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WPD 412: 60fps animations with UI Workers, navigator.msSaveBlob()

  • News

    • Initial accessibility inspection features available in Chrome, @………’s post w/ instr. (+ demo video)
      • “This is the very first of what will probably be a large number of patches, so it’s very minimal right now - just some basic properties of the accessibility object. The design doc shows where I eventually hope to end up.”
    • ARIA role="none" (alias for "presentation") lands in Firefox Nightly (already in WebKit/Blink), post
  • Posts

    • A checklist for performing a responsive images audit, @………’s post w/ sample results
  • Content

    • Mozilla/Google discussion: achieving 60fps animations with UI Workers, ROC’s post
    • 4½ methods for theming in (S)CSS, @………’s 89-page deck
  • Demos

    • A dynamically generated, animated SVG pie chart (uses rAF), @………’s post (demo at bottom)
    • Saving dynamic data to disk in IE with navigator.msSaveBlob(), 17-sec video (context)
  • Opinion

    • The DOM is slow, the main thread should be reserved for layout/rendering, @………’s post
      • “[Servo] is the only project that’s tackling this correctly. They are writing a parallel browser, where scripting, layout, and everything else run on separate threads.”

  • Other

    • Facebook’s research on the scope of local SSL MITM software (incl. Superfish), post
    • SVG <polygon> animation (using either TweenMax or SCSS), @………’s post
    • The community-driven roadmap for io.js, 11-page deck
    • Credential stuffing is a web threat enabled by the rise of cheap botnets, @………’s post

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