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Optimizing Performance With Resource Hints

by Drew McLellan

Many performance optimizations can be made when we can predict what users might do before they actually do it. Resource Hints are a simple but effective way that web developers can help the browser to stay one step ahead of the user and keep pages …

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Privacy UX: Better Cookie Consent Experiences

by Vitaly Friedman

This series of articles is about privacy-related design patterns. We’ll be exploring some of the respectful ways to approach privacy and data collection, and how to deal with those notorious cookie consent prompts, intrusive push notifications, …

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Understanding Subresource Integrity

by Drew McLellan

Every bit of JavaScript you add to a site is a potential way in for a hacker. This is doubly true if that JavaScript is hosted by someone else, such as on a public CDN. Subresource Integrity is a browser feature you can use to make sure that the code …

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Improving accessibility and front-end workflow, refactoring, security, interface design patterns, CSS Grid techniques, performance, Git and how to write better JavaScript.

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