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FrontEnd Focus

formerly HTML5 Weekly

Issue 264 — November 2, 2016
The latest minor revision of W3C’s interpretation of HTML. Its relevance as a spec versus WHATWG’s work remains under dispute, however.

Seth Thompson
The WebAssembly project has reached the browser preview milestone, with multiple interoperable implementations from Firefox, Edge and the V8 project now available.

Drew Powers
Webpack is a popular JavaScript, CSS and resource/asset bundler. This post walks through using the soon to be released 2nd version.

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Chrome Dev Summit 2016 will feature two full days of talks from the Chrome team, including a keynote address by Chrome VP Darin Fisher. All sessions will be livestreamed from our website on November 10-11. Sign up here for livestream updates.

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Stoyan Stefanov
A look at getting information from MIDI devices, such as digital pianos, in the browser (Chrome and Opera so far) with JavaScript.

Chris Moore
What types of assistive technology are used to access the Web? Screen magnifiers and readers come in as most common.

Helen Holmes
An overview of OpenType features, explaining why they’re important to typefaces, and explaining the tradeoffs they have on performance. 26 minutes.

Google Developers
Pointer events unify the pointer input model for the browser, bringing touch, pens, and mice together into a single set of events. IE 11, Edge, and Chrome 55 support them so far.

Smashing Magazine
How shaders work and how you can build your own to render graphics in the browser.

Ashley Nolan
A brief survey to find out what tools and frameworks developers are currently using in their projects and workflows. Ashley promises to share the results on his blog.

A fantastic, thorough guide to creating SVGs for use on the Web. Packed with examples and code.


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