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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 223 — January 20, 2016
HTML5 Doctor
Ian Devlin documents the various implementation quirks and issues of the ‘date’ input type on mobile and desktop browsers.

Ilya Pestov
A great grab-bag of things you can do with CSS along with brief code snippets. Things like gradient borders, counters, and z-index transitions.

Tidy is not a new tool but it had fallen into a non-maintained state. A group has now reinvigorated the project and is making it ideal for working with the latest HTML.

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Imgix is a real-time image processing service and CDN. Our new libraries enable you to implement lightboxes and zoom viewers without having to create multiple copies of the image, while also delivering it at high quality and speed, to every device or browser.


Levin Mejia
A designer at Shopify looks at how the flexible box model (Flexbox) can be used to create flexible layouts that work across devices. All major browsers now support it.

A W3C First Public Working Draft of a spec covering a mechanism through which sites can ask to be notified when other sites link to them. is a service aiming to help make it easier to implement.

If you’ve cobbled together your knowledge of CSS piecemeal over the years, as I have, this could be a handy refresher of the main concepts.

Smashing Magazine
Client Hints is an initiative spearheaded by Google already available in Chrome and Opera that lets you reduce both image sizes and the verbosity of responsive image markup.

Built vertical timelines and mix content into the line or to the left or right of it. There are static and dynamic demos to get the idea.

Patrick Catanzariti notes that ‘vendor prefixes are fading away as browser teams look for better solutions.’ The Chrome team intend to keep features behind their ‘experimental web platform features’ flag until they’re ready for primetime.

Christian Heilmann
Christian Heilmann implores us to write defensive code and check for capabilities in browsers rather than break at the first sign of an unfamiliar environment.


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