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YouTube goes HTML5 by default, the single tag website, Microsoft's new browser, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 173 — January 28, 2015
YouTube Engineering
A big psychological step for modern Web technologies as YouTube makes HTML5 video the default on Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8, and beta versions of Firefox.

CJ Johnson
An interesting experiment to render a complete Web page off the back of using a single tag. A cute trick, at least.

Mozilla Hacks
The MDN docs for Canvas 2D have had a major update to reflect new features in the spec, some of which are summarized here, like Path2D objects and hit regions.

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Smashing Magazine
Last week, Microsoft announced a new browser last week, and Smashing Magazine has interviewed Jacob Rossi, a senior engineer at Microsoft, about it. It already has an impressive level of support for modern Web technologies.

Adrian Roselli
A look at how the ‘lang’ attribute on the ‘HTML’ tag is used and why you should consider using it too.

Broken Links
A comparison of two methods for creating custom elements, with the pros and cons for each.

A List Apart
Nick Sherman suggests a new font format that would allow designers to dynamically change the weight, width, descender length, x-height, etc of a font when the the reading environment changes.


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