Frontend Fuel - Issue 33

News

Windows 10 mobile is no more. MS calls time on its mobile operating system (December 10, 2019). https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4485197/windows-10-mobile-end-of-support-faq

Priority hints are being specced out and trialed in Chrome. https://twitter.com/addyosmani/status/1087614725809160192

US courts can now order companies to make their sites WCAG 2.0 compliant. https://www.lflegal.com/2019/01/dominos-ninth-circuit/

General Reading

Thought provoking article around the skills involved in the world of Frontend development. https://css-tricks.com/the-great-divide/

CSS Grid is now a thing. Soon browsers will ship the next version that allows for sub-grids. https://dev.to/kenbellows/why-we-need-css-subgrid-53mh

An introduction to the css-contain CSS property currently being worked on by the Chromium team. https://blogs.igalia.com/mrego/2019/01/11/an-introduction-to-css-containment/

What’s the state of the 13 input types introduced by HTML5? https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/html5-input-types/

Presentations

The Most Annoying Website - Feross Aboukhadijeh - JSConf US 2018 [36 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFZ-pwErSl4

Tools

Constrast Checker tool by Nick Colley and Dave House on the DS team. https://contrast-checker.glitch.me/

WCAG 2.1 Contrast Visualisation by Nick Colley on the DS team. https://contrast-visualisation.glitch.me/

vscode-browser-preview: A real browser preview inside your editor that you can debug. https://github.com/auchenberg/vscode-browser-preview

Chrome 71 DevTools can help you pick an accessible colour scheme. https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/ah249b/til_chrome_dev_tools_will_help_you_pick/

Demos

Why not bring back that look of Windows 98 to GitHub and relive the “good old days”. https://github.com/Athari/CssGitHubWindows

Events

Up Front Conf 2019 / March 22 / Manchester. http://upfrontconf.com/

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

Afrotech Fest 2019 / April 12-14 / London. https://www.afrotechfest.co.uk/

UX London 2019 / May 29-31 / London. https://2019.uxlondon.com/

Pixel Pioneers Bristol 2019 / June 7 / Bristol. https://pixelpioneers.co/

Lead Developer London 2019 / June 11-12 / London. https://london2019.theleaddeveloper.com/

Off-topic

A 12 minute video about hikikomori. How half a million men in Japan have withdrawn from society and refuse to leave their bedrooms. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-46885707/rent-a-sister-coaxing-japan-s-hikikomori-out-of-their-rooms