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HTML 5 Weekly Issue 133
April 16, 2014
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Sadly, last week's issue didn't make it to everyone's inbox so catch up on issue 132's Web-based archive if you need to. It'd be a huge help if you could check your 'opposite of ham' folder and mark any HTML5 Weeklies as, well, not being that :-)
- Peter C
featured
A Whirlwind Tour of Scalable Vector Graphics (video) An excellent 30 minute talk that walks through the essential building blocks of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and dives into transforms and matrices, how to manage the transform stack, and how to script SVG. One of Fluent’s best rated talks.
Marc Grabanski
Internet Explorer Web Platform Status and Roadmap A feature by feature account of what’s available or what’s coming in Internet Explorer.
modern.ie
The Web’s Declarative, Composable Future Addy Osmani looks at Web Components and the ‘declarative renaissance’ and how these things will make Web development better.
Addy Osmani
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reading
Selection API Specification A new spec (in the unofficial draft stage) for selection related functionality on HTML documents (e.g. when you select a portion of text on a page).
W3C
HTML5 Apps Can Be Just As Speedy As Native Apps with The Famo.us Framework
VentureBeat
New HTML5 Attributes for Hyperlinks: download, media, and ping
SitePoint
A Short Note On 'alt' in HTML It’s no longer against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to have an image element without an alt attribute as long as it has an accessible name provided using another method such as aria-label.
Steve Faulkner
Coordinate Conversion Made Easy – the power of GeometryUtils A look at the GeometryUtils interface from the CSSOM View Module.
Mozilla Hacks
Mozilla Moving Forward Chris Beard becomes Mozilla’s interim CEO after the departure of Brendan Eich.
Mozilla
An OpenGL Shaders Primer It’s not WebGL specific but if you don’t know a fragment shader from a vertex shader, this is a short and sweet primer.
underscorediscovery
The Rise of the Mobile Web Austin Hallock shares a response to Chris Dixon’s “Decline of the Mobile Web” article.
What's in Store for Firefox OS 2.0 (in pictures)
CNet
Organizing Your CSS Code for Preprocessors
Flippin' Awesome
How to Write Your First Chrome Extension
Justin Yek
How Sass 3.3 Will Solve Your RWD Problems
Netguru
code and tools
A Bumper List of Chrome / Chromium Switches An in-depth and up to date list of the flags and command line switches that can be used to turn various features and debugging tools on and off in Chrome / Chromium.
Jacob Groß
uncss: A Tool to Find Unused CSS
David Walsh
FileSaver.js: An HTML5 saveAs() FileSaver Implementation Implements the HTML5 W3C saveAs() FileSaver interface in browsers that do not natively support it for saving files on the client-side.
Eli Grey
A Circular Progress Indicator with SVG and JavaScript
Dasari Srinivas
Pesticide: To Kill Your CSS Layout Bugs Quickly Places an outline on every element so you can quickly see what’s going on.
mrmrs
video-js: An Element Providing A Wrapper Around The Video.js HTML5 Video Library
Addy Osmani
VideoGL jQuery Plugin: 3D HTML5 Videos with Postprocessing Filters
Fabio Biondi
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demos
To Listen Without Consent – Abusing the HTML5 Web Speech API There’s an interesting workaround to getting a user’s consent to listen to their speech without them realizing. Just tested and it worked in Chrome 33.
Guya
Trianglify: Random Triangle Background Generator (using SVG and CSS backgrounds)
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