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CSS transforms

The folks over at the Web Tech weblog have posted that Gecko (Mozilla’s layout engine) nightly builds now support a new “-moz-transform” CSS property. This property — a version of which is similarly supported by WebKit — is described as a “CSS property that accepts a list of transform functions (generic affine linear transforms) and then applies those transforms, in order, to the HTML elements the property is applied to.” Several examples of how to use the property (and descriptions of what it does) are available in the Web Tech post. “It will be interesting to see what uses developers find for CSS transforms. Much of the functionality once reserved for plugins can now be directly integrated into CSS and JavaScript.” More information and code samples are available in the Web Tech article.

CSS, Firefox development, Platform development, Web development

Drag and Drop is here

Neil Deakin has posted a development update about the inclusion of the HTML5 drag and drop API in Mozilla nightly builds. “This is the API that IE and Safari have supported for a while. Now Firefox will support it as well so you can create content in your web pages that can be dragged and dropped elsewhere. The same API is also used for Firefox extensions and XUL applications.” For more information, including examples about how to make things draggable, see Neil’s weblog post. Drag and drop documentation is available at the Mozilla Developer Center.

Firefox 3, Firefox development, Platform development, Web development

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