Links tagged: web
The State of the Web – Karolina Szczur – Medium
The Internet is growing exponentially, and so is the Web platform we create. Often though we fail to reflect on the greater picture of connectivity and contexts the audience of our work might find themselves in. Even a short glance at the state of the World Wide Web shows that we haven’t been building with empathy, situation variability awareness, let alone performance in mind.
September 25th 2017
Betting on the Web
Note: I just spoke at Coldfront 2017 about why I’m such a big proponent of the Web. What follows is essentially that talk as a blog post (I’ll add a link to the video once it is published).
September 15th 2017
10 guidelines to improve your web accessibility | Aerolab
There’s a quote by Tim Berners-Lee, Director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web, that says, “The power of the web is in its universality”. As people who make a living by making websites, it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has access to them. Web accessibility seems like a tall order on paper, but it’s definitely much easier than it sounds.
August 30th 2017
Designing state machines | Drivy Engineering
State machines are a very powerful tool but are often underused in web development. The design process forces you to think hard about how you want to model your data, about the different objects lifecycles, about the way you want to expose your data and communicate with your whole team, and about the upcoming evolutions.
Going through this process takes a lot of efforts but is worthwile, it brings a lot of structure to your code and your team. Also, the actual implementation of a state machine is usually very simple.
June 28th 2017
A beginner's guide to designing interface animations | Creative Bloq
Motion design is a necessary skill for the modern web. With web animation thriving, everyone from UX designers to front-end developers needs an appreciation for what motion can add to their work.
June 28th 2017
ManifeStation - Automagically create your Web App Manifest
enter a domain to have a W3C Web App Manifest automagically generated from its existing HTML
June 15th 2017
traintimes.org.uk performance notes
On Twitter last week, Bruce Lawson asked people to write up their performance optimisations. I’ve had some bits of time to make some improvements to traintimes.org.uk, and so here is a short essay/notes (I don’t get much free time at present for various small-person-shaped reasons) on how this site is currently seven times quicker than the official site on a mobile:
May 26th 2017
Beyond the Bubble: Real world performance – Building Calibre
Something that has really struck me this past year is how little we as a web industry know about the ways in which people (yep, real people, not other web developers) access the Internet, and tangentially, how antiquated our methods of delivering content to users really are.
May 26th 2017
Coding In The Age Of Code Components
This is the age of code components. Web, React, Angular, Vue, and even Node components are the building blocks of pretty much everything these days.
May 11th 2017