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A (usually) weekly round-up of interesting links I’ve tweeted. Sponsored by Smashing Magazine who slip banknotes into my underwear so I can spend time reading stuff.
- Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration – a somewhat weasely title. Microsoft will use Chromium for its Edge browser. Now, the only non-Chromium browser on Windows will be Firefox. So, for the love of Web, test in Firefox!.
- The State of Web Browsers – Late 2018 edition – a long, depressingly convincing look at the market after and the abandonment of EdgeHTML, and the future of Firefox.
- Reluctant Gatekeeping: The Problem With Full Stack by @heydonworks pretty much sums up my feelings
- Lighthouse custom audits tutorial – by Aymen Loukil
- 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.”
- Forget Zuckerberg – the tech giants don’t have to own the future – “Facebook, Google and Apple make the headlines, but there are many inspiring startups to dissipate the sense of techno-dread”
- Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOS-powered smart feature phones – KaiOS is the successor to FirefoxOS, and Twitter made a PWA for it, despite “those designing the products couldn’t be further removed from the people whom the products are intended for”. Here’s how.
- 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
- Bruce Lawson – Shokunin of the Web – my talk at Generate Conference in September (and repeated at Codemotion in November)
- Make your Outlook email accessible – “step-by-step instructions to make your email messages accessible to people with disabilities.”
- Four Days Trapped at Sea With Crypto’s Nouveau Riche – a long, wonderfully snarky article. As Ben Bodien wrote, “The “Crypto Cruise” is the closest we’ve come to a real life version of Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B”