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World Wide Web Consortium celebrates its 25th anniversary

October 1st, 2019

Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, our Director and the inventor of the World Wide Web, founded the Web Consortium on this day, 1 October, in 1994 to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Since then, with the help of our Members and our community,…

Chrome UI for Deprecating Legacy TLS Versions

October 1st, 2019

Last October we announced our plans to remove support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Chrome 81. In this post, we’re announcing a pre-removal phase in which we’ll introduce a gentler warning UI, and previewing the UI that we’ll use to block TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Chrome 81. Site administrators should immediately enable TLS…

The Many Ways to Link Up Shapes and Images with HTML and CSS

October 1st, 2019

Different website designs often call for a shape other than a square or rectangle to respond to a click event. Perhaps your site has some kind of tilted or curved banner where the click area would be awkwardly large as a straight rectangle. Or you have a large uniquely shaped logo where you only want…

Enhancing The Clickable Area Size

October 1st, 2019

Here’s a great post by Ahmad Shadeed on making sure that clickable areas in our interfaces are, well, clickable. He writes about making sure that links, buttons and other elements meet accessibility standards for both touch and mouse, too. I particularly like the section where Ahmad writes about making a fake circle around an element…

Call for Review: Web Assembly 1.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

October 1st, 2019

The WebAssembly (WASM) Working Group has published three Proposed Recommendations for Web Assembly 1.0: WebAssembly Core Specification WebAssembly JavaScript Interface WebAssembly Web APIWebAssembly is a standard, a safe, portable, low-level code format designed for efficient execution and compact representation. These specifications define the language and behavior of the virtual machine as well as a JavaScript…

Build security into your next website

October 1st, 2019

If you wanted to send a secret message by mail, would you rather send it in an envelope, or on a postcard? If you send it on a postcard, anyone who saw the postcard on its way to the recipient could read the message, or even make changes to what’s written. Encryption on a website…