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Ricky Dodd
Ricky Dodd
3,241 Points

Google stepping out on Webkit

What are people's thoughts on this issue?

It's quite concerning, honestly. Google has announced Google Chrome is stepping away from Webkit and Opera is following suit. What's the problem with this? Well, as web developers, it could mean writing even more code to satisfy. Before it was just the regular CSS3 selector or pseudo-element/class, the -moz- and -webkit- prefixes. What more can we expect now?

Google Chrome is designing the browser Blink, which deletes, what they call, "unnecessary code" in order to improve speed and performance. How far are they willing to go? It could very well strip away all the important features web developers require.

Now, if Opera picks up their own CSS3 framework or even an alternative, we could be dealing with yet another prefix. It doesn't sound too bad, but if you're working on a huge project it could be quite troublesome.

Thoughts? Opinions?

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

This article has a great overview of what Blink means for web devs

http://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2013/04/blink.html

After reading the article, it's just another day on the internet...the only constant is change...

Nothing different we need to worry about right now...I had better go code instead :)

Ricky Dodd
Ricky Dodd
3,241 Points

James Barnett, that article shed a lot more light on the situation; thank you. It was reassuring that fragmentation may not come into play for this.