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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Penetrating Polygons Explained

Hans Muller has another great blog post focusing on his work implementing the shape-inside feature from the CSS Shapes Level 2 specification. In this installment, Hans explains how he calculates the shape-inside that corresponds to a polygon penetrating an HTML element’s content box. Read all about how the algorithm works and play with Hans’s interactive... Continue reading →

Building a Better Web Through Crowd Sourcing

In case you hadn’t heard, the SFHTML5 Meetup group will be hosting a meetup on April 25th 2013 focused on making the Web better via crowd sourcing testing. Rebecca Hauck will talk to us about Test the Web Forward a community-based grass roots movement with the goal of improving the quality of the Web by fostering... Continue reading →

Freeing the Floats of the Future From the Tyranny of the Rectangle

With modern web layout you can have your content laid out in whatever shape you want as long as it’s a rectangle. Designers in other media have long been able to have text and other content lay out inside and around arbitrarily complex shapes. The CSS Exclusions, CSS Shapes Level 1, and CSS Shapes Level... Continue reading →

W3Conf 2013: A Summary

The Adobe Web Platform team helped in organizing the W3Conf at the beautiful Regency Center in San Francisco on 21-22nd Feb 2013. Here are some notes from my perch behind the curtains (I was introducing the speakers!). By all standards, the conference was a great success. Here are some metrics: We had about 20,000 viewers... Continue reading →

“The top web features from caniuse.com you can use today”

At the 2013 W3Conf I gave a talk about the browser compatibility site Caniuse.com. The talk consisted of two parts, starting with an explanation of how caniuse.com started, how it’s useful to developers, and what’s to come on the site. The next and larger part discusses top web features now supported by enough browsers that... Continue reading →