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The latest Flash exploit is so bad you shouldn't even read this post, just go patch it now. I'm not kidding.
A couple of big announcements are making the rounds this week: Google advises progressive enhancement and the W3C publishes an official HTML5 recommendation.
A newly-discovered Linux flaw may be more pervasive, and more dangerous, than last spring’s Heartbleed.
Looking to improve animation performance? Get your frames-per-second up with this checklist from Paul Lewis.
If you run (or even visit) a server using SSL, you need to know about this bug.
How do you embrace 3rd party content and still keep future-friendly?
What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser? The Filament Group has the answers.
Ten years ago this week, A List Apart published issue 167. It featured an article on elastic design that now seems slightly prophetic, and an article on faux columns, a technique that, while it has since fallen out of favor, defined the way designs were implemented for years.
Myth is a postprocessor that lets you write pure CSS without having to worry about slow browser support, or even slow spec approval. It's a CSS polyfill.
Where do things in the responsive image world stand? Bruce Lawson offers a report, and a concluding mission statement: “Must try harder.”
Lots of changes to the iPhone's default web browser — some good, some not good at all.
"I need you to blog more. Little future developers who look or act or dress or think like you need you to blog more. Your slightly confused and defensive developer community needs you to blog more."
Tridiv is a web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS.
"As best as I can tell, there is no comprehensive, informed, reasonable discussion of this topic happening anywhere."
An in-depth look by one of the developers that worked on the project. Includes some useful information about flexbox and how it impacts rendering times (spoiler: negatively).
"One of the best things about the web is it can rival native applications without a hefty initial download, without an install process, and do so across devices old and new. Let's keep it that way."
"We want to build responsive layouts comprised of many modular, independent HTML components that fluidly fill any layout container we drop them into, but CSS3 media queries don't currently offer a way to make content respond to its container's dimensions (as opposed to the overall viewport size)."
In a follow-up to his ALA article Mo’ Pixels, Mo’ Problems, Dave Rupert talks about all the progress we've made toward responsive image solutions — by which he means no progress has been made.