Category: Web Developing
WebVR API it is.
Earlier this year, Mozilla has announced its plans to support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and now it looks like Google is too joining the party.
As revealed by Brandon Jones, the search giant has created the experimental branch that have WebVR support enabled, which would allow developers to utilize APIs and create appropriate content for the Oculus Rift users. On a slightly negative note, various WebVR features won’t be added to the other builds of Chrome until the API matures a bit.
Two lines of code make all the difference in the world.
It looks like Microsoft is trying to solve one of the more painful experiences for developers: creating paginated content and scrolling photo galleries that work on all the devices and different input mechanisms (touch, mouse wheel or a keyboard).
A non restricted version of Mozilla’s TestSwarm.
Recently, Microsoft has introduced a pretty cool (and open source) tool called BrowserSwarm, which will use the magical powers of cloud to test your code on Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
What happens when you use Canvas element to draw graphics and allow people to express their creativity and experience the worlds they have created? Canvas Rider!
It’s simple: blast some music, open one of the random levels and enjoy. Be warned though, it’s pretty addictive.
Now here is something for you to play with in case there is webcam in your house (and no, it does not seem to work on a phone with a front facing camera): web navigation.
By combining reveal.js (a framework for creating presentations using HTML) with webcam based gesture recognition, one of the developers was able to do just that. Simply head over to the following page and test it out or check the video above.
IE11 is coming.
As Microsoft is gearing up to release a ton of info about its upcoming products, web browser enthusiasts should also be excited as there are more than just a few Internet Explorer sessions, in fact, a total of 7 will be streamed live, covering everything from WebGl to new developer tools.
So where’s a full list of all the IE sessions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Back in 2012, Microsoft has started working on Pointer Events, a new web standard (which is already marked as a Candidate Recommendation by W3C) that would allow web sites to accept inputs from quite a few different sources, such as a touchscreen and pen, has now gained even more traction.
Just before year’s end, Microsoft released a patch that brought Pointer Events specifications to all WebKit web browsers, followed by Blink patch earlier this year.
In order to calm down some of the most dedicated fans out there, Adam Minchinton, Opera developer for Mac, has issued a statement, claiming that there is a lot more to come and yes, they made a list of features that you demanded. Unfortunately, it was not shared publicly.
As far as release cycles go, gone are Beta and Alpha builds, instead we will get a yet another naming scheme just for the sake of it. I mean, why would you use clear and well known descriptions when you can make up random names like Aurora, Dev, Nightly, Next, you name it.
This is what we will get: