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WPD 437: Smooth scrolling with native CSSOM API, record filmstrips in Chrome DevTools, Wi-Fi debugging in Firefox OS 3.0

  • News

    • CSP upgrade-insecure-requests header (explainer) lands in Chrome Canary, source
    • Blink’s new CSS parser (based on CSS Syntax L3) “enables CSS Custom Properties work to proceed”, post
  • Posts

    • Smooth scrolling with CSSOM’s new API (based on ScrollToOptions, screen), @………’s post + demo
      • Old API: window.scrollTo(0, 200). New (additional) API: window.scrollTo({ behavior: 'smooth', top: 200 }).
    • Jacob Rossi: Building for adaptive input experiences, @………’s notes
      • “What if you want something fixed to the screen? CSS device-fixed (a position value, msdn) is still experimental but would attach to the visual viewport not the layout viewport.”
  • Content

    • @………’s findings from his research on mobile Chromia (Chromium-based browsers), 54-page deck
      • “Mobile Chromia have a desktop view, where they change their UA string and every browser detect will see them as desktop Chrome. This cannot be helped.”
    • @………’s performance audits with DevTools, post (read the “Developer-facing insights” sections)
  • Demos

    • Chrome DevTools experiment: Record filmstrip in Network panel, @………’s gif

  • Other

    • Firefox OS 3.0 introduces Wi-Fi debugging (using a secure TLS connection), @………’s post
    • Chrome team brings web content compression to desktop with Data Saver extension, post
    • How to set up an HTTP/2 service for opportunistic encryption (supported in Firefox 37), post

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