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WOOOOH!! It’s my 200th reading list! A mostly-weekly dump of links to interesting things I’ve read and shared on Twitter. Supported by those nice folks at Wix Engineering who shower me with high-denomination banknotes to reward me for reading this stuff.
- Thinkpiece o’the week: I dunno – Brad laments the flame wars that happen if you say you find technology X “hard”. I can 100% relate; I find Git atrociously unintuitve, and hate watching billions of things I don’t understand get installed by npm etc. It’s why we’re working hard with Stylable to make the user experience good for CSS + HTML devs. (JSX helps a lot).
- Spec o’the Week: WCAG 2.1 is a W3C Recommendation – updates guidance for mobile users & touchscreen users, low-vision users and ppl with cognitive disabilities. Yay.
- The Cult of the Complex – Zeldman writes, “Let us never forget how lucky we are, nor, in chasing the ever-shinier, lose sight of the people and purpose we serve.”
- React Application Manager: create and run React (and other) applications – no command line or build setup required. “RAM is aimed at abstracting away the terminal and npm aspects for beginners.”
- Web Components Club – “A journal about learning web components”
- Intent to Implement: CSS shadow parts – a better way to style web components from outside, without the problems of the previously-tried /deep/ and >>> selectory things (Monica’s excellent ::part and ::theme, an ::explainer).
- Apple jams Facebook’s web-tracking tools
- Designing Web Content for watchOS – TL;DR: Use semantic HTML!. Reader mode looks for
itempropatttributes; use Open Graph image and title; no video, Service Worker or webfont support; use HTML5 input types and
labels; use <figure> etc. WatchOS will adapt responsive designs automatically – there’s a new metatag to override this adaptation. (Source video)
- Apple: Information for website operators about distrusting Symantec certificate authorities – “Starting this summer, Apple products will partially distrust Symantec Certificate Authorities (CAs). Apple products will completely distrust Symantec CAs at a later date, as early as Fall 2018.”
- The Value of Attending Conferences – “The magic of a conference is its people. And that’s speakers, attendees and organisers alike”. That’s certainly the case for me.
- How startups die from their addiction to paid marketing