Although the Backgrounds and Borders Level 3 module has already reached the Candidate Recommendation stage of development several times in its lifespan, most recently in July 2012, the module has been updated again after implementation feedback identified the need for a few small changes.
Keep reading for the full list of changes in this version.
The CSS Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Grid Layout. This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system optimized for user interface design.
This is publication is a major update: not only has the draft generally been reorganized and much of the prose rewritten to fill in missing details, avoid repetition, improve precision and terminology, and ensure alignment with Flexbox, but it’s switched to a new positioning model. The old grid layout model uses properties to indicate the starting row/column and the item’s span. The new grid layout model positions each edge of the item to a grid line.
Opera Software have announced that they are abandoning their proprietary Presto rendering engine in favour of the open source WebKit rendering engine, for future versions of their mobile and desktop web browsers.
201312 FebJapanese Government Offers Funding for Contributions of Code or Tests for the (Vertical) Text Features of CSS.
The Japanese government is offering several grants for researching the problems of vertical text layout standardization on next generation web browsers. Each grant is worth ¥100,000 (about €790).
The W3C this month, on 14th August 2012, released an updated working draft of the CSS3 Text Module.
The updated working draft includes several changes from the previous version, published in January 2012. Keep reading for further details.
The CSS3 Media Queries module was released as an official W3C Recommendation on 19 June 2012, marking the end of a development cycle that began over ten years ago (the first working draft of the specification was published on 4 April 2001).
Last month Microsoft announced that they now support (via their IE10 release preview) CSS3 Animations, Transforms and Transitions without the need for vendor prefixes, becoming the first browser to do so.
The CSS3 Selectors module introduces three new attribute selectors, which are grouped together under the heading “Substring Matching Attribute Selectors”.
These new selectors are as follows:
[att^=val]– the “begins with” selector
[att$=val]– the “ends with” selector
[att*=val]– the “contains” selector
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