Frontend Fuel - Issue 34

News

Google Play Store now open for Progressive Web Apps. https://medium.com/@firt/google-play-store-now-open-for-progressive-web-apps-ec6f3c6ff3cc

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio (yay!) https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/02/firefox-66-to-block-automatically-playing-audible-video-and-audio/

Apple Removes Useless ‘Do Not Track’ Feature From Latest Beta Versions of Safari. https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/06/apple-removes-safari-do-not-track-option/

Microsoft sets IE10 end of life for January 2020. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/29/microsoft_internet_explorer_10/

General Reading

What would other government websites look if they looked like GOV.UK?https://medium.com/dilwoar-hussain/what-would-other-government-websites-look-if-they-looked-like-gov-uk-4ed32b747554

Permissions API under consideration to examine a users device motion / orientation events. https://github.com/w3c/deviceorientation/issues/57

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points. https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2019/01/30/html-css-and-our-vanishing-industry-entry-points/

Excellent article on types of modern rendering on the web. https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2019/02/rendering-on-the-web

Presentations

Interested in how Chrome works? Selected talks from Google’s internal training for new Chrome developers. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9ioqAuyl6UIFAdsM5KU6P-hRJdh-BPmm

Time Traveler’s Guide to Accessibility Mechanics - Léonie Watson [61mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwsbLty24PI

Crash course in Node.js [90 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBNz5xF-Kx4

Tools

Htmlreference.io is a free guide to HTML. https://htmlreference.io/

A visual and interactive way to learn Git branching. https://learngitbranching.js.org/

Chrome extension Usability Hike you can use to find common usability problems. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/usability-hike-find-usabi/ndlpokknholbnmpamepplidpkfnmplgf

Demos

Codepen Challenge Canvas Times Tables (pretty patterns). https://codepen.io/EntropyReversed/full/YBEwXV

Events

London Accessibility Meetup #23 / February 21 / London. https://www.meetup.com/London-Accessibility-Meetup/

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/

Libraries & Plugins

Next-Generation full text search library for Browser and Node.js. https://github.com/nextapps-de/flexsearch

Off-topic

Incredible video showing how a fine art restoration in Chicago works to restore a portrait by Emma Gaggiotti. It’s like Photoshop, only older. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziybNY7Pxsc