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Šime Vidas

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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Internet Explorer Mode, Speed Report in Search Console, Restricting Notification Prompts

Weekly Platform News: Internet Explorer Mode, Speed Report in Search Console, Restricting Notification Prompts

In this week’s roundup: Internet Explorer finds its way into Edge, Google Search Console touts a new speed report, and Firefox gives Facebook’s notification the silent treatment.

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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Web Apps in Galaxy Store, Tappable Stories, CSS Subgrid

Weekly Platform News: Web Apps in Galaxy Store, Tappable Stories, CSS Subgrid

In this week’s roundup: Firefox gains locksmith-like powers, Samsung’s Galaxy Store starts supporting Progressive Web Apps, CSS Subgrid is shipping in Firefox 70, and a new study confirms that users prefer to tap into content rather than scroll through it.…

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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: CSS column-span Property, ADA applies to Websites, Auto-generated Image Descriptions

Weekly Platform News: CSS column-span Property, ADA applies to Websites, Auto-generated Image Descriptions

In this week’s roundup: multi-column layouts gain wide support, the ADA means more A11y for retailers, and Google is doing something about all the empty image alt attributes in the wild.…

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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Impact of Third-Party Code, Passive Mixed Content, Countries with the Slowest Connections

Weekly Platform News: Impact of Third-Party Code, Passive Mixed Content, Countries with the Slowest Connections

In this week’s roundup, Lighthouse sheds light on third-party scripts, insecure resources will get blocked on secure sites, and many country connection speeds are still trying to catch up to others… literally.


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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Tracking via Web Storage, First Input Delay, Navigating by Headings

Weekly Platform News: Tracking via Web Storage, First Input Delay, Navigating by Headings

In this week’s roundup, Safari takes on cross-site tracking, the delay between load and user interaction is greater on mobile, and a new survey says headings are a popular way for screen readers to navigate a webpage.

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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Emoji String Length, Issues with Rounded Buttons, Bundled Exchanges

Weekly Platform News: Emoji String Length, Issues with Rounded Buttons, Bundled Exchanges

In this week’s roundup, the string length of two emojis is not always equal, something to consider before making that rounded button, and we may have a new way to share web apps between devices, even when they are offline.…

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