Events and disabled form fields

Turns out, mouse events don't fire when the pointer is over disabled form elements, except in Firefox. This is annoying when implementing things like drag & drop.

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Fun hacks for faster content

A few weeks ago I was at Heathrow airport getting a bit of work done before a flight, and I noticed something odd about the performance of GitHub: It was quicker to open links in a new window than simply click them. Turns out it was a lack of streaming…

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Sounds fun

I played with the web audio API for the first time recently, so I thought I'd write up what I learned. I think that's my job or something.

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SVG & media queries

One of the great things about SVG is you can use media queries to add responsiveness to images, but which viewport triggers those media queries?

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Service worker meeting notes

On July 28th-29th we met up in the Mozilla offices in Toronto to discuss the core service worker spec. here are the headlines…

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Caching best practices & max-age gotchas

Getting caching right yields huge performance benefits, saves bandwidth, and reduces server costs, but many sites half-arse their caching, creating race conditions resulting in interdependent resources getting out of sync.

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Streaming template literals

Template literals are pretty cool right?

const areThey = 'Yes';
console.log(`${areThey}, they are`); 
// Logs: Yes, they are

But what if they could produce a stream?

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Control CSS loading with custom properties

The pattern in the previous post covers the 90% case of multi-stage CSS loading, and it's really simple to understand. But, would you like to hear about a pattern that covers ~100% and is absurdly complicated? Well, take my hand, and follow me into the next paragraph…

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Jake Archibald

Hello, I’m Jake and that is my face. I’m a developer advocate for Google Chrome.



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