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HTML 5 - Please enable images? :-) Weekly Issue 83
April 10, 2013
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I've had some comments that indicate many readers didn't know we publish other newsletters than HTML5 Weekly. So, let me direct you to JavaScript Weekly, Ruby Weekly, Postgres Weekly and particularly the latest issue of The Modern Web Observer which digs into a lot of client-side Web issues at a higher level than HTML5 Weekly. Hope you enjoy! :-)
In other news, HTML5 Weekly now has an official Twitter account @html5weekly so if you want to cite us at all, you can use that. It'll also include many of the links you see in HTML5 Weekly as well as others we couldn't fit into the issue. Thanks for reading - Peter C.
Blink: A Rendering Engine for The Chromium Project
Google Chrome and Opera are taking on a new rendering engine called 'Blink' that has been forked from Chrome's previous WebKit underbelly. Ars Technica speculates WebKit faces a troubled future after the move, with consequences for Web developers as well as browser developers. The Chromium Blink FAQ explains more about the move, as does this 30 minute Q+A session by the Blink team and developer advocate Paul Irish.
Chrome 27 Beta: A Speedier Web and New HTML5 Forms 5% faster content display, week and date 'input' tag types now feature an attractive UI, the Web Audio API now supports live audio as input, and support for the CSS 'ch' unit (1ch equals the width of a single rendered '0' character) has been added.
IE11: What We Know and What We Can Speculate David Storey presents a handy roundup of the latest rumors, news, and experiments with regards to Internet Explorer 11, including its possible WebGL support, new user agent string, and ECMAScript 6 support.
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Media Queries Are A Hack Ian Storm Taylor makes a compelling argument that media queries, as they stand, fail to be modular and easily composable when working on a site’s styling. He gives a clear example of the problem and proposes an alternative idea: element queries.
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Introducing navigator.mozPay() For Web Payments Mozilla will introduce navigator.mozPay() in Firefox OS so that web apps can accept payments. They eventually plan to bring it to the desktop too.
Children of The DOM A look at a little-known set of references defined in DOM3 Element Traversal which allow you to navigate element nodes in the DOM more easily (skipping annoying whitespace text nodes).
Turn Your Web App into a Windows 8 App A step by step walk through converting a web app into a Windows 8 app using Visual Studio 2012.
HTML5 Hacks
CSS Masking The new CSS Masking specification brings the concepts of clipping and masking into the Web browser. Dirk Schulze explains and shows off some examples over at HTML Rocks.
Detecting Touch: It’s The ‘Why’, Not The ‘How’ A look at how to detect a touch-capable device, over at the Mozilla Hacks blog.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2 Draft Spec
How You Can Do Cool Image Effects Using HTML5 Canvas
Setting Disruptors to Stun: Christian Heilmann's HTML5DevConf Keynote Now the Web is mainstream, Christian Heilmann looks at how we can get our 'web mojo' back and use Web technologies, particularly on new mobile devices, to wow users.
IE11 Shown Running WebGL Demos
code and tools
csscss: CSS Redundancy Analyzer Parses CSS files and lets you know which rulesets have duplicated declarations.
HTML5 Boilerplate: The Web's Most Popular Front-end Template Version 4.2.0 has been released. What's new? Upgrades to jQuery 1.9.1, Normalize.css 1.1.1, an update to the .htaccess file, and a removalof the Google Analytics protocol check.
Lungo: An HTML5 Cross-Device Framework A framework for developers who want to design, build and share cross device applications.
PhoneGap 2.6.0 Released
Horwheel: Scroll Horizontally with the Mouse Wheel
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Codassium: Collaborative Interviews with Code Editor, Video and Voice Uses WebRTC technologies.
Copy-Paste from Website to Terminal A small HTML and CSS demo of a trick that means what people copy and paste off of a Web page might not be what they expect.
Sympathetic Synthesizer System Mk1
The First Men on the Moon: The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
JavaScript Dubstep Generator
quick links
Ambient Light Events and JavaScript Detection
Mozilla Hacks
Latest Draft of the HTTP 2.0 Protocol
CSS Triangles Explained
What Size Is My Browser? A Simple Single Page Tool
@html5weekly: Our New Official Twitter Account
HTML5: Alive And Well With CIOs
TimeJump Brings Deep Linking to HTML5 Audio and Video Podcasts
The ChangeLog
HTML5 Sandbox - A Bad Idea
Egor Homakov
About HTML Semantics and Front-End Architecture
Nicolas Gallagher
Working with The HTML5 Canvas in Web Projects
Adobe Inspire Magazine
Last day of early reg price for O'Reilly Fluent 2013
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