This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 181)


HTML6, a Web Audio drum machine, the state of DevTools, a WebGL shaders book, and more.
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Issue 181 — March 25, 2015
Paul Bruce
“As if HTML5 isn’t new enough to many web developers, people thinking ahead to HTML6 are including native support for APIs [..] to the in-browser experience.”

HTML5 Drum Machine
Want to lay down some sick techno beats? Noodling around with this quick and clean example of the Web Audio API is more fun than it sounds.

Addy Osmani
Must-see slides from Google’s Addy Osmani showing off the latest in the DevTools world like paint profiling and animation inspection.

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Patricio Gonzalez Vivo
A gentle step-by-step guide through the abstract and complex universe of Fragment Shaders, as used in WebGL. Complete with editable, live examples too.

Get the latest on what’s happening with WebGL in the game development world with this 90 minute WebGL meetup at the recent Game Developers Conference chaired by Tony Parisi and including talks from folks from Google, Mozilla and more.

Smashing Magazine
A look at the ‘event cascade’ (which is quite a lengthy stream of events in some browsers) and its relevance in handling user input from mice, taps, etc.

The Verge
“[..] the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan.”


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