Friday 31 July 2015
Vendor Prefixes And Market Reality on specifying webkit-only vendor prefixes, and (presumably) Mozilla finally following Microsoft who followed Opera to alias -webkit- prefixes. On that subject, in
CSS Vendor Prefixes, ex-Chair of the CSS Working Group, Daniel Homme de Glaz suggests a way to rid us of this scourge.
Proposal: Generalized Cascading Sheets Lea Verou proposes that Houdini expose”syntax, parsing, cascade & specificity rules of CSS *as a language framework*”.
Turn on <link rel=preconnect> support by default so devs can tell browser “You will need this resource so connect asap to avoid delay when you actually need it.” According to Yoav Weiss, “Up to the max connection limit of the browser, it should be beneficial (assuming you’d actually use all these hosts later)”
Understanding Proxy Browsers: Architecture – first in a series by Tam Kadlec Talking of proxy browsers:
The Philippines — from text-messaging capital to most “social nation” – “The number of Opera Mini users on Android devices grew by 91% in the Philippines”
The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps
Will Patents Kill H.265 or Will H.265’s Patents Kill WebRTC?
Update on standardizing shadow DOM and custom elements by Anne van Kesteren (Mozilla)
Service Worker meeting highlights by Ben Kelly (Mozilla)
Web components Face to Face meeting notes, July 2015
Declaring performance bankruptcy – “we do care about performance. We care about it SO HARD that we’re publicly declaring performance bankruptcy.”
ATAG 2.0 – version 2 of the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines. Because disabled people need accessible web-based CMSs, too. (Related: Earlier this year, the US Department Of Justice mandated that edX makes their CMS accessible.)
3D Xpoint memory: Faster-than-flash storage unveiled
Mobile Safari’s Performance is Not the Problem (lack of features is) Got half an hour to spare? Matt Marquis’ TXJS talk
Smaller Faster Websites is an excellent time investment. ( Slides)
An Open Letter to Microsoft’s CEO: Don’t Roll Back the Clock on Choice and Control” by Chris Beard, Mozilla’s CEO and Benjamin Kerensa, a Mozillian, accuses Chris Beard of
Unnecessary Finger Pointing
How to change your default browser on Windows 10
Stop pushing the web forward – PPK wants “a moratorium on new browser features for about a year or so.”
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