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Adobe Web Platform Goes to the 2014 WebKit Contributors’ Meeting

Last week, Apple hosted the 2014 WebKit Contributors’ Meeting at their campus in Cupertino. As usual it was an unconference-style event, with session scheduling happening on the morning of the first day. While much of the session content was very specific to WebKit implementation, there were topics covered that are interesting to the wider web community. This... Continue reading →

April 2014 Extensible Web Summit

Last week, W3C TAG (Technical Architecture Group) held an “Extensible Web Summit” hosted by the PhoneGap team at the Adobe offices in San Francisco. The summit brought together TAG members, people from the Extensible Web Community Group, browser implementers, JavaScript library authors, and web developers to talk about the future of the web platform. I... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes Level 1 is ready for your feedback!

CSS Shapes Level 1 describes how content can be wrapped around geometric shapes. As of last week, the specification is a candidate recommendation. Also, both Blink and WebKit now have the latest syntax that matches this latest spec. This means the spec draft is stable enough for you to try out the features in your designs and to provide... Continue reading →

CSS animations and transitions performance: looking inside the browser

You’ve probably used CSS Animations or CSS Transitions in a project. (If not, check out CSS-Trick’s almanac entries on animations and transitions.) Some of your animations might have performed smoothly. Other might have appeared choppy. Do you wonder why? In this article, we’ll explore how browsers handle CSS Animations and CSS Transitions, so you can develop... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes geometry: discussed and demo’d

Flowing text around shapes shouldn’t be burdensome. If you have one continuous string of text, why not wrap it like a ribbon that can smoothly conform to a shape? The engineers who are implementing the CSS Shapes Module Level 1 spec are bringing that capability to the web platform. Sara Soueidan experiments with creating non-rectangular layouts with... Continue reading →

Happy birthday, web, and many more

The web is 25 years old today. In its short existence it has transformed the way we play, learn, work and connect with each other. And yet, this is just the beginning. The web has the potential to transform the creative process. Sir Tim Berners-Lee used his creativity when on March 12, 1989 he submitted... Continue reading →