Friday, August 27th, 2010

Find Info On Webkit Spec Extensions

Category: WebKit

I stumbled across http://webkit.org/specs recently, which is basically a nifty listing of all custom extensions Apple/Webkit has made to web specs, written up as specs themselves so that other browsers can implement them: Squirrelfish Bytecode Timed Media Elements CSS Effects Extensions to CSS 3 Media Queries The ‘pointer-events’ property There were some on here that Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
1 Comment

2.6 rating from 7 votes

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Safari 5: Features, Performance, Standards

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Safari 5 got out of the gate a touch early as the PR team shot their new release out before anything else was out there: “Safari continues to lead the pack in performance, innovation and standards support,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Safari now runs on over 200 million Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:15 pm

2 rating from 3 votes

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Desktop Notifications with Webkit

Category: JavaScript, WebKit

Mohit Muthanna has a nice blog post explaining how you can create desktop notifications with the latest Webkit/Chrome. There are essentially three API calls you use: window.webkitNotifications.requestPermission(callback) – Request access to Desktop Notifications for this domain. window.webkitNotifications.checkPermission() – Returns 0 if this domain has Desktop Notification access. window.webkitNotifications.createNotification(icon,title,body) – Returns a popup notification instance, which Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:36 am

4 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

WebKit Inspector Improves Again: Timeline, Audits and Dedicated Console

Category: Debugging, WebKit

Pavel Feldman has introduced some great improvements to the WebKit inspector. There are some great new panels available: Timeline Panel The Timeline Panel provides you with a detailed view of what’s happening inside your browser as you surf. It allows you to zoom into the areas of interest, expand the nested records and investigate their Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am

4.6 rating from 35 votes

Friday, April 9th, 2010

WebKit 2: Baking split process model into the renderer

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Anders Carlsson and Sam Weinig announced that Apple has been working on “WebKit2” for awhile, and it bakes in a split process model a la Chrome: This is a heads-up that we will shortly start landing patches for a new WebKit framework that we at Apple have been working on for a while. We currently Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 am
1 Comment

4.8 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Star Wars HTML and CSS: A NEW HOPE

Category: CSS, Examples, WebKit

There are a lot of CSS transitions experiments going on right now. Yesterday I discovered another HTML and CSS experiment which went “far far away“, compared with my simple CSS gallery. Guillermo Esteves presented a piece of history translated for tomorrows browsers:  the Star Wars Episode IV opening crawl in HTML and CSS: Unfortunately, the Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 7:00 am

3.9 rating from 68 votes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Web Inspector gets major improvements

Category: Debugging, Utility, WebKit

Joseph Pecoraro has made some major improvements to Web Inspector. It is now much easier to create and much around with the content. Create new CSS selectors with ease; Add content in-line with elements; see color representations of any value. And, there is more: DOM Storage The DOM Storage DataGrids now displays live updates. You Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:21 am

2.6 rating from 59 votes

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Going into details with the WebKit Page Cache

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Brady Eidson has a great one two punch on the WebKit page cache. First, Brady delves into the basics of the page cache: The Page Cache makes it so when you leave a page we “pause” it and when you come back we press “play.” When a user clicks a link to navigate to a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am

3 rating from 15 votes

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

3D CSS Effects with Safari on Snow Leopard

Category: CSS, Showcase, WebKit

The iPhone has had these wicked cool 3D transforms hardware accelerated for awhile. We haven’t seem them in desktop Safari though, until now. Charles Ying shows us Snow Stack: Oh, was there some Microsoft plugin launched last week? We don’t need no stinkin’ plugin! Charles tells us more: Larger images load in after 2 seconds Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:43 pm

4.3 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

CSS Video Effects

Category: Showcase, Video, WebKit

Charles Ying has been playing with some new cool features that just made it to WebKit Nightly, specifically CSS effects with HTML5 video. With some cool CSS such as below, Charles gets the nice effect of reflection live on HTML5 video (which is playing a .mov that you select) < View plain text > css Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 pm

3.4 rating from 34 votes

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Francisco Tolmasky Starts Blogging and Jump-starts Profiling

Category: Cappuccino, Debugging, JavaScript, WebKit

It’s no secret that we’re mightily impressed with the fine work of the 280 North crew, what with 280 Slides, Cappuccino, Atlas, working with SOFA to make Aristo free for other projects to use, and that whole Objective-J thing which we’ll never use but we love nonetheless. ;-) Francisco Tolmasky, one-third of the team, started Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:08 pm

3.4 rating from 20 votes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

input type=”file” multiple; now in a real browser!

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Justin Mecham is excited to note that input type=”file” multiple is implemented in a browser, namely Safari 4. You can see the commit here. Justin notes: If you’re using Safari 4 Public Beta you should be able to select more than one file. Once selected, it should say “N files” instead of the filename that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:40 pm

4.1 rating from 68 votes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Safari 4: New look, but what about the engine

Category: Apple, Browsers, WebKit

Great news for Web developers and users, Safari 4 has a public beta, and it comes with some nice features such as: tabs on top and top sites (a la Chrome), full page zoom, history view, and ARIA Support. The Twitter thumbnail is interesting But, what about the engine? Here are some of the features Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 pm

4.3 rating from 61 votes

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Web Inspector: Looking good, and profiling nicely

Category: Utility, WebKit

The WebKit Web Inspector has been redesigned and improved, and it looks great. Here is a brief look into the features. Redesigned First and foremost, the Web Inspector is now sporting a new design that organizes information into task-oriented groups — represented by icons in the toolbar. The toolbar items (Elements, Resources, Scripts, Profiles and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:01 am

4.2 rating from 36 votes

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

SquirrelFish Extreme: JIT comes to SquirrelFish with extreme results

Category: JavaScript, Performance, WebKit

While Ben and I were talking about JavaScript performance (and other things) at Web 2.0 Expo NYC, Maciej Stachowiak announced SquirrelFish Extreme, the very new and improved version that appears to do very well at SunSpider: SquirrelFish Extreme: 943.3 ms V8: 1280.6 ms TraceMonkey: 1464.6 ms What makes it so fast? SquirrelFish Extreme uses four Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:09 am

4.4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, June 30th, 2008

CSS Variables are …. here!

Category: CSS, WebKit

We talked about how CSS variables are next a few months back, and now they are here! WebKit now has an experimental implementation of CSS variables: You can test this feature using a WebKit nightly Test cases Once again, via Dylan Schiemann.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am

3.7 rating from 41 votes