When performing advanced load-heavy operations in a web browser, both the web page it is run in as well as the web browser UI becomes unresponsive till it’s finished. However, there’s a way to address that with HTML5 Web Workers.
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With more and more people getting faster Internet connections, and video being one of the ultimate online multimedia experience (so far), it was due to get native
video elements in web browsers. However, open video is threatened by codecs and patents, and I thought I’d discuss the situation and possible outcomes here.
Ever placed an element on top of another element, but wanted the one under to be clickable? Now it’s doable, with CSS pointer-events!
Ever had the need to communicate between windows or the current window and an inner iframe? Across domains as well? I bet you have, but now we have a nice option for doing that!
At MIX10 yesterday, Microsoft announced IE9 and spoke about its upcoming features. And, lo and behold, they released a Internet Explorer Platform Preview for anyone to download and play around with!
One of the most common CSS effects is using shadows in various ways. Before, we needed to resort to images, but now we can offer this to all major web browser with CSS!
More and more services around us focus on where we physically are located at the moment, and how we can be assisted in the best fashion depending on that. Today I’d like to introduce the geolocation possibilities we developers have, and also play around a little with Google maps.
One thing I have always pondered about is whether elements that are hidden will load any images associated with it, either inline or through CSS, directly at page load. And apparently, my colleague Jonatan Larsson has as well.
Let me start by saying I have the utmost respect for the WebKit team, and all the amazing things they have delivered with their rendering engine. Also, very important, for putting pressure on other rendering engine vendors and making them step up.
I recently read a, to say the least, interesting prediction about the future of Mac OS X.
We rush away in our lives, whining about slow computers and constantly have more and more demands. Maybe it’s time to take one step back and look at the consequences of our desires.