Native support for Web Animations first shipped in Chrome 36, and was updated with playback control in Chrome 39. The Element.animate() method can be used to trigger imperative animations directly from JavaScript, and its returned object can be leveraged to control the playback of these animations. These methods are detailed in the current draft of… Read More

The Chrome team recently announced that we are moving DOM properties to the prototype chain. This change, implemented in Chrome 43 – (Beta as of mid April 2015) – brings Chrome more in line with the Web IDL Spec and other browsers’ implementations, such as IE and Firefox. Edit: clarified   Older WebKit based browsers,… Read More

If you’ve worked with the Geolocation API before, chances are you’ve wanted to check if you had permission to use Geolocation without causing a prompt. This simply wasn’t possible. You had to request the current position and this would indicate the permission state or cause a prompt to be shown to the user. Not all… Read More

IE10 and above added support for the ‘cut’ and ‘copy’ commands through the Document.execCommand() method. As of Chrome version 43, these commands are also supported in Chrome. Any text selected in the browser when one of these commands is executed will be cut or copied to the user’s clipboard. This lets you offer the user… Read More

HTML6, a Web Audio drum machine, the state of DevTools, a WebGL shaders book, and more.Read this e-mail on the Web HTML Weekly Issue 181 — March 25, 2015 HTML6 and APIs as Natural Friends Paul Bruce “As if HTML5 isn’t new enough to many web developers, people thinking ahead to HTML6 are including native… Read More

No April Fools. A look at Spartan. Background positioning in CSS. W3C’s new HTML5 course.Read this e-mail on the Web HTML Weekly Issue 182 — April 1, 2015 Don’t fear – we’re aiming to be an April Fool’s free zone. Let’s hope no-one tricked us! 😉 A Closer Look At Project Spartan, Microsoft’s IE Killer… Read More

WebRTC explained, WebGL from the ground up, visual TDD, IE debugging, and more.Read this e-mail on the Web HTML Weekly Issue 183 — April 8, 2015 Peering Through the WebRTC Fog with SocketPeer Mozilla Hacks WebRTC provides a powerful suite of realtime technologies to the browser but the terminology and complexity can make it intimidating.… Read More

The DevTools Timeline panel has always been the best first stop on the path to performance optimization. This centralized overview of your app’s activity helps you analyze where time is spent on loading, scripting, rendering, and painting. Recently, we’ve upgraded the Timeline with more instrumentation so that you can see a more in-depth view of… Read More

?We hear more and more about the big stars of YouTube, but what about the creators who haven’t quite reached superstar status? Well, if they’re looking to connect with advertisers, startup FameBit aims to help. Co-founder and CEO David Kierzkowski told me that most multi-channel networks — which help YouTube content creators build a business… Read More