Frontend Fuel - Issue 6


Firefox 57 (Quantum) has been released and it is really fast. Release notes:

Let’s Encrypt have now issues SSL certs for 36% of sites listed in NetTrack.

WebAssembly support is now shipping in all major browsers.

The OWASP top 10 security risks for 2017 has been released.

General Reading

How the BBC switched on HTTP/2 and what are the benefits?

Interesting article on text sizing and accessibility

Addy Osmani on the cost of JS: tl;dr: less code = less parse/compile + less transfer + less to decompress

How do we use new tech like CSS Grid when older browsers don’t support it? Great article from Rachel Andrew with some answers.


Async / Await make working with asynchronous code in JavaScript much easier. But how do you use them?

Clone Minesweeper in 15 minutes with TypeScript, React, and Redux

Native HTML5 Form Validation. The way you want it. In 6 lines of code.

How to use SVG as a Placeholder, and Other Image Loading Techniques


How to use the Chrome DevTools Layers panel [1min 23sec]

Chrome Dev Summit 2017: Modern Loading Best Practices [34min]


Simple frosted glass effect using CSS3 Filters


What does your current browser UA string look like?

Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.

Demonstration of what information your browser is giving away about you (can be used for fingerprinting)

Highlight potential HTML issues using this handy bookmarklet (or include the css file)

A web browser built by developers, for developers


Rems Sharp’s video training course all about the terminal (not free).


Manchester Node Workshop / Manchester / 28 November 2017

Machine Learning for Muggles / London / 11 December 2017

FrontEndNorth / Sheffield / 19 Jan 2018

UpFront Conf 2018 / Manchester / 16 March 2018

Front-end North-East / Newcastle / 5 April 2018


The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish. A mixture of impressive and scary at the same time.

The first interstellar asteroid was detected recently passing through our solar system. Incredible news but it didn’t seem to get much media attention (that I noticed).