Frontend Focus
Issue 214 — November 11, 2015
A thorough look at eBay’s approach to accessibility using HTML5, ARIA, and a variation of the BEM approach to CSS.
eBay Tech Blog

The potential of Service Workers has gotten Jeremy Keith excited and in an experimental mood. Here, he takes a code-heavy look at what he’s been doing.
Jeremy Keith

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The formaction attribute forces a form to direct to the specified URL instead of the URL specified as the value of the action attribute in the parent form element.

Firefox’s special ‘developer edition’ is now a year old. Version 44 includes new visual editing and memory management tools, plus a WebSocket debugging API, which are shown off here.
Mozilla Hacks

Some straight forward style and tooling suggestions for writing front-end code that’s ‘durable, reliable and would make NASA proud.’
Michael Fouquet

A demonstration of using a Service Worker to intercept requests for JPEGs and PNGs and rewriting them to request more efficient WebP images instead.
Dean Hume

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In Brief

Chrome To No Longer Support Win XP, Vista, OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 in 2016 news
Google Chrome Blog

O'Reilly Fluent 2016 Registration Has Opened (Mar 7-10, San Francisco) news
O'Reilly Media

Opera 33 Released, Based on Chromium 46 news
Has some new iframe features and supports link rel=preconnect.