The Power of Serverless

This site has been served statically for some time now. With my recent switch to Netlify for hosting, I find “serverless” services rather fascinating. Chris Coyier recently launched The Power of Serverless for Front-End Developers which lists a number of services, ideas, and resources for front-end devs looking to get started with serverless technologies.

Let’s get one thing out of the way: it still involves servers, so that word serverless might feel a bit disingenuous. It’s actually a new way to pay for and work with servers that, in many cases, is cheaper and easier than buying and managing your own servers.

Expanding the capabilities of statically hosted sites is pretty exciting.

Labels Required

Maggie Wachs of Filament Group writes about the importance of using labels from an accessibility standpoint.

Out of the box, the label element is all we need to indentify fields in an accessible way. Used in combination with accessible hiding and other helper elements, like placeholder or icons, we can ensure that a form element’s purpose is clearly communicated to all users.