This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 202)


Browser task scheduling, a Web typography preprocessor, and HTML5 takes over online ad units.
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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 202 — August 19, 2015
Jake Archibald
Getting your head around what ‘microtasks’ are and how browsers queue execution of tasks and microtasks in its event loops is essential if you’re doing performance work or debugging code heavy on timeouts, events, and promises. You will feel smarter after reading this.

David Merfield
A ty­po­graphic pre-proces­sor for your html which uses no client-side JavaScript (it’s a Node script) and gives hanging punctuation, small-caps conversion, punctuation substitution, and more.

The Drum
“The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has revamped its display creative guidelines to ‘fully embrace’ HTML5.” Adobe supports the move.

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Smashing Magazine
“The future of web layout is bright, thanks to flexbox,” says Ben Gremillion before presenting a short, easily understood primer.

New Edge features in development include support for the ‘download’ attribute on links, time and datetime-local input types, picture elements, template elements, Pointer Lock support and more.

Surfin’ Safari
A look at WebKit’s work on CSS pseudo classes that take other selectors as arguments. For example, a:not(.internal) would match A elements that are not of the ‘internal’ class.

Andrea Giammarchi
Service Workers require HTTPS, but how can you do this in your local development environment? Andrea shows us the way.

Smashing Magazine
Inlining ‘critical’ CSS (that is, CSS that’s needed right away and helps pages render faster) into the head of an HTML document can provide a real speed boost, but how can it be done effectively? Dean Hume explains.


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