WWW dev

Are Facebook and Google the New Colonial Powers?

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.fi/2017/09/are-facebook-and-google-new-colonial.html?m=1 To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. The phrase that captures this broad narrative is: When an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. In other words, if you’re not

Error 404: A Look At Digital Decay

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/digital-decay/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare The internet is stitched together by an incalculable number of hyperlinks, but much like cells in an organism, the sources and destinations have a finite lifespan. Essentially, links can and do die. Most “link rot” is the result of website restructuring, or entities going out of business and pulling their website offline. This idea

Considerations for styling the < pre > tag – The Media Temple Blog

http://mediatemple.net/blog/tips/considerations-for-styling-the-pre-tag/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=blog&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_term=linkpreview&utm_content=chrispretag It’s not a trivial amount of effort to get code blocks displaying nicely on a site, but very doable.  This article gives tips how to show program source code nicely on web page: You’ve probably used it. It’s that very special tag in HTML that allows for the white space within the tags to

The story of Perl’s role in the dynamic web | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/16/11/perl-and-birth-dynamic-web?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY The web’s early history is generally remembered as a few seminal events: the day Tim Berners-Lee announced the WWW-project on Usenet, the document with which CERN released the project’s code into the public domain, and of course the first version of the NCSA Mosaic browser in January 1993.  In the mid- to late-1990s, Perl and the dynamic web were nearly

Why WebAssembly is a game changer for the web — and a source of pride for Mozilla and Firefox

https://medium.com/mozilla-tech/why-webassembly-is-a-game-changer-for-the-web-and-a-source-of-pride-for-mozilla-and-firefox-dda80e4c43cb With today’s release of Firefox, we are the first browser to support WebAssembly. If you haven’t yet heard of WebAssembly, it’s an emerging standard inspired by our research to enable near-native performance for web applications. This new standard will enable amazing video games and high-performance web apps for things like computer-aided design, video and image

Internet Stone Soup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/04/stone-soup/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook Writing changed as the Internet changed. In this article Internet Stone Soup the Techcrunch writer John Biggs describes his experience of what happened to media in the 21st century, it can begin to explain how we ended up in an era of intentional ignorance and with a truly broken media. The writer of this article