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Revisiting the abbr element

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to make the abbr element work for touchscreen, keyboard, and mouse. My suggestion involved making the <abbr> element focusable with the tabindex attribute and using pseudo-elements to create a tooltip from the title attribute. <abbr title="Cascading Style...

What self.skipWaiting() does to the service worker lifecycle

The ServiceWorker.skipWaiting() method is a life saver. It ensures that any new versions of a service worker will take over the page and become activated immediately. To understand why this is so important and useful, we need to revisit the service worker lifecycle. I have a more detailed article...

What is tree shaking and how does it work?

When Javascript applications get to a certain size, it’s helpful to separate the code into modules. However, when we do so, we can end up with code imported that isn’t actually used. Tree shaking is a method of optimising our code bundles by eliminating any code from the...