Web Development News June 2010 B

Here is a roundup of some of the interesting news released at the end of June.

HTML 5 & CSS 3

Microsoft finally jumped on the band wagon, and will support Canvas in IE 9. This is great for those of us who believe that canvas is capable of replacing flash applications. I may have to stop complaining about IE soon:



PPK explains that the latest browsers, except FireFox, now support all background CSS without browser prefixes:


Aaron Gustafson has built a JavaScript library, http://www.alistapart.com/articles/stop-forking-with-css3/

A bunch of good CSS3 tutorials published by Smashing Magazine:



Badass JS is a relatively new blog that is worth checking out. It showcases awesome JavaScript code pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the web.

New elementFromPoint() function introduced in the latest browsers, which tells you what element is at a given point. Additionally, PPK discusses what missing functions IE is adding to version 9.



A CSS inclusion hack that allows you to only target iphone 4:

The YUI team discuss mobile browser cache limits:


JavaScript Libraries

Ext Js has changed its name to Sencha, bringing two additional projects into the fold: jQTouch, and Raphael.