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CSS Regions polyfill – better, smarter, fuller

We first started work on a CSS Regions prototype to give designers and developers a seamless and flexible way to flow content inside a chain of boxes. As the feature gained visibility, it became clear that people wanted to experiment outside the WebKit-based browsers. So about one year ago, we created a rather simple polyfill supporting only basic functionality.... Continue reading →

Using blend modes in HTML Canvas

Canvas blending is an HTML feature for designers and web developers. In this blog post, I  present the syntax and some use cases where blend modes are particularly useful. What are blend modes? To put it simply, blend modes are ways of combining two graphic objects using special mathematical formulas. Recently, blend modes have landed... Continue reading →

A chat about River Trail

If you are interested in parallel programming using JavaScript, check out a very cool project called “River Trail” from Intel and Mozilla.  River Trail is aimed at exposing the power of multicore programming to JavaScript developers. This effort is part of a larger initiative at Intel to contribute innovation to the web platform.  It is great... Continue reading →