WebKit has supported the next-generation image format AVIF since April 2021, but Safari has not. That’s because Apple’s web browser can only process image types that macOS and iOS support. The third developer beta of macOS Ventura and iOS 16 has now added AVIF support to Safari 16.
As venture capitalists pour money into Web3 and crypto, David Rosenthal meticulously explains why the overly hyped technology is extraordinarily inefficient, insecure, and more centralized than decentralized.
Crypto skeptics have been trying to warn the public that cryptocurrency is a Ponzi scheme and Web3 is fake decentralization that can't fix a web that isn't broken. Critics have mainly been ignored as aggressive opportunism and skyrocketing token prices have silenced dissent. However, as crypto becomes more mainstream and people experience its downsides, critics' warnings are starting to be heard.
To stop students from cheating on online quizzes and visiting blocked sites, Chromium developers updated ChromeOS and the Chrome browser to allow school IT administrators to disable viewing the HTML source code.
Registering a domain name at Network Solutions can be tricky and pricey, and transferring a domain away from them is an unwarranted waiting game.
WP Engine restored some of the lost functionality when they deprecated .htaccess files. The new Web Rules feature provides the ability to create rules for allowing and denying IPs.
WebKit added support for the AVIF image format in April 2021, but it’s still unavailable in Safari. Its absence is because Apple chose an unconventional method for decoding images in its browser.
The price for a .com domain is going up again thanks to ICANN’s 2020 decision to allow Verisign to increase wholesale prices indefinitely. Verisign is expected to make hundreds of millions of dollars more after agreeing to pay ICANN, the non-profit in charge of coordinating domains worldwide, twenty million dollars.
The latest version of WordPress now fully supports WebP images without the need for plugins or additional code.
Creating an IPFS gateway with a personal domain just became incredibly easy to do with Pinata’s new dedicated gateway feature.
In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made it affordable for independent web developers to build apps without the high cost. IPFS is positioned to transform the industry again through its free and high-availability distributed-web model.
The CMS rolls out agency services to compete with drag and drop website builders Squarespace and Wix
The twenty-five-year-old Adobe Flash Player is now end of life and will no longer play Flash content. Adobe is urging all users to uninstall it immediately.
The release of WordPress 5.6 contained several accessibility improvements, including the ability to add captions and subtitles to videos using the Web Video Text Tracks Format (WebVTT).
Global Privacy Control (GPC) is a proposed standard for a browser signal that communicates to sites and services not to sell or share personal information. Unlike past ‘do not track’ efforts, this standard is designed to enforce existing and future laws.
Cloudflare announced a new site speed optimization service called Automatic Platform Optimization. The service launched with support for WordPress, but it requires several steps to enable it for self-hosted sites.
API Shield is available for customers with gRPC-based APIs and by request through a closed beta for JSON APIs.
A much-anticipated feature was added to version 5.5 of WordPress. The popular CMS gained the ability to turn on auto-updates for plugins and themes. However, the new feature comes with risks.
WebP is on the verge of replacing JPEG and PNG as the best image to use on the web thanks to Safari 14 finally supporting it. However, an even better image format, AVIF, is already looking to replace it.