Archive for the ‘Standards’ Category

Meet the New Dialog Element

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Keith Grant discusses how HTML 5.2 has introduced a peculiar new element: <dialog>. This is an absolutely positioned and horizontally centered modal that appears on top of other content on a page. Keith looks at how to style this new element, the...

Careful Now

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Tom Warren's "Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6" for The Verge has a title that, to us front-end web developers, suggests that Chrome is turning into a browser far behind in technology and replete with tricky bugs. Aside from the occas...

Further working mode changes at WHATWG

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The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) announced that it has adopted a formal governance structure: The WHATWG has operated successfully since 2004 with no formal governance structure, guided by a strong culture of pragmatism a...

Chrome is Not the Standard

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Chris Krycho has written an excellent post about how us fickle web developers might sometimes confuse features that land in one browser as being “the future of the web.” However, Chris argues that there’s more than one browser’s vision of the w...

The State Of Advanced Website Builders

    Advanced website builders — the tools provided by Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, The Grid and more — produce websites that look and feel like they were de...

How to Search on Securely Encrypted Database Fields

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We [ParagonIE] get asked the same question a lot (or some remix of it). This question shows up from time to time in open source encryption libraries' bug trackers. This was one of the "weird problems" covered in my talk at B-Sides Orlando (titled Build...

The Balance between Visual and Technical Debt in PHP

Laracasts recently published a very interesting non-Laravel video about something called visual debt. It's only 3 minutes long, so please, take the time to watch it before reading further. Done? Okay, spoilers below. In the video, Jeff starts out wit...

Creating Strictly Typed Arrays and Collections in PHP

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One of the language features announced back in PHP 5.6 was the addition of the ... token to denote that a function or method accepts a variable length of arguments. Something I rarely see mentioned is that it’s possible to combine this feature with t...