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The state of Web Animation, Chrome 39, WebVTT, and how HTML5 is everywhere.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 164 — November 19, 2014
Smashing Magazine
Cartoonist Rachel Nabors presents an extensive look at the post-Flash world of Web-based animation using CSS, the Web Animation API, and HTML5.

Read Write
An interview with Tom Dale (of Ember fame) about native vs web for mobile development where he points out that many ‘native’ apps already contain significant portions authored in HTML5/JavaScript.

WebVTT, the Web Video Text Tracks format, as used for marking up external text track resources in connection with HTML5's ‘track’ element.

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Google Chrome Releases
Includes ES6 generators, Web App manifest, the Beacon API, and more (such as 64-bit support on OS X). The release post for the 39 Beta explains more.

Boris Smus
Sensors found in smartphones define the mobile experience, but sensor APIs are in a poor state. Here, Boris Smus describes some of the problems, looks at sensor APIs on iOS and Android, and suggests a solution in the spirit of the extensible web manifesto.

Smashing Magazine
A walk through the development process of a Chrome extension with modern web tools and libraries with Daniel Sternlicht.


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