Autumn has fully arrived in Germany now and while I’m writing this outside of the window it’s cold and foggy. And coincidentally, I’ve been knocked down by some cold and was ill this week. So I’m going to keep this short and direct you to the links this week:
- Chrome 70 is out and brings Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows & Linux, public key credentials in the Credential Management API, and named Workers.
- Postgres 11 is out and brings more robustness and performance for partitioning, enhanced capabilities for query parallelism, Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation for expressions, and a couple of more useful or convenient changes.
- Guess what? Our simple privacy enhancing tools that delete cookies are useless, as this article shows and explains. There are way more clever and secure ways to track a user via TLS session tracking and we have not much power to do anything against this, so be aware that someone might be able to track you regardless of how many countermeasurements you have enabled in your browser.
- Shubham Kanodia explains how we can serve legacy code only to legacy browser by using smart bundling techniques. Something we should’ve been doing for years already but yet struggle to implement.
- Accessibility is about more than making your website accessible for e.g. blind people. It’s about so much more and we should not forget that designing for cognitive differences is important if we want to serve our website to as many people as possible.
- Michelle Barker explains why negative grid lines can be very useful and how to use them.
- Do you know the differences between CSS Grid’s
grid-auto? Ire Aderinokun explains the differences.