Today’s Readings

With the huge news that responsive images are now part of the WP Core functionality, Smashing Magazine takes us on a nice little walk through the what and how of this incredibly powerful new feature!

And as long as we’re talking about responsive images, let’s take it several steps further, by adding lazy-loading, adaptive JPEG compression, and switching images to the BPG image format! Incredible article, great suggestions, and impressive improvements… I had never even heard of BPG images!

And as long as we’re shaving off bytes and bytes, why not also dive into Chroma-Subsampling? (`nother one I had never heard of… sheesh…)

Service Workers get a lot of hype with regards to making your site work offline, which is awesome! But there is a lot more to it, and walks us through a bunch of other possibilities!

And then there’s this:

As a proof of concept I have been able to intercept fetch requests from the page and serve them using an ExpressJS running inside a ServiceWorker.
express-service: ExpressJS server running inside ServiceWorker

You have got to be kidding me… Freaking awesome!

gives us a nice run-down on the state of JS in his JavaScript: 2015 in Review.

flex-grow is weird. Or is it? Oh, it is. And so is all of Flexbox. I think that some of the attribute names are horribly inconsistent and unintuitive, but I also paid no attention during the Draft process, so I have no right to complain. Just need to shove them all into my head and move on!

We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled.
Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

I mean, we all know it, right? Nevertheless, it is quite shocking to read how easy it is to get so much…

Keeping on that spooky theme, What’s Ahead for Your Data in 2016? I suddenly want to unplug and crawl under a rock…

Trouble reading ES6 examples?
Copy & paste them into the Babel REPL to see how Babel transforms them into ES5.
Eric Elliott on Twitter

I tend to give single-page apps a bit of shit, because I hate how they are usually all JS-or-nothing. Well is here to help us with Reimagining Single-Page Applications With Progressive Enhancement

And finally, if you’re still using Sublime Text (I am), offers up a list of power-user tips for Sublime Text. Making the machines do more work is always my preferred approach… :-)

Happy reading,
Atg

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