around broken implementations.
- Use Cases and Requirements for Element Queries – Element Queries are like Media Queries, but on their container, not viewport.
- Adding captions and subtitles to HTML5 video by Ian Devlin and Chris Mills
- SVG 2 – Implicit ARIA Semantics
- CSS Working Group: Call for consensus: adding ‘rebeccapurple’ color to CSS Color Level 4 in memoriam Rebecca Meyer
- More from The Mighty Steve Faulkner: HTML5 accessibility implementation support in browsers
- Fuzzy anchoring – another proposal for a method to link to arbitrary places in a document you don’t control. See also Using CSS Selectors as Fragment Identifiers by Simon St Laurent and Eric Meyer (disclosure: I reviewed an early draft of this proposal). I want something like this, but there’s little interest in the standards groups, I think.
- New Opera for Android – Tap and swipe to manage your tabs, choose your browser layout.
- FUD corner: Why businesses should use caution with HTML5-based mobile apps – because developer error can introduce vulnerabilities. And, of course, correct them much faster on the web than waiting for someone to download a new version of your app.
Misc (no LULZ)
- The disruption machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong
- Dear Marc Andreessen – “If our industry stops painting anyone who questions our business models as Luddites and finds creative ways to build products and services that sustainably address real needs, maybe we can hold on to the receding myth of triumphal disruption.”
- The Internet Is Not a Safe Space – “Dissenting opinions won’t do. Dissenting opinions are violence.”