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Introducing the New Adobe Web Platform Showcase

Before Adobe’s Web Platform team begins work on a new web standard — whether it’s contributing to a specification or actually implementing a feature — we take some time to really understand the specific problems we’re trying to solve. Additionally, after a feature has been prototyped, we spend more time validating that it works the... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes in Last Call

The CSS Working Group published a Last Call Working Draft of CSS Shapes Module Level 1 yesterday. This specification describes how to assign an arbitrary shape such as a circle or polygon to a float and to have inline content wrap around the shape’s contour, rather than the boring old float rectangle. A Last Call draft... Continue reading →

We <3 Blue Beanies!

By Arno Gourdol Today we celebrate web standards by donning a blue beanie. The tradition started a decade ago, inspired by the cover of Jeffrey Zeldman’s Designing with Web Standards.  While the technologies at the core of the web platform – HTML, CSS, SVG and  Javascript – evolve and keep improving, embracing web standards remain more important than... Continue reading →

Improved testing for selection interaction with CSS Regions

As you may know, our fellow Webkit and Blink contributors from Igalia were busy lately trying to make selection work properly with CSS Regions. Besides dealing with the challenges inherent in a complex code base like WebKit’s and Blink’s, they were also busy updating the test suite for selection in regions. The amount of tests... Continue reading →

Making Long-form Journalism More Repeatable

Last spring, we experimented with combining some amazing content from National Geographic with emerging layout features like CSS Regions and Shapes. We believe that the result — a feature called Forest Giant — was a really elegant and unique experience. However, like so many other popular long-form articles we’re now seeing on the web, it... Continue reading →

Canvas blending now available on iOS7 and OSX Mavericks

The recent release of iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1 added support for several new web features. Among those are CSS Regions and blending modes in canvas. For cool use of Canvas blend modes feature, you might want to check out CJ Gammon’s demo from the graphical web conference in San Francisco. One of his... Continue reading →