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A truly open and inclusive web needs technologies that allow disabled users relying on assistive technologies to enjoy dynamic web content and modern web
Google Drive is now available as a progressive web app (PWA) for desktop and mobile, giving users an alternative to launching the service in their regular browsers. PWAs look and feel like stripped-down apps, even though they’re basically living in a stripped-down version of your browser. They’re like the middle ground between apps and websites; while they still require an internet connection to open and run, they take up less space than apps and are often much faster to deal with than loading your full browser (and its many tabs).
When it comes to web searching, the privacy-conscious among us have probably already heard of DuckDuckGo. This week Fast Company wrote about an alternative to the search engine called Startpage, which if you’re a DuckDuckGo user is worth a look as well.
CSS3 have made designing web more exciting with the introduction of new properties. While you might know of the popular ones, such as the box-shadow, border-radius, and transform, there are plenty more properties that you may not have heard of or tried, but would be glad to know of its existence.
Taschen’s new publication Web Design: The Evolution of the Digital World 1990 – Today – written by Rob Ford, founder of FWA, and edited by Julius Wiedemann – goes on a visual journey to the very earliest examples of the web.
The Guardian was one of the first news organizations to embrace digital. They went from being the ninth-most read newspaper in the U.K. to a global news organization with an audience of over 155 million monthly browsers. Their journalism is watched, read and listened to around the world. They produce live blogs, podcasts and videos designed for multiple platforms and devices.
We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and ethically.