Interesting things from the web – Week 19 of 52

18 yellow trapezoids, one orange trapezoid, 33 purple trapezoids

I am not a JavaScript developer, I am a Front-End Developer. There’s a huge difference between those two. So after long weekend in Vue.js and working on REST API, this week’s set of links is full of non-JS things.


Zell Liew wrote an interesting post about future of web design. CSS Grids, Shapes, writing modes and other things will change how we make web sites a lot.

Almost a year ago Heather Burns wrote an article for Smashing Magazine about Privacy by Design framework which is at the moment more than current since GDPR will be in effect less than three weeks from now.

Accessibility is important for disabled humans and for, hopefully, a lot of designers and developers. Timothy Whalin wrote an article about convincing those can influence the bigger picture.

I was listening to Tools day podcast and in one of the episodes they spoke about CSS font-display property. It solves problem with downloading fonts. On MDN there are good, updated docs for it.

When I talk about Una Kravets, she wrote an article about CSS menus which use CSS pseudo class :focus-within.

Jonathan Snook wrote a post about animating <progress> element which I didn’t even know was an HTML element.

The web is an hostile environment and sometimes we, developers, forget how hostile environment it really is. On A List Apart was published an article on this topic.

Over the weekend I’ve seen Simone Margaritelli unfold an awful security problem in one of the apps on Google Play Store. On Tuesday I’ve come across an announcement from Drupe app developers. Let this be a reminder to all of us to be careful about apps which we install on our devices.


Usually I am not a fan of Hanoi towers, not enough patience, but CSS only Hanoi towers have caught my attention.

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