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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 →

Design next generation responsive designs for iOS7 with Edge Reflow CC and CSS Regions–A story of collaboration

Apple recently announced its official release of iOS 7 . This is a release packed with very significant changes, in particular a radical transition for the iOS user interface design and user experience. Part of the updates to iOS 7 is an upgrade of mobile Safari which comes with multiple new features. One of these... Continue reading →

CSS Regions: New working draft

On May 28th 2013, we published a new W3C working draft for CSS Regions, one of the features proposed by the Adobe Web Platform team. Here are the most important changes you should be aware of: Renamed the region-overflow property to region-fragment The old region-overflow property, which controlled the behaviour of the last region in... Continue reading →

CSS Background Blend Modes are now available in Chrome Canary and WebKit Nightly

As part of the CSS Blending and Compositing specification, HTML background blending allows blending of images, gradients and background colors directly from CSS. Let’s say we have an html element with the following: #dummy_element { background: url('azure_by_kurokitsune777.png') no-repeat, blue; } We can now use CSS to blend the background layers of the element (the specified... Continue reading →

Together for a better Web – Adobe and Igalia

For the past two years, the Adobe Web Platform team proposed a number of features to the Web: Regions, Shapes, Custom Filters and lately, Blend Modes. Our team contributed to the implementation of these features in WebKit, Blink and Gecko, with steady help from the communities behind these browser engines.  Today, we are pleased to announce... Continue reading →

How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Sometimes when you add two foods together, you get something exceptionally delicious. And sometimes when you add two CSS features together, you get something exceptionally useful. CSS Exclusions and Shapes will be one of those exceptionally useful combinations, particularly with new layout systems being designed like CSS Grid Layout. But while recipes can start from... 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 →