Karen Menezes looks at CSS’ ‘clip-path’ property which lets you work with polygons (via CSS or SVG) for masking elements in various ways.
Brian Rinaldi looks beyond the use of the Web Audio API for cute demos and tricks, and into actually using audio for practical purposes to improve UIs on the Web.
Response image support (with the ‘picture’ element and ‘img srcset’), WebSockets for Web Workers, BroadcastChannel support, and more.
There are also notes for developers.
The ‘img’ tag has been around since the early days of the Web but ‘figure’ is new in HTML5. What does it add and when should it be used instead?
‘With the Chromium 42 release, H.264 hardware video decoding support has been expanded to OS X. Now Chromium on Macs, Windows 7+ and essentially all Chromebooks support power efficient decoding of video by default.’
With Microsoft’s switch from Internet Explorer to ‘Edge’, IEBlog has been retired
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Microsoft Edge Dev Blog
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Learn to Create HTML Emails, a New Code School Course news
What's New in Chrome 42: Push API, Install Banners and the Fetch API news video
Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support news
Firefox 38 supports the Encrypted Media Extensions API but there’s also an option for people against the idea.
Mozilla Adds -webkit Prefix Emulation to Select Sites in Firefox news
Getting Started with HTML5 Video tutorial
A Short Note On aria-labelledby and aria-describedby tutorial
“The ARIA attributes aria-labelledby and aria-describedby can be used to provide an accessible name or accessible description for a subset of HTML elements.”
The At-Rules of CSS tutorial
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Microsoft Edge: What Designers Need to Know opinion
Flight Arcade: A WebGL-based Flight Simulator demo
It’s not quite Microsoft Flight Simulator, but is a reasonable way to waste a few minutes.
Escher and The Droste Effect - A WebGL Fragment Shader demo
Bootstrap Tabs That Keep Track of History using the HTML5 History API code
Bone.io: A Realtime HTML5 Framework code
A lightweight framework for building high performance realtime single page HTML5 apps.
ReadRemaining.js: Tell Readers How Long Needed to Read Any Text code