Browsershot: Convert a webpage to an image or PDF using headless Chrome

The folks over at Spatie have just release Browsershot v3: Browsershot is a PHP package which can convert a webpage to an image or pdf. The conversion is done behind the scenes by Puppeteer which controls a headless version of Google Chrome. Conversion is easy-peasy, hence this example: use Spatie\Browsershot\Browsershot; // an image will be […]

Why does Chrome show a T-Rex when it’s offline?

With touching the topic “offline” in the previous post, I was reminded of the T-Rex that Chrome shows when it’s offline. Most of us think it’s just a fun little pixel dinosaur which acts as facade for a game you can play whilst there’s no active internet connection, but there’s more to it. The T-Rex […]

Servo: Next Generation Web Browser Engine by Mozilla and Samsung

Servo is an attempt to rebuild the Web browser from the ground up on modern hardware, rethinking old assumptions along the way. This means addressing the causes of security vulnerabilities while designing a platform that can fully utilize the performance of tomorrow’s massively parallel hardware to enable new and richer experiences on the Web. To […]

Blink: A rendering engine for the Chromium project

Google just announced it’ll fork Webkit for use with Chrome/Chromium as it has become too difficult to add features to it as Chrome uses quite a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers: When Chromium started, our goal was to change as little of WebKit as possible, easing integration with the WebKit codebase. With Blink […]

The Web as a Platform for Gaming

By leveraging this new JavaScript optimization technology (asm.js), Mozilla has been able to bring Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to the Web. With this port, developers will soon be able to explore limitless possibilities when it comes to porting their popular gaming titles to the Web. Mozilla is Unlocking the Power of the Web as a […]

Bulletproof Demos thanks to Google Chrome Record Mode

Record modes let you record every request Chrome makes. Playback mode serves requests out of that recorded cache just as if they were being loaded on the spot. It doesn’t record where you click or what you open: everything will be served out of the recorded cache, even if your servers have exploded, a bug […]