After Pointer Events, here comes Interoperable Panning Experiences through CSS Scrolling Snap Points

Today, Microsoft submitted a new proposal to the W3C – “CSS Scrolling Snap Points”, designed to enable well-polished panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. This submission comes on the heels of Pointer Events, as one of the ways Microsoft is advancing the Web…


Now on IE and Firefox: Debug your mobile HTML5 page remotely with weinre (WEb INspector REmote)

Great news for HTML5 mobile developers: the remote DOM inspector tool weinre is no longer restricted to Webkit-based browsers and can be used with Internet Explorer 10 or Firefox, thanks to the community contribution with technical support from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. WEb INspector REmote Weinre (WEb INspector REmote) is an HTML5 debugging tool addressing…

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An Update on Professional-Quality Video Captioning

I am really excited that Microsoft IE has taken another step forward enabling professional-quality closed captions for online video, to address evolving industry requirements for browsers and other software on Internet-connected devices. The IE team have just posted a blog that describes the latest milestone for Web-based accessibility – “In February 2013, Microsoft joined industry…

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Microsoft Donates JavaScript Materials to Web Platform Docs

We’d like to highlight a pleasant spring surprise from our Microsoft colleague Eliot Graff who this week has informed the tech community that Microsoft is proving additional content to the Webplatform.org project by donating over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials. Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and the Microsoft Internet Explorer team represented by Eliot, have…

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W3C’s Web Platform Docs – Your “Go To” for All Things Web Development

From: Jean Paoli, President, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Michael Champion, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.   We are thrilled to share the news that the W3C announced the alpha release of Web Platform Docs. Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera are among the stewards of the project. Together, we worked…

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How to make your site faster: use web standards!

Justin Garret from the IE team published a post on the Exploring IE blog late last week that explains how web standards not only help reduce the cost of development and the complexity of testing across browsers and devices, but also achieves noticeable performance benefits. Justin’s post describes results of performance tests run on sites…

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