Webmaster News

Fathomo

Fathom Analytics adds single page application (SPA) tracking

The privacy-focused web analytics service, Fathom, added the ability to track page views on sites that use SPA frameworks like Ember, React, and Angular.

Firefox

Firefox 70 shows inactive CSS and how to fix it

The Developer Tools in the latest version of the Firefox browser can now highlight Cascading Stylesheet properties and values that are not properly implemented, and provide details on how to fix them

Vimeo Accessibility

Vimeo updates video player to be more accessible

The popular video service for creators and brands updated its video player to support the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines’ Level AA compliance.

Prefers Color Scheme

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari now support dark mode for websites

Websites can now add support for native dark mode for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android by using the prefers-color-scheme CSS media query.

Cloudflare

You can now host static sites on Cloudflare

Cloudflare has leveraged its Workers platform to host static sites on its Edge caching servers, removing the need for a web hosting service.

Chrome

Chrome to block images, audio, and video that aren’t secure

To increase privacy and security, and to improve the user experience when people visit sites with mixed content (sites that serve assets with http and https), Google is transitioning Chrome to block all non-secure assets.

Chrome PWA

Google testing native contact picker in Chrome 77 for Android

In an attempt to bring more native app functionality to PWAs, Google has created a Contact Picker API to allow websites to access contact details.

WP Engine Wordfence

WP Engine removes a popular plugin from their disallowed list

WP Engine worked with Wordfence to make their security plugin compatible with its hosting service and to remove it from WP Engine’s infamous Disallowed Plugins list

Chrome and Firefox

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) coming to Chrome and Firefox browsers

In a move to force mass adoption of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), Mozilla and Google are adding DoH to their browsers, and they plan to turn it on by default for all users.

Lazyload

Google releases official ‘Native Lazyload’ plugin for WordPress

Sites using WordPress can now take advantage of Chrome’s new native lazy-loading support with Google’s new Native Lazyload plugin. The plugin uses a JavaScript fallback for lazy-loading if a browser doesn’t support it natively.