Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync

Firefox Sync lets you share your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and other browser data between different devices, and send tabs from one device to another. We think it’s important to highlight the privacy aspects of Sync, which protects all your synced data by default so Mozilla can’t read it, ever. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the technical design choices we made in order to put user privacy first.
The post Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync appeared first on Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/firefox-sync-privacy/

Testing Privacy-Preserving Telemetry with Prio

Building a browser is hard; building a good browser inevitably requires gathering a lot of data to make sure that things that work in the lab works in the field. But as soon as you gather data, you have to make sure you protect user privacy. We’re always looking at ways to improve the security of our data collection, and lately we’ve been experimenting with a really cool technique called Prio.
The post Testing Privacy-Preserving Telemetry with Prio appeared first on Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/testing-privacy-preserving-telemetry-with-prio/

Firefox 63 – Tricks and Treats!

Firefox 63 comes with some long-awaited treats: an implementation of web components, including custom elements and the shadow DOM. Potch also covers the Fonts Editor, the associated font panel in the Firefox DevTools Inspector, and reduced motion preferences in CSS.
The post Firefox 63 – Tricks and Treats! appeared first on Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/firefox-63-tricks-and-treats/

Show your support for Firefox with new badges

If you use Firefox and want to show your support, we’ve made a collection of badges you can add to your website. Whether you’re passionate about Mozilla’s mission, or just think Firefox is a kick-ass product, we’d love your help in spreading the word.
The post Show your support for Firefox with new badges appeared first on Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/show-your-support-for-firefox-with-new-badges/

Focus with GeckoView

Firefox Focus is a mobile app for ad-free, private browsing. Next week, we’ll release version 7.0 of Focus for Android, and for the first time, Focus will come bundled with Gecko, the browser engine that powers Firefox Quantum. You can help us test Gecko in Focus today by installing the Focus Beta.
The post Focus with GeckoView appeared first on Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/focus-with-geckoview/

Make your web layouts bust out of the rectangle with the Firefox Shape Path Editor

CSS Shapes lets your web designs break out of the rectangular grid. Using a new CSS standard, text can flow, images can be rounded, even just a few non parallel lines can make your site stand out and make your brand distinctive. With the Shape Path Editor in Firefox 62 you can visually edit the shape directly from the CSS inspector, using Firefox Developer Tools to select the element whose shape you want to modify.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/make-your-web-layouts-bust-out-of-the-rectangle-with-the-firefox-shape-path-editor/

Variable Fonts Arrive in Firefox 62

Firefox 62 adds support for Variable Fonts, an exciting new technology that makes it possible to create beautiful typography with a single font file. Variable fonts are now supported in all major browsers. And because great features deserve great tools, we’re hard at work building an all new Font Editor into the Firefox DevTools for Firefox 63. Or check it out today in Firefox Nightly.

Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/variable-fonts-arrive-in-firefox-62/

The Ecological Impact of Browser Diversity

Early in my career when I worked at agencies and later at Microsoft on Edge, I heard the same lament over and over: “Argh, why doesn’t Edge just run on Blink? Then I would have access to ALL THE APIs I want to use and would only have to test in one browser!"
Let me be clear: an Internet that runs only on Chrome’s engine, Blink, and its offspring, is not the paradise we like to imagine it to be.…
The post The Ecological Impact of Browser Diversity appeared first on CSS-Tricks.

Link: https://css-tricks.com/the-ecological-impact-of-browser-diversity/