Frontend Fuel - Issue 16


The LinkedIn Engineering team have been busy and have released CSS Blocks. An ergonomic, component-oriented CSS authoring system that produces high-performance stylesheets.–linkedins-new-open-source-projects-take-on-stylesh

Node 10 has just been released with a long list of notable changes.

Chrome 66 hits the stable channel which includes a Site Isolation mode which is being trailed by a small percentage of users.

Github to remove support for all versions of IE in 3 months time.

General Reading

Excellent ALA article by Jeremy Keith all about the Service Worker and going offline.

Optimising your CSS for a CDN. Getting your above-the-fold CSS into the first 14kb of a page request.

Chrome 66 now allows you to use the Presentation API which allows you to present a web page on your secondary attached display.

13 Noteworthy Points from Google’s JavaScript Style Guide.

Going Colorblind: An Experiment in Empathy and Accessibility.

How the Twitter engineering team built Twitter Lite. A Twitter PWA.


How to make more accessible markup with display: contents.

Easy to understand definition of “asynchronous event” using pizza.


All the best things about Visual Studio Code that nobody ever bothered to tell you. takes data from your site and uses that to generate cross-platform Progressive Web Apps.


DeltaV Conference / May 10th - 11th / London.

London Accessibility Meetup #14 / May 17 / London.

UX London / May 23rd - 25th / London.

Pixel Pioneers / June 8th / Bristol

London Tech Week 2018 / June 11th - 17th / London.

UX Scotland 2018 / June 13th - 15th / Edinburgh.

Scotland JS 2018 / July 19th - 20th / Edinburgh.

Libraries & Plugins

The version 5.0.0 of a11y-dialog aims at leveraging the native <dialog> element from HTML 5.2 when available.

Fast 2KB immutable date library alternative to Moment.js with the same modern API.


It is incredible what you can generate with just 2 lines of code. Fractals are amazing.

25 years ago a browser came along and changed the web forever. Mosaic was release in April 1993 and it was the first web browser with the ability to display text and images inline, meaning you could put pictures and text on the same page together, in the same window.