Frontend Fuel - Issue 32

News

There’s been a new release of GOV.UK Frontend which includes 2 new components: Accordion and summary list. https://github.com/alphagov/govuk-frontend/releases/tag/v2.5.0

GitHub announces unlimited private repos for free users. https://blog.github.com/2019-01-07-new-year-new-github/

General Reading

Google enables the picture in picture API by default on Chrome. https://9to5google.com/2018/10/19/chrome-picture-in-picture-video/

Firefox releases a new tool in its DevTools: Flexbox Inspector. https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/01/designing-the-flexbox-inspector/

Excellent article all about how poor web performance excludes users. https://timkadlec.com/remembers/2019-01-09-the-ethics-of-performance/

I used the web for a day using a screen reader. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/voiceover-screen-reader-web-apps/

Tutorials

A curated collection of useful CSS snippets you can understand in 30 seconds or less. https://30-seconds.github.io/30-seconds-of-css/

Chrome DevTools: The five most popular DevTools tips from 2018. https://umaar.com/dev-tips/190-five-popular-2018-tips/

Presentations

Harry Roberts | It’s My (Third) Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To | performance.now() 2018. [46 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmIUYBNKja4

Write Perfect Code with Standard and ESLint. [38 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arNtoWxBuXc

Tools

Test flex box settings in real time with this handy webpage. http://flexbox.help/

Looking for a public API for a new project? Here’s a list of around 760 to use. https://public-apis.xyz/

Learn all about Service Workers by gamification. https://serviceworkies.com/

RunJS A JavaScript scratchpad that runs in real time. https://projects.lukehaas.me/runjs/

Events

London Accessibility Meetup #22 / January 17th / London. https://www.meetup.com/London-Accessibility-Meetup/events/257859788/

You Got This! / January 19th / 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

Getting a package stolen is very annoying. This ex-NASA engineer gets his own back with glitter and fart spray. Isn’t modern technology wonderful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxhDk-hwuo