Frontend Fuel - Issue 30


Lots of statistics of the State of JavaScript have been released for 2018.

If you have an npm module (event-stream) used by millions and you give ownership to a random hacker, you’re going to have a bad time.

Highlights from Chrome Dev Summit 2018.

GOV.UK Frontend version 2.4.0 & GOV.UK Prototype Kit version 8.4.0 released.

Code Advent Calendars

As we are in the run-up to Christmas, here’s a selection of developer advent calendars:

General Reading

Background Fetch API: Get Ready To Use It!

Using JavaScript and the power of thought to control a computer.

What are the differences between Web workers, Service workers and Worklets.

Patrick Meenan (of WebPageTest) discusses Cloudflare Workers to speed up Google Fonts.


Accessibility in the GOV.UK Design System - Nick Colley - Design Systems London [20 mins]

Demo of Native Lazy Loading on the Web [6 mins]

Why I use the BEM naming convention for my CSS [7 mins]

Chris Coyier - The All Powerful Front End Developer [31 mins]


Learn Regular Expressions using Regexr.


London Web Performance / December 4th / London.

You Got This! / January 19th 2019 / London.

New Adventures Conf / January 23-25th / Nottingham.

Frontend North East / April 3rd / Newcastle.


The engineering design of a NERF blaster, including how it shoots only one dart at a time using a novel air restriction mechanism. [3 mins]