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Web Updates (2017)
New in Chrome 62
Chrome 62 improves the network information API with network quality indicators, support for OpenType Variable Fonts has landed and you can now capture and process media streams from HTMLMediaElements with the Media Capture from DOM elements API.
Sensors are used in many native applications to enable advanced features. Wouldn't it be nice to bridge the gap between native and the web? You can do it with Generic Sensor API, which is available for Origin Trials in Chrome 62.
Offline playback with persistent licenses and Widevine L1 on Android, video track optimizations, automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated, customizable seekable range on live MS streams, FLAC in MP4 with MSE are here!
With Chrome 60, you can now measure time to first paint and time to first contentful paint with the Paint Timings API. You can control how fonts are rendered with the font-display CSS property. WebAssembly has landed and there's plenty more!
With Chrome 59, you can run Chrome in an automated environment without a user interface or peripherals; notifications on macOS are shown directly by the native macOS notification system; you can now capture full resolution photos with the image capture API, and there’s plenty more!
Headless Chrome (shipping in Chrome 59) is a way to run the Chrome browser in a headless environment. It brings all modern web platform features provided by Chromium and the Blink rendering engine to the command line.
With Chrome 58, Progressive Web Apps are more immersive with display: fullscreen. IndexedDB 2.0 is now supported and sandboxed iFrames get more options. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 58.
With Chrome 57, you can now use display: grid for grid based layouts, use the media session API to customize the lock screen and notifications with information about the media being played, and more. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 57!
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!
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.
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.