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A (usually) weekly round-up of interesting links I’ve tweeted. Sponsored by Smashing Magazine who slip banknotes into my lacy red manties so I can spend time reading stuff.
- The Legacy of Firefox OS a really interesting article by Ben Francis. Did you know that KaiOS, a fork of FFOS, is second biggest mobile OS in India, beating iOS?
- WebExtensions v3 considered harmful by Daniel Glazman (ex-co chair, CSS WG)
- Léonie Watson on HTML5 landmark regions – short video in which Léonie uses her screen reader on this very site, showing how HTML5 regions make her experience more accesssible
- HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points – “what I will never do is help you build a world that someone like me would have never been able to enter.” By Rachel Andrew
- Financial Inclusion Technology – “How technology can affect Financial Inclusion in the developing world” by Nir Benita (and old Wix colleague)
- How to publish your PWA onto the Google Play Store
- Design patterns for mental health – “a pattern library for digital mental-health services”
- 10 Year Challenge: How Popular Websites Have Changed
- What the JAMstack means for marketing – “Here’s everything I learnt from doing content and SEO for a site that was built using the JAMstack, with a headless CMS and a static front end.”
- Forget privacy: you’re terrible at targeting anyway – “let’s get rich on targeted ads and personalized recommendation algorithms. It’s what everyone else does! Or do they? The state of personalized recommendations is surprisingly terrible.”
- Net neutrality activist ‘throttles’ street traffic outside FCC building – then cycled slowly up and down the remaining lane with a sign offering drivers “priority access” to his “fast lane” for $5/month.
- Crypto Exchange Says It Can’t Repay $190 Million to Clients After Founder Dies With Only Password
- Pornhub 2018 Year in Review – “In 2018, we transferred 4403 Petabytes of data, which equates to 147 Gigabytes per second. That’s more bandwidth than the entire internet consumed in 2002!”