Frontend Fuel - Issue 29

News

HTTP-over-QUIC will officially become HTTP/3. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/the-next-version-of-http-wont-be-using-tcp/

Chrome 71 will remove all advertisements for websites that show abusive behaviors. https://blog.chromium.org/2018/11/further-protections-from-harmful-ad.html

General Reading

Simple recommendations for writing text descriptions that make a big difference. https://www.invotra.com/blogs/simple-recommendations-writing-text-descriptions-make-big-difference

The Web Accessibility Introduction I Wish I Had. https://dev.to/maxwell_dev/the-web-accessibility-introduction-i-wish-i-had-4ope

The Power of Web Components. https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/the-power-of-web-components/

How to Create Printer-friendly Pages with CSS. https://www.sitepoint.com/css-printer-friendly-pages/

Performance

Improving Time-To-Interactive for Netflix.com on Desktop. https://medium.com/dev-channel/a-netflix-web-performance-case-study-c0bcde26a9d9

CSS is a key part of page performance. Great article explaining why and how to optimise. https://csswizardry.com/2018/11/css-and-network-performance/

Podcast

What up, docs? Podcast all about documentation and how to make it easier. [54 mins] https://changelog.com/jsparty/50

Chrome Developer Summit

Speed Essentials: Key Techniques for Fast Websites [29 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reztLS3vomE

Chrome OS: Ready for Web Development [25 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTmAtXoPkgw

Building Faster, More Resilient Apps with Service Worker [30 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aCD5XL1Jk

Full playlist of all sessions. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNYkxOF6rcIDjlCx1PcphPpmf43aKOAdF

Tools

New Interactive Web Performance Docs from Google. https://web.dev/

Make images smaller using best-in-class codecs, right in the browser. https://squoosh.app/

Demos

A 3D Emoji Town using CSS Transforms. https://codepen.io/GeorgePark/full/MqVoYP/

Events

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

London Accessibility Meetup / November 26 / London. https://www.meetup.com/London-Accessibility-Meetup/

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

A 17 minute video of someone restoring an old rusty deadlocked vice back into working order complete with new paint job. Doesn’t sound too exciting but it’s very therapeutic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2jNeObHnZY