#413 — October 16, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Images Done Right: Web Graphics, Good to The Last Byte — This detailed and earnest guide covers the essentials of working with digital image formats on the web, with a view to boosting performance. Martian Chronicles Improving Form Controls in Microsoft Edge and Chromium —… Read More

#412 — October 9, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Supreme Court Hands Victory to Blind Man Who Sued Domino’s Over Site Accessibility — Back in August we shared news that pizza company Domino’s was requesting for a lawsuit, requiring its website to be accessible to blind people, to be shut down. The Supreme… Read More

#411 — October 2, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Layout-Fun with CSS Grid — Tobi experiments with various CSS Grid layouts here, explaining how to work with layout changes that occur following a browser resize. Tobi Reif The Many Ways to Link Up Shapes and Images with HTML and CSS — Once you move… Read More

#410 — September 25, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Inconsistent Behavior Among Browsers When Clicking on Buttons? — Upon noticing that browsers handle a click in differing ways, the author digs into these differences, and shares his findings here (along with some ways to overcome these inconsistencies). Zell Liew Wikipedia’s JavaScript Initialization on a… Read More

#409 — September 18, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Machine Learning For Frontend Developers With Tensorflow — Charlie Gerard covers how to get started with machine learning using JavaScript and frameworks like Tensorflow.js, and highlights some of the limits of using machine learning in the frontend. Smashing Magazine (Why) Some HTML is “Optional” —… Read More

#408 — September 11, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus ?  Horrible Web Interfaces and How to Build Them — This entertaining talk from React Rally looks at a variety of ‘horrible’ Web-based interface approaches and the underlying technologies involved. I particularly like the ‘gravity’-based volume control. Anthony Frehner Google Is Evolving “nofollow” with New Ways… Read More

#406 — August 28, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus What Happens When You Launch A Browser for The First Time? — A collection of interesting and quite revealing Twitter threads digging into what browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc) do upon install/first launch (including phoning home and downloading default extensions). Jonathan Sampson on Twitter Faster… Read More

#405 — August 21, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Microsoft Introduces ‘Ready for Everyday Use’ Beta of Its Chrome-Based Edge Browser — Available for Windows and macOS, the beta release of Edge is the third and final preview release of Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser, although Microsoft is declaring it ‘ready for everyday use’… Read More

#404 — August 14, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Time to First Byte: What It Is and Why It Matters — Just how much does TTFB matter when it comes to frontend performance? Ultimately, “If you’re slow out of the gate, you’ll spend the rest of the race playing catchup.” Harry Roberts The… Read More