We start this issue by finding out what happened on the web platform in February. Next, we take a look at the updates landing in Chrome 111 and Safari Technology Preview 165.
There are plenty of updates on the release radar: Astro 2.1, Deno 1.31, jQuery 3.6.4 (a real blast from the past), TypeScript 5.0 RC, and more.
The resources section is also well-represented today. We got icons, image utilities, code generators, and the list goes on.
💻 Browser news
Rachel Andrew's monthly update came just a bit late to be included in the previous issue, so I'm mentioning it today. Chrome 110, Edge 110, and Firefox 110 are the stable releases of the month. On web platform updates, we got full support for container queries, and more.
Chrome 111 rolled out on March 1st. This release brings us the View Transitions API, CSS Color Level 4, new color devtools, and more.
Safari Technology Preview 165 is now available for macOS and iOS users. This update brings a long list of optimizations, fixes, and fine adjustments.
📡 The Release Radar
- Astro 2.1 - an all-in-one web framework designed for speed
- Embla Carousel - A lightweight carousel library with fluid motion and great swipe precision.
- Mantine 6 - React components library with native dark theme support
- MUI X v6.0 - Advanced and powerful React components for complex use-cases.
- pnpm v7.29.0, pnpm v8.0.0-beta - Fast, disk space efficient package manager
- Preact v10.13.0 - Fast 3kB React alternative with the same modern API
- ReacType v14.0.0 - Prototyping Tool for exporting React/Typescript Applications
- Remix v1.14.0 - Create modern, resilient user experiences with web fundamentals
- testcafe v2.4.0 - A Node.js tool to automate end-to-end web testing
- zx 7.2.0 - A tool for writing better scripts
🛠️ Front End Resources
- Circum - open source icon library following Google Material Design principles
- Curations - Stunning tools, served daily
- Fonty.io - Discover the Fonts Used on Any Website
- Img.cleaner - Cleanup images and pictures by removing unwanted objects instantly
- IMG Quest - An open-source API to generate Open Graph images
- Named Colors Wheel - Explore all colors that have a name
- Magic animations - CSS3 Animations with special effects
- Magic Pattern Tools & Resources - A collection of tools to enhance your design and code workflow
- Picyard - Beautiful Backgrounds for Your Images and Screenshots
- Resource.fyi - Products, Resources, and Tools handpicked for tech enthusiasts and professionals.
- restorePhotos.io - Restoring old photos using AI for everyone
- Screen from Traction - create screenshots of your app for product pages
- Scrollbar.app - Simple CSS scrollbar editor
- Transform - A polyglot web converter
There's more where that came from. Explore the rest of the Front End Resource collection.
Wrapping things up
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