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Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Adobe Web Platform Round Up: coding, testing, tooling, and more

My team at Adobe exists to enhance the web platform. Adobe believes the web will become the ultimate platform for creative expression. We’re doing what we can to move the web towards that end. This takes several forms, including contributing open source code, contributing to web standards, and contributing to Adobe tools. For the last... Continue reading →

Background blending now available in Firefox 30

Last week, we announced that Chrome 35 was shipping background blend modes. This week, Firefox 30 was released with support for the background-blend-mode property. This makes it the second browser to add support. Bennett Feely created some examples of gradients that have blending applied to them: See the Pen Gradient with background blending by Adobe... Continue reading →

Improving Viewport Unit Support in WebKit

Viewport units are great for creating responsive designs. Unfortunately, issues with the WebKit implementation reduced their usefulness. A couple of months ago, I discovered that Timothy Loh had fixed many of the issues in Blink. Despite the size of the patch, it seemed like a prime opportunity to learn more about the CSS subsystem in... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes and CSS Compositing & Blending in Safari 8

Last week during his WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi’s slide announced that Safari 8 would include two features that the Adobe Web Platform team has been working on: CSS Shapes and CSS Compositing & Blending. Both features have stable specs in the Candidate Recommendation phase, and implementations on track to ship in other browsers. CSS Shapes... Continue reading →