Hello, you kawaii kumquat! Here’s this week’s lovely list ‘o’ links for your reading pleasure. It’s been a while because I’ve been gallivanting around Japan, Romania and the Netherlands, so this is a bumper edition.
- Service workers at TPAC – “For the first time in a few years, we focused on potential new features and behaviours. Here’s a summary”
- The term “Responsive Web Design” has failed by Frances Berriman
- Beyond Browser Vendors – Brian “Extensible” Kardell on how all the browsers being open source can be a game-changer in getting stuff added to the web platform. See also crowd-funding Yoav Weiss to implement responsive images
- A modern CSS reset by Andy Bell
- Critical Security Issue identified in iTerm2 as part of Mozilla Open Source Audit – “a critical vulnerability in the tmux integration feature of iTerm2; this vulnerability has been present in iTerm2 for at least 7 years”. Update now, chums!
- Mobile data prices fall across low and middle income countries – In 100 countries measured, the average cost for 1GB data as a % of average monthly income declined from 5.76% to 4.69% — a drop of 11.24%, bringing access within reach for millions more people.
- Supreme Court Won’t Hear Domino’s Pizza Website Access Dispute – “Domino’s Pizza Inc. won’t be able to evade a lawsuit claiming it doesn’t ensure blind people can order food through its website and mobile app.”
- Is Using Coil to Monetize Prompts Gonna Work? – Dave Rupert experiments with #webmonetization
- Call for Participation in Ad Blocker Community Group – “The mission of this group is to improve web standards by conveying to Working Groups use cases from an ad blocker perspective (particularly ad blocker browser extensions)”
- Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader – 26 min video on how to download, install, configure and test in NVDA on Windows
- How to 51% Attack Bitcoin
- Interview with a Pornhub Web Developer by David Walsh
- YouPorn goes progressive with new mobile web apps for Android and iOS – Today I learned that YouPorn has a PWA (Progressive Web App – at least that’s what I assume the “W” stands for). Link is safe for work.
- ASPIRE: Ideals to Aspire to When Building Websites by Scott Jehl
- Libra: PayPal first to drop out of Facebook cryptocurrency – it’s also reported that Visa, Mastercard, Others Reconsider Involvement in Facebook’s Libra Network.
- At What Point Does Malfeasance Become Fraud?: NYU Biz-School Professor Scott Galloway on WeWork – interesting look at the real economics and dynamics of trendy DisruptionMongers
There won’t be a reading list next week as I’m going off the grid to read books and record music in a 400 year old farmhouse in the countryside, far from WiFi and the bleeps and bloops of notifications. Until next time, hang loose and stay groovy.