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HTML5 webapps on Amazon Fire TV, Working Draft of Custom Elements, Web Components and CSS, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 168 — December 17, 2014
Amazon is now giving developers the option of publishing HTML5-based apps to be run on the big screen via their Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices.

Custom Elements describes the techniques behind defining and using new types of DOM elements in an HTML document.
Philip Walton explains how, with Web Components, we finally have real style scoping and a proper abstraction mechanism. Now we can write truly modular CSS.

Wijmo  Sponsored
A new sample complete with source to help you get started building an Expense Tracker app. Includes an intro on Ionic and details how Wijmo 5 controls and AngularJS directives may be used in conjunction with the framework. Available here.


Modus Create
A look at a handful of game development engines that target HTML5 and the browser for simple cross platform gamedev.

Quick summaries of Bootstrap, Foundation, Semantic UI, Pure, and UIkit.

Defines events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen, etc. Unfortunately it seems Blink/Chrome is not planning to support it at this stage.


  • Frontend Developer at Blue Apron (New York City)Seeking junior devs to join our team which creates beautifully responsive & optimized features. Ultimately, the team's main objective is to create culinary experiences that'll have you eating your monitor in no time. Check us out; then decide.
    Blue Apron
  • Creative TechnologistTruth Labs is looking for seasoned technologist with a shared passion for technology and design to join our crew. You’ll work on all things digital including forward-thinking websites, mobile app, and even Arduino-controlled lasers.
    Truth Labs

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