Articles by

Šime Vidas

Editor at the Open Web Platform Daily Digest

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.…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on
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.…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on
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.


Measure the impact of third-party code during page…
Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on
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.

Let’s get into …

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on (Updated on )
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.…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on (Updated on )
Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Apple Deploys Web Components, Progressive HTML Rendering, Self-Hosting Critical Resources

Weekly Platform News: Apple Deploys Web Components, Progressive HTML Rendering, Self-Hosting Critical Resources

In this week’s roundup, Apple gets into web components, how Instagram is insta-loading scripts, and some food for thought for self-hosting critical resources.…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on (Updated on )
Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Text Spacing Bookmarklet, Top-Level Await, New AMP Loading Indicator

Weekly Platform News: Text Spacing Bookmarklet, Top-Level Await, New AMP Loading Indicator

In this week’s roundup, a handy bookmarklet for inspecting typography, using await to tinker with how JavaScript modules import one another, plus Facebook’s in-app browser is only posing as one. Let’s get into the news!…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on
Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Improving UX on Slow Connections, a Tip for Writing Alt Text and a Polyfill for the HTML loading attribute

Weekly Platform News: Improving UX on Slow Connections, a Tip for Writing Alt Text and a Polyfill for the HTML loading attribute

In this week’s roundup, how to determine a slow connection, what we should put into alt text for images, and a new polyfill for the HTML loading attribute, plus more.…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on (Updated on )
Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: HTML Loading Attribute, the Main ARIA Specifications, and Moving from iFrame to Shadow DOM

Weekly Platform News: HTML Loading Attribute, the Main ARIA Specifications, and Moving from iFrame to Shadow DOM

In this week’s roundup of platform news, Chrome introduces a new attribute for loading, accessibility specifications for web developers, and the BBC moves visualizations to the Shadow DOM.…

Avatar of Šime Vidas
Šime Vidas on (Updated on )