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A New Way to Deliver Web Apps
and also CSS for Minimalists and Big Tech Enters Short-Term Mode
Web Apps Delivered as Signed Bundle
Isolated Web App (IWA) is a new way (still in discussion) to deliver web apps. It addresses cases where a stricter confidence level regarding the application server ownership is required, like private chat apps.
Rather than being hosted on live web servers and fetched over HTTPS, these applications are packaged into Web Bundles, signed by their developer, and distributed to end-users through one or more of the potential methods described below. — Isolated Web Apps Explainer
I’m always excited when web technologies advance capabilities toward ecosystems where we traditionally find native apps operating. Each new day, web programmers’ skills can solve even more problems.
CSS for Minimalists
If I may call this a CSS reset, this is undoubtedly the more concise one I have ever encountered. Burzynski shares three variations for designing nice-looking websites.
There is a learning opportunity here beyond the pragmatic copy-and-paste utility. The author explains the rationale behind each line.
if the display's width goes under 38rem, then this padding keeps things looking pretty good until around 256px. while this may seem optional, it actually hits two birds with one stone - the padding also provides sorely-needed top and bottom whitespace. — 58 bytes of CSS to look great nearly everywhere
An insightful report about how big tech will probably conduct business in the following years.
Big Tech’s recent slew of canceled projects, staff reshuffling, and calls for ‘efficiency’ is no accident. (…) Amazon’s longer-term telehealth bet is finished, Facebook’s New Product Experimentation unit is shrinking, and Snap’s selfie drone is toast. — Big Tech Enters New Era Of Scaled Back Ambitions As Stock Market Contracts
Pressure for profitability will reduce investment in innovation and risk tolerance. Developers should put this knowledge together with recent layoffs and hiring slowdowns.
Depending on your situation, maybe it is wise to look at the job market with sober eyes.
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