Frontend Fuel - Issue 1

News

Wordpress are to stop using React in future versions due to Facebook’s patent clause. https://ma.tt/2017/09/on-react-and-wordpress/

Advertisers don’t like the new cookie blocking built into Safari. http://www.adweek.com/digital/every-major-advertising-group-is-blasting-apple-for-blocking-cookies-in-the-safari-browser/

January 2018, Chrome 64 will will no longer auto-play content with sound. https://blog.chromium.org/2017/09/unified-autoplay.html

General Reading

Combine Flexbox and CSS Grid layout for efficient layouts and maximum Front-end points. https://getflywheel.com/layout/combine-flexbox-and-css-grids-for-layouts-how-to/

Excellent article around building sites with performance in-mind, and a whole heap of things to consider when doing so. https://medium.com/@fox/talk-the-state-of-the-web-3e12f8e413b3

Comparison of Angular, React and the new kid on the block, Vue.js. https://medium.com/unicorn-supplies/angular-vs-react-vs-vue-a-2017-comparison-c5c52d620176

Tutorials

Vue.js crash course in 60 mins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6hQqgvGI4Y

In-depth look at JavaScript and how to handle certain memory leaks. https://blog.sessionstack.com/how-javascript-works-memory-management-how-to-handle-4-common-memory-leaks-3f28b94cfbec

Presentations & Podcasts

Whats new in Chrome 61? JavaScript modules, WebUSB API and more! https://youtu.be/2vJm1Gfn0ng

A community celebration of JavaScript and the web (podcast). https://changelog.com/jsparty

Tools

Want to know what changing that CSS property triggers in the browser? There’s a website for that. https://csstriggers.com/

Demos

If you are a fan of Kurzgesagt videos, here’s their start scene recreated using canvas. https://codepen.io/iamminn/pen/rGaWoK

Events

Software Craftsmanship London - 5–6 October 2017 http://lanyrd.com/2017/sclconf/

HalfStack 2017 - 17 November 2017 http://lanyrd.com/2017/halfstackconf/

SmashingConf London - 7–8 February 2018 http://lanyrd.com/2018/smashingconf/

Off-topic

If you have an interest in computer graphics and fractals, there’s a whole heap of resources here. http://iquilezles.org/www/index.htm

The Nasa Cassini mission came to an end this week, here’s an incredible ebook with lots of images and pictures about what it discovered. https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/the_saturn_system_090817.pdf