Frontend Fuel - Issue 21

News

With the release of Chrome 68 to the stable channel pages using the HTTP protocol will be marked as insecure. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-chrome-68-https-http

With the new release of Chrome 68 here are some key features developers should know. https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2018/07/nic68

General Reading

Optimizing CSS: ID Selectors And Other Myths. https://www.sitepoint.com/optimizing-css-id-selectors-and-other-myths/

Ask HN: What you wish you’d known before getting into JavaScript? https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17466391

Badging API: A new proposal to allow PWA’s to show cross platform activity messages controlled by the Web App Manifest. https://github.com/mgiuca/badging/blob/master/explainer.md

MySpace and the Coding Legacy it Left Behind. https://news.codecademy.com/myspace-coding-legacy/

Pinterest look back at 1 year of being a PWA. https://medium.com/@Pinterest_Engineering/a-one-year-pwa-retrospective-f4a2f4129e05

How to use a Service Worker to improve page performance. https://www.keycdn.com/blog/service-workers/

Tutorials

The BBC have written a guide on how to design animated images that are safe and accessible for all. http://www.bbc.co.uk/gel/guidelines/how-to-make-accessible-animated-images

Presentations

How to Survive the Single Page App-ocalypse - Jim Newbery [13 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SRO-1HBE6E

The Art of Giving and Receiving Code Reviews Gracefully - Alexandra Hill [10 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY6eA2_2hOg

Who Destroyed Three Mile Island? - Nickolas Means [Off-topic but very interesting talk] [37 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMk6rF4Tzsg

9 Biggest Mistakes with CSS Grid [14 mins] https://youtu.be/0Gr1XSyxZy0

Podcasts

Scott and Wes talk about design systems [56 mins]. https://syntax.fm/show/056/design-systems

Tools

An interactive CSS Gradient tool for all your gradient needs. https://css-playground.com/view/45/css_gradient_playground

Events

State of the Browser / September 8th / London. https://2018.stateofthebrowser.com/

InteractConf / October 17th / London. https://2018.interactconf.com/

View Source Conference / 26th October / London. https://events.mozilla.org/viewsource2018

FFConf / November 8 & 9th / Brighton. https://2018.ffconf.org/

You Got This! / January 19th 2019 / London. https://yougotthis.io/

Off-topic

Ever wondered what would happen if you detonated the “Tsar Bomba” in the Marianas Trench? Well thanks to Kurzgesagt (fantastic YouTube channel) now you know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tbxDgcv74c