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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Why do developers contribute to open source projects?

Vincent Hardy, Director of Engineering for the Web Platform team at Adobe, recently published an insightful article in Website Magazine on Why Developers Contribute to Open Source Projects. Vincent focuses on the motivation for participation from a developer’s perspective, and does a great job describing the different factors that encourage an individual to get involved.... Continue reading →

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First Fit Location for Image Shapes

Upon his return from sabbatical, Hans Muller dove right back into working on the algorithms that make CSS Shapes possible. Before he left, he was working on adding support for CSS Shapes from images. Hans’s latest blog post is an explanation of the algorithm for determining the first fit location for an image shape. As... Continue reading →

HTML Alchemy – Combining CSS Shapes with CSS Regions

Note: Support for shape-inside is only available until the following nightly builds: WebKit r166290 (2014-03-26); Chromium 260092 (2014-03-28). I have been working on rendering for almost a year now. Since I landed the initial implementation of Shapes on Regions in both Blink and WebKit, I’m incredibly excited to talk a little bit about these features and... Continue reading →

Test the Web Forward Shanghai

We’re pleased to report that the seventh Test the Web Forward on Augest 17 & 18 has wrapped up successfully. The Shanghai development community is very passionate about the Web as the event attracted nearly 350 web developers on the first day and 150 on the second day. By the end of the event, 1003... Continue reading →

Chromium Embedded Framework automated builds

In our previous blog post about the Chromium Embedded Framework we announced the intention to set-up the automated build infrastructure for CEF3. Since the required infrastructure is in place, we are glad to announce the site that hosts the CEF automated builds for the CEF3 trunk, and the latest active branches. The plan is... Continue reading →

Upcoming: Test the Web Forward Shanghai

Test the Web Forward is returning to China this weekend, stopping in Shanghai on August 17-18. Adobe has partnered with Baidu in planning this event and they’ve lined up dozens of qualified experts and speakers to educate and support the attendees. The event will kick off with a Welcome and Introduction from Alex Zheng, VP... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes and Float Positioning: What’s Old is New Again

The Adobe Web Platform Team has been working on CSS Shapes (fka CSS Exclusions and Shapes) for some time now. The CSS Shapes spec has been divided into two levels. CSS Shapes Level 1 allows authors to specify a shape-outside value for floats. The shape-outside value is a shape that defines the boundary that inline... Continue reading →

Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 Released

Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 was released a few weeks ago at the third annual PhoneGap Day on July 19th. Check out the 3.0 release blog post by Colene Chow to learn what’s new in this latest major release! Adobe PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized... Continue reading →

Experimental support for blend modes for SVG in Chromium

We recently added support for blending of SVG elements to Chromium.  You can download Canary or Chromium. Since the feature is experimental, you will need to turn on “Experimental web platform features”. Once you turn on this flag, there will be support for the new ‘mix-blend-mode‘ CSS property on all elements. For now, only SVG elements will actually... Continue reading →