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Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Testing performance in CEF

Adobe is committed to creating the best tools and services to help you use the web effectively. Whenever possible, we use the web platform itself to build these tools and services. For instance, Edge Code and Edge Reflow are built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript on top of the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF). CEF is... Continue reading →

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Canvas blending is now in Chrome Canary, WebKit Nightly and Firefox!

After landing in Firefox and WebKit, canvas blend modes are now available in Chrome Canary! Here’s what you need to do check out the feature in your favorite browser: Mozilla Firefox For Firefox, canvas blend modes are enabled by default in the stable version, so there are no prerequisite steps for enabling canvas blend modes. Chrome... Continue reading →

Creating an Installed Application Experience on Mobile With Web Technologies

Adobe’s Web Platform team recently showcased a prototype demonstrating the future of digital layout on the web using content provided to us by National Geographic. Although the experience is fully responsive (meaning it adapts to screens of all sizes), we decided to push things a little further by creating an entirely new — and much... Continue reading →

Explore LA through the prism of custom filters

  The Adobe Web Platform team recently partnered with two talented contractors (Edan Kwan and David Vale) to build a mobile application that showcases one of the features the team has been implementing in WebKit and Blink. The application is modeled after a travel app – with the addition of some really cool CSS Custom... Continue reading →

Adobe Explores the Future of Responsive Digital Layout with National Geographic Content

Update (5/21/13): To see the mobile prototype, check out Creating an Installed Application Experience on Mobile With Web Technologies. National Geographic partnered with Adobe, sharing select content for Adobe’s use to experiment with digital layout. The results mark the beginning of a technical and design collaboration that will look at innovating around layout while responding... Continue reading →

Growing and Shrinking Polygons

Hans Muller recently added another fascinating blog post to his running series on the implementation of shape-inside from the CSS Shapes Level 2 specification.  In this post Hans describes the initial support he recently added for applying shape-inside and shape-padding to polygonal shapes. While this first round of support in limited in scope, it is another step down... Continue reading →

The Chromium Embedded Framework

Many thanks to Marshall Greenblatt, the Chromium Embedded Framework founder, for writing and helping edit part of this blog post. The Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) is an open source project that allows developers to easily display HTML content in their desktop applications. The HTML view can be finely controlled and even extended through the available API.... Continue reading →