Category Archives: webdev

Progressive Apps: Escaping Tabs Without Losing Our Soul

It happens on the web from time to time that powerful technologies come to exist without the benefit of marketing departments or slick packaging. They linger and grow at the peripheries, becoming old-hat to a tiny group while remaining nearly invisible to everyone else. Until someone names them. This may be the inevitable consequence of […]

PSA: Service Workers are Coming

IF YOU DO NOT RUN A SITE THAT HOSTS UNTRUSTED/USER-PROVIDED FILES OVER SSL/TLS, YOU CAN STOP READING NOW This post describes the potential amplification of existing risks that Service Workers bring for multi-user origins where the origin may not fully trust the content or, in which, users should not be able to modify each other’s […]

Uncomfortably Excited

Jeremy Keith is wringing his hands about Web Components. I likewise can’t attend the second Extensible Web Summit and so have a bit of time to respond here. Full disclosure: I helped design Web Components and, with Dimitri Glazkov and Alex Komoroske, helped lead the team at Google that brought them from concept to reality. […]

Long Term Web Semantics

Something irks me about the phrase “semantic HTML”. The intent is clear enough — using HTML in ways that are readable, using plain language to describe things. But that’s not what “semantic” means. We might as well be saying “well written” or “copy edited”. They’d be closer fits. What we describe today as “unsemantic markup” […]