Frontend Fuel - Issue 37

News

Mozilla launches a new service: Send lets you share large files in one step - send.firefox.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRHpEn2eHJA

Chrome Lite Pages - Chrome on Android gets a way to auto-optimise pages for better performance. https://blog.chromium.org/2019/03/chrome-lite-pages-for-faster-leaner.html?m=1

Firefox 66 blocks autoplaying audio and video by default. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/19/todays-firefox-aims-to-reduce-your-online-annoyances/#block-autoplay

Google to offer Android users a browser choice after being fined by the European Commission. https://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2019/03/google_to_offer.html

General Reading

Who has the fastest website in F1? https://jakearchibald.com/2019/f1-perf/

Get the web programming humble book bundle for as little as $1. https://www.humblebundle.com/books/web-programming-oreilly-books

What’s it like using IE8 as your browser for the day? https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/03/web-on-internet-explorer-ie8/

You probably don’t need input type=“number”. http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/you-probably-dont-need-input-typenumber/

An accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages. https://webaim.org/projects/million/

Tutorials

Navigate Chrome DevTools With Assistive Technology. https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/accessibility/navigation

An Introduction to Web Components. https://css-tricks.com/an-introduction-to-web-components/

Presentations

30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web live from CERN [2hr 27mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJrAUGpFnPw&t=108s

The State of CSS - The State of the Web [12mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LxyRuZxs2w

Demos

Hand Tracking Interactions in the Browser using Tensorflow.js and 3 lines of code. https://hackernoon.com/handtrackjs-677c29c1d585

Events

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

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

City of London JavaScript Conference / May 1-3 / London. https://cityjsconf.org/

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

Inside The Belarus Chernobyl Zone - Incredible video of a man walking through the wilderness and meeting an old man and his mother who refused to leave. Both creepy and fascinating at the same time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIC73xZPLgU