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HTML 5 - Please enable images? :-) Weekly Issue 118
December 19, 2013
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Welcome to issue 118 of HTML5 Weekly. We're taking a break over Christmas and the New Year so the next full issue will be on January 8. We're considering doing a 2013 retrospective on the 1st though so keep an eye out for that.
In other news, HTML5 Weekly has an all new mobile-friendly homepage, complete with proper archives and full-text search. Looking for everything we've featured on Web Audio or WebSockets? Now it's easy :-)
featured
Myth: A CSS Post-Processor for CSS 'The Way It Was Imagined' CSS doesn’t always work as specced in the browser. Myth is a CSS ‘post-processor’ that takes CSS written in idealistic or spec-friendly ways and converts it into ‘real world’ CSS.
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Frontend Masters
reading
The Gamepad API: A Quick Introduction to Using Gamepads from the Browser
Mozilla Hacks
Understanding The Real-World Performance of Your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers Together with Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and others, the W3C Web Performance working group has standardized the Navigation Timing, Resource Timing, User Timing, and Performance Timeline interfaces to help you understand and improve the performance of your web application.
IEBlog
How to Build A 3D Game with The WebGL-based Three.js Library
Creative Bloq
Monster Madness: Creating Games On The Web with Emscripten A look at some of the issues involved in porting a C++ game across to the Web using Emscripten.
Mozilla Hacks
CSS Variables in Firefox Nightly
Mozilla Hacks
Google Announces Chrome Apps’ Improved Offline Capabilities and Mac Support
InfoQ
300ms Tap Delay, Gone Away Google’s Jake Archibald reports that as of Chrome 32 for Android (currently in beta) the famous 300ms tap delay is gone for mobile-optimised sites, without removing pinch-zooming.
HTML5 Rocks
Preprocessing SVGs for The Web in 3 Automated Steps
Alexander Goedde
Falling Back From SVG to PNG With legacy browsers lacking SVG support still around, a bitmap fallback solution may still be needed. A simple JavaScript based method is presented.
Alexander Goedde
How to Use the HTML5 Vibration API
SitePoint
5 Most Exciting Features of Foundation 5 Zing Design shares their top 5 new features in the new Foundation 5 frameworks and why they believe they’re important.
Flippin' Awesome
5 .htaccess Snippets to Borrow from HTML5 Boilerplate
David Walsh
Application Layout with CSS3 Flexible Box Module
Mozilla Hacks
code and tools
Unison.js: Unifying Named Break Points Across CSS, JavaScript, and HTML Declare named user interface break points in one place and automatically sync them across your JavaScript and markup. Then complex responsive tasks such as conditional loading and image swapping become simpler.
Dan Chilton
Google Font Previewer for Chrome A very handy add-on for Chrome that makes it possible to quickly preview what the current page would look like with Google Web Font fonts of your choice applied.
Pamela Fox
jQuery Audit: Chrome DevTools Extension for Debugging jQuery
Andres Suarez
Dynatable: HTML5+JSON Interactive Table jQuery Plugin A semantic, interactive table plugin using jQuery, HTML5, and JSON with a great demo and tutorial page.
Steve Schwartz
Headroom.js: Hide Your Page Header Until You Need It
Nick Williams
SpeedCurve: Monitor The Front-End Performance of Your Website
jquery.adaptive-backgrounds.js: Extract Dominant Colors From An Image, Apply Them to The Background
Brian Gonzalez
OMG! Rainbow Dividers in CSS3
demos
Google Emulates Late-80s Amiga 500 Computer in Chrome Google’s latest Portable Native Client technology demo.
Christian Stefansen
Conquer the Lonely Mountain in Chrome A Hobbit-themed Chrome Experiment from Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
Google Chrome Blog
SpinKit: A Collection of Loading Indicators Animated with CSS
Tobias Ahlin
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