Beck-to-Harline still evokes painful memories for Utes

first_img ‘Ohhhh!’ Fan’s video captures thrill of Y.’s win Utah football players would just as soon forget about last year’s excruciating last-second loss to BYU at Rice-Eccles Stadium.But they will talk about it anyway.Five Utes from this year’s defense, including injured Kyle Brady, were on the field during the final play when John Beck hit Johnny Harline with the winning touchdown pass, and each has his own unique memory of the final play.Steve Tate said the Utes were playing a zone defense, but that he locked onto BYU senior Zac Collie early in the play.”I was guarding him for about 15 minutes, I swear,” Tate said. “I started in the middle and went from the west side of the end zone to the east side of the end zone, back to the west side and we ended up right in the middle.”Tate continued: “I was with him the whole time and I just kept thinking, ‘Don’t throw to him.’ I had good position, but when a quarterback has that much time, you never know what’s going to happen. When the ball was caught, I didn’t even know which fans were cheering because I had my back to the play.”Cornerback Brice McCain called it “the longest play of my life.”Unfortunately, unlike Tate, McCain saw the catch that won the game.”I looked around and saw somebody wide open in the end zone.”Martail Burnett was one of two linemen in the middle trying to contain Beck.”It went on forever, it seemed like,” he said. “When you lose, there’s always things you would do differently. We don’t want to make the same mistakes this year.”Brady, who is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, is the player, No. 14, you see on the video going left as Harline crosses behind him.Brady said he’s been bugged by people for a year who thought Harline was his man, but he says he was just staying in his zone and happened to be the player closest to Harline.”I was looking for someone to cover and didn’t have anyone to lock up with,” he said. “(Harline) happened to be in the area, and I didn’t even see him. They just made a good play.”Joe Jiannoni was the guy you see sprinting toward Beck, just before he got off the winning throw. In fact, Jiannoni said he was very close to sacking Beck. “I was a late contain rusher, and on that play I did everything I was supposed to do,” he said. “I almost had him there with my left hand. He scrambled back into the three offensive linemen, and each one of those hit me. By the time I tried to get back to him, he just chucked it over his head and it just landed in his arms. It was terrible.” MOVING INDOORS: Sure, the temperature has dropped about 25 degrees over the past couple of days, but that’s not the reason the Utes practiced inside the Spence Eccles Field House Wednesday afternoon.It was sunny and crisp Wednesday, but the Utes wanted to get ready for the noise they’ll experience Saturday in Provo.”We can pipe the crowd noise in here and be more realistic and get a better feel for that,” coach Kyle Whittingham said. Whittingham said the loudest crowd he’s ever heard was the one in Provo in 2001. D RANKS HIGH: The Ute defense has been moving up in the national statistics and now ranks in the top five nationally in two categories and in the top 11 in five.The Utes are third in pass efficiency defense, and fifth in scoring defense (15.5 ppg). They also rank No. 6 in third-down percentage (28.8 percent), No. 9 in sacks (35) and No. 11 in pass defense (180.7). Over the past five games, the Utes have allowed just three offensive touchdowns and an average of 8.0 points per game. UTE NOTES: The Utes will practice this morning, but the practice is closed with no interviews afterward. The team will enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner together afterward … Whittingham said he would prefer not to play the Utah-BYU game after Thanksgiving, but that it will probably keep happening because of the 12-game schedule … Louie Sakoda ranks eighth in the nation in punting average (44.8), while Derrek Richards is 11th in punt return average (15.5) … The Utes will head down to Provo Friday night after eating dinner in Salt Lake, just in time to go to sleep. With a noon kickoff, the Utes will have to eat breakfast by 8:30 a.m. Relatedcenter_img E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

PSG dissapointed on Neymar’s “pop-star” lifestyle

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 6vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3qzdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eje0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pzWould you ever consider trying this?😱gc14xCan your students do this? 🌚c43piiRoller skating! Powered by Firework Paris Saint Germain is unhappy with their club superstar Neymar’s daily lifestyle, which includes partying, activities away from training grounds and frequent transatlantic flights to his home nation, and are willing to sell the player.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPThe 27-year old was signed from FC Barcelona for a world record fee of £198 million in the 2017, but grew a distaste at Parc des Princes, wishing to return to Barcelona.Previously Neymar considered going on a “strike” for a move away from PSG, along with texts to his father and former teammates at Camp Nou.Advertisement The Brazillian’s celebrity lifestyle, activities away from the field, ‘ego’ clashes with current teammates has impacted with his form at PSG. Injuries causing him Champions league appearances, and falling behind in the Ballon d’or run.Follwoing these incidents PSG have made up their mind to put their starman on the transfer list this window.Advertisement After a fallout with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the latter confirmed to France Football about his personal discussion with the player, and suggested that a move is likely.“I want players willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project. Those who do not want that, or do not understand, we will meet and we will talk to each other.” he added.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Wins for Man City, Spurs and Arsenal

first_imgMANCHESTER CITY 2 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0A stunning Sergio Aguero goal capped Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s champions served further notice that they will again be the side to beat in the Premier League this season. Although City had lost their previous home game to Lyon in the Champions League, there was never much chance of a repeat against a Brighton side who have never beaten them away. City have now dropped just four points from their past 39 in the league.Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with a simple tap-in for his fourth goal of the season after excellent work from Leroy Sane on the left. Sterling was also involved in City’s second, exchanging a superb one-two with Aguero after the Argentine had burst forward from the halfway line, beating three players on his way.Aguero kept his cool to slot home for the win that returned City to the top of the table ahead of the late kickoff between Chelsea and Liverpool. HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur moved into fourth place in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at bottom club Huddersfield Town on Saturday.Kane opened the scoring in the 25th minute, rising well to angle home a header from the familiar source of a pinpoint Kieran Trippier corner.Nine minutes later the England international doubled the lead, this time from the penalty spot after Danny Rose went down under a challenge from Florent Hadergjonaj.Huddersfield striker Laurent Depoitre rattled the woodwork with a volley just before the break and Terriers’ substitute Isaac Mbenza brought a fine save out of Paulo Gazzaniga but Spurs saw out the game with relative ease. ARSENAL 2 WATFORD 0A late own-goal from Watford’s Craig Cathcart and a Mesut Ozil strike two minutes later gave Arsenal a 2-0 win at the Emirates on Saturday that sent them above the Hornets in the Premier League table.Watford had created numerous chances throughout the match before defender Cathcart inadvertently flicked the ball into his own net in the 81st minute while trying to prevent Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette from collecting and shooting right in front of the goalpost.Two minutes later, the Frenchman sent a low pass across the face of goal to the far post, where German midfielder Mesut Ozil sidefooted in an easy goal to double the lead to 2-0, a score that flattered the home side after an even, open and attacking match.Watford had beaten Arsenal twice in their previous three Premier League meetings but were unable to extend that run. The loss sees them drop to sixth in the league table, swapping places with the Gunners who climbed one spot to fifth.NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 LEICESTER CITY 2Newcastle United remained rooted in the relegation zone after a goal in each half by Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire gave Leicester City a well-deserved away win in their Premier League clash on Saturday.Newcastle have now lost their opening four home games of the season for the first time and stayed 18th on two points from seven matches, ahead of 19th-placed Cardiff and bottom team Huddersfield on goal difference.The outcome is likely to pile more pressure on Magpies manager Rafa Benitez and worsen still further his relationship with the board, as his team look destined to face another tough relegation battle, with the squad lacking any bite up front while conceding soft goals at the other end.EVERTON 3 FULHAM 0Gylfi Sigurdsson was quickly transformed from villain into hero as he struck twice to inspire Everton to their customary home win, 3-0, against Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.The Icelander curled a superb 56th-minute effort four minutes after he had smashed a penalty against the bar following the award of a dubious spot kick for Denis Odoi’s innocuous shove on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Sigurdsson, who had never before missed a penalty in the Premier League, quickly made amends before substitute Cenk Tosun, an effective replacement for Calvert-Lewin, headed home Theo Walcott’s 66th-minute cross at the far post.Following Everton’s poor first-half performance with Ryan Sessegnon coming closest to breaking the deadlock for Fulham when he hit the bar, Sigurdsson side-footed the Toffees’ third goal in the 89th minute, ensuring the Londoners did not get a sniff of their first-ever league win at Goodison.WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 SOUTHAMPTON 0Substitute Ivan Cavaleiro swept home a superb goal two minutes after coming on and Jonny Castro added a second as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat struggling Southampton 2-0 in their Premier League clash at Molineux on Saturday.Despite newcomers Wolves enjoying a fine start to the season and Southampton hovering just above the drop zone, the two sides cancelled each other out for much of the game, and it took some individual brilliance from Wolves winger Adama Traore to break the deadlock.Brought on for Helder Costa early in the second half, Traore used his blistering pace and trickery to attack down the right before crossing to Raul Jimenez, who set up Cavaleiro to sweep the ball home in the 79th minute.Castro wrapped up the three points for Wolves when he coolly collected Matt Doherty’s pass in the box and slotted it between the legs of Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy to condemn the Saints to their fourth loss in their opening seven games.last_img read more

3-way race for EPL’s final Champions League place

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):With one weekend left in the English Premier League (EPL), the stage is set for a three-way race for the final two Champions League qualification spots.Manchester City should be guaranteed one. Arsenal – for the first time in 20 years – are the favourites to miss out.Both teams won home games yesterday – City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 and Arsenal defeated Sunderland 2-0 – to leave them separated by three points heading into the final round of games. Liverpool are the other team in the hunt.City have 75 points, Liverpool 73, and Arsenal 72.Crucially, City have a superior goal difference of six and have a benign-looking game, on paper, away to Watford. With Liverpool at home to already-relegated Middlesbrough, Arsenal can only beat Everton and hope for the best.If Arsenal miss out, it will be the first time the club has done so in a full season under manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger’s latest contract is up at the end of this season, and failing to reach the Champions League could yet sway his decision about whether to stay on.MAN CITY 3, WEST BROM 1On an almost perfect night for City, popular defender Pablo Zabaleta got a rousing send-off in his last home match. Yaya Toure scored perhaps a farewell goal for the club, and the team virtually guaranteed a place in the Champions League.Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored first-half goals, before Toure strolled through West Brom’s defence to add the third and bring the home fans at Etihad Stadium to their feet. Toure, who has been at City since 2010, is waiting to discover if he will receive a new contract.It has already been confirmed that Zabaleta – one of City’s most popular players – will be leaving City after nine years, and he came on for the final half-hour. Each touch, tackle and foul was applauded and there were tributes, a video montage and a presentation after the game.ARSENAL 2 SUNDERLAND 0Alexis Sanchez kept Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive after scoring twice in the final 18 minutes.Sanchez, who took his tally for the season to 28 in all competitions, was left unmarked to meet Mesut ÷zil’s cross and he doubled the lead with a header after Olivier Giroud’s volley rebounded out.Arsenal could still end the season with silverware by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final, but missing out on the Champions League would be a big blow to Wenger and his chances of both keeping Sanchez and recruiting big-name players.LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFSReading beat Fulham 1-0 to win 2-1 on aggregate and reach the League Championship playoff.Huddersfield or Sheffield Wednesday await in the final at Wembley Stadium on May 29.last_img read more

Bayern embark on Champions League odyssey

first_imgBayern will be able to call on Dutch winger Arjen Robben, who sat out Saturday’s German league win at Wolfsburg, because of back problems.“He has training very well for three days,” Munich coach Jupp Heynckes confirmed Tuesday.It means Heynckes is likely to use French winger Franck Ribery of France alongside Robben to give Munich a much-needed boost in attack, but the Bavarian giants are not taking Zurich lightly.“An incredible amount rests on these two games in terms of both finance and image,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“Everyone here wants to reach the Champions League’s group phase.”Bayern have had a faltering start to the season after they were beaten 1-0 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on the opening weekend.They bounced back with a late winner from Brazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, although they were lucky to see a first-half goal from Patrick Helmes ruled out for offside.Zurich scored twice late on as they secured a fine 2-1 win over Basel at the weekend, and Bayern will be under pressure to perform at home on Wednesday.Having spent around 35 million euros to recruit Germany’s top goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and defender Jerome Boateng, the pair combined for the blunder against ‘Gladbach which cost Bayern defeat.Vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has complained about a lack of team spirit and the Bavarian giants were again unimpressive against Wolfsburg.Zurich’s last European away success was a 1-0 victory at AC Milan in the 2009/10 Champions League group stage, so Bayern should be aware of their threat.This will be Bayern’s first competitive meeting with FC Zurich and Germany striker Mario Gomez is looking forward to coming up against former VfB Stuttgart team-mate Ludovic Magnin, who is now FC Zurich leftback.“I swapped text messages with (FC Zurich’s) Ludovic Magnin a couple of days ago, and we’ve already discussed the match,” said Gomez.The second-leg will take place on Tuesday, August 23 at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MUNICH, Germany, August 17 – Bayern Munich take the first step towards what they hope will be a dream run to a Champions League final at their home stadium next May when they host Swiss side FC Zurich in the play-off round first leg clash on Wednesday.Having finished third in last season’s Bundesliga, Bayern are in the qualifying rounds for the first time since 2002 and face a Zurich team who have only made the group stages once before.last_img read more

Wife’s kidney donation saves husband’s life

first_imgAt one point actor Paul Newman was the PKD spokesman, Polinsky said, and the disease received much-needed publicity. Since Newman left as spokesman, PKD has drifted back into obscurity, he said. The Los Angeles Walk for PKD has been held in Pasadena in September at the Rose Bowl for three years. Last month’s walk raised $70,000. “But that’s not much for a city the size of Los Angeles,” Polinsky said. “We should be able to raise more than $100,000.” PKD also affects the heart. Ten years ago Polinsky had open heart surgery to replace heart valves. His kidneys were so big they pressed against his diaphragm and lungs, making it hard for him to breath. They also pressed against his stomach. “I was eating like a fly,” he said. After he awoke from the four-hour transplant surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Polinsky first asked about his wife. Then he asked about the kidney. “They showed me a plastic bag filled with urine, a sure sign the kidney was functioning,” he said. “I’m incredibly grateful. It’s like a miracle.” But he’s not out of the woods yet. His body can reject the kidney at any time and he checks his blood pressure and temperature twice daily for signs of infection, said Polinsky, a therapist who works in Beverly Hills. His wife works for Parents Anonymous, child welfare advocates in Clarement. She turned out to be an unusually healthy woman. But Polinsky said he was fortunate in that several people offered to be donors. “I didn’t hesitate to donate,” Peggy Polinsky said. “It was a great privilege, but it was not a big deal. I went through a year of testing, what they call the million-dollar work-up, where they give you every test in the world.” Both are active in the PKD Foundation. “I don’t want to see my kids and the millions of people with this disease go through that,” said Polinsky. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – For two years, Joel Polinsky’s stomach was so big, children would ask if he was pregnant. “Yes,” he’d tell them. “I’m going to have triplets.” But far from being funny, the Pasadena resident’s condition was deadly. What saved his life was a kidney donation in June from his wife, Peggy, 63. “You only need one kidney, but you have two,” she said. “If you know someone who has none, give them one.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPolinsky, 65, had Polycystic Kidney Disease, PKD, a hereditary ailment that also afflicts his two children, his brother, a niece and nephew and an uncle. PKD destroyed Polinsky’s kidneys. When they were removed in January, the organs that normally weigh a combined one pound weighed 16 pounds. “I was diagnosed with the disease when I was 40,” he said. “Cysts in the kidneys choke off their function. They stop filtering blood, so you have toxins in your blood. You feel exhausted, sluggish. It can effect your cognitive ability. Your blood pressure goes up and you may have hypertension.” While not as well known as cancer, heart disease or diabetes, PKD affects 600,000 Americans and 12.5 million people worldwide, more than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia and Down syndrome combined. But while sickle cell anemia receives around $2,800 in funding per patient per year, PKD only receives $53. last_img read more

A new low for Arsenal as they are embarrassed by their own ladies team (tweets)

first_img A superb 10-0 win for Arsenal Ladies over Spurs Ladies Even when Arsenal are not playing, they are being embarrassed.But this time, the Gunners have been shown up by their own ladies’ team!After losing 3-1 to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon, the mens’ side saw Arsenal Ladies beat local rivals Tottenham 10-0.And fans have ripped into Arsene Wenger’s side – saying the ladies’ team have more heart and character than their male counterparts.Wenger’s men cannot even go a day without being the subject of social media criticism… but it is totally understandable this time.You can see some of the best social media reactions below… 1last_img

Western Earns Conference Basketball Split at E-LC

first_imgEstherville Iowa — Western Christian went on the road for the first time and got a split of their basketball doubleheader at Estherville Lincoln Central Tuesday night. The Wolfpack girls nearly erased a 10 point deficit before falling 45-43. The boys got their first win of the season 65-52.The Midgets led at all the breaks in the girls game. They were up 8-6 at the end of the first quarter and in front 25-16 at the half. The lead was 10 points at the end of the third quarter 33-23 before Olivia Granstra hit for 8 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter to pull the Wolfpack whithin two as the game ended.Jordyn Stokes had a game high 17 for the Midgets. Kaitlyn Tendal hit for a dozen. Granstra led Western with 13 points. Macay Vant Hul  was just outside of double figures with 9. The difference in the fourth quarter was free throw shooting as the Midgets went 8-of-11 in the final quarter to keep Western from ever getting the lead.E-LC improves to 3-1 on the season while Western stands at 2-1. It was the conference opener for both teams.In the boys game that followed Western opened a 15-9 first quarter lead and was up 27-14 at halftime. By the end of the third it was up to 13 points at 41-28. The Midgets would get as close as four in the final quarter before the Wolfpack put the game away late to win it 65-52.Adrian Vaughn led the comeback for the Midgets with 10 of his game high 24 points coming in the fourth quarter. At halftime he was sitting on a 4 point night. Also in double figures was Izaak Sander with 15. Western put three players in double figures led by Wyatt Gulker with 18 points off the bench. Dawson Feenstra hit for 11 with Ty Van Essen dropping 10 off the bench.It was the first win of the season for Western after a pair of non conference losses to open the season. E-LC is 2-1 for the year. It was their conference opener as well.Western Christian continues their conference schedule on Friday with a stop at Spencer. E-LC will host North Union in a non conference doubleheader on Thursday.last_img read more

Stratford boys basketball drops home game to Pittsville

first_imgTigers now 5-5 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Stratford was held to 32 percent shooting and just 18 second-half points as it fell to Pittsville 57-39 in a Marawood Conference South Division boys basketball game Tuesday night at Stratford High School.Pittsville (12-7, 7-4 Marawood South) led 26-21 at halftime and built on its lead in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 31-18.Nick Stoflet and Ethan Nagel each hit three 3-pointers to score nine points each to lead Stratford (9-8, 5-5 Marawood South).Pittsville statistics were not provided.The Tigers play at Marathon on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 57, Tigers 39Pittsville 26 31 – 57Stratford 21 18 – 39PITTSVILLE (57): No statistics reported. Record: 12-7, 7-4 Marawood South.STRATFORD (39): Brenden Fecker 2-7 2-2 7, Cole Hoffman 1-7 0-0 3, Drew Oertel 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Stoflet 3-4 0-0 9, Lucas Heidmann 1-2 0-0 2, Ethan Nagel 3-7 0-0 9, Derrick Schmidt 2-7 3-4 7, Jacob Danen 0-3 2-2 2, Tanner Weinfurtner 0-0 0-2 0. FG: 12-37. FT: 7-10. 3-pointers: 8-22 (Stoflet 3-4, Nagel 3-7, Fecker 1-3, Hoffman 1-6, Heidmann 0-1, Schmidt 0-1). Rebounds: 17 (Schmidt 3, Danen 3, Fecker 3). Record: 9-8, 5-5 Marawood South.last_img read more

Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work

first_img Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 HomeWeb DesignMonthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work (cm)From our sponsors: Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary WorkYou are here:center_img Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Anselm Hannemann 2018-09-14T14:50:19+02:00 2018-09-15T11:11:14+00:00It’s an interesting concept to compare JavaScript with CO2 and yet a very valid one. Alex Russel who works for the Chrome team and has a lot of insights into the current state of the web says that using too much JavaScript or using it exclusively (without progressive enhancement/graceful degradation) will have the same effect as too much CO2 for the ecosystem on planet Earth — the ecosystem will fall apart. And just like we need a certain amount of CO2 to live, we need JavaScript on the web. It’s that fine line that makes the difference — the line between not too much and none at all.I feel that with the native browser APIs that we have these days we have a fantastic opportunity to build great web services without bloating them too much and without relying only on JavaScript. We can enhance native elements with the Custom Elements API easily via ES6 Classes, with so little code that it seems ridiculous to build all that on your own in a third-party framework. Coincidentally, the Github engineering team published an article about how they dropped jQuery entirely and what they now use instead: native JavaScript and small, lean code that is progressively enhancing their platform. Less code, better maintainability, and more stability.NewsChrome 70 is now in beta, bringing shape detection as an origin trial that allows us to perform QR code reading, face detection, and text recognition in images. The Web Authentication API got some updates, too, and referrerpolicy support was added to elements. This version will also deprecate Custom Elements v0, HTML Imports, and Shadow DOM v0.Finally, with Firefox 62, Mozilla ships ::selection instead of :-moz-selection. They also implemented flat(), and flatMap() for JavaScript arrays and developers get a new Shape Path Editor.Chrome 69 is out and brings us CSS Scroll Snap Points, the CSS viewport-fit property for cutout-displays like the one of iPhone X, and the Web Locks API which allows scripts running in one tab or worker to asynchronously acquire a lock, hold it while work is performed, and then release it. The update also comes with CSS conic gradient support, toggleAttribute() (which is similar to the classList.toggle() method but for attributes), and flat() and flatMap() for arrays. Unfortunately, this release changed how the browser displays the URL, and it seems that people consider it a security bug. Let’s see how that will evolve.With Firefox 62 supporting variable web fonts, we finally have support in all major browsers and can use it widely now to improve performance, be more creative with typography, and reduce data traffic drastically.Manuel Rego Casasnovas wrote about recent changes on CSS Grid Layout in percentages and indefinite height in the Chrome browser.Anyone who isn’t an expert would be hard-pressed to explain how tracking on the internet actually works. That’s why Firefox now changes their default settings and enforces tracking blocking in their browser by default.PHP7.3 is coming soon with new Heredoc and Nowdoc syntax, trailing commas in function calls, is_countable(), array_key_first(), array_key_last(), and Argon2 password hash enhancements.Getting the process just right ain’t an easy task. That’s why we’ve set up ‘this-is-how-I-work’-sessions — with smart cookies sharing what works really well for them. A part of the Smashing Membership, of course. Explore features →GeneralAlex Russell’s “The ‘Developer Experience’ Bait-and-Switch” is a great piece that explains the toxic environments we currently build for the web and why JavaScript can be compared to CO2 — both are needed in small portions, but if there’s too much of it, it’ll put the entire ecosystem (the web) at risk. A thoughtful article that I recommend everyone here to read, share, and remember.As Alexa, Cortana, Siri, and even customer support chat bots become the norm we have to start considering not only how our content looks but how it could sound. We can — and should — use HTML and ARIA to make our content structured, sensible, and most importantly, meaningful.Web PerformanceThe upcoming PostgreSQL 11 has some interesting performance improvements. Dimitri Fontaine shares what difference they can make.Ben Schwarz shares new approaches to native lazy load for the web that could become a reality soon.SecurityNightwatch Cybersecurity published a security vulnerability in Android that exposes information about the user’s device to all applications running on it. This seems to include the WiFi network name, BSSID, local IP addresses, DNS server information, and the MAC address — all in all quite a lot of private information that allows people to track individual Android devices. Unfortunately, all Android OS versions including forks (except for Android P/9 where a fix was provided) seem to be affected with no plan to fix older versions.CSSChen Hui Jing explains how to customize radio buttons without compromising their accessibility.CSS Shapes have quite some history already. Brought to the web early by an initiative of the Adobe Web team, browser vendors removed the implementations soon again, and are now slowly coming back with iterated, improved specifications and implementations. Rachel Andrew shares how to implement CSS Shapes.Sara Soueidan wrote down the reasons she switched from defining CSS colors as HEX or RGB to HSL and what the benefits are.With the web’s growth come new features to better accommodate its new form factors and use cases. One feature I’m excited about is the color-adjust property, proposed in CSS Color Module Level 4. It is an acknowledgment that the web will continue to show up on devices that have less-than-stellar displays.Creating color harmonies becomes a piece of cake with HSL. (Image credit)HTML & SVGStefan Judis read what the Mozilla documentation has to say about input elements and discovered a couple of interesting things that could be very useful for your next project.JavaScriptNolan Lawson compares the different ways of using timers in JavaScript and when to use is a tiny and elegant HTTP client based on the browser Fetch API.Ankur Anand wrote an article about the terrible performance cost of CORS requests in single-page applications.Adrian Roselli shares how we can build link lists at the end of a page for print styles.Babel 7 is out. It’s faster, has more options, and supports JSX Fragments and TypeScript.Auto-resizing s is a very useful way to improve the user experience for people writing content for your site or service. I wrote a blog post about how to auto-resize form elements with a short ECMAScript 6 class.AccessibilityEthan Marcotte reflects on what accessibility means and realizes that it’s not about making a website compatible with some assistive technology or software but about making it usable for everyone who wants to access it, regardless of the technology. This is a huge difference because his approach includes people who have difficulties reading a website even though they use the same browser and the same laptop as you. Maybe they are in bright sunlight, have difficulties with small text, or get distracted by bright colors or animated elements.Eric Bailey emphasizes how important it is to manually test for accessibility.Scott O’Hara shares a breadcrumb navigation using aria-label to provide an accessible name and aria-current to indicate the currently active link.Work & LifeRyan Singer contemplates the difficulty of planning a project with ‘imaginary work’ and why it’s so important to test first how hard something will be to integrate before planning it on the roadmap.We all have been there before: Imagining a solution in your head and implementing it are two entirely different things. (Image credit)Going Beyond…I love the concept of doodling, and even though I don’t do it regularly, it always fascinates me. Doodle Addicts is a platform that collects doodles from people all around the world. A nice gallery to get inspiration from.Jonny Brooks-Bartlett wrote an interesting article on why so many data scientists are leaving their jobs. The job might sound quite interesting and like a good bet these days, but often expectations don’t match reality and politics and ethical decisions are extremely difficult.Marco Lambertini explains how technology can help us save the planet, but more than anything we need to learn to value nature and its resources.An interesting discussion was raised this week by a very well-known Open Source contributor who tried to change the license of one of their projects in order to prevent companies who support the U.S. ICE institution from using their software. The change was quickly reverted after it was revealed that it wasn’t legally enforceable. However, the entire topic (which comes up way more often lately) shows that more and more people think about the impact of their work. They don’t want it to be used for bad, but for good. And while the idea of open, non-restricted source is desirable, it’s only if people use it to support human rights and for improving lives. I’m curious about new solutions that could ensure this; maybe we’ll see more terms of service for open-source projects soon (which would then be legally binding but may prevent free open-source projects from using them). Posted on 15th September 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more