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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 →

CSS Regions no longer available in Chrome 35

The latest stable version of Chrome (v. 35), released last week, removed support for CSS Regions. To accurately reflect this change, we updated the list of supported browsers and published a new set of results in the browser support matrix. For those of you who love the powerful responsive designs made possible by CSS Regions, you can... Continue reading →

background-blend-mode now available on Chrome

The Adobe web platform team has been working on the CSS Blending specification. On February 20, the spec progressed to the “release candidate” stage which signals that it is ready for implementation. At the same time, we’ve been implementing the CSS properties in Chrome, Firefox and WebKit. The first CSS property of this specification to... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes Polyfill

The CSS Shapes feature is coming soon to a browser near you. The specification has reached Candidate Recommendation and implementations are maturing in the experimental builds of WebKit and Blink. In addition to brushing up on CSS Shapes over at A List Apart or here on the Adobe Web Platform Blog, you may also want... Continue reading →

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CSS Shapes feature testing is available in Modernizr production builds!

Modernizr is a JavaScript library that detects HTML and CSS features in the user’s browser. I have developed feature-testing support in Modernizr for CSS Shapes. I am writing this post to proudly announce that support for CSS Shapes is now available in Modernizr 2.8.1 production builds. It will also be included in future Modernizr releases. Why... Continue reading →

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 →