Modern websites require responsive images

In his essay, Responsive Web Design, Ethan Marcotte considers the idea of “responsive architecture,” and how that discipline can ask “physical spaces to respond to the presence of people passing through them.” This practice allows for structures that “bend, flex, and expand as crowds approach them,” rather than leaving “immutable, unchanging spaces” that are rigid … continue reading

How the growth of IoT created demand for IPv6 visibility

The common practice for monitoring the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network traffic has been to pretend it doesn’t exist by simply ignoring it or disabling it across corporate networks. But with the growth of both IoT and hyperscale data centers, the demand for IPv6 visibility is real, and an increasing portion of the Internet-connected … continue reading

Amazon AWS S3 outage causing widespread issues for businesses

Companies across the United States are dealing with major website and application issues due to portions of Amazon Web Services going offline this afternoon. Amazon AWS provides cloud-based storage and web services for companies so they can deploy computing power without having to build or invest in server farms, according to an MSN report. Some … continue reading

Report: One third of Americans experienced airline booking site frustrations this year

For travelers, high-quality mobile applications are crucial for catching flights and getting to where they need to go without problems. Americans might be able to deal with long lines at TSA, but if there is one thing they have no patience for, it’s slow or crashing sites and apps. And a recent 2016 Holiday Travel … continue reading

CSAIL creates algorithm that can make predictions in videos, RDM available for Firefox Developer Tools, and Technavio report maps out VRD market growth—SD Times news digest: Nov. 28, 2016

Humans are able to understand their surroundings without much thought, but teaching machines to predict future actions can be challenging for researchers. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have made advancements recently to tackle this. CSAIL researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that can create a brief video that simulates the future … continue reading

Mozilla’s Observatory, the Zig programming language, and uSens’ VR/AR SDK—SD Times news digest: Aug. 29, 2016

Mozilla has launched a new solution designed to help developers secure their websites. The HTTP Observatory website provides developers with a set of tools to analyze their sites, and gather information on whether or not they are using the most secure solutions. According to the company, Observatory is split into three projects: a scanner, a … continue reading

BlazeCSS gives structure to building websites, Atlassian acquires StatusPage, and the Obama administration advances wireless research—SD Times news digest: July 15, 2016

A fairly young open-source modular CSS framework is providing structure for building websites with a set of templates that showcase how its components can work together. BlazeCSS can be installed in a variety of ways, the easiest being to use the framework via CDN. Each module is available via CDN separately and as a combined … continue reading

Researcher determines the security of the 2016 presidential candidates’ websites

Websites are playing a critical role for the candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential primary season. These sites are used to encourage voters and educate the people of their platform, but even these candidates are susceptible to hacks and security problems, impacting their campaign or their image. Each presidential candidate has a website, but which … continue reading

Hearing-impaired programmer shows a need for accessibility

Hollie Kay built her first website in 1999, despite discouragement from teachers over her taking up “computers” as a lifelong career path. She didn’t pay attention. While her schoolteachers dismissed her lack of following orders as “willful disobedience,” as she puts it, she was really using machines and websites as a way to cope with … continue reading

How websites did before, during and after the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 has come to a close, so it’s time for a recap of the big game from a website performance perspective. Did Super Bowl 50 websites and advertisers stand up to the test this year, or were there some major fumbles? Dynatrace, an application management software company, was monitoring advertisers’ websites leading up … continue reading

Performance Bowl: The website winners and losers of Super Bowl XLIX

During one of the most competitive, entertaining and ultimately unbelievable Super Bowls in NFL history, advertisers and websites played their own game of dueling performance metrics and response times. APM software provider Dynatrace monitored the brand websites advertising during the big game, and in the moment of truth revealed which stood up to the ultimate … continue reading

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