display: grid– the new
I’m Pete LePage, let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 57!
Flexbox is a powerful layout tool. It makes many complex layouts possible,
but it can only do layout in one dimension. Chrome 57 adds support for
Elements within the grid can span multiple columns or rows. Regions in a
CSS grid can also be named, making layout code easier to understand.
One of the missing features from web media applications has been the
ability to deeply integrate with the core media experience on mobile devices.
In Chrome for Android, you can now customize the lock screen and notifications
with media content using the new Media Session API.
By providing metadata to the
browser about the content being played, you can create rich lock screen
messaging that includes information such as title, artist, album name, and
artwork. You can also listen for and
respond to user actions
taken on the notification itself, such as seeking or skipping.
And there’s lots more!
These are just a few of the changes in Chrome 57 for developers.
Finally, a big shout out to the engineers and team at
Igalia for their awesome work on Blink. They
were instrumental on landing the new CSS Grid and
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for a deeper dive into some of the awesome things the Chrome team is working on.
I’m Pete LePage, and as soon as Chrome 58 is released, I’ll be right here
to tell you — what’s new in Chrome!
Source: New in Chrome 57