The Progressive Web App term is now five years old, and it’s time to sit down and understand where we are at 2021 within the platform, what has changed during 2020 and what we are expecting for the upcoming months.
It shouldn’t surprise you while reading that iOS is the bottleneck here …
It’s great to see that language features like Destructuring, Nullish Coalescing and Optional Chaining seem to be common nowadays. However, just like last year, do take this all with a grain of salt though as 43% of the participants consider them to be experts in … CSS 🤨
A trick you can use to make text better stand out against a background image, is to use a color overlay with a certain opacity on top of the image. This tool by Yaphi calculates the ideal opacity to use, so that the contrast meets the WCAG standards.
Ahmad Shadeed sweats the details to recreating the little component above, as found in Facebook’s Messenger.
In this article, I will show you a component that looks simple from the first glance, but there is a ton of work behind it.
As you can derive from the article’s length: the devil is in the details. You can get to a basic result really quickly, but most of your time will go to making it resilient, supporting RTL, implementing all variants, supporting Dark Mode, …
DALL·E is a 12-billion parameter version of GPT-3 trained to generate images from text descriptions, using a dataset of text–image pairs. We’ve found that it has a diverse set of capabilities, including creating anthropomorphized versions of animals and objects, combining unrelated concepts in plausible ways, rendering text, and applying transformations to existing images.
If you give DALL·E the task to generate images with “an armchair in the shape of an avocado”, you get this:
Throughout the (excellent!) television show Mr. Robot the Kali Linux distribution is used. Turns out the makers were also involved in the “Alternative Reality Game” that lived outside the show. To solve the Post-Season 4 ARG, a key part was to be extracted from one of their repos:
The idea was, we would do a commit to the Kali Git repository that would include a number of items, but also have a surprise. The commit we made was the initial commit of the “Legacy Wallpapers” where we took the old Kali and BackTrack wallpapers and made them available to everyone. However, embedded in one of the images was a steganographic message which was a private SSH key. This is the same background image that was used throughout the show’s filming.
With a password, the SSH key could be extracted from that image. Then with that, players of the ARG could use it to connect to a “final target”.