This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 196)


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Issue 196 — July 8, 2015
Addy Osmani
You can use Material Design Lite to bring a Material Design look and feel to your sites. It doesn’t rely on any JS frameworks and is optimized for cross-device use.

Microsoft Edge Team
The commercial media industry is saying bye Flash and Silverlight and hello to plugin-free HTML5-backed media players. This post goes into a great level of depth.

Supply a URL and get a look at how it looks in Microsoft’s latest browser.

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Scalable Minds
A look at creating a webapp that renders random sheets of music then uses the Web MIDI API to monitor you playing them back.

Mat Marquis asks some big questions about the way Web standards are built, how general Web developers should get involved, and where we should be heading.

Olejnik, Acar, et al.
“Our study shows sites can discover the capacity of users’ batteries by exploiting the high precision readouts provided by Firefox on Linux. [..] We present a new device fingerprinting vector based on the Battery Status API.”

Microsoft Edge Team
Windows 10 supports ‘Hosted Web Apps’ using the Universal Windows Platform bridge so you can publish your site or web app to the Windows Store.

Sergey Gospodarets
A new spec that allows you to create scroll snap effects natively in the browser. Mobile support is limited to Safari (with a prefix) at the moment, however.


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