Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: Internet Explorer Mode, Speed Report in Search Console, Restricting Notification Prompts

Weekly Platform News: Internet Explorer Mode, Speed Report in Search Console, Restricting Notification Prompts

In this week’s roundup: Internet Explorer finds its way into Edge, Google Search Console touts a new speed report, and Firefox gives Facebook’s notification the silent treatment.

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Direct link to the article A Business Case for Dropping Internet Explorer

A Business Case for Dropping Internet Explorer

The distance between Internet Explorer (IE) 11 and every other major browser is an increasingly gaping chasm. Adding support for a technologically obsolete browser adds an inordinate amount of time and frustration to development. Testing becomes onerous. Bug-fixing looms large. …

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Direct link to the article Weekly Platform News: WebAPK Limited to Chrome, Discernible Focus Rectangles, Modal Window API

Weekly Platform News: WebAPK Limited to Chrome, Discernible Focus Rectangles, Modal Window API

In this week’s roundup: “Add to home screen” has different meanings in Android, Chrome and Edge add some pop to focus rectangles on form inputs, and how third-party sites may be coming to a modal near you.…

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Edge Goes Chromium: What Does it Mean for Front-End Developers?

In December 2018, Microsoft announced that Edge would adopt Chromium, the open source project that powers Google Chrome. Many within the industry reacted with sadness at the loss of browser diversity. Personally, I was jubilant. An official release date …

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Sayonara Edge

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Sounds like Edge is going to spin down EdgeHTML, the engine that powers edge, and go with Chromium. It’s not entirely clear as I write whether the browser will still be called Edge or not. Opera did this same thing …

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