First Houdini APIs for CSS design debut

Very First Houdini APIs for CSS design launching

Houdini, a CSS (cascading style sheets) standards effort at the Web Consortium to give developers more control over how a websites looks, now has its first APIs available.Four top-level

APIs belong to Houdini: for the parser, design, painting, and animation worklet, representing major stages of the rendering pipeline. The animation worklet API will be available in beta in the prepared Chrome 71 browser.There also are lower-level APIs, such as font style metrics, worklets, and an API for residential or commercial properties and values. Worklets serve as a Swiss Army knife of sorts, serving as separated JavaScript code to aid with efficiency, attaching to event loops.The main objective for Houdini is to expose hooks into the major phases of the layout phase, consisting of style, layout, paint, and composite phases. Houdini exposes parts of the CSS engine that enable APIs such as such as CSS Grid and conic gradients. Using Houdini, designers should be able to teach CSS how to draw their favored look on a page. Developers likewise must be able to write much better polyfills.The project has

published a chart tracking the development of Houdini and its level of assistance in numerous browsers.

Released at Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000

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