Reading List 272
Friday 26 February 2021
Trusted Web Activity – “a new way to open your web-app content such as your Progressive Web App (PWA) from your Android app”. Basically, get your PWA in the App Store, create a feedback channel via ratings and reviews, use Play Billing.
The F-Word episode 9 – Vadders and I discuss Safari extensions, cascading layers of CSS, what’s new in WCAG 3
<details> and <summary> with animated arrow (no JS) by Moritz Gießmann, faking the arrow with borders so no extra content is inserted that may confuse an assitive technology user. Brilliant!
Make Your PWAs Look Handsome on iOS (I haven’t verified this)
Apple Executives’ Bonuses to Be Tied to Their Performance With Respect to Accessibility and the Company’s Other Core Values
Material Design Text Fields Are Badly Designed by Adam Silver
Did you know: iOS apps are insanely larger than Android apps – “compared to Android apps, iOS apps are huge. Much bigger. The big question is, Why are iOS apps bigger than Android apps? We answer the question.”
How to start testing screen reader support using VoiceOver
Tabula is a tool for liberating data tables locked inside PDF files. “Now you can work with your data as text file or a spreadsheet rather than a PDF!”
Citibank just got a $500 million lesson in the importance of UI design – “Citibank was trying to make $7.8M in interest payments. It sent $900M instead.”
The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook’s Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia – “First is the link tax. This is fundamentally against the principles of an open internet… a bunch of lazy newspaper execs who failed to adapt and to figure out better internet business models not only want the traffic, they also want to get paid for it.”
Spy pixels in emails have become endemic – “Hey’s review indicated that two-thirds of emails sent to its users’ personal accounts contained a “spy pixel”, even after excluding for spam.”
“Allow this app to personalize advertising for you?” – “Apple defines privacy in a way that benefits its own commercial interests and harms the commercial interests of its competitors. Apple has wrapped its arms around the open internet with a privacy bear hug that is designed to entrench and enrich its own closed ecosystem.”
Cambodia to force all internet traffic through national ‘Internet Gateway’ – “De facto one-party state decrees censorship scheme that sounds a lot like China’s Great Firewall”
The web didn’t change; you did by Remy Sharp
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