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How Facebook Avoids Ad Blockers

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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.

Let’s get into the news!… Read article “Weekly Platform News: Internet Explorer Mode, Speed Report in Search Console, Restricting Notification Prompts”

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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!… Read article “Weekly Platform News: Text Spacing Bookmarklet, Top-Level Await, New AMP Loading Indicator”

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Recreating the Facebook Messenger Gradient Effect with CSS

One Sunday morning, I woke up a little earlier than I would’ve liked to, thanks to the persistent buzzing of my phone. I reached out, tapped into Facebook Messenger, and joined the conversation. Pretty soon my attention went from the actual conversations to the funky gradient effect of the message bubbles containing them. Let me show you what I mean:

This is a new feature of Messenger, which allows you to choose a gradient instead of a plain color for … Read article “Recreating the Facebook Messenger Gradient Effect with CSS”

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<span>L</span><span>e</span><span>t</span><span>t</span><span>e</span><span>r</span><span>s</span>

Did you see this Facebook crap?

I popped over to Facebook to verify that and what I saw was a different and even more nested mess… Read article “<span>L</span><span>e</span><span>t</span><span>t</span><span>e</span><span>r</span><span>s</span>”

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This browser tweak saved 60% of requests to Facebook