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Wed 18 Nov 2020

Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode

Security on the web matters. Whenever you connect to a web page and enter a password, a credit card number, or other sensitive information, you want to be sure that this information is kept secure. Whether you are writing a personal email or reading a page on a medical condition, you don’t want that information leaked to eavesdroppers on the network who have no business prying into your personal communications.

That’s why Mozilla is pleased to introduce HTTPS-Only Mode, a brand-new security feature available in Firefox 83. When you enable HTTPS-Only Mode:

  • Firefox attempts to establish fully secure connections to every website, and
  • Firefox asks for your permission before connecting to a website that doesn’t support secure connections.

Source: Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode, an article by Christoph Kerschbaumer, Julian Gaibler, Arthur Edelstein, and Thyla van der Merwe.

How to Build HTML Forms Right: User Experience

As you build out forms for the web, getting the semantics, accessibility, and styling right is a lot of work. If you can get all those right, you’re doing quite well for yourself. However, there are still some thing we can do to make life better for the folks filling out our forms.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the do’s and don’ts about HTML form user experience (UX)

Source: How to Build HTML Forms Right: User Experience, an article by Austin Gil.

What’s changed in Bootstrap 5?

Bootstrap 5 is currently in its 3rd alpha release. The plan seems to be to release Bootstrap 5 to the public as a final version near the end of the year. In one of our recent projects we already went ahead with using it, anticipating that the underlying logic wouldn’t change that much from now until the release.

So let’s talk about some of the most important changes in Bootstrap 5.

Source: What's changed in Bootstrap 5?, an article by Johan Ronsse.

Batteries included with Emacs

Emacs as shipped does a lot more than meets the eye, and external package functionality often partially replicates built in behavior.

Source: Batteries included with Emacs.