Articles tagged “browsers”
Neural Machine Translation Engine for Firefox Translations add-on
Firefox Translations is a website translation add-on that provides an automated translation of web content. In this article, we will discuss the technical challenges around the development of the translation engine and how we solved them to build a usable Firefox Translations add-on.
Announcing Interop 2022
Writing high quality standards is a necessary first step to an interoperable web platform, but ensuring that browsers are consistent in their behavior requires an ongoing process. Browsers must work to ensure that they have a shared understanding of web standards, and that their implementation matches that understanding. Interop 2022 is a cross-browser initiative to find and address the most important interoperability pain points on the web platform. The end result is a public metric that will assess progress toward fixing these interoperability issues.
Safely reviving shared memory
At Mozilla, we want the web to be capable of running high-performance applications so that users and content authors can choose the safety, agency, and openness of the web platform. Shared-memory multi-threading is an essential low-level building block for high-performance applications. However, keeping users safe is paramount, which is why shared memory and high-resolution timers were effectively disabled at the start of 2018, in light of Spectre. Until now...
How to Write CSS That Works in Every Browser, Even the Old Ones
Jen Simmons' seven-part mini-series on resilient CSS and how you can create great graphic design on the web, now, and not have to worry about all the old browsers.
It’s Resilient CSS Week
Jen Simmons celebrates resilient CSS and shows you how it's done, in this week's Layout Land video series. Check out the opening episodes: "Introduction to Resilient CSS" and "Can I use this CSS?" both available now.
There is no simple solution for local storage
TL;DR: we have to stop advocating localStorage as a great opportunity for storing data as it performs badly. Sadly enough the alternatives are not nearly as supported or simple to implement. When it comes to web development you will always encounter things that sound too good to be true. Sometimes they are good, and all […]
An interesting way to determine if you are logged into social web sites
Do you remember the trick how to find out that you went to certain web sites by analysing link colour (now patched in Firefox)? There is much your browser tells about you if you just create a few HTML elements. Mike Cardwell has found an interesting way to detect if you are logged into social […]