Here is the weekly dose of news compilation that we offer. Is everyone excited about the new features of Google Chrome? Well, let’s have a quick look at what is new in Chrome 90.
Version 90 of Google Chrome is rolling out now, and it includes a new value for the CSS overflow property, the renaming of the Feature Policy API to Permissions Policy, a new way to implement and use Shadow DOM directly in HTML, and more. In his latest article Pete LePage, a developer advocate, showed how to do 411 for developers in Chrome 90 in 1990’s style. In addition, in honour of Chrome 90, here’s a 90s style video running through the changes.
Accessibility is a critical skill for developers doing work at any point in the stack. For front-end tasks, modern CSS provides capabilities to make layouts more accessible and inclusive for users. If you are interested in Modern CSS and you are wondering how to improve your accessibility, you definitely have to check Stephanie Eckles’s article. Stephanie covered a round of interesting topics like Focus visibility, Focus vs Source Order, Desktop Zoom and Reflow, Sizing Interactive Targets, Respecting Color and Contrast Settings and Accessibility Learning Resources.
Here is another amazing frontend master, Jon Kuperman, who will help us to go beyond console.log to master all the built-in tools available in Google’s Chrome Developer Tools to edit, debug, and profile your web applications. Jon’s course will teach us how to step through our code with the debugger, audit web page performance on top of simulated network conditions and remove “page jank” when a site isn’t keeping up. Do not miss to check Jon’s course “Introduction to Dev Tools, v3” and more from here.
Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing, he’s most probably running front-end & UX. In his latest article “ A Complete Guide To HTML Email”, Vitaly helped us understand everything that’s happening behind the scenes of a quirky world of HTML email including accessibility, bugs, dark modes, editors and IDes, feature support, frameworks and more. Go and check his article.
And if these five wasn’t enough for you, here are a few more quick bites for your Dev soul:
- why the Vivaldi browser will not support Google’s new FLoC ad tech.
- Did you know about the HTML ping attribute for anchor elements
- Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg are having something of a spat following a Wix marketing campaign