The Future of Web Software Is HTML-over-WebSockets https://alistapart.com/article/the-future-of-web-software-is-html-over-websockets/
Manjaro Linux upgraded PHP to version 8 and I learned that XML-RPC was removed from core. Also a good reason to update 1 of my WordPress plugins https://gitlab.com/walterebert/wee-remove-xmlrpc-methods
To be honest, I’m scared of this. This threatens to be another blackbox that developers can do all kinds of inaccessible stuff with, much like Flash or SilverLight. That „sample app“ alone is largely inaccessible despite enabling „Accessibility Mode“. #a11y
Flutter Is About To Win Over the Web by Lew C in @BttrProgramming https://link.medium.com/kYcvdfznOdb
Front-End Dissatisfaction (and Backing Off) https://css-tricks.com/front-end-dissatisfaction-and-backing-off/
"Why Generation X will save the web" by Heather Burns https://webdevlaw.uk/2021/01/30/why-generation-x-will-save-the-web/
This is something that gnaws away at me. Gen Xers and older Millennials (like myself) are nostalgic for the old, untamed, pre-centralized internet. The younger generation has no memory of this. What are *they* fighting for? (Hint: it's not necessarily the same thing. Gen Z probably doesn't care much about the hazy memories of us "boomers," and by "boomers" I mean anyone over 30.)
I think I'm going to spend more time here this year. Some things I released lately:
1. A video on progressive enhancement: https://briefs.video/videos/is-progressive-enhancement-dead-yet/
2. A punk/blues/rockabilly/sludge record: https://deathgarage.bandcamp.com/album/death-garage-1
Web Accessible Code Libraries and Design Patterns http://www.webaxe.org/web-accessible-code-library-design-systems-patterns/
My sentiments about web performance are well described in https://calendar.perfplanet.com/2020/implementing-critical-css-from-cms-to-cls/
The Internet Archive have added a WebAssembly-based Flash emulator to their emulation suite, and are preserving 2000s-vintage Flash games, playable in a modern HTML5-capable browser:
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