Frontend Fuel - Issue 26

News

Chrome is clamping down on extension security. https://blog.chromium.org/2018/10/trustworthy-chrome-extensions-by-default.html

Flexbox used on 82% of websites, Grid sitting at approximately 1%. https://twitter.com/ebidel/status/1034874571747291136

MDN is to start asking for financial support directly from users. https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/a-new-way-to-support-mdn/

General Reading

How browser rendering works  behind the scenes. https://blog.logrocket.com/how-browser-rendering-works-behind-the-scenes-6782b0e8fb10

Addy Osmani looks back at 10 years of Speed in Chrome. https://blog.chromium.org/2018/09/10-years-of-speed-in-chrome_11.html

A framework for web performance by Jeremy Keith. https://adactio.com/journal/14355

The Complete Guide to Lazy Loading Images. https://css-tricks.com/the-complete-guide-to-lazy-loading-images/

The Importance Of manual accessibility testing. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/09/importance-manual-accessibility-testing/

Tutorials

Curated collection of useful JavaScript snippets that you can understand in 30 seconds or less. https://30secondsofcode.org/

Complete guide to the Web Payments API. https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/payments/

Presentations

Eli Fitch - Perceived performance: The only kind that really matters. [42mins] https://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114915879

Wes and Scott discuss specialization vs generalization - the different ways one can be a generalist or a specialist. [Podcast, 62mins] https://syntax.fm/show/076/specialization-vs-generalization

Tools

A short cheatsheet on how to make your site / app accessible to everyone. https://moritzgiessmann.de/accessibility-cheatsheet/

An interactive flamegraph visualizer. Use it to help you make your software faster. https://www.speedscope.app/

Demos

An exciting game of programming and Artificial Intelligence. https://warriorjs.com/

Events

The Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 / October 8-11 / London https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/

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/

Pixel Pioneers Belfast 2018 / November 22-23 / Belfast https://pixelpioneers.co/events/belfast-2018/

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

New Adventures Conf / January 23-25th / Nottingham https://newadventuresconf.com/2019/

Frontend North East / April 3rd / Newcastle https://2019.frontendne.co.uk/

Off-topic

Ever wonder how court reporters can keep up with blazingly fast dialogue in the courtroom and get every word no matter how fast the testimony whips by? Learn how stenography works in this 4min video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62l64Acfidc