Diigo Bookmarks 12/08/2018
- Statement: reaching the 50/50 moment - World Wide Web Foundation
"The ITU estimates that by the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet. The puts the 50/50 moment ahead of previous May 2019 predictions."
- Browser diversity starts with us. | Zeldman on Web & Interaction Design
"The development and adoption of accessible standards happens when a balance of corporate powers supports organizations like the W3C, and cross-browser-and-device testing is part of every project."
- Goodbye, EdgeHTML - The Mozilla Blog
"From a business point of view Microsoft's decision may well make sense. Google is so close to almost complete control of the infrastructure of our online lives that it may not be profitable to continue to fight this."
- Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog
"Microsoft Edge will now be delivered and updated for all supported versions of Windows and on a more frequent cadence. We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft Edge to other platforms like macOS."
- The State of Web Browsers - Ferdy Christant
"The new monopoly was created by control over markets, and the ability to push a browser to billions of users in ways subtle and not so subtle. In this round, it was done via a capable browser (Chrome) unlike the previous round (IE6)."
- Microsoft Edge and Chromium Open Source: Our Intent
"We are starting down a path to adopt Chromium open source in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop, becoming a larger contributor and user of its open source so that we can create better web compatibility for our customers and less-fragmentation of the web for all web developers."
- Risking a Homogeneous Web - TimKadlec.com
"We need Google to keep pushing the web forward. But it's critical that we have other voices, with different viewpoints, to maintain some sense of balance. Monocultures don't benefit anyone."
- While we Blink, we loose the Web
"It is like as if they were building cars, there is a lot they can do without actually changing the engine itself, and thats what the Web Browsers are becoming, everyone is working on parts of the car but all the engines are now Chrome"