Frontend Fuel - Issue 35

News

A post from Microsoft on the perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/The-perils-of-using-Internet-Explorer-as-your-default-browser/ba-p/331732

Domain names ending in .dev coming very soon (28th Feb). https://domains.google/tld/dev/

General Reading

You probably don’t need a single-page application. https://journal.plausible.io/you-probably-dont-need-a-single-page-app

10 npm Security Best Practices. https://snyk.io/blog/ten-npm-security-best-practices/

Links that don’t go anywhere should be buttons. https://christianheilmann.com/2019/02/05/links-that-dont-go-anywhere-should-be-buttons/

Resource Prioritization – Getting the Browser to Help You. https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/performance/resource-prioritization

Tutorials

How @supports works. https://css-tricks.com/how-supports-works/

Tips for making interactive elements accessible on mobile devices. https://bitsofco.de/tips-for-making-interactive-elements-accessible-on-mobile-devices/

Introduction to Node.js. https://nodejs.dev/

Presentations

London Accessibility Meetup #23 Live Stream [2hr 5mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJshEsMH_tg

Podcast deep dive into lit-html and Polymer elements [60mins] https://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/348/

Bruce Lawson - Accessibility, Back to the Future [34mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2CjuAwrAq8

Service Workers - The State of the Web [20mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYXXGNFJjwc

Tools

Visual Studio Code Settings and Extensions for Faster JavaScript Development. http://tilomitra.com/vs-code-settings-and-extensions-for-faster-javascript-development/

Demos

Decentraland is a decentralized virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. https://decentraland.org/

Use your phone to throw and catch paper planes with people from around the world. https://paperplanes.world/

3D environment using only CSS and HTML elements. https://keithclark.co.uk/labs/css-fps/

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/

Libraries & Plugins

HTML5 Boilerplate version 7 is released, and drops support for IE9 & IE10. https://github.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/releases/tag/v7.0.0

Off-topic

Microsoft Office 95 - “Hall of Tortured Souls” - How the Microsoft Excel team added an interesting little easter egg into Office 95. [3 mins] https://youtu.be/kK0M74E8PS4