This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 199)


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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 199 — July 29, 2015
Peter-Paul Koch
Peter-Paul Koch calls for a moratorium on new browser features for ‘about a year’ in order to catch up with what we already have. I disagree with the proposal but it’s a discussion worth having.

Create Digital Music
Reflections on the W3C forming a new group to work on a digital musical notation standard for the Web. There are currently two pieces to the puzzle: MusicXML and SMuFL.

Jonathan Neal
Never write a @font-face rule again using this and PostCSS. Just use ‘font-family’ and it’ll work out the rest.

Opbeat   Sponsored
Opbeat have revamped their free metrics service, adding response time distributions, a full activity breakdown, and the ability to see the actual code that is slowing down the request, where is it called from & when it was committed.
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François Beaufort
While not finalized, Chrome’s experimental implementation of the Web Bluetooth API lets you access nearby Bluetooth devices from Web pages.

Bobby Grace
Via a designer at Trello comes an eight part CSS guide that provides some structure for writing CSS so it stays clean and maintainable.

Smashing Magazine
A tutorial from Lea Verou (extracted from her new CSS Secrets book) on the techniques behind creating dynamic pie charts without any images.

Wes Bos
A slick 20 part series of videos (all on YouTube but behind an e-mail wall) on the Flexible Box Model that lets you create elaborate liquid page layouts with CSS.


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