#397 — June 26, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Optimizing Google Fonts Performance — Google Fonts are simple enough to implement, but can have a big impact on page load times. Here’s how to load them in the most optimal way. Danny Cooper ?  Demystifying Web Speed Tooling — Paul Irish & Elizabeth Sweeny… Read More

#398 — July 3, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Google Wants to Make The 25-Year-Old robots.txt Protocol An Internet Standard — Google has outlined plans to turn robots exclusion protocol (REP) — better known as robots.txt — into an internet standard after 25 years. Here’s the official blog post announcement from Google. Ravie Lakshmanan… Read More

#399 — July 10, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Firefox 68: BigInts, Contrast Checks, and the QuantumBar — Version 68 is now available, featuring support for big integers, whole-page contrast checks, and a new implementation of a core Firefox feature: the URL bar. Camera and microphone access now requires HTTPS in version 68… Read More

#400 — July 17, 2019 Read on the Web Frontend Focus Everything You Need To Know About CSS Margins — At first glance, margins place space around DOM elements, pushing other elements away, but things can get complicated fast when you think about how margins can collapse together or introduce Flexbox or CSS Grid. Rachel… Read More

#391 — May 15, 2019 Read on the Web ? Frontend Focus Google Fonts Adds font-display Support to Give You More Control over Webfont Loading — Google Fonts is a fantastic service and the font-display property will help you get more control over your webfonts’ loading and display behavior. Contrary to this blog post, you… Read More

#390 — May 8, 2019 Read on the Web ? Frontend Focus (Image: The Verge) Inside Microsoft’s Surprise Decision to Work with Google on its Edge Browser — The story behind how Microsoft made “that monumental decision” to use Chromium as the new foundation for their browser. Tom Warren Why, How, and When to Use… Read More

With the release of WordPress 5.2, PHP 5.6.20 is required to use WordPress 5.2 and higher branches. PHP 5.6.20 has been around for more than 3 years, however if your server still does not have this PHP version you should ask your web host for an update version of PHP. Until you get PHP 5.6.20… Read More

WordPress 5.2 is now available for installation and upgrade via Softaculous. If you have auto update for Major versions enabled, your site will be updated automatically to WordPress 5.2. If you have selected auto update for Minor versions only or you have not selected to auto update you will need to go to Softaculous enduser… Read More

#389 — May 1, 2019 Read on the Web ? Frontend Focus (Image: CSS Tricks) That Time I Tried Browsing the Web Without CSS — This is very much a ‘what if’ experiment, but Jon explains how the exercise can highlight some accessibility considerations — concluding that “CSS is really a layer of progressive enhancement”. Jon… Read More

#388 — April 24, 2019 Read on the Web ? Frontend Focus Optimizing Frontend Performance with Resource Hints — Resource Hints are a simple and effective way for devs to help the browser stay one step ahead of the user and keep pages fast. Here’s a look at how to optimize your site with such… Read More