Reading List 283
- Google’s special Android for India revealed – Partnership with Jio brings 5.45 in touchscreen, 2GB RAM & 32GB storage, in-built translation into 10 Indian languages & read aloud, voice activation. 6,500 rupees (£64, $87) or instalment plan. Gamechanger? (Marketing site)
- Photoshop’s journey to the web – Next time someone says “web isn’t powerful enough for my app”, show them Photoshop in the browser, or the Clipchamp video editor PWA
- The ADA lawsuit settlement involving an accessibility overlay: using an accessibility overlay is NOT a valid substitute for a real and valid accessibility strategy.
- Less Absolute Positioning With Modern CSS – an interesting article by Ahmad Shadeed
- Making data visualizations more accessible – “Researchers find blind and sighted readers have sharply different takes on what content is most useful to include in a chart caption.”
- Let’s Talk about Native HTML Tabs – Spicy Sections! I approve both name and concept.
- Line length revisited: following the research – Longer line lengths on screens no longer considered harmful
- Enhancing the Manifest – Aaron Gustafson on some ideas for making PWAs almost as groovy as he is with some proposed additions to the Manifest
- Accessible Writing with Ashley Bischoff – 1 hr video on writing accessible content
- The State Of Web Scraping in 2021 – a look at some utilities available for scraping data out of HTML for processing in a structured way
- AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers’ Trust in Google-led Initiatives: as Bobo Berjon writes, a clear and dispassionate overview of the damage wreaked by AMP and the reason why it’s become very difficult to treat Google-led initiatives with anything other than intense suspicion.
- Apple, Its Control Over the iPhone, and The Internet – “There is no open web on the iPhone, either — only the “iPhone web.””
- Lena – a very thought-provoking short story in the form of a “wikipedia” article about the earliest executable image of a human brain.
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