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HTML 5 Weekly Issue 135
April 30, 2014
First Draft of Object RTC (ORTC) API for WebRTC published by ORTC Community Group It sounds a little dry on the surface, but ORTC is essentially an alternative API to WebRTC that enables clients to talk between each other using real time communications capabilities via JavaScript APIs. Microsoft’s Open Technologies group has written more about it here.
12 Little-Known CSS Facts The best sort of list post as most of these items genuinely did teach me something.
Louis Lazaris
Firefox 29 Arrives with Customization Mode, New Design The release notes are also available. Not much that’s HTML5-focused, although ‘number’ and ‘color’ input types are now supported on the ‘input’ element.
The Next Web
How Adobe Is Moving on From Flash to Embrace HTML5
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Speed With(out) Webfonts A quick look at the performance impact of custom webfonts.
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Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution IE 6 through 11 are all vulnerable. US-CERT is advising all Windows XP users in particular to switch to another browser.
Andreas Gal Becomes Mozilla's New CTO
Andreas Gal
Unicode in URL Changes for IE11 The ‘Send UTF-8 query strings’ option in IE11 doesn’t work, although it does for the path.
Expose Yourself with ngrok Raymond Camden explains ngrok, a service that allows any sort of local web service to be exposed to the Internet for testing.
Flippin' Awesome
Learn CSS Layout A site teaches the CSS fundamentals that are used in any website’s layout. A very simple walkthrough of CSS.
HTML5 Canvas Animation with JavaScript A quick walk through the Canvas drawing API and the basic mathematics you’ll need to have a grasp of to program your own Canvas-based animations.
MountainWest JavaScript 2014
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code and tools
Isomer: An Isometric Graphics Library for HTML5 Canvas Very attractive end results.
Jordan Scales
webwork: Execute Web Workers Without External Files Want to use Web Workers without putting the code into a separate JavaScript file? There’s a workaround and this library packages it up in an easy to use form.
HTML Entity Lookup Using HTML entities is the right way to ensure all the characters on your page are valid but finding the right entity code can be tricky. This tool lets you quickly find an entity based on how it looks.
Left Logic
Velocity.js: Accelerated JavaScript Animation jQuery Plugin Re-implements $.animate() for faster performance.
Julian Shapiro
Indexed: Query IndexedDB like MongoDB IndexedDB is a browser API for client-side storage of significant amounts of structured data and for high performance searches on this data using indexes.
Kent Safranski
Source: A Front-end Documentation Engine Powerful tool for documenting web interfaces. Combines front-end interface building with a documentation process.
grid: Drag and Drop Library for Two-Dimensional, Resizable and Responsive Lists
Jeet: A CSS Grid System for Humans
Tyler Longren
chart-js-polymer: Chart.js as Polymer Elements
Rob Dodson
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