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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Why do developers contribute to open source projects?

Vincent Hardy, Director of Engineering for the Web Platform team at Adobe, recently published an insightful article in Website Magazine on Why Developers Contribute to Open Source Projects. Vincent focuses on the motivation for participation from a developer’s perspective, and does a great job describing the different factors that encourage an individual to get involved.... Continue reading →

HTML Alchemy – Combining CSS Shapes with CSS Regions

Note: Support for shape-inside is only available until the following nightly builds: WebKit r166290 (2014-03-26); Chromium 260092 (2014-03-28). I have been working on rendering for almost a year now. Since I landed the initial implementation of Shapes on Regions in both Blink and WebKit, I’m incredibly excited to talk a little bit about these features and... Continue reading →

Test the Web Forward Shanghai

We’re pleased to report that the seventh Test the Web Forward on Augest 17 & 18 has wrapped up successfully. The Shanghai development community is very passionate about the Web as the event attracted nearly 350 web developers on the first day and 150 on the second day. By the end of the event, 1003... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes and Float Positioning: What’s Old is New Again

The Adobe Web Platform Team has been working on CSS Shapes (fka CSS Exclusions and Shapes) for some time now. The CSS Shapes spec has been divided into two levels. CSS Shapes Level 1 allows authors to specify a shape-outside value for floats. The shape-outside value is a shape that defines the boundary that inline... Continue reading →

Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 Released

Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 was released a few weeks ago at the third annual PhoneGap Day on July 19th. Check out the 3.0 release blog post by Colene Chow to learn what’s new in this latest major release! Adobe PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized... Continue reading →

Experimental support for blend modes for SVG in Chromium

We recently added support for blending of SVG elements to Chromium.  You can download Canary or Chromium. Since the feature is experimental, you will need to turn on “Experimental web platform features”. Once you turn on this flag, there will be support for the new ‘mix-blend-mode‘ CSS property on all elements. For now, only SVG elements will actually... Continue reading →