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  • Fathom: a framework for understanding web pages

    Meet Fathom, a mini-language for writing semantic extractors, that you can use client- or server-side to extract meaning from the content of a web page. Scoop up all those ideas you threw away because they required too much understanding by the browser. We can do that now.

  • Firefox 53: Quantum Compositor, Compact Themes, CSS Masks, and More

    Firefox 53 includes the first significant piece of Project Quantum, the Quantum Compositor for Windows. Dig in to features and under-the-hood improvements such as compact themes, new WebExtension features, the CSS mask property, and more.

  • Simplifying Firefox Release Channels and Improving Developer Edition’s Stability

    Streamlining our release process and quickly getting stable new features to users and developers is a priority for Firefox. Taking a close critical look at our release channels, it became clear that Aurora was not meeting our expectations as a first stabilization channel. Starting on April 18, the Firefox Aurora channel will stop updating, and […]

  • Replace Bootstrap Layouts with CSS Grid

    In March, Mozilla released Firefox 52, which added support for CSS Grid Layout. If you aren’t familiar with CSS Grid, it is a two-dimensional layout system for the web that allows us to create layout patterns natively in the browser. This means we can easily recreate familiar grids using just a few lines of CSS. […]

  • Hacking & Contributing to Servo On Windows

    Like many cross-platform open source projects, Servo, the high-performance browser engine project written in Rust, has always been a bit of a nightmare to build and run on Windows. Luckily, thanks to the Rust team and Servo community, most of the issues have been squashed and we can now launch it with nothing more than […]

  • HTML5 Games Workshop: Make a platformer game with JavaScript!

    I have always wanted to run a game development workshop, and some weeks ago, thanks to AdaJS in Barcelona, I finally got my chance. Empezamos con lleno el taller de videojuegos de @ladybenko en @CanodromBCN 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/FWyfcSF16R — adaJS (@adabcnjs) March 4, 2017 Best news? The materials that I created are available online! And you […]

  • Developer Edition 54: New inspector and debugger features, MDN help in the netmonitor, and more

    A roundup of great new developer tool features and fixes released in Firefox Developer Edition 54 - for debugging, inspecting, monitoring, and generally making your workflow smarter and better.

  • A Saturday Night: Track and record movement in WebVR

    Mozilla’s WebVR team has released a fun new virtual reality demo called A Saturday Night. Put your VR headset on, perform a dance, and share it with the world!

  • A practitioner’s perspective on A-Frame: —Interview with Roland Dubois

    In this conversation, we chat with Roland Dubois, a Virtuleap finalist and founding designer at studio.zeldman. Roland is the creator of gravr.io, a cloud service that allows you to create a VR profile and ‘avatar’ and synchronize your VR preferences and pre-sets. Gravr.io is built with A-Frame.

  • A new CSS Grid demo on mozilla.org

    With CSS Grid shipping across browsers this spring (already in Firefox 52 and Chrome 57; Safari, and hopefully Edge, soon to follow) some of Mozilla's in-house designers and developers decided to experiment with the technology on mozilla.org. The result is a live demo site that shows CSS Grid features and provides links to our favorite resources.

  • Internationalize your keyboard controls

    Recently I came across two lovely new graphical demos, and in both cases, the controls would not work on my French AZERTY keyboard. There was the wonderful WebGL 2 technological demo After The Flood, and the very cute Alpaca Peck. Shaw was nice enough to fix the latter when I told him about the issue. […]

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