Pick date

WPD 395: New “loose mode” in 6to5 JavaScript transpiler, extended FormData API in Chrome Canary

  • News

  • Posts

    • Optimizing performance of the pull down animation on Yelp’s mobile site, ’s post
  • Info

    • Grunticon 2.0 adds option to style and animate (select) SVG icons, details
      • Grunticon’s SVG icons are embedded as data URLs in a style sheet and applied on the page as CSS background images. As such, they cannot be styled via CSS. Using the new option, the SVG path data is copied from the style sheet and injected into the page as inline <svg> which can then be styled (via CSS fill properties).
    • Extended FormData API (spec) added behind flag to Chrome (Canary), commit
      • Previously, FormData instances were write-only via a single append() method. The extended API adds has(), get(), getAll(), delete(), and set() methods to allow inspection and modification. “Added in anticipation of using FormData as a response type from XHR/Fetch,” source.
  • Tools

  • Other

    • Introducing Mozilla’s Wi-Fi Direct API (peer-to-peer Wi-Fi) on Firefox OS, ’s post w/ demo
    • Mozilla’s first (proof of concept) Tor middle relays go live, post
    • React beta adds support for ES6 classes, ’s post (disc.)
    • Netflix boosts web perf. after switching to React and isomorphic JavaScript, ’s post
    • CSS WG telecon 2015-01-28 (i.a. text-wrap:balance proposal well received), notes
    • shows how to use Polymer’s <template is="auto-binding"> extension, 6-min preso

Select a release using the controls above.

Subscriber features

(Yeah, this part still needs to be rewritten, haha…) Become a patron of this digest for $6/month and you will (1) gain access to past releases, (2) get the option to receive dailies via email. More features coming later this year!

Payment options

  • Automatic monthly payment

  • One-time payment (½ or 1 year)

Note: PayPal only. (Other providers are not available in my country.) If you don’t want to have your credit/debit card connected to PayPal, you can just disconnect it immediately after making an one-time payment.

Notable subscribers

  • Keeping up with the ever-changing web is hard. Web Platform Daily is one of my favorite ways to do that and my absolute favorite format: simple, distilled, curated, and reliable.

    Chris Coyier’s avatarChris Coyier, designer at CodePen, writer at CSS-Tricks

  • Web Platform Daily is a fantastic way to stay on top of the latest front-end techniques, tools and resources. Very, very valuable.

    Vitaly Friedman’s avatarVitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine

  • Web Platform Daily has quickly become not only an essential resource, but the essential resource. Nowhere else will you keep pace with the changing frontend landscape.

    Paul Irish’s avatarPaul Irish, developer advocate at Google

Open Web Platform Daily Digest

released Mon–Fri at 7 a.m. UTC
curated by Šime Vidas (Twitter, Gmail)
supported by 133 patrons (view list)