This week's HTML5 and browser tech news
May 1, 2013
LongTail Video has updated their report that looks at the level of support for HTML5 video on various platforms and browsers from general support to codecs, special features, subtitles, and fullscreen playback.
Including performance improvements, Web Audio API support, HTML5 notifications, Parallel JS, ES6 support, asm.js and more.
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Unlike the Web Socket API, Server Sent Events and EventSource object use HTTP to enable real-time server push capabilities within your application. Here, HTML5 Hacks shows off SSE.
Rebuttals to some of the common arguments in support of DRM-support in modern Web technologies.
Donovan Hutchinson recreate the animated title sequence from Zelda: A Link to the Past using just HTML5 and CSS3.
A living document from the WHATWG, who publish the 'HTML' spec (a superset of the W3C's HTML5 spec), that looks at the differences between the modern HTML spec and both HTML4 and HTML5.
Steve Souders notes that Mobile Safari uses more bandwidth than you'd expect if a video is on the page, even prior to choosing to play the video.
Firefox 20 supports 'blending' modes (e.g. difference, multiply, screen, darken, lighten) for HTML5 Canvas elements. It should be coming to Chrome soon too.
Molly Holzschlag takes a high level look at the HTML5 Canvas element. This is very introductory so ideal for beginners considering HTML5 canvas or as a primer for higher-ups.
code and tools
Allows the simple viewing of defined media queries of visited websites. Ideal for developers doing responsive design work.
showing off the basic mechanism.
A Google Chrome extension for debugging server side applications in the Chrome console. Most languages include their own logging capabilities, but sometimes it is easier to see your logs right in the browser.
A tumblelog focused on showing off creative uses of CSS3 for geometry related experiments.
Appears to lean heavily on CSS3 animations and transforms for its smooth effects.
last but not least..
750 pages dedicated to HTML5's powerful Canvas element in print or DRM-free formats.