Hello, you divine diplodocus! Here’s the best of my reading from the last 2 weeks. Last week I was sunning myself in Marbella, Spain, at Forum for the Future, as a guest of the Joomla community. (I’m on their Open Source Matters Advisory Board.)
Anyhow, here we go!
- Link o’the Week: Roles and relationships absolutely golden post by @codingchaos on the ARIA needed for those gnarly composite widgets (and very timely for a project I’m starting soon)
- Opera: Phantom of the Turnaround – 70% Downside – If this report about Opera’s “pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India, deploying deceptive ‘bait and switch’ tactics to lure in borrowers and charging egregious interest rates ranging from ~365-876%” is true, it would make me very sad
- New browser on the block: Flow – Mr PPK interviews Piers Wombwell about a new rendering engine, Flow.
- HTML attributes to improve your users’ two factor authentication experience by Phil Nash
- My Priority of Methods for Labeling a Control – excellent post with actionable information
- Intent to Deprecate and Freeze: The User-Agent string – farewell, browser sniffing!
- Snowpack – “With Snowpack you can build modern web apps (using React, Vue, etc.) without a bundler (like Webpack, Parcel, Rollup). No more waiting for your bundler to rebuild your site every time you hit save. Instead, every change is reflected in the browser instantly.”
- A list of everything that *could* go in the <head> of your document (there’s a LOT)
- W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group – Once again, we have a good @w3ctag with people I trust to steward standards the right way.
- Letters to Young People Who Inspire Us, by Madeleine Albright, Michelle Bachelet, Tim Berners-Lee and More – Sir Uncle Timbo’s letter to the girls at the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
- Reverberations – “how come a church organ doesn’t sound like a chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a Commodore 64 to a loudspeaker in a large hall, it will sound like an organ.”
- city roads “This website renders every single road within a city” using OpenStreetMap and WebGL