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 […]

Opera about to drop Presto in favor of Webkit

The writings were on the wall with Opera Ice but now it’s official: Opera will move to Webkit entirely: To provide a leading browser on Android and iOS, this year Opera will make a gradual transition to the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for most of its upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and […]

iOS WebKit browsers and auto-zooming form controls

One thing about iOS browsers that can be pretty frustrating, both as a developer and as a user, is when you open a site on an iPhone or iPod Touch (not iPad) and want to enter some text in a text field or pick an option from a select menu. Very often the browser will […]

Opera Mobile Emulator with support for (some) -webkit vendor prefixes

Opera, along with Mozilla, announced at a CSS Working Group meeting that we would support some -webkit prefixes. This is because through our site compatibility work, we have experienced that many authors of (especially mobile) sites only use -webkit prefixed CSS, thereby ignoring other vendor prefixes and not even including an unprefixed equivalent. This leads […]

CSS :nth-letter()

Adobe is working on implementing :nth-letter() in Webkit: The desired syntax was :nth-letter(), where the argument would (ideally) take the same values that :nth-child() can (e.g, a simple index, even/odd, or an expression like 2n+4). This code: <p id=”sentence”>My fourth letter is awesome.</p> #sentence:nth-letter(3) { color: red; font-family: “Comic Sans MS”; font-size: 3em; font-weight: bold; […]