Friday 17 July 2015
Link o’the Week:
By the people by Yoav Weiss. “Join the WICG. Spread the word. And then, we can start building the Web together, one spec and one feature at a time.”
Seeing the Extensible Web Manifesto Through by Mat Marquis In the Valley? Poor you. But the $10
Open Web Camp has some excellent speakers. And is $10.
10 Reasons To Use HTTPS by Guy Podjarny
Web Components and Microsoft Edge (Part 1). Travis Leithead: “we may have full Web Component support in Edge by the end of next year”. Also, part 2.
Transcoders – the technology we love to hate that will never go away – it’s about the priority of constituencies; 10,000 devs: “Opera Mini – meh”. 100 million users: “Yay! the Web”.
The Web’s Cruft Problem – “the cruft problem is largely caused by a greater monetization problem that the web faces today.”
How The Washington Post cut its page load time by 85 percent – TL;DR webP and cutting out cruft
Art-Directing an SVG Embedded Using <object> – by SVGara Soueidan
Introduction to the Physical Web– 4 min video by Scott Jenson
Pointer Events stylus/pen tilt support demo by Pattypoo Lauke. Pointer Events stylus/pen tilt support demo (Video). More shit that @patrick_h_lauke does with Pointer Events:
Touch tracker with Surface 3 pen. Video for both of you without a Surface 3.
Cheap smartphones rule in Africa – < $100 = 45% Q1 shipments, <$200 = 75%. 89% Android, 7% iOS. Nigeria grew 135%, South Africa by 56%.
Why Web Design is Dead – link-bait title; some good discussion points
“Web Design Is Dead.” No, It Isn’t. by Vitaly “smashing” Friedman Talking of ‘The End is Nigh!’,
The Web We Have to Save tells us how the web is DOOMED. There are one or two interesting points, but the while thing reeks to me of “get off my lawn!” and “these new-fangled ‘Beatles’ aren’t real music”. And using Medium as your soapbox to lament the centralisation of content is deeply ironic.
23 Emotions people feel, but can’t explain
Hitler doesn’t like Git.
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