After several Twitter threads on highlighting use cases, projects, and companies in production using WebAssembly, myself and a few other Wasm communitty members thought it’d be a great idea to have a dedicated place to find projects using WebAssembly, and highlight what WebAssembly can be used for!
Robert Falcon Scott was a British explorer who dreamed of being the first person to reach the South Pole. In 1912, he reached the Pole only to learn that his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, had beat him to it. Caught by freakish weather and a string of bad luck, his entire party died trying to get back.
Brent has done a writeup on how to upgrade your Homebrew-installed PHP version to PHP 7.4. Since the php formula now contains that 7.4 version (instead of 7.3 before), all you need to do is make sure brew is up-to-date and then upgrade the php formula itself:
# make sure brew is up-to-date
# upgrade the php formula to its latest version
brew upgrade php
Ire Aderinokun, author of the CanIUse Embed, has added an extra option where you can embed static images of features as mentioned on CanIUse.com. The images are generated using Puppeteer, are stored on Cloudinary, and are updated daily using Heroku Scheduler.
What I wanted to do was have a URL linking to an image (hosted on Cloudinary) that I would periodically update with the support table for that feature. For example, to get the latest image of CSS Grid support, anyone could use this URL: https://caniuse.bitsofco.de/image/css-grid.png
A detailed writeup on how she created those images (and how she updates) takes you through the whole process.
24ways – the advent calendar for web geeks – is back! First post is “Making a Better Custom Select Element” in which Julie Grundy tries to create an accessible Custom Select Element:
Sometimes, I can’t recommend the select input. We want a way for someone to choose an item from a list of options, but it’s more complicated than just that. We want autocomplete options. We want to put images in there, not just text. The optgroup element is ugly, hard to style, and not announced by screen readers. The focus styles are low contrast. I had high hopes for the datalist element, but although it works well with screen readers, it’s no good for people with low vision who zoom or use high contrast themes.