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  • Posts

    • “Function name inference”, formalized .name properties on function objects in ES6, @………’s post
      • Functions created from anonymous function expressions receive a name based on the expression’s context (e.g. the name of the variable/property the expression is assigned to). Getters have a "get " prefix in their .name.
    • A technique for improving the rendering performance of interactive SVG, @………’s post
    • Frame Timing API: uses, capabilities, initial API, @………’s post
  • Info

    • Resource Timing: .duration is not an accurate way to measure resource load times, @………’s post
      • It includes blocking time! “Unfortunately, .duration is the only metric available for cross-origin resources. Therefore, I’ve submitted a proposal […] to add .networkDuration to Resource Timing.”
    • TC-39 resolution: assignment to const bindings throws in all modes (strict and non-strict), source
  • Opinion

    • @……… criticizes Google for not integrating (installable) web apps into the Play Store, post
      • “Isn’t it relevant to know if there is a web app for something that isn’t available as a native app? Wouldn’t users want to see that information when searching the Play Store?”

Best of February 2014

  • Posts

    • Getting started with gulp (w/ comparison to Grunt + full example gulpfile), @markgdyr’s post
    • @mnot (chair of IETF HTTPbiz WG): “Nine things to expect from HTTP/2”, post
    • A guide to serveral security-related HTTP headers, Boy Baukema’s post
    • CSS performance revisited: selectors, bloat and expensive styles, @benfrain’s post
  • Content

    • Best practices for using capability URLs (?), @torgo’s 25-page slide deck
  • Media

    • @guypod explains SPDY and HTTP/2.0 in a 10-min whiteboard-animated preso
  • Demos

    • Animating gradient colors with background-size and -position, @lonekorean’s demo
    • A simple subsetting and inheritance trick using Google web fonts, @heydonworks’s demo
    • Responsive footnotes, @johndjameson’s demo
  • Tools

    • AccessLint, a web tool for testing accessibility of websites, site

Best of March 2014

  • Posts

    • @aerotwist shares his page load and runtime performance audit workflow, post
    • The device-agnostic philosophy and the 4 scenarios it addresses, @TrentWalton’s post
    • With promises, resolve isn’t the opposite of reject, @jaffathecake’s post
  • Content

    • A 15 point checklist for writing accessible links, page
    • @ppk’s presentation: “Why responsive design works”, 84-page deck (PDF)
    • @mdo’s code guide for sustainable HTML and CSS, page
    • A solid set of jQuery coding standards and best practices, @abhinay_rathore’s page
  • Media

    • Redefining and recompiling a function during breakpoint debugging, @paul_irish’s 3-min s’cast
    • Applying multiple CSS animations on one element, @vlh’s 10-min s’cast

Best of April 2014

  • Posts

    • @igrigorik explains how CDNs cannot fix the problem of high ‘last-mile latency’ on mobile, post
    • What is ARIA and when should you (not) use it?, @MarcoZehe’s post + my notes
    • Debugging asynchronous JavaScript in Chrome (via async call stacks), @PearlChen’s post
    • Improving accessibility through focus management (2 examples with demos), @heydonworks’s post
  • Content

    • @owasp’s HTML5 security cheat sheet, page
  • Media

    • A progressive enhancement strategy for CSS animations, @vlh’s 6-min screencast
  • Demos

    • Breaking CSS animations into segments with steps(), @JoniTrythall’s post + page (4 demos)
    • @chriscoyier’s 3-tier font-size idea (px at the root, rem for components, em for text elem’s), post
  • Tools

    • A web tool for quickly finding HTML entities (e.g. type “<” or “c”), site
  • Opinion

    • “We need to convince websites to stop using passwords altogether”, @ninjudd’s post

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