We had two more quiet weeks in the web industry. In browser news, we have Vivaldi 6.0 and Safari Technology Preview 168. On the release radar, we encounter Node v20, Obsidian 8.0, TypeScript 5.1 Beta, Vite 4.3, and more. Last, but not least, the Front End Resources repository grows with a handful of assets, generators, and other utilities.
💻 Browser news
Vivaldi users, rejoice! Version 6.0 is out for desktop and Android users and the topic of this update is customizability. Themes are now enhanced with custom icons, while workspaces make it easy to organize your tabs and tools exactly how you like.
Mobile users receive their share of customization options. Video and audio can play in the background tabs, or you can disable autoplay for all websites.
- Vivaldi 6.0: Organize tabs with the new Workspaces and personalize your browser with Custom Icons
- Vivaldi on Android is fast and fun on mobiles and tablets
We switch the ecosystem and talk about macOS and iOS users and the release of Safari Technology Preview 168. The release notes contain a long list of issues that have been fixed, along with a handful of new features.
📡 The Release Radar
- AdminJS 7 - an open-source admin panel for your Node.js application
- CKEditor 5 v37.1.0 - Powerful rich text editor framework
- Gatsby v5.9 - Build modern websites with React
- lowdb v6.0.0 - Simple to use local JSON database
- MUI X v6.2.0 - Advanced and powerful React components for complex use-cases
- Obsidian 8.0 - GraphQL, built for Deno
- pnpm v8.2.0 - Fast, disk space efficient package manager
- Puppeteer v19.11.0 - Node.js API for Chrome
- Redwood v4.5.0 - The App Framework for Startups
- reveal.js 4.5.0 - The HTML Presentation Framework
- Vite 4.3 - Next generation frontend tooling
🛠️ Front End Resources
- Color contrast checker - Check and suggests colors to meet the required WCAG or APCA contrast ratio
- CSS HD Gradients - Wide gamut Color 4 compliant CSS gradient builder.
- Favicon Generator - Generate favicons online from an image or logo for free
- Gradicol - Handpicked collection of linear gradients
- Magdeleine - Hand-picked free stock photos for inspiration
- Shaper - Generative Design Tool for UI Interfaces
- SVG Doodles - Hand-made and editable SVG Doodles
- UI Goodies - The best digital design resources from around the Web in one place.
There's more where that came from. Explore the rest of the Front End Resource collection.
Wrapping things up
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