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WPD 426: Physical Web, progressively enhanced animation, analysis of FFC’s Net Neutrality rules

  • News

    • Chromium Blog: New features in Chrome 42 Beta, post (+ @………’s screen)
  • Posts

    • Website prerequisites for Chrome’s upcoming “Add to home screen” banner, @………’s post /w FAQ
    • An introduction to the Physical Web (coming to Firefox OS), @………’s post
  • Info

    • @………: The update-frequency feature has potential for progressively enhanced animation, tweet
      • @media (update-frequency: slow) (spec) matches devices that are “not able to render or display changes quickly enough for them to be perceived as a smooth animation”, e.g. severely under-powered devices.
  • Demos

    • document.elementsFromPoint() (spec) running in Chrome Canary, gif
      • Note: The related (and older) document.elementFromPoint() method is widely supported.

  • Other

    • Tutorial: Implementing push messaging in your web app (Chrome-only), @………’s post
      • “Chrome uses GCM (Google Cloud Messaging) to handle the sending and delivery of push messages… Chrome’s usage of GCM as a push service creates a number of proprietary requirements. We’re working together to see if some of these can be lifted in the future.” The goal is to use the Web Push Protocol, spec.
    • @………’s analysis of FCC’s 313-page “Net Neutrality Rules” document, post
    • “How I track interesting features and fixes in each version Chrome”, @………’s tweet
    • @………: “We need a real JavaScript REPL in the browser”, post

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