- Bringing Your Code to the Streets – Groovy Ruth John VJs on Bristol streets with Web Midi, a mini projector, audio analysis & a hacked laptop bag. Crazy young ‘uns.
- The Ad Blocking Industry: Global, Large, Threatening – lots of interesting stuff here, including “at the DoubleClick Leadership Summit, where Google gathered a couple of hundreds of its advertising partners, 23% of the audience admitted using an ad blocker.”
- Opera Mini 13 tames downloads; set them to wait for wifi (if you want) and set number of concurret downloads. Also, search categories.
- Why you shouldn’t bother creating a mobile app – “Lessons learned spending one year creating and improving our mobile app.”
Archive for December, 2015
(Last Updated on 7 December 2015)
- Gold link: Building for HTTP/2 is a deeply splendid article by Rebecca Murphey
- Like, OMG corner: Implement the picture element – “Support for the <picture> element has landed in WebKit.” I congratulated them maturely, as it’s very nearly four years to the day since I first proposed it
- iOS browser update corner: Real-time news and notifications from your iOS browser – Opera Mini squishes pages and videos down so you get more for your data plan, get fewer Buffering Spinners of Ohfuckit™ and pages download quicker. Opera Coast, on the other hand, simply keeps out of your way and shows pages full-screen with gestural controls (swipe to go back, pull to refresh).
- Mobile App Developers are Suffering – “It’s just too saturated. The barriers to adoption and therefore monetization are too high. It’s easier on the web.”
- Flash, HTML5 & Open Web Standards – Adobe: “we encourage content creators to build with new web standards”
- What Web Can Do Today – “An overview of the device integration HTML5 APIs” with code examples
- Metadata markup – Jeremy Keith on redundancy and competing “standards” to get post previews to appear on Facebook, Twitter and Slack. (In A Little Less Metacrap, Peter Gasston slims down Jeremy’s example somewhat, but his point still stands.)
- Progressive Web Apps: Stack Overflow questions
- WPO stats “The impact of web performance optimization (WPO) on user experience and business metrics” < Woo, numbers!
- The state of internet connectivity in the world in 9 charts
- Styling and scripting sliders by PPK. See also @notwaldorf’s <input> I ♡ you, but you’re bringing me down.
- Flexbox Grid Finesse by Heydon Pickering. Thanks to this article, I also learned about the TV programme “Sex Box”
- flexbox froggy – learn flexbox by positioning frogs onto their lily pads. Brilliant lunchtime learning, by Thomas H. Park
- Flexbox’s Best-Kept Secret “Using auto margins with Flexbox is an effective way to get all of the flexibility of css floats, without the nastiness of breaking elements out of the document’s normal flow.”
- Getting Started With CSS calc() by Ana Tudor
- Splitting CanvasRenderingContext2D so it can be used in Houdini’s CSS Paint API (proposal)
- CSS Indexes – A listing of every term defined by CSS specs. (work in progress)
- Toy firm VTech hack exposes private data of parents and children – 4.8 million accounts leaked, suspends trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange
- The Porn Business Isn’t Anything Like You Think It Is – “Mobile and social media platforms have pulled us away from the openness of the worldwide web and into walled gardens, squeezing the avenues of distribution for porn” (images SFW)
From the department of taking credit for other peoples’ work, here’s a list of geek admin calendars running from today (December 1st) to Xmas day, compiled from tweets by Rachel Andrew and Andy Davies.
- 24 ways
- 24 sys admin tips from SysAdvent
- 24 Days in December is a daily thought from the PHP Community
- twenty four merry days of Perl
- Performance Calendar – The speed geek’s favorite time of the year
- The Content Strategy Advent Calendar
Update: Adrian Roselli has a much better list than this.