Link O’ The Week:
Art Direction For The Web Using CSS Shapes by Andy Clarke
Enriching Search Results Through Structured Data – SURPRISE! Structured data and semantic markup help SEO. Now with BIZ NUMBERS from Google. With unjustified recommendation to use JSON-LD, which I’ll blog about when I get more info about why they prefer that to HTML5 microdata
Inclusively Hidden – methods of hiding content and the accessibility impacts of each, newly-updated by Scott O’Hara
Accessibility Events – on the problems Apple’s choice to detect Assistive Technology use can cause, by Mat Marquis
A history of the HTML slot element – “illustrates the complexity of producing standards, the importance of talking with people face-to-face, and the value of compromise.”
Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for ‘defective’ cyber-revamp – botched website redesign. Not responsive, no design system, poor code, and more.
Front-end Developer Handbook 2019 – a really cool resource if you know someone who’s starting out, or if you need to explain to friends/ family what you do!
Taxing social media in Africa – governments taxing access to web services makes it even harder for the less well-off to get online.
WELCOME TO THE CAGE CAGE – “This is a VR simulation of what it’s like to be trapped in a cage and forced to watch Nic Cage movies.”
Link O’The Week:
Common accessibility issue: moving to a page section without shifting keyboard focus – and some good tips on testing
Split – “the split that worries the most is this: The people who make the web vs. the people who are excluded from making the web” by Jeremy Keith
Inline SVG… Cached – neat trick from Chris Coyier, building on work by Scott Jehl
The Gender Spectrum Collection – “a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés”.
So you’ve ‘seen’ the black hole. Now for the interesting bit – how all that raw data was stored
Optimize your content for Google Discover
Google AMP lowered our page speed, and there’s no choice but to use it – “AMP isn’t about speed. It’s about control. AMP is an open source project. That evokes images of open, honest, collaboration amongst equals. But that’s not what’s happening.”
How to enable Dual SIM feature on Google Pixel 3 on Android Q Beta
Digging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of Display – Auntie Rachel explains that CSS is moving into two values for the display property: one defines how an element behaves in the page, the other ow its children behave
Progressive web application as a share option in Android – “any Android application can share directly to your web app through the standard native sharing dialog”
Native image lazy-loading for the web! – Chrome-only, so far, but it’s a progressive enhancement so use it already!
How to Work With the Raw HTML for Emails You Receive – I’ve had the misfortune to edit some HTML emails lately, and wanted to know how they work. Here’s a short video that shows how to get and manipulate the source of any HTML mail you receive, to experiment
YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant -“Proposals to change recommendations and curb conspiracies were sacrificed for engagement, staff say.”
Tailored design thinking and process for at scale engagements
Student jailed for blackmailing porn users worldwide – he booked ad space on legal porn sites. when user clicked through, unpatched systems were infected with ransomware. He shifted more than £4M through crypto-currency platforms.
Clowns, Jokers, and Echo Chambers by Shane Hudson
Is your pregnancy app sharing your intimate data with your boss? – “As apps to help moms monitor their health proliferate, employers and insurers pay to keep tabs on the vast and valuable data”
China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority – “Smartphones and the internet gave the Uighurs a sense of their own identity – but now the Chinese state is using technology to strip them of it”. An awful story.
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