Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of Front End News. I hope you will find the following topics both interesting and useful.
Ten years ago, A List Apart published Ethan Marcotte's "Responsive Web Design" article. And web design and development was never going to be the same.
Ethan takes us all now down the memory lane, as he talks about the details around the birth of the original article and the circumstances that made all this possible.
Recently Google introduced an updated set of metrics for web performance - the Web Vitals. In the following article we are finding out more details on what tools we can use to measure these metrics and a closer look to the measuring process itself.
There are a number of browser-related news topics that happened over the last two weeks. Here are the most important of them:
Firefox 77 update is now available for all users. Read the article below for more details on what changes took place.
The Verge is reporting on the latest version of the new Microsoft Edge browser (based on the Chromium engine) to be available via Windows Update. Up until now, users had to download and install the browser manually. The process is expected to happen gradually for everyone who already has Windows 10 version 1803 and higher.
Brave browser is facing scandal as users reported referal codes being injected in the URL bar when accessing certain crypto-currency platforms. An official statement has been released, saying that the situation is the result of a mistake, which has been fixed.
Vivaldi released an update for their Android browser, bringing dark mode, ad and track blocker and note taking functionality.
They also released an overview of their business model, disclosing the ways they are finincing the development of the browser.
Here are the updates and releases for this edition. In each case, you can find the full details in the release notes linked down below.
I also stumbled upon the following news items and I think they are way too interesting to be ignored, but they are also not fitting in the normal structure.
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