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WPD 396: New string features in ES6, Autoprefixer 5.1, Web Specs project

  • News

    • Autoprefixer 5.1 release notes, post
      • New: (1) @viewport: adds -ms and -o- prefixes; (2) min-resolution media feature: adds -webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio media feature w/ correct value (e.g. 192dpi translates to 2); (3) 5 new properties.
  • Posts

    • Survey: “How do you prefer to consume the news?” (app vs web), @………’s post
      • Results: (1) Most preferred to consume the news on the web. (2) The vast majority of App users preferred speed and smoothness in their reading experience and they want the news available in the morning.
    • Improving the accessibility of an “Alert” message with ARIA, @………’s post
    • New string features in ECMAScript 6, @………’s post
  • Media

    • “Getting developers more involved in the standards process”, @………’s 48-min talk
      • The standards process is long and painful, it’s difficult to get a standard right. Participating is daunting. There is a behavioral problem in mailing list discussions. These problems combined make it hard for individual developers to bring in their ideas, which “leads to AppCache”. 23:17: Priority of constituencies: “Consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity.” 26:30: “The important next step is to make developing open standards as easy as developing open source projects”. 30:27: The Web Specs project, hackable/forkable specs, “the next step after Discourse discussion”. 41:08 Chapters (upcoming), worldwide meetings about web standards.
  • Tools

    • A online tool for testing web pages (detects performance and code quality issues), @………’s site

  • Other

    • CloudFlare: “Our goal is to make DNSSEC easy and widespread”, @………’s post
    • “FCC officially redefines broadband as 25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up”, @………’s post
    • IEBlog: HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and enhanced support for MPEG DASH, post
    • Fading an image from black-and-white to color with SVG filters and masking, @………’s demo

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