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FrontEnd Focus

formerly HTML5 Weekly

Eric Bidelman
Shadow DOM provides a framework-free way to create self-contained Web components with compartimentalized DOM and CSS. This is a great intro.

A brief look back at the early days of the Web as it turns 25 years old.

Google notes “90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support things like page analytics” but that Chrome 53 will “begin to block it.” And “in December, Chrome 55 will make HTML5 the default experience.”

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Mark Otto
Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic from GitHub’s Director of Design. Designed for IE9+, as well as the latest Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Chrome 53 is the latest beta channel release and it supports the Shadow DOM spec and, on Android, the PaymentRequest API for seamless payment functionality.

Micha? Zalewski
An interesting look (and practical demo) at how some layering trickery can be used to get users to inadvertently share parts of their browser history.

Erik Jung
A look at using CSS4’s color functions to adjust colors around a theme. Until CSS4 is supported natively, PostCSS can be used to make it all work.

Stoyan Stefanov
This starts with a big ‘don’t do this’ warning, but the effect of using a canvas as a mouse cursor is undeniably striking. Live demo here.


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