Posts Tagged ‘web’

Why should I care about Progressive Web Apps?

February 25, 2018

If you are interested in web development you may have heard the term Progressive Web Apps. If you are not sure what the hype is all about or you know some things but want to get an easy transition into how to use some them, then I recommend you the presentation called Up and Running with Progressive Web Apps. You will learn how the install, push notifications and offline functionality looks like and works.

Usefull resources/links presented in the presentation:


Can I use this feature in a given web browser in a given version?

June 22, 2017

If you are developing for the web you certainly were confronted by the question if a given web feature (webrtcURLSearchParams, …) is supported by browsers and which versions of them. To answer this question you can use the website

Mozilla Flyweb: How to get rid of custom apps to communicate with IOT devices…

September 8, 2016

Mozilla has an interesting project called flyweb. If you want to know what it is about and why you should have a look at it watch this video.

This specification aims to allow web applications to connect with and communicate to each other over local-area transport protocols. In particular, this specification aims to bring the web’s client/server application model to inter-device communication. The web’s application architecture enables an application running on a server to dynamically and incrementally send application state and logic to an intermittently connected client. This model enables a powerful multi-homed application architecture.

CSS Attribute Selector madness?

March 30, 2016

Today I stumbled upon a CSS attribute selector which made me think.

height: 29px;

The interesting thing here is the [class] part of the CSS. If I understand correctly, this means, that elements should be selected which have the class attribute. I understand why someone might be interested to style all images with alt-tags differently: img[alt]. But is there any legitimate use of [class]? Cause this only says: select elements which have a class assigned… It does not even check WHICH class, it selects just all classes. And it gets weirder when it is combined with a specific class like fooClass in this example. Has anybody an idea what this means?

Firefox 3.5 commercial

June 1, 2009

There is a Mozilla Firefox 3.5 commercial which is quite similar to a car commercial. I don’t like it that much. What do you think about it?


World Wide Web in Plain English

April 10, 2009


A List Apart

November 10, 2008

“For people who make websites”
A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Some articles

And much more. The new articles can easily be followed by using their RSS feed.

Save the EU from a three-strikes copyright rule

July 6, 2008

Back-room dealings in the European Parliament have resulted in a “three strikes” rule being included in a new telecoms bill — the rule would force ISPs to kick people who’ve been thrice accused of copyright infringement off the Internet.

If this bill passes, then Europeans’ access to the network that delivers freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, access to medicine, family, civic engagement, banking, government services, and the whole sweep of human online endeavor would last only so long as they avoided three unsubstantiated accusations of downloading music or video or software without permission.

Worse still, the bill is set to be voted upon on July 7 — that’s this Monday.

The Open Rights Group has instructions for contacting your MEP. If you live in the EU and you care about your future as a citizen of the information society, call right away and make sure your MEP knows that this matters to you.

Join the action and contact you Member of the European Parliament and tell them about the dangers of the new bill!

There is a video called Steal Legislation: Act Now which expresses the urgency to act,

Source: BoingBoing

Open microblogging service

July 6, 2008

Twitter is hyped for some months now but I can’t see the cool thing about it. Maybe it’s because of its proprietary nature (you can’t transfer from twitter to another microblogging platform).

But there is a microblogging alternative which respects their users, their privacy and follows open standards:

How is different from Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Plurk, others? is an Open Network Service. Our main goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users’ autonomy. In particular, all the software used for is Free Software, and all the data is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data.

The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services that can receive your notices.

The goal here is autonomy — you deserve the right to manage your own on-line presence. If you don’t like how works, you can take your data and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to another one).

If a microblogging service makes sense for you and adds value to your life is another question. But if you want to try it out, use so you are not getting stucked with a proprietary service.

Btw. my username is stefon and here you can subscribe my messages.


What’s new in Firefox 3?

June 19, 2008

If you already have downloaded Firefox 3 you may want to know whats new and shiny about it.

A new guide to Firefox 3 has been announced on MozillaZine. The Field Guide to Firefox 3 provides a in-depth look, with many screenshots, of the new features in Firefox 3

If you have not downloaded Firefox 3 till now… No that can’t be.

For the record.. if you are using Iceweasel, you may want to know that Iceweasel 3 is available in debian gnu/linux unstable.