A Historical Look at FOUT and FOIT—zachleat.com
"I’m glad they’ve added a FOIT timeout but we need a cross-browser way to easily control FOIT and FOUT—we need wider support for the font-display descriptor."
Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind – Manuel Matuzovic – Medium
"In this post I’ve collected techniques, considerations and approaches that will help you write more accessible CSS. The collection starts with basic concepts and well-known properties and covers some of the newer stuff at the end."
With the Web Consortium captured by copyright industry, who'll lead next?
"In a doubly controversial vote, the W3C decided that media companies and not the user should be in control, ending their longstanding commitment to openness and the Internet’s core values. The open question is what new body web developers will choose to follow for future generations of standards."
Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works
"In isolation, supporting EME in the browser in order to facilitate a stupid, greedy technology is not the end of the web as we know it. But this vote marks a significant milestone in the history of the World Wide Web Consortium: the moment the users fought back and lost."
W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation
"In a vote by Members of the W3C ending mid September, 108 supported the Director's decision to advance EME to W3C Recommendation that was appealed mid-July through the appeal process, while 57 opposed it and 20 abstained."
Google signs agreement with HTC, continuing our big bet on hardware
"With this agreement, a team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the hardware organization. These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks we’ve already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we're excited to see what we can do together as one team. The deal also includes a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property."