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Firefox 54 arrives with multi-process support for content (Updated)

Mozilla today launched Firefox 54 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The new version includes the next major phase of multi-process support, which streamlines memory use, improving responsiveness and speed.<p>Firefox 54 for the desktop is available for download now on Firefox.com, and all existing …

Software

Develop Locally, Use Images from Production

Working on your website locally means having the files that make your website tick right there on your computer. It's common those files live in a …

Web Design

5 Lesser Known but Powerful Web Developer Tools that Increase Productivity

As a web developer, you want to deliver high quality content while maintaining efficiency and expediency.<p>The problem? Marrying these three qualities …

CSS Variables — No, really!

Introduction<p>The ability to use variables in CSS is a useful and powerful feature that web developers have long been asking for. Well, it has finally …

Doing more with your Google Location History

With the discontinuation of the Google Latitude API several years ago some nice third party tools to visualize your location history disappeared, …

Understanding Hoisting in JavaScript

You know JavaScript, but do you really <i>know</i> JavaScript? It's a great language, even though some may argue otherwise. Sure, it's got some bad parts, …

JavaScript

5 Important Factors to Consider When Creating Your Blog

Bloggers often get overexcited with the design of their blog and neglect the importance of having a website that works like a well-oiled machine. A …

Digital Marketing

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.<p>Although NIST’s rules are not mandatory for nongovernmental organizations, they …

Security

How many subscription services can we handle?

Digital media business models continue to come under scrutiny. Advertising has fallen foul of ad blockers and commoditised programmatic buying that …

17 million people have no reason to join the internet because it’s dominated by English

The web has an inclusion problem: it overwhelmingly caters to speakers of the English language. That’s most clearly seen in the fact that over half of all websites are in English. But there’s a more insidious issue at work—even the way people navigate to websites is set up to exclude non-English …

Internet

Google: No Need To Add Alt Text To Position Or Placeholder Images

John Mueller from Google said on Twitter that you don't need to add alt text to all your images. Specifically, adding alt text to small images used …

Web development as a hack of hacks

Via Bruce I stumbled upon this interesting Hacker News discussion under the ominous title “Is web programming a series of hacks on hacks?” Thingy’s …

JavaScript

Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

For obvious reasons, Google has a vested interest in reducing the time it takes to load websites and services. One method is reducing the file size of images on the internet, which they previously pulled off with the WebP format back in 2014, which shrunk photos by 10 percent. Their latest …

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

Design Thinking

Firefox Browser 52 Announced With 'Game Changing' Support For Complex Web Apps

Mozilla has heralded the release of a new version of Firefox that it says enables resource-intensive web content like games, apps, and image-editors to run in a browser window at previously unachievable native speeds.<p>To accomplish the feat, Firefox 52 supports Web Assembly, a new standard developed …

20 Awe-Inspiring Codepen Examples You Can Learn From

Posted on March 08, 2017<p>CodePen.io is an online code editor that allows you to develop in an open-source environment. You create 'pens' which display …

WebAssembly: A game changer for the Web | Mozilla

No-one scrolls on the web. If it were 1996...

"Everything must be above the fold!", "All important stuff should be in the top 20% of your content!", "Design the website like it was a Powerpoint …

Usability

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers

Online tracking gets more accurate and harder to evade.<p>Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track …

EFF

The future: Zoe Gillenwater on new web technologies

Born in Chicago but based in Amsterdam, Zoe Gillenwater is a senior UX designer at Booking.com. She's also a regular conference speaker who most …

Web Design

Top 11 JavaScript Libraries That Are Worth Your Attention

<i>This post originally appeared on DA-14. Read the</i> <i>original post here</i><i>.</i><p>Front-end development tools have advanced and succeeded in the last few years. …

Mozilla Thinks That The Internet Is Under Attack, They Are Not Wrong

Stock Image: Courtesy of Dreamstime<p>What’s that thing Bill Gates said? “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” When Robert Kahn and Vincent Cerf laid the bedrocks to what we call the modern cyberspace in 1973, they envisioned the Internet to be a storehouse of …

Internet

What I Learned Recreating One Chart Using 24 Tools

Back in May of this year, I set myself a challenge: I wanted to try as many applications and libraries and programming languages in the field of data …

How to Cope with WordPress Coding Overwhelm

Web development is not easy work. New themes. New plugins. New responsive design techniques. New platforms. New JavaScript frameworks and libraries. …

Web Design

Git and Github in Plain English

This blog post aims to explain the “theory” behind version control (Git and Github) in plain English so that you understand the big picture of how …

Three This-Changes-Everything Features in WordPress 4.7

Three major changes in WordPress 4.7 jump out as having the power to significantly transform how I do my work every day.Happy December 6, 2016! …

JavaScript

Random Interesting Facts on HTML/SVG usage

Last time, we saw how the average web page looks like using data from about 8 million websites. That's a lot of data, and we've been continuing to …

Web Development

Pa11y

A command-line interface which loads web pages and highlights any accessibility issues it finds. Useful for when you want to run a one-off test …

Design

Web components are easy now (it’s just the web)

(And back to regular programming with my humble apologies for interrupting the flow of drivellous technodetritus with trivial matters of social …