FRONT-END WEEKLY DIGEST ( September 18 — September 24, 2017)

September 26, 2017

This week we uncover a heated dispute on website design for iPhone X, make an overview on how the new font technologies may improve the web, reveal how to build a shopping cart with Vue 2 and Vuex, share a detailed guide to testing React components together with a modern JavaScript cheatsheet and a lot more on CSS, JavaScript and browsers!

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Web Development

• World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns
• The Mega HTML5 Cheatsheet
• A Rube Goldberg Machine. An introduction to post-modern Web Development
• Generic Sensor API: Sensors For The Web! 
• Hacker News Progressive Web Apps
• Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017, 14 videosMicrosoft Edge Web Summit Recap

 

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CSS

• A Historical Look at FOUT and FOIT
• How New Font Technologies Will Improve The Web
• Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind
• Taking CSS Linting to the Next Level with Stylelint
• Intriguing CSS Level 4 Selectors
• Web truths: CSS is not real programming
• Designing Websites for iPhone X
• An event for CSS position:sticky

 

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JavaScript

• Relicensing React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js
• Modern JavaScript cheatsheet
• JavaScript development is not fun for me anymore
• JavaScript ♥ C++: Modern Ways to Use C++ in JavaScript Projects

  • Libs & Plugins:
    • vuetify — Material Component Framework for Vue.js 2
    • ngraph.path — path finding in a graph
    • winamp2-js — reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and Javascript
    • nanoevents — simple and tiny (119 bytes) event emitter library for JavaScript
    • bosket — collection of tree view components for front-end frameworks

 

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Browsers

• iOS 11 rockets to over 6% internet usage in just two days
• Chrome 62 Beta: Network Quality Estimator API, OpenType variable fonts, and media capture from DOM elements
• Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 62
• Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 40: WebAssembly support, CSS stroke, Resource/Perf/User timing 2, New Experimental Features

 

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