This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 188)


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Issue 188 — May 13, 2015
Smashing Magazine
Karen Menezes looks at CSS’ ‘clip-path’ property which lets you work with polygons (via CSS or SVG) for masking elements in various ways.

Brian Rinaldi
Brian Rinaldi looks beyond the use of the Web Audio API for cute demos and tricks, and into actually using audio for practical purposes to improve UIs on the Web.

Mozilla Hacks
Response image support (with the ‘picture’ element and ‘img srcset’), WebSockets for Web Workers, BroadcastChannel support, and more. There are also notes for developers.

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Callie Kavourgias
The ‘img’ tag has been around since the early days of the Web but ‘figure’ is new in HTML5. What does it add and when should it be used instead?

HTML5 Rocks
‘With the Chromium 42 release, H.264 hardware video decoding support has been expanded to OS X. Now Chromium on Macs, Windows 7+ and essentially all Chromebooks support power efficient decoding of video by default.’

Microsoft Edge Dev Blog
With Microsoft’s switch from Internet Explorer to ‘Edge’, IEBlog has been retired and an all new blog has been started to keep up to date with Microsoft’s browser developments.

Intel Corporation
May Android WebView’s problems be gone. Crosswalk is a great choice for building hybrid mobile apps on Android that provides an alternate webview for HTML5-based Cordova apps.


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