- A feature history of the modern Web Platform When and where selected new Web-platform features were first specified, post-HTML4 and post-CSS2.1, by @zcorpan (Opera’s Simon Pieters)
- Grid by Example – simple usage examples for the CSS3 Grid Layout Module, by Rachel Andrew.
- How a new HTML element will make the Web faster (arstechnica). First article about <picture> in the wider tech press?
- Now that <picture> is almost there, RICG is turning its attention to Use Cases and Requirements for Element Queries.
- “our own inability to make accessibility engaging, interesting or even exciting to people outside our field” – mail to WebAIM mailing list. I entirely agree.
- OS Battle – Porn by the Platform – “11% of Pornhub desktop users arrive using Apple’s Mac OSX while Net Applications reports that only 6.64% of desktop computers currently run OSX.” (No naughty images, but maybe NSFW if your boss is silly.)
- Responsive Web Design podcast: Capital One’s redesign – “We saw within the first two months an 8 percent increase in product conversion on mobile devices and 17 percent on tablets.”
- Opera chums become members of Chromium Security Group – the first external company to be accepted.
- Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events– Imagine a crazy world in which developers didn’t have modality-specific code just to listen to input!
- Notes on notes (of smart people) about web components by the Henry Kissinger of Accessibility diplomacy, Steve Faulkner. (Read Jeremy and Alexs’ articles, too.)
- Improving Smashing Magazine’s Performance: A Case Study. good stuff. But it makes me long for a “fuck off with your massive webfonts” setting on mobile phones. I just want the words.
- Changing The Shapes with Sara Soueidan – The Web Ahead podcast. (transcript)
- HTML Semantics with Bruce Lawson – I didn’t know The Web Ahead published transcripts (yay Jen Simmons!) so here’s the transcript of the edition I appeared on.
- Firefox Add-on Enables Web Development Across Browsers and Devices – I haven’t tried it yet, but anything that makes devs’ lives easier is good, and earns Nyman and Heilmann a big snog each from me (which is probably why they wrote it.)
- PDFy – “anybody can instantly upload and share a PDF. PDFy is free, ad-free, and non-commercial. All public PDFs mirrored to the Internet Archive for preservation.”
- Why you need to care about HTTPS by Tom Morris. Content-only sites matter too; for example, if you use Comcast Wi-Fi, they inject ads into the pages being returned from the server.
- Why Google is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1. (Opera plans to adopt same behaviour.)
A Boy And His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie, made by moving individual atoms at IBM, magnified 100 million times.