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The Web Manifest spec, 3 new specs to follow, a WebGL FPS with how-to video, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 148 — July 30, 2014
HTML5 Doctor
Marcos Cáceres and Bruce Lawson look at the Web Application Manifest spec which provides a mechanism for ‘installing’ webapps so that they become indistinguishable from other apps on a device.

The Web Alarms API provides access to a device’s alarm settings, the Presentation API helps you take advantage of secondary displays, and the Standby API lets you request a screen remain awake and avoid power-saving states.

WebRTC lets you communicate between different clients in various ways, including across the local network without an Internet connection. This tutorial demonstrates how to build your own peer-to-peer chat app using the WebRTC DataChannel API and Pusher.

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Dominic Szablewski
There’s also an interesting making of video.

Mark Otto
Mark Otto, a designer at GitHub and creator of Bootstrap, shares a variety of information about how GitHub uses CSS.

Mozilla Hacks
Includes an event listeners popup, @media sidebar, Cubic bezier editor, animation keyframe editing, and more.

Yacine Rezgui
A quick overview of some of the different ways you can work with HTML5 on mobile platforms, including Firefox OS, Phonegap, and Ionic.


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