Pick date

This is a preview. All links and Twitter names have been removed. The full version of this content can be accessed only by patrons of this digest (after signing in). Become a patron by subscribing for $6/month.

WPD 638: Dealing with growing CSS codebases, hiding decorative images from screen readers, notification actions get optional icon

  • Info

    • The HTML Standard introduces the term “URL record” for a parsed URL, spec (commit)
    • alt="" indicates to screen readers that the <img> is decorative and can be ignored, @………’s post
      • For presentational <svg> images (e.g. icons), you can use aria-hidden="true" to achieve the same effect (via disc.).
  • Media

    • @……… (Dropbox): Dealing with growing CSS codebases, 15-min talk
      • “We have very primitive tools for debugging CSS” (5:35); “It’s easy to write more CSS to fix existing problems, and it’s easy to write it badly” (6:45); “We’ve lost ~20k lines of code by switching from mixins to PostCSS” (13:48).

  • Other

    • Notifications API update: Notification action buttons can now display an icon, disc. w/ screen (status)
    • The Express framework (repo) to become an incubation project of the Node.js Foundation, post

RSS feed

Use this feed as a reminder to visit every day

@openwebdaily

2–3 tweets/day (the best stuff from each release)

GitHub repo

Use this repo to submit issues with the site

Subscriber features

If you find this digest useful, consider supporting it with a $6 monthly subscription. As a patron, you will get full access to past releases, an ability to perform searches on the entire dataset (release notes w/ examples), and an option to receive releases via email.

Payment options

  • Automatic monthly payment

  • One-time payment (½ or 1 year)

Note: PayPal only. (Other providers are not available in my country.) If you don’t want to have your credit/debit card connected to PayPal, you can just disconnect it immediately after making an one-time payment.

Notable subscribers

  • Keeping up with the ever-changing web is hard. Web Platform Daily is one of my favorite ways to do that and my absolute favorite format: simple, distilled, curated, and reliable.

    Chris Coyier’s avatarChris Coyier, designer at CodePen, writer at CSS-Tricks

  • Web Platform Daily is a fantastic way to stay on top of the latest front-end techniques, tools and resources. Very, very valuable.

    Vitaly Friedman’s avatarVitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine

  • Web Platform Daily has quickly become not only an essential resource, but the essential resource. Nowhere else will you keep pace with the changing frontend landscape.

    Paul Irish’s avatarPaul Irish, developer advocate at Google

Open Web Platform Daily Digest

released Mon–Fri at 7 a.m. UTC (Local time?)
curated by Šime Vidas (Twitter, Gmail)

152 supporters