Now appearing in Desktop Safari, iOS Safari, and Android Chrome, CSS transforms is no longer part of the UI thread, meaning such animations will not be affected by an overloaded CPU!
Check-out the test page, I can confirm:
- All three animations are smooth on my desktop Chrome, and all three stop when I click the Kill Switch (desktop Chrome does not yet support this).
- The CSS Transform animations are smooth as butter on my iOS6.2, but the margin animation is really choppy; and that choppy animation immediately stops when I click the Kill Switch…
Fantastic stuff, and nothing new for us to do (if you’ve hopefully, been animating correctly), users with supported browsers will simply get a much better experience!
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recently held a video call using nothing but two web browsers and WebRTC (Real-Time Communications):
Does this replace the need for Skype??
Here are a few other resources on the subject:
Fantastic, I had wanted to convert audio files to Data-URIs quite some time ago, but couldn’t quite find a way to do it…
But the ability to then store that content offline is really cool…
Beyond the standard “average user” comparison, this digs into processing speeds, JS benchmarks, etc.
The iPad mini has the same number of pixels as the 1st generation iPad and the (still available) iPad 2, although it packs them in tighter into its smaller size. Oddly, this makes the rendering of text worse…
Here’s a good list of what should be used for iOS, but also works for Android:
I had not heard of
"apple-mobile-web-app-capable" before, interesting…