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WPD 418: Removing CSS transforms to free up memory, JavaScript framework fatigue, closed shadow trees

  • News

    • Blink Intent to Implement: allow developers to create closed shadow trees, @………’s post
      • “One of the benefits is that developers can create a custom element which has completely (or nearly) equivalent behavior to built-in elements…”
  • Posts

    • Tips for structuring URLs (for making them more SEO and user-friendly), @………’s post
    • Making math and science first class citizens on the web, @………’s post
      • “Despite its success, its rich ecosystem, and its importance for research and education, MathML continues to struggle on the most critical front: browser adoption. So far, not a single browser vendor has actively developed their MathML implementation.”
  • Info

    • Safari Web Inspector shows memory usage of (compositing) layers, screen
      • “Only promote elements to accelerated layers when necessary as they consume memory that may be in short supply. Always use conscientiously and remove transforms from elements that no longer need it.”, post.
    • Windows 10 will support the (W3C) “Manifest for web apps” standard for its hosted web apps, source
    • CSS ::first-letter does not apply to inline elements (demo), disc. (may change in future, i.e. Level 4)
  • Tools

    • @………’s SVG circular menu generator (web tool), page /w instructions
  • Opinion

    • Why is the JavaScript framework landscape so unstable?, @………’s post

  • Other

    • Writing a command line tool with Node and npm, @………’s post
    • Limited support for the alternative Unicode Latin alphabets on iOS and Android, screen
    • The WebRTC Project’s updated presence on GitHub: 4 repos + github.io page w/ live demos, post
    • A demo of SVG code hints in Brackets 1.2, gif

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