25 Feb 2015, 09:30

Around the Web - February 2015

UX

  • The Fold manifesto : why the page fold still matters ; even if we get used to scroll, we need to be encourage to do it. Thus the fold is strategic to convince the user to make the effort to go beyond this limit ; whatever the size of the device is (RWD included).

API

Javascript

  • OCTO was at DotJS and try to sum up what is the status of frontend frameworks (in French) mentionning Web Components, Isomorphic javascript (ie both in frontend and backend side) and some ideas around the announcement of the AngularJS 2.0 which generated a lot of noise.

CoreOS, Docker & co

  • Discover Docker; another blog from OCTO, about CoreOS. So if you don't know about CoreOS, Etcd and Fleet, the article is for you so that you have an overview of what is CoreOS.
  • Nuxeo made a summary of their use of CoreOS (including Fleet & Etcd), Docker and the tools they build for Nuxeo.io platform. Very interesting summary.
  • If you are interested in minimalist OS, this post on Docker blog mentions "of course" CoreOS but also Ubuntu Snappy Core (Ubuntu based) or Project Atomic (closed to RedHat/CentOS/Fedora system).

Responsive Webdesign

ReactJS, Flux

HTML5

  • Making a complete polyfill for the HTML5 details element : if you were to bridge the gap by providing a feature a browser does not include, it is very interesting to see the how it is done from a methodological point of view.
  • Improve your lists with style ! Now that counters are "stylable", you can do a lot of things to improve the rendering of your lists (no more bullet points but some shiny icon ?, manage padding, etc). HAve a look at the demo (requires a modern browser)

24 Sep 2014, 09:30

Web Roundup - 24/09

Web components

I thought I spoke about them earlier but couldn't find the related post ; so nevermind. Nuxeo (Document & Media Management System) wrote two blog posts so far about how web components could enhance the way we can manage content platform :

More about Web Components.

Tools

  • Microsot to provide IE Web Driver tool for IE11 ; it aims to allow you having automated tests in IE11, simulating user interactions on web pages. Multiple windows, pages, tabs are reported supported !
  • Polyfill Service : The Financial Teams provides a polyfill as a service. Based on user agent, end user will only load in his browser the polyfill that he will require. It avoids modern browsers to load polyfill they do not require. You can also host it on your infrastructure.

Docker

  • Two articles on using Docker on production ; the first one and one of its replies. At least it shows that migrating to docker is not that easy or straight forward. You need to rethink your whole way to manage your infrastructure and the related tools when necessary.
  • You can now even use Docker on your Raspberry Pi. Not sure how much ressources are left for your docker container but there may be some use cases.

Web performance