Frontend Fuel - Issue 47

News

Chrome has made some UI changes to the address bar. Some people like it, others hate it. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-hides-www-and-https-in-the-address-bar-again/

Chrome 76 enables the native lazy loading flag by default for images and iframes. https://web.dev/native-lazy-loading

General Reading

What’s it like to browse the web on a budget? Chris Ashton (GDS) finds out. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/07/web-on-50mb-budget/

Form design: from zero to hero all in one blog post. https://adamsilver.io/articles/form-design-from-zero-to-hero-all-in-one-blog-post/

Results from this years design system survey have been published. https://designsystemssurvey.seesparkbox.com/2019/

What’s new in CSS with the Firefox 68 release. https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/07/new-css-features-in-firefox-68/

Tutorials

Using the CSS :empty selector to style elements that contain no content. https://dev.to/samanthaming/css-empty-selector-b6f

Accessibility

Domino’s takes its case for non-accessible design to the Supreme Court. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/dominos-takes-its-case-for-non-accessible-design-to-the-supreme-court/

Using Progressive Enhancement to Design for Accessibility. https://www.sitepen.com/blog/using-progressive-enhancement-to-design-for-accessibility/

Podcasts

Websites should work without JS. Yep? Nope? [54mins] https://changelog.com/jsparty/87

Presentations

React Accessibility: Creating More Compassionate Components. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Sx5xqyUevrtkxcf9Yh28jq897j1V8U2lcOYK5XbEm1A/edit#slide=id.p

Demos

The Infinite Burger making use of the CSS background-repeat property. https://codepen.io/thewizardjs/pen/WVEBLo

Events

SwanseaCon 2019 / Sept 9 / Swansea. http://swanseacon.co.uk/

State of the Browser / Sept 14 / London. https://2019.stateofthebrowser.com/

Finch Front-End / September 23-25 / Edinburgh. https://finchconf.uk/

Generate CSS / Sept 26 / London. https://www.generateconf.com/

Accessibility Scotland / Oct 25 / Edinburgh. https://accessibility.scot/

FFConf / Nov 8 / Brighton. https://2019.ffconf.org/

Off-topic

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can [12 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUhisi2FBuw