Based on the W3C's Web Notifications specification, here's a very useful service called Push.js which lets websites send timely messages to site visitors, whether on desktop or mobile. For example, let your visitors know when you add a new product or blog post, or use it to announce important, breaking news.
Nothing too major or breaking but here's a list of upcoming changes to PHP in version 7.2.
Smashing Mag have put together a very useful checklist for front end developers to reference. With lot of tips covering Progressive Enhancement to Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages to all the goodness that will come from HTTP/2 it's going to be a well read list by this time next year.
The latest version of HTML, HTML 5.1, has recently become a W3C Recommendation, which means we can expect to see some nifty new features available in our browsers quite soon (if they're not already available - the two examples I describe below are both implemented in my version of Firefox (v50.0.1)).
One new feature involves Context Menus, and introduces new elements
<menuitem>. With some simple markup we can now include links and options within a right-click context menu.
Another nice addition is elements for
<details> section will automatically be hidden except the
<summary> content. Then clicking the
<summary> text will toggle the rest of the
Check out What’s New in HTML 5.1 for more info and working examples.
Fuse.js, a lightweight fuzzy-search library. Returns
json instantly as you type.
When it comes to dealing with responsive images, it looks like Client Hints will be the defacto method for content negotiation in the near future. With support in Chrome and Opera, we're just waiting for Edge and Firefox to join the fray.
Gerry McGovern nails it in his new post Technology is neither magical nor neutral. He describes how buying technology, like a new Content Management System, isn't the answer to your business problems. Sticking your new content into a new system won't magically make it better or easier to understand by your customers; it takes careful management to get the most out of it. Well worth a read.