The bottom line: “Ultimately, you are going to end up fixing your website”, so “[b]eing proactive is far better than being reactive and that’s never more true than when you’re dealing with a legal threat.”
The Best of the Internets
An excellent overview of where web advertising is and what lines it has crossed. This bit is particularly relevant:
This is exciting news:
For the first time, all of W3C’s active Working Groups now operate in public.
A fantastic overview of best practices for running an open source project on Github from the folks at 18F. Covers everything to naming your project to writing READMEs to reporting issues.
An Android is an Android is an Android, right? Right?
This post will blow your mind.
Justifying text can present problems for people with Dyslexia, where the extended spaces between words and sometimes letters within words can create what’s been termed “rivers of white”, referring to the spaces of white that can visually dominate the text.
No big surprise: The app-promoting interstitial drove users away to the tune of 69%. And so…
Based on these results, we decided to permanently retire the interstitial. We believe that the increase in users on our product makes this a net positive change, and we are sharing this with the hope that you will reconsider the use of promotional interstitials. Let’s remove friction and make the mobile web more useful and usable!
It’s not the “browser war” our industry talks about, it’s just healthy competition. There’s a good bit of history in here though.
Font loading will be async by default now in Typekit. Update your embed code!