Weekly Newsletter - Issue 0x1
This is the first issue for our new newsletters. Keep checking back as we improve it.
This is the first issue for a newsletter concept we're putting together that will combine various news, tidbits, and development tools that we find interesting and relevant to our core services of security, SEO, and performance, and the web development industry in general.
We'll aim to publish these weekly, towards the end of the week, but the frequency is subject to change (client projects come first).
We'll be improving the styling and formatting as we move forward, but it's a start. Keep checking back!
Major Evolution for Web Development is Coming - CSS Container Queries
This change will have a major affect on front-end web design -- the ability for a DOM component to adjust its layout relative to its containing parent. Currently, everything is relative to the viewport. It's in the early stage, but it's moving forward.
Trippy Concentric Circle Spinner
Natural Color Inspirations Palettes
This site puts out daily color pallets inspired from settings in nature. Here are two samples our of many from the site.
UI Gallery for no available data (no search results, empty balance, etc)
A lot of good ideas for finishing touches for UI portals and no-data use cases in general.
Source: Empty States
jQuery continues its decline
It used to be a tool us developers would use often on web projects, but with modern tools like Vanilla JS, and CSS3 supporting animation (like the spinner above) tasks that used to make it essential, it's a dying project. It's antiquated, and is more code bloat than anything, and this Google Trends graph seems to reflect this.
What stands out. To me, there are a few things that stand out to me, maybe as new or interesting:
(1) Google will try 10 hops for your redirects and then consider the URL with a redirect error in Search Console.
(2) 301 vs 302 redirects; Google has said a 301 redirect is a strong signal that the redirect target should be canonical whereas a 302 redirect is a weak signal that the redirect target should be canonical.
(3) 200 status codes guarantee that the page goes to the indexing pipeline but does not guarantee the indexing system will index the page.
Why we care. Google has previously not documented these HTTP status codes, network and DNS errors in such detail. We have heard bits and pieces from Google on each case but here is an official guide you can use from Google on how these impact your site’s performance in Google Search.
Print it out and give it to your SEO and server teams.
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