Bi-Weekly Frontend News

Collective #776

C776_webgl (beta)

Colin van Eenige is working on this fantastic app where you can indulge into a stunning display of WebGL patterns and animations.

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The virtual keyboard API

This article by Ahmad Shadeed discusses the issue of fixed elements being hidden underneath the virtual keyboard on mobile devices and explores how to solve it using the virtual keyboard API with CSS comparison functions, along with various use cases and examples.

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I'm betting on HTML

David DeGraw discusses the importance of semantic HTML in the context of the current state of the internet and the potential it holds for creating decentralized platforms, focusing on various HTML elements and their functionalities.

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Splitting the Web

Lionel Dricot's shares his thoughts on the growing divide between the commercialized, ad-driven web and the tech-savvy web, encouraging readers to choose simplicity and privacy by embracing a more minimalistic and less intrusive online experience.

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Linkwarden is a fully self-hostable, open-source collaborative bookmark manager to collect, organize and archive webpages.

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Randomness in CSS using trigonometry

This article by Kacper Kula discusses a better approach to generating pseudo-random values in CSS using trigonometric functions and demonstrates various examples of how to apply this technique to create animations and visual effects.

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My Journey Away from the JAMstack

In this article, Jared White reflects on the rise and fall of the JAMstack (JavaScript, APIs, Markup) and how Netlify, the company that popularized the term, shifted its focus from simple static site hosting to more complex serverless architectures, leading to the demise of the original JAMstack vision and the need for more reasonable alternatives.

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If Web Components are so great, why am I not using them?

Dave Rupert summarizes the reasons why Web Components took a decade to gain traction, including issues related to their marketing, design for framework authors, lack of early support, and performance concerns. He also reflects on potential improvements for the future.

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Reflex: Web apps in pure Python

Reflex is a full-stack web development framework in Python, offering a seamless combination of frontend, backend, and hosting functionalities, allowing engineers to build and deploy web apps in Python quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need for language switching and complex API integrations.

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Understanding React Server Components

A comprehensive guide on understanding React Server Components, their benefits, how they work, and their integration with Next.js, highlighting their role in improving performance, data fetching, and user experience.

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AudioCraft by Meta is a PyTorch library for deep learning research on audio generation. AudioCraft contains inference and training code for two state-of-the-art AI generative models producing high-quality audio: AudioGen and MusicGen.

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Khoj: An AI Personal Assistant for your Digital Brain

Khoj is an open-source AI personal assistant that helps users link up their knowledge bases, enabling faster and better information retrieval through natural language conversations and fast semantic search, with plans for a cloud-hosted version and a user-friendly desktop application in the works.

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Rethinking Window Management

Tobias Bernard writes about the challenges and limitations of traditional window management systems on desktops and introduces a new concept called "Mosaic" that aims to combine the best aspects of tiling and floating windows for a more intuitive and efficient multitasking experience in GNOME.

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