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Mobile web standards, SSE now a W3C Rec, a WebGL text editor, Web accessibility, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 174 — February 4, 2015
SSE provides an API for opening an HTTP connection for receiving push notifications from a server in the form of DOM events. They’re quite popular now but here’s one of the classic tutorials on their use.

Marcy Sutton
A 45 minute talk from SmashingConf Whistler on Web accessibility and how to make more accessible sites using modern Web techniques, including responsive images, text alternatives, focus management, and more.

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An overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of mobile Web applications. Includes the status of each tech as of 2015.

Sean T. McBeth
A clever source code editor control that can be used in WebGL/WebVR projects.

Nate Hunzaker
A look at how the Viget team worked around inconsistencies between Canvas and ImageMagick on the backend.

‘The biggest challenge we faced while building our web-based search was implementing a fluid text input. A fluid text input has a width that is defined by its content.’ Clever stuff.

PPK discusses the eight Chromium-based Android default browsers, and their subtle differences. The situation is not dire yet, but he warns that it seems to be getting worse.


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