How Can We Make URLs Readable?

Seated in chairs, Jake Archibald and Surma discuss browser URLs.

When Chrome removed the http and https from the start of URLs in their browser address bar, I wasn’t happy.

And I heard from other people that weren’t happy.

Despite a padlock before the URL in the address bar, the https in the address bar was reinforcement that the site was using SSL to encrypt HTTP requests and responses.

It added a level of trust to the site I was visiting. Continue reading How Can We Make URLs Readable?

Learning About Images from the Google Chrome Team [Video]

Seated in chairs, Sam Dutton and Yoav Weiess images, lazy load, and image formats.

When I saw the tweet from Google Developers in late August 2019 about the new #AskChrome video series, I was excited!

Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to ask a question to the Google Chrome team and get it answered live on video?

The first episode was delayed from its expected September 4, 2019 launch to September 25, 2019. I finally saw it this week. Continue reading Learning About Images from the Google Chrome Team [Video]

How Often Do You Use a Different Browser? Poll Results

Woman using a smartphone while drinking coffee

Microsoft’s announcement last week that they plan to use the Chromium engine from Google for development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop caught everyone’s attention.

From Android to Google Search to Google Ads to the engine that drives the highly popular Chrome browser and now Edge, where does Google’s influence stop? Continue reading How Often Do You Use a Different Browser? Poll Results