This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 211)


CSS commenting shenanigans, lazy loading images, responsive image support in Edge, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 211 — October 21, 2015
A deeper-than-you’d-expect look at using loopholes in the CSS spec for ‘commenting’ out certain CSS properties without doing it the intended way.

Telerik Developer Network
Brian Rinaldi discusses a number of methods to reduce the initial weight of a web page by delaying the loading of images that are outside of the viewport.

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Léonie Watson
When a parent/child relationship is evident visually, but isn’t represented in the DOM, ‘aria-owns’ can be used to establish that relationship in the accessibility layer.

Microsoft Edge Dev Blog
As of the latest Windows Insider Preview build, Edge supports srcset, sizes, and picture, a ‘suite of technologies that make up responsive images’. Even if you’re not interested in Edge, this post looks at how they work.

Creative Bloq
A quick look at the techniques you can use to detect and control screen orientation changes from an HTML5 game developer POV.

David Walsh
A discussion of some methods for making your apps available offline and an option for doing so in one line without relying on ServiceWorkers.

Paul Kinlan
The InputDeviceCapabilities API provides details about the underlying sources of input events via a ‘sourceCapabilities’ object.


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