From Website to Progressive Web App

Ewa Gaperowicz talks about implementation of PWA at Google Developers Day Europe 2017
05 September 2017   2452

Progressive Web App (PWA), in general, is a term used to denote web apps that use the latest web technologies. As such, this year’s PWAs will be average web apps in a few years.

Specifically, though, Progressive Web Apps, also known as Installable Web Apps or Hybrid Web Apps, are regular web pages (or websites) but can appear to the user like traditional applications or (native) mobile applications. This new application type attempts to combine features offered by most modern browsers with the benefits of mobile experience. This specific use of the term is the subject of this article.

Another fresh and hot video from Google Developers Day Europe 2017. In this video, you'll learn where to start with Progressive Web Apps, what to implement, and how to prioritize PWA techniques. You'll also learn how to make the most of 'low hanging fruit' and take advantage of small changes that can have a big impact.

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Frontend News Digest 18 - 24.01

How to turn a procreate drawing into a web animation, how to self-hos your web fonts, giant fines for privacy breach in EU and more
24 January 2020   76

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new frontend technologies news digest.

Learn about the new browser in-development called Flow, which has a completely new multi-threaded rendering engine, Google is stopping the support for data-vocabulary, NodeJS update and other intersting posts, guides, updates and more are waiting for your attention in this digest.

Guides

  • How to Turn a Procreate Drawing into a Web Animation

Great tiny tutorial for those who use the popular iOS drawing app for creating something for your website

  • Understanding the “Initial”, “Inherit” and “Unset” CSS Keywords

Deep guide for the CSS newbies, but even skilled frontenders can find something interesting

  • How To Self-Host Your Web Fonts

Learn how to self-host web fonts so you’re not rely on Google

Articles

  • New browser on the block: Flow

An interview with Piers Wombwell, lead developer of Flow, a new browser that is being developed and it has a completely new multi-threaded rendering engine (no relation to WebKit, Gecko, or Blink)

  • Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

Don't break the law

  • Sunsetting support for data-vocabulary

Starting from April 6, the data-vocabulary markup will no longer be eligible for Google rich result features

Update

  • Playwright

Node lib to automate the Chromium, WebKit and Firefox browsers

  • AVA

Test runner for Node.js

  • Node v13.7.0 (Current)

Another update for superpopular tool

Video

  • dotJS 2019 - Bert Belder - Deno