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Issue 175

The end of EdgeHTML, unusual shapes, WCAG 2.1, CSS Resets, and responsive images.

Rachel Andrew
2 min read


Issue 175

I'm in Orlando at day 1 of The Mozilla All Hands, a nice chance to get together with the folk I work with as a writer for MDN, and also to hear about all the plans Mozilla have for the future.

After this event I hop on an airplane and cross the country to San Francisco for the last An Event Apart of the year, and the first time I give my new talk - which is both exciting and terrifying! An Event Apart are very kindly sponsoring this issue of CSS Layout News, they are starting to unveil the full line-ups for next year. It's going to be amazing, I hope to see some of you there.

Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News

Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10

I woke up in Orlando to Twitter already alight with the news that Microsoft are dropping EdgeHTML to build a new Chromium powered browser. I am sad about this. A rendering engine monoculture is not a good thing. I really hope that Firefox can regain market share, I think they have a chance in terms of their stand on privacy and security as the general public become increasingly aware of what they are handing over via their web browser. We shall see.


Making Future Interfaces: Unusual Shapes - YouTube

A video showing the various ways to create and wrap unusual shapes.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1—for People Who Haven’t Read the Update ◆ 24 ways

"The WCAG working group have added 17 success criteria to the 61 that they released way back in 2008—for context, that was 1½ years before Apple released their first iPad! These new criteria make it easier than ever for us web geeks to produce work that is more accessible to people using mobile devices and touchscreens, people with low vision, and people with cognitive and learning disabilities."

Alan Dalton gives a plain English guide to the updates.

A look at CSS Resets in 2018

A look at CSS Resets, considering how necessary they are today given that browsers have more similar default styling.

Responsive Images on the Apple Watch —

A thorough look at how responsive images behave on the Apple Watch now that it is running a web browser.


Web Design And Development Advent Roundup For 2018 — Smashing Magazine

If you read this email then you have self-selected as a person who likes to read things. Over the next few weeks you are in luck with all the Advent calendars that are running. I rounded them up here.

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