This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 215)


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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 215 — November 18, 2015
The Chrome Dev Summit is currently underway but the videos from day one are already up. Enjoy great talks on topics from deploying HTTPS and Service Workers to Polymer and Web Push Notifications.

Robin Rendle
The Web Font Loader gives you added control when using linked fonts via @font-face. A must read if you want to avoid the dreaded ‘flash of invisible text’.

Microsoft Edge Dev Blog
An automatic update to Windows 10 users, this new version of the Edge HTML rendering component brings numerous new HTML5 and CSS features (including the ‘picture’, ‘meter’, and ‘template’ elements), and scores 458 on HTML5Test.

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Comparing code outputs is one way to test Web pages are being rendered properly, but you can also compare their visual outputs to find more subtle styling issues.

Smashing Magazine
“For perhaps the first time since the original Macintosh, we can get excited about using system UI fonts. They’re an interesting, fresh alternative to web typography.”

Addy Osmani and Matt Gaunt
A look at using a service worker-augumented ‘Application Shell’ architecture to have a cached ‘shell’ for your pages populated with dynamic content. Great article – there’s a lot to pick up here.


  • Senior PM for TypeScript @ MicrosoftLooking for a JavaScript maverick to shape the future of TypeScript & JavaScript. Evolve the language, facilitate collaboration amongst the community, and enable devs to create great apps using TypeScript across several IDEs & editors. This is a great role for an author of a JS framework ready to make an even greater impact. Microsoft
  • Opportunities with Amazon UI Platform Team (San Francisco & Seattle)Within the next hour, our platform will generate tens of millions of page views. And that’s just in the US. Worldwide, we’re used on about 90% of requests across all device categories.
  • Freelance with Companies like Airbnb, IDEO, & JPMorganWork with top clients, set your own rates, and work from anywhere as an elite Toptal web developer. Join the most exclusive network of top software engineers in the world. Toptal

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