MJML – “a markup language designed to reduce the pain of coding a responsive email .. MJML’s open-source engine generates high quality responsive HTML compliant with best practices.”
Best Internet Browsers of 2019 – “After 80 hours of researching and testing, we found Mozilla Firefox is the best overall internet browser because of how fast pages load, how quickly it navigates to websites and, most importantly, how secure this browser is”
W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group – Alice Boxhall (Google), Theresa O’Connor (Apple) and my ex-Opera colleague Sangwhan Moon (Odd Concepts) join Sir Uncle Timbo’s Enforcement Posse. Thanks and best wishes to Travis Leithead (Microsoft) and Alex Russell (Google) on their retirement.
Dimensions.Guide – “Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world”. This is weirdly fascinating and pleasing.
How To Learn CSS – Auntie Rachel’s primer on fundamental CSS concepts. “There are some fundamental things which will make CSS much easier for you to use. This article aims to guide you along your path”
Why I’m Running for W3C TAG – Alice Boxhall is running for election to the W3C Technical Architecture Group. Now Opera is no more, I have no vote or sway, but she has my full and enthusiastic moral support.
Development Environment Machine Setup Screencast by Simon Owen. “Over the years I’ve noticed time and time again people having various issues with the set up and maintenance of their development environments. I try to keep the videos fairly short and to the point, so you can get through them quickly and learn and profit.”
The Chinese takeover of Indian app ecosystem – “The message is clear for the Chinese — if you want growth, conquer India”. At least some people listened to me! (Joking aside, there’s a lot in this article, especially about India2/ Bharat customers coning online)
2018: A Smashing Year In Review – by my colleagues and me. “We’re not just the publishers of an online magazine or conference organizers, we are people who work in the web industry”
The dialog element – intro to this very useful element. browser support is about 70% globally, behind a flag in Firefox. Polyfills are available.
Ways to extract slides – techy post by Remy Sharp. “When you run events, once everything is over, it’s nice to be able to share the slides both as a single link but also for the video production*… this post is reminder for my future self on how to do that.”
Programming CSS by Jezza Keef. “It’s precisely because CSS selectors (and the cascade) are so powerful that we choose to put guard rails in place.”
Open-source wedding site – “Now that my wedding is over, I am open-sourcing it”. fully responsive, RSVP uploads to Google Sheets & emails; Add to Calendar feature; single-tap book Uber to venue; no DB required – uses GitHub pages
Service Workies – “Learn Service Workers inside and out with the new PWA Mastery Game
W3C Strategic Highlights October 2018 – “we believe that having two distinct HTML and DOM specs claiming to be normative is generally harmful for the community”; joint work to be at WHATWG if I understand correctly
Chrome Dev Summit 2018 Day 2 Keynote (YouTube video) –
good news from the Chrome team: frameworks will be 1st class citizens: included in intent to implement notices; $200K of funding to improve performance; collaboration between Chrome team and framework devs
Braces to Pixels – Greg Whitworth explains how broozers take your CSS and make it into what you see on screen. It ain’t easy, and this is why Houdini will be so super – you’ll get all of this for free, and just hook into the bits you want to change.