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  • News

    • Microsoft announces development on the ORTC API for WebRTC in Internet Explorer, post
      • This API is labelled as the successor of WebRTC by Microsoft engineers (here and here). The spec (latest draft) is co-edited by Google and shares a subset of the API with WebRTC 1.0.
    • Google’s Webmaster Guidelines updated: Allow Googlebot access to your site’s JS/CSS files, post
      • “Disallowing crawling of JavaScript or CSS files in your site’s robots.txt directly harms how well our algorithms render and index your content and can result in suboptimal rankings.”
  • Posts

    • The daily reality of living behind the Great Firewall of China, @………’s post
    • Designing for large screen smartphones: edge swipe gestures & floating action buttons, @………’s post
    • Things to look out for when using the ES6 let statement, @………’s post
      • (1) let is an implicit scoping mechanism. A block, {…}, only becomes a scope if it contains a let statement. (As code size increases, it becomes harder to tell whether or not a block is a scope.) (2) Unlike var, let declarations are not “hoisted to the top”, creating a “temporal dead zone”.
  • Info

    • Issue with CSS linear-gradient() from/to transparent fixed in Firefox, before/after screen

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