All the stale things (JS Party #115)
Publisher |
Changelog Media
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Software How-To
Tech News
Technology
Publication Date |
Feb 21, 2020
Episode Duration |
00:55:37
Divya leads a deep discussion with Jerod, KBall, and Nick on what’s stagnating in browsers. What has remained the same in browser tech over the last 20 years that remains a pain point in working with browsers? For example - Focus in browsers hasn’t changed much in 20 years. Why is that and how do we go about making all the stale things in browser tech better?
Divya leads a deep discussion with Jerod, KBall, and Nick on what’s stagnating in browsers. What has remained the same in browser tech over the last 20 years that remains a pain point in working with browsers? For example - Focus in browsers hasn’t changed much in 20 years. Why is that and how do we go about making all the stale things in browser tech better?

Divya leads a deep discussion with Jerod, KBall, and Nick on what’s stagnating in browsers. What has remained the same in browser tech over the last 20 years that remains a pain point in working with browsers? For example - Focus in browsers hasn’t changed much in 20 years. Why is that and how do we go about making all the stale things in browser tech better?

Discuss on Changelog News

Sponsors

  • Rollbar – We move fast and fix things because of Rollbar. Resolve errors in minutes. Deploy with confidence. Learn more at rollbar.com/changelog.
  • Linode – Our cloud of choice and the home of Changelog.com. Deploy a fast, efficient, native SSD cloud server for only $5/month. Get 4 months free using the code changelog2019 OR changelog2020. To learn more and get started head to linode.com/changelog.
  • Brain Science – For the curious! Brain Science is our new podcast exploring the inner-workings of the human brain to understand behavior change, habit formation, mental health, and being human. It’s Brain Science applied — not just how does the brain work, but how do we apply what we know about the brain to transform our lives.
  • Fastly – Our bandwidth partner. Fastly powers fast, secure, and scalable digital experiences. Move beyond your content delivery network to their powerful edge cloud platform. Learn more at fastly.com.

Featuring

Notes and Links

Segment 1: APIs that were not developed

  • [Proposal] Focus Traversal API
  • Input elements are still terrible; CSS appearance property
  • tricks.com/lets-not-forget-about-container-queries/">Container queries
  • Dates still suck, but they are being fixed
  • Luxon
  • Web Components (RIP?)
  • BUT Shadow DOM
  • Consistency of CSS Properties BUT Houdini
  • Button cursor — why do still have to do button { cursor: pointer; } ???
  • SVG amazing but still 2nd class citizen
  • Accessibility should be down in the browser

Segment 2: Hypothesizing

  • Why didn’t these APIs get anywhere?
  • What would’ve needed to happen for them to have progressed?
  • Browser wars; the move towards chromium

Segment 3: Shout-outs!!

(in order of appearance)

This episode currently has no reviews.

Submit Review
This episode could use a review!

This episode could use a review! Have anything to say about it? Share your thoughts using the button below.

Submit Review