What's New In DevTools (Chrome 65)

Local Overrides, accessibility tools, performance and SEO audits, and more.

Lighthouse 2.7 Updates

New SEO audits and manual accessibility audits, and updates to the WebP audit.

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 63)

Multi-client remote debugging, push notifications with custom data, and Workspaces 2.0.

Disabling hardware noise suppression

Chrome 64 can experimentally disable hardware noise suppression when using the WebRTC echo canceller, to improve audio quality.

An update on Better Ads

Yesterday, the Coalition for Better Ads announced the "Better Ads Experience Program." This Program provides guidelines for companies on how they can use the Better Ads Standards to help improve users' experience with ads on the web.

Preloading modules

<link rel="modulepreload"> offers a way of declaratively loading JavaScript modules ahead of time. This article looks at how it works and why it's better for modules than <link rel="preload">.

Chrome 64 to deprecate the chrome.loadTimes() API

The non-standard chrome.loadTimes() API will be deprecated in Chrome 64 now that standards-based equivalents exist for all of its useful features.

Chrome User Experience Report: expanding to top 1 Million+ origins

Today, we’re announcing a new Chrome User Experience Report with expanded coverage of over 1 million top origins on the web.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 64

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 64 to help you plan. In this version, performance API changes, removal of support for multiple shadow roots, and removal of a WebKit API.

Enter AudioWorklet

Chrome 64 comes with a highly anticipated new feature in Web Audio API - AudioWorklet. AudioWorklet nicely keeps the user-supplied JavaScript code all within the audio processing thread — that is, it doesn’t have to jump over to the main thread to process audio.

More Updates

Lighthouse 2.6 Updates

New performance audits, a rehaul of the accessibility score, report UX improvements, and bug fixes. Read more

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 63/64

Predictable media playback, HDR on Windows 10, offline playback with persistent licenses, and more are waiting for you in Chrome 64. Read more

The Device Memory API

The Device Memory API allows developers to serve different resources to users based on their device's memory capabilities. Read more

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