Around the Web - 20200911

Brett M. Nelson - Friday, September 11, 2020

And now for somethings to read (or watch) over the weekend, if you have some spare time that is.

AVIF has landed

JakeArchibald.com – Sep 8 – Back in ancient July I released a video that dug into how lossy and lossless image compression works and how to apply that knowledge to compress a set of different images for the web. Well, that's already out of date because AVIF has arrived.

5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day

The Big Hack – Aug 17, 2:14 AM – For blind and visually impaired people like me, accessibility is the difference between us being able to use a website and clicking off it. Screen readers allow blind and visually impaired people to use computers, phones and tablets independently.

Visual Studio Code August 2020

Visual Studio – Apr 14, 2016 – Downloads: Windows: User System | Mac | Linux: snap deb rpm tarball Welcome to the August 2020 release of Visual Studio Code. There are a number of updates in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: Format…

Explain Me Like I am Five: What are ES6 Symbols? - Hashnode

greenroots.info – Sep 8, 11:01 PM – Symbol is a primitive type(not an object) included in the ECMAScript 2015(aka, ES6). We are already familiar with the existing primitive types like, Number, String and, Boolean. Like these primitive types, Symbols are also created via a factory…

WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg Is Not a Fan of JAMstack

The New Stack – Richard MacManus – Aug 31, 6:00 AM – Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, thinks the currently trendy JAMstack approach to website management — which decouples the frontend from the backend, and doesn't require web servers — is a…

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