This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 189)


Web Audio and getUserMedia in Edge, 24 accessibility talks tomorrow, and how tooling is the future of the Web.
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Issue 189 — May 20, 2015
Microsoft Edge Team
A look at the all-new Web Audio API support in Microsoft’s IE replacement, Edge.

The Paciello Group
Starting in just over 6 hours, there will be 24 x 1 hour online presentations on the topic of Web accessibility taking place over the entire day. It’s quite a line up.

Sebastian Markbåge
An insightful opinion piece that looks at the role of libraries, package managers, and other tools in the growth and development of the Web Platform and why the future of the Web is in ‘more tools, not fewer.’

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While CSS’s ‘text-rendering: optimizeLegibility’ can improve text kerning slightly, it can have dramatic negative impacts on a page’s overall performance.

The Web Messaging specification defines two mechanisms for communicating between browsing contexts in HTML documents: postMessage, and the MessageChannel and MessagePort APIs.

Dudley Storey
A nice explanation of a progressive and cross-browser (except IE) technique for doing text clipping masks (where an image can appear within text).

Microsoft Edge Team
Microsoft’s new Web browser now experimentally supports some of the Media Capture and Streams API (a.k.a. getUserMedia), a feature that its predecessor, IE, never had.


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