Category Archives: webdev

Service Workers and PWAs: It’s About Reliable Performance, Not “Offline”

A lot of smart folks keep asking me why AppCache isn’t a good enough solution for “offline” and why it was necessary to invent Service Workers. It’s a great question! Motivated by the regrettably uneven browser support landscape for Service Workers, there’s a real incentive to “just make something work offline” on iOS or old-IE. […]

EWS Melbourne

What follows is roughly the text of a talk I gave last week at the Extensible Web Summit in Melbourne. The Point of Extensibility Mark, apparently, “volunteered” me to give a lightning talk last night over a dinner that I wasn’t at, so apologies in advance if I run short or long. Something that comes […]

Doing Science On The Web

Putting evidence at the core of web feature and standards development is a 180° change from the current M.O., but one we sorely need.

Progressive Web 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 […]