Frontend Fuel - Issue 28

News

GOV.UK Frontend version 2.3.0 & GOV.UK Prototype Kit version 8.3.0 released. https://github.com/alphagov/govuk-frontend/releases/tag/v2.3.0 https://github.com/alphagov/govuk-prototype-kit/releases/tag/v8.3.0

Google releases reCAPTCHA v3 in a bid to improve help detect abusive website traffic. https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2018/10/introducing-recaptcha-v3-new-way-to.html

General Reading

Adaptive serving using JavaScript and the Network Information API. https://dev.to/addyosmani/adaptive-serving-using-javascript-and-the-network-information-api-331p

Simplify pop-ups and modals using the HTML dialog element. https://www.viget.com/articles/the-dialog-element/

Using dark mode in CSS with MacOS Mojave (supported in Safari Tech Preview 68). https://paulmillr.com/posts/using-dark-mode-in-css/

Curated collection of useful JavaScript snippets that you can understand in 30 seconds or less. https://github.com/30-seconds/30-seconds-of-code

Accessibility

Assistive technology tools you can test with at no cost. https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2018/09/27/assistive-technology-tools-you-can-use-at-no-cost/

A living A11Y Style Guide guide and pattern library. http://a11y-style-guide.com/style-guide/

Tutorials

Splicing HTML’s DNA With CSS Attribute Selectors. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/10/attribute-selectors-splicing-html-dna-css/

How to stop using console.log() and start using your browser’s debugger. https://medium.com/datadriveninvestor/stopping-using-console-log-and-start-using-your-browsers-debugger-62bc893d93ff

Podcasts

Nick and Suz explore the proposed merger between the JS Foundation and the Node Foundation. https://changelog.com/jsparty/48

Podcast on the ideas around serverless, managed services, Functions as a Service (FaaS), micro-services, nano-services, all-the-services! https://changelog.com/jsparty/49

Presentations

The State of JavaScript - The State of the Web with Addy Osmani [13 mins]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5R7giitymk

Demos

turtle.audio is an audio environment where simple text commands generate lines that can play music. http://turtle.audio/

A precise hexadecimal color clock. It goes the whole 24 hours color range, from #000000 to #235959. http://www.jacopocolo.com/hexclock/

Events

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

Kurzgesagt - Why Beautiful Things Make us Happy – Beauty Explained It’s hard to define what makes something beautiful, but we seem to know beauty when we see it. Why is that and how does beauty affect our subconscious? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O5kNPlUV7w