It’s the last Reading List of 2016. Happy Consumerfest!
- CSS Grid! – FAQ and some links by glamorous Eric Meyer
- What next for CSS Grid Layout? by Rachel Andrew
- Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator useful for the occasional image, by cloudinary. There’s also an API.
- The (Not So) Secret Powers Of The Mobile Browser
By Stéphanie Walter
- sw-toolbox – The Chrome team’s collection of service worker tools for offlining runtime requests
- The European Accessibility Act covering banking services, e-books, e-commerce, amongst others
- Introducing the WebVR API in Chrome for Android
- position:sticky is back in Chrome – joining Firefox and Safari
- Simpler web payments: Introducing the Payment Request API – it’s now in Microsoft Edge
- The long-run poverty and gender impacts of mobile money – Mobile money (M-PESA) lifted 2% of Kenyan households out of poverty. Especially true for female-headed households
- Mobile Money Practices in Zimbabwe (12 MB PDF) – Mobile money in hyperinflation, population w low banking penetration
- ‘Blockchain was meant for Africa’ – “We have a lot of problems ranging from corruption and fraud. We now have a technology that could alleviate some of these problems.”
- We say we don’t hate our audiences. Our mobile strategies suggest otherwise.
- When everything’s important, nothing is! – Paul Lewis tests how various frameworks prioritise resource downloading, and discovers Server-Side Rendering isn’t a magic bullet.
- EU data retention ruling goes against UK government – UK government’s “Snoopers Charter” (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act) is against UK law because it’s indiscriminate; “EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime.”