Web

Updated: 2020-03-21

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is the standards organization for WWW. Most of the familiar terms - HTML, CSS, Javascript (Web APIs), WebAssembly - are W3C recommendations (REC). Check the full list on the official website.

Both Javascript and WebAssembly are running in browsers, but Javascript is a scripting language without pre-compilation, while WebAssembly is binary and pre-compiled from any LLVM supported languages like C++, D, or Rust.

Google's Guide

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/getting-started/

Browser Support

The web platform is constantly evolving, some features are promising however may not yet be ready:

system fonts vs web fonts

Georgia was optimized for the screen; Miller was optimized for print. Microsoft fonts Georgia and Verdana were specifically created for web use. Arial was created as a Helvetica substitute. To many, they’re indistinguishable. But don’t use Arial

Rules

  • Use the LANG attribute to identify the language of the page.
  • Each A element must contain text or an IMG with an ALT attribute.

SSL

https://www.startssl.com/

Code Syntax Highlighting

https://github.com/google/code-prettify

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Web Design Books

the non-designer’s design book

Don't Make Me Think

Typography

Practical Typography: http://practicaltypography.com/

http://webdesign.about.com/od/webdesign/fl/Web-Typography-101-6-Basic-Terms-and-Concepts.htm

font pairs: https://www.typewolf.com/site-of-the-day/fonts/circular https://fontpair.co/

javascript:

document.cookie;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user's browsing activity web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with