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- CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1 at Candidate Recommendation – Rachel Andrew explains what it means
- DRM and Web security WHATWG blogpost by Hixie. Anne van Kesteren and Simon Pieters. (Spoiler: they don’t like EME/ DRM.)
- The Web Browser API Incubation Anti-Pattern – Manu Sporny (of the W3C Web Payments Working Group) on the the tortuous process of standardisation
- Would you like fries with that? – Booking.com, discussing the Hamburger Icon.
- Why we use progressive enhancement to build GOV.UK – “User needs rarely dictate complexity.”
- Mobile phone market peaks at 2B units a year – study – “The mobile phone market has peaked at 2 billion units per year and will fall 1.3 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015”
- We are entering the age of peak smartphone. What happens next? (UK perspective)
- Consumer usage patterns in the era of peak smartphone Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2016: UK Cut. Contains nuggets like “”an online search for a product is over three times more likely to start in a browser (50%) than in an app (15%)” and Millennials prefer laptops (80% ownership) to tablets (59% ownership). 19% of 18-34 year olds intend to buy laptop in next year
- The iOS Safari menu bar is hostile to web apps: discuss
- The need for mobile speed: How mobile latency impacts publisher revenue – “average load time for mobile sites is 19 seconds over 3G … 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if pages take longer than 3 seconds to load.”
- Web development as a hack of hacks by PPK
- HSTS Priming “proposes modifications to Strict Transport Security’s behavior in order to mitigate the risk that mixed content blocking will prevent migrations from HTTP to HTTPS”
- [Proposal] AnimationWorklet – a primitive for scroll-linked and high performance procedural animated effects (renames & supersedes Houdini’s
- Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany – “It has to be [users’] decision, whether they want to connect their account with Facebook”
- Attitudes to potentially offensive language and gestures on TV and radio report by UK Communications regulator. Discover which is ruder: the ‘blowjob’ or ‘wanker’ gesture.