Web Updates (2017)

Speed up Service Worker with Navigation Preloads

Navigation preload lets you overcome service worker startup time by making requests in parallel.

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Tags: chrome57 serviceworker performance

Lighthouse January 2017 update

What's new in Lighthouse 1.5. New audits, extension updates, Performance Experiment, online Viewer features, and UI tweaks.

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Tags: lighthouse tools performance progressive-web-apps

Customize Media Notifications and Handle Playlists

Finally! We can customize web media notifications (title, artist, album name, artwork) and respond to media related events such as seeking or track changing with the new Media Session API.

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Tags: news chrome57 media notifications play

The New and Improved Add to Home screen

Progressive Web Apps are becoming more integrated with your device. Learn how.

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Tags: addtohomescreen progressive-web-apps chrome57

API Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 57

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome to help you plan.

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Changes in the Payment Request API

In Chrome 56 and 57, there are quite a few changes to the Payment Request API following the spec changes. Learn what they are and make changes to your own implementation.

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Tags: payment chrome56 chrome57

CSS Grid – Table layout is back. Be there and be square.

CSS Grid Layout makes creating two dimensional grid based layouts easy. It's been in development for over 5 years, but is now available in Chrome and coming to other browsers soon. Let's take a peek at what's new and how you can use it on your sites!

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Tags: css layout grids

New In Chrome 56

With Chrome 56, web apps can now communicate with nearby Bluetooth Low Energy devices using the Web Bluetooth API. CSS position: sticky; is back - making it easy to create elements that scroll normally until sticking to the top of the viewport. And HTML5 by Default is enabled for all users.

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Tags: chrome55 new-in-chrome css layout html5 flash webbluetooth webvr

Web Components v1 - the next generation

Web Components are gaining cross-browser support, the community is growing in leaps and bounds, and there’s a brand-new Web Component catalog to find exactly the component you need.

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Tags: webcomponents

Making touch scrolling fast by default

Scrolling responsiveness is critical to the user's engagement with a website on mobile, yet touch event listeners often cause serious scrolling performance problems. Learn how we are helping users and developers to be fast by default.

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Tags: interventions chrome56

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