Friday 8 September 2017
Breaking Down a CSS Grid Layout – analysing a no-Media Queries responsive grid declaration.
Grid “fallbacks” and overrides by Rachel “Grid” Andrew
BREAKING THE GRID – “Two ways to break CSS Grid and how to fix it” by Dave Rupert
Web Manifest: add (optional) “category” member – now in the spec
Beware of Disqus! “After ten minutes of the page being being opened, 5,504 request, 31.5MB loaded. This is insane.”
Mozilla and the Washington Post Are Reinventing Online Comments – Mozilla’s open-source commenting platform
A fully accessible React modal built according WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices – (I haven’t tested this with AT myself)
Using the Paint Timing API. Another real-world performance measurement.
Lazy async SVG rasterisation by Jank Architect
::part and ::theme in Web Components – coming “in a year or two. Part of a video at Polymer summit.
Firefox 57 will be less chatty to screen readers in some situations – “change how we expose implicit landmarks of some HTML5 elements”
Firefox: Headless mode – for use in automated testing.
The average web page is 3MB. How much should we care? asks Tammy Everts
Where in the World is Mobile Development? – Development on Android seems to correlate to GDP per capita, so low in Americas, Europe, Russia. (Caveats etc)
growing demand in emerging markets for 4G smartphones – $150 – $200 price range demand up in India, Indonesia and South East Asia
465,000 Patients Need Software Updates for Their Hackable Pacemakers, FDA Says – remember, “Things” in IoT is a recursive acronynm for “Things Have Internet, no Goddam Security”.
The zen of Just Writing CSS – explainer of just why so many developers find CSS hard to work with.
The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – “How our Likes helped Donald Trump win”. From an average of 68 Facebook “likes” you can predict a user’s skin color (with 95% accuracy), their sexual orientation (8% accuracy)
New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph – This has monstrous privacy implications. Don’t ask “how can I build this”, ask “should I build this?”.
The Web in 2050 – “Is anybody still reading this?”
The user is drunk – “Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it. You can’t test that. I’ll do it for you. I’ll get very drunk, and then review your website.”
Clippy for Visual Studio. Yay.
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