Issue #2

PWA Tips Monthly Newsletter

Issue #2 | April, 2017

What's New?

Twitter Lite

Twitter Lite is fast and responsive, uses less data, takes up less storage space, and supports push notifications and offline use in modern browsers.

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PWA Stats

A community-driven list of stats and news related to Progressive Web Apps brought to you by Cloud Four.

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Material Color Tool

Create, share, and apply color palettes to your UI, as well as measure the accessibility level of any color combination.

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Preact v8 (beta) is 3.3 KB now

Preact version 8 (beta) has significantly increased performance and even smaller now.

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React v15.5.0

Our next major release, React 16, will include some exciting improvements, including a complete rewrite of React's internals.

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How Beacons Can Reshape Retail Marketing

Beacon technology is poised to change the way consumers interact with brands, making devices more helpful.

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AutoDraw

AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast.

AI Experiments

Browser Updates

Annoying page jumps in Chrome

Have you ever opened a link shared by a friend to an article you were eager to read, scrolled to the second paragraph, and found yourself suddenly back near the top of the page.

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Safari Technology Preview 27

Safari Technology Preview Release 27 is now available for download for macOS Sierra.

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What’s new in Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10

The Windows web platform to EdgeHTML 15 ships to stable with Web Payments, WebVR, Intersection Observer, CSS Custom Props (Variables) and more.

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Articles & Tutorials

Mobile Web Video Playback

How do you create the best mobile media experience on the Web? Easy! It all depends on user engagement and the importance you give to the media on a web page.

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npm and the front end

Npm embraces modular architecture of software development. Do one thing only and do it well.

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Twitter Lite and High Performance React Progressive Web Apps at Scale

A look into removing common and uncommon performance bottlenecks in one of the worlds largest React.js PWAs, Twitter Lite.

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Debugger Examples

Collection of good debugging examples.

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5 features of ES8 and a wishlist for ES9

As we near the finalization of the proposal, it’s looking like ES8 is going to deliver much more than the simple updates of its ES7 predecessor.

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nginx brotli

If you've installed a web server in the last 20 years, you'll have been told to make sure gzip is turned on. gzip.

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