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CSS3 Gradients

January 14th, 2011

Introduction WebKit paved the way for gradients in CSS by adding support for -webkit-gradient back in early 2008, and they’ve become widely used since their introduction. Over the past several months, the CSS Working Group has had extended discussions about making the gradient syntax easier to use, and recently Tab Atkins included a proposal in…

Mihai Parparita is now a WebKit reviewer!

January 6th, 2011

Please join me in welcoming Mihai as a new WebKit reviewer. Mihai joined WebKit in the summer of 2010 and has since been making contributions to the history system, layout tests and their harness, and small bugs all over the place. Given his experiences, he has things to say about layout tests, and I look…

Ryosuke Niwa is now a WebKit reviewer!

December 23rd, 2010

Please join me in welcoming Ryosuke as a new WebKit reviewer. Ryosuke joined WebKit in the summer of 2009 and has since been making great contributions to the HTML Editing code. Now, some 230 patches later, Ryosuke is one of the leading experts on WebKit’s HTML editing! We congratulate him today on becoming our latest…

Building the Open Web App Ecosystem

December 7th, 2010

Editor’s Note: Today, Mozilla Labs posted an update on the Open Web App Ecosystem project. Included below is an excerpt from this post. You can read the full details from Director of Mozilla Labs, Pascal Finette here. The Web needs support for the co-existence of multiple Open Web App stores, and to enable users to…

10K Apart

November 4th, 2010

Today we feature a post by Nishant Kothary & Joshua Allen, web standards evangelists at MIX Online who work closely with the web community to listen, learn and help them make the most of the Microsoft platform. The recurring theme for IE9 is about putting sites in the center—from enabling hardware-accelerated HTML5, to the simplified…

User Experiences: Quieter Notifications

September 28th, 2010

Today, there are various ways in which the browser communicates with you to help provide a safe and reliable browsing experience. IE9 emphasizes site content, to keep your focus on the site, with a quiet and consistent way for the browser to communicate with you. This builds on the work done in Windows 7 to…

Csaba Osztrogonac is now a WebKit reviewer!

September 22nd, 2010

Csaba Osztrogonac (known as Ossy on IRC) is one of the more active QtWebKit contributors. Over the past one and a half year he’s been working in many areas, in both port specific and cross-platform code. His contributions include (but are not limited to) compilers and JIT issues, tools for code generation and build system…

Add-ons: Staying in control of your browsing experience

September 18th, 2010

In recent posts we discussed the various ways that add-ons can impact browsing performance. We shared some data about add-on performance, described how we measure performance and included guidance to help add-on developers do the same. These efforts help us drive improvements to the quality of the add-on ecosystem. It’s equally important for consumers to…

User Experiences: Customizing Pinned Sites

September 17th, 2010

With this week’s beta release, IE9 brings the most familiar experiences of Windows and makes them available for websites and the people who browse them. Users can pin sites in the taskbar just as they pin applications, and launch web tasks directly, the same way they launch everything else in Windows. Websites can program jump…

Running scripts in WebKit

September 17th, 2010

WebKit nightly builds now support the HTML5 async and defer script attributes. This makes it easier for web pages to load faster by downloading JavaScript without blocking other elements of the page. Normally when the parser encounters an external script, parsing is paused, a request is issued to download the script, and parsing is resumed…