This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 185)


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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 185 — April 23, 2015

Apologies for the delayed issue this week, I’ve been busy chairing the O’Reilly Fluent conference. Hopefully we’ll be rewarded by many great videos soon, however.

Mark Sadecki
As great as HTML5 Canvas is, its inherently visual nature provokes accessibility concerns. There are, however, two features that can improve matters slightly.

Sanders Kleinfeld
Slides (that mostly work alone) for a great talk given at O’Reilly Fluent this week.

The Verge
Chrome adds push notifications support, providing a more app-like experience for your favorite websites.

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A W3C Working Draft that describes the best practices for identifying or selecting the language of content as well as locale preferences used to display data values and other information on the Web.

Provides an API for representing file objects in web applications, as well as programmatically selecting them and accessing their data.

Annie Sexton
As of this week, Google’s search algorithm is prioritizing ‘mobile friendly’ sites. Annie has some tips for keeping Google happy.


  • Front-End Engineer at SRC:CLR (SF)SRC:CLR is a software security startup in the name of security for open-source code. You will join our front-end team and be a key part of the engineering process building our Angular single-page application. SRC:CLR
  • Full Stack Developer at AlphaSights (New York, NY)Write high quality and maintainable code. Be trusted to act autonomously and influence process/workflows, product direction, and technology choices. Work in a project team with two-week iterations. AlphaSights

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