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The picture element, Chrome 38 and Firefox 32, Raspberry Pi gets a good HTML5 browser, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 153 — September 3, 2014
Ars Technica
Scott Gilbertson takes a high level look at the ‘picture’ element and its growing role on the Web, particularly on mobile devices. The second page covers a lot of the messy background to its acceptance and where things are headed.

Chromium Blog
Adds support for the new ‘picture’ element, as well as numerous ECMAScript 6 features, the Network Information API, Screen Orientation API, and support for image-rendering: pixelated (ideal for many HTML5 gamedevs).

Includes a new HTTP cache, along with many HTML5 related features, including CSS position: sticky, box-decoration-break, mix-blend-mode, updates to the Vibration API, new JavaScript methods, and a Web Audio Editor.

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Raspberry Pi
The cheap, low-power device gets a new Epiphany-based browser with strong HTML5 support, a JavaScript JIT, hardware accelerated video decoding, and more. As well as for normal Pi users, this could be ideal for cheap office dashboards, public visualizations, etc.

The Web Ahead
An in-depth discussion with Jen Simmons and Sara Soueidan about new specifications like CSS Shapes and CSS Exclusions and how they’re changing the shape of Web pages.

Trey Shugart
A web component library based loosely on the Custom Element spec that allows you to define behaviour for custom and existing elements using tag names, attribute names and class names.

True Interactions
A GUI-focused modified version of Node 0.10 that’s aimed at building regular desktop applications using JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5. This preview is limited to OS X only.


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