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Net Weekly #133 | Stefan Judis Net Improvement


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When must you use aria-label? Do you have to self-host your customized net fonts? And when will CSS @property enter the baseline and be cross-browser supported?

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Maintaining with net improvement developments has all the time been robust.

After I began dabbling with the online, new frameworks shipped each week. You could not know what you need to study and what could be round tomorrow. It was a pure gamble…

Immediately, many JS options are changed with browser options — and we’re speaking about well-defined options that will not disappear tomorrow.

With all these new options, the query is, how many individuals use the brand new and glossy?

Chris asks the identical query and effectively… cross-browser help and the baseline do not imply new options are getting used.

Graph showing that 6% of sites use container queries.

Solely six % of websites use container queries at present. Is that good or dangerous? I do not know.

Nevertheless it appears low for one of the requested CSS options of all time, does not it? Possibly we’re too hesitant as a result of “newly accessible in baseline” is not ok as a ready-to-use indicator?

After I share new browser options on social media, many people level me towards the caniuse.com utilization statistics within the prime proper nook.

Caniuse support table highlighting 90% support usage support.

@container works for 90% of individuals on the planet. This statistic is predicated on knowledge from international statcounter. Is that this the perfect quantity, although? I am presently engaged on tasks with an virtually pure German audience. Ought to I depend on international stats, or ought to I fish stats out of Google Analytics to see the actual deal?

By the way in which, Caniuse helps your analytics knowledge, too.

And the extra I take into consideration function adoption, the extra I consider that low adoption is not attributable to an absence of browser help or caniuse stats round 90%.

It is as a result of we realized to do issues a sure approach. As Max Böck phrases it, we’re previous canines, and previous canines do not study new methods shortly. Habits are arduous to interrupt and studying new issues takes time.

One step at a time — Permalink to “One step at a time” #  When learning new things, it’s important not to get overwhelmed. Pick an achieveable goal and don’t try to refactor an entire codebase all at once.

However should you guess on progressive enhancement, resist the urge to throw away every little thing and discover a solution to rework your previous methods into newer ones, you will be good.

What’s your take? Are you on the brand new’n’fancy already?

Upcoming innerHTML options

The “safe” methods will not generate any markup that executes script. That is, they should be safe from XSS.

When utilizing innerHTML, you have to be cautious to not expose your websites to XSS assaults. It can nonetheless take some time, however fortunately, this downside is being mentioned and tackled on the platform degree.

Be secure

Current Netlify primitives

1) Image CDN — A content delivery network for images. It can handle format transformation and size optimization via URL query strings. 2. Caching — Basic primitives for their server runtime that help manage the caching directives for browser, server, and CDN runtimes smoothly. 3. Blobs — A key/value (KV) storage option is automatically available to your project through their SDK.

Most of my issues run on Netlify, and if yours do, too, you need to take a look at the latest platform options: Picture CDN, blobs and stale-while-revalidate are all very welcome additions to my primarily static stack.

Enrich your websites

The Gap — An exploration of the pain points that CSS gap solves.

I attempt to make it a behavior to not outline element margins anymore. Why? Parts and UI parts should not have an effect on their environment. Spacings must be outlined in structure parts to maintain issues reusable.

Ahmad completely explains the margin downside and what to make use of as a substitute.

Construct reusable parts

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Feature: Auto Sizes for Lazy Loaded Images with Srcset

Virtually to the day, a yr in the past, I investigated how and if responsive photographs would work in a world based mostly on container queries. The issue is that responsive photographs are loaded and picked by way of the sizes attribute, which is predicated on viewport dimensions.

How may you make it work with containers? After all, this downside is sophisticated. However folks got here up with an answer that may massively ease picture dealing with. sizes=auto permits you to ditch all these hard-coded dimension definitions for all lazy-loaded photographs.

However the place are we with this new net dev gem? Chromium leads the way in which with a developer trial in 126, and Safari and Firefox are at the very least open to the concept. 🎉

If you wish to study extra concerning the function, Eric additionally revealed a wonderful submit on sizes=auto and potential gotchas.

Table labeled "Could I use aria-label".

Are you confused about ARIA and surprise when to soundly (and accurately) use it? Bookmark this submit as a result of it features a huge desk highlighting when it is right to make use of aria-label

Use ARIA accurately

APIs should not redirect to HTTPS

TL;DR: Instead of redirecting API calls from HTTP to HTTPS, make the failure visible.

From the bucket of issues I’ve by no means considered, APIs that redirect to HTTPS are a safety subject.

Be secure

What's new in Node.js 20?

It is humorous that we’re slowly shifting away from micro modules to finish all-in-one instruments. After I began, the JavaScript ecosystem’s power was that Sindre Sorhus had written a tiny module for nearly something. However Node has turn out to be extra highly effective nowadays!

If you have not heard of Node’s take a look at runner, watch mode or env file parsing, this submit is for you.

Ditch some modules

Aspect observe: I preserve studying about Biome. Have you ever tried it? I am that shut 🤏 to attempting it on my tasks.

Random MDN – naturalHeight & naturalWidth

const output = document.querySelector("pre"); const image = document.querySelector("img");  image.addEventListener("load", (event) => {   const { naturalWidth, naturalHeight, width, height } = image;   output.textContent = ` .   Natural size: ${naturalWidth} x ${naturalHeight} pixels Displayed size: ${width} x ${height} pixels `; });

From the limitless MDN information archive…

I bumped into an software bug a number of weeks in the past. It was attributable to a picture loader utilizing peak / width as a substitute of naturalHeight / naturalWidth. What is the distinction? Discover out extra on MDN.

Calculate the side ratio accurately

TIL recap – case-insensitive attribute selectors

/**  * matches:  * class="foo" * class="Foo" * class="fOo" * ...  */ [class=foo i] {   color: red; }

Do you know that the CSS attribute selector helps an i flag?

Use all of the attributes

New on the platform — @property

 [css-properties-values-api] Let css-properties-values-api ride the trains — resolved fixed

I efficiently ignored CSS @property for fairly some time as a result of it did not seem like it was coming wherever close to baseline help. However there’s information — Firefox 128 will ship the function and it is lastly time to learn all these tutorials on “sort secure” customized properties.

Three priceless tasks to take a look at

  • dlvhdr/gh-dash – An attractive CLI dashboard for GitHub.
  • janhq/jan – An open supply various to ChatGPT that runs 100% offline in your pc.
  • immich-app/immich – A excessive efficiency self-hosted photograph and video administration answer.
Input box labeled "What do you want to do with FFmpeg today?"

The FFmpeg venture is THE powerhouse for optimizing, altering, and remodeling video recordsdata. Nonetheless, its command-line interface is something however intuitive, so I exploit the identical snippets on a regular basis.

If you wish to automate video duties, ffmpeg.app may assist.

Automate video duties

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