With Chrome 57, you can now use display: grid for grid based layouts, use the media session API to customize the lock screen and notifications with information about the media being played, and more. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 57!
CSS Grid – Table layout is back. Be there and be square.
CSS Grid Layout makes creating two dimensional grid based layouts easy. It's been in development for over 5 years, but is now available in Chrome and coming to other browsers soon. Let's take a peek at what's new and how you can use it on your sites!
With Chrome 56, web apps can now communicate with nearby Bluetooth Low Energy devices using the Web Bluetooth API. CSS position: sticky; is back - making it easy to create elements that scroll normally until sticking to the top of the viewport. And HTML5 by Default is enabled for all users.
Starting in Chrome 53, all content is re-rastered when its transform scale changes, if it does not have the will-change: transform CSS property. In other words, will-change: transform means "please animate it fast".
Flexbox Gets New Behavior for absolute-positioned Children
A previous version of the CSS Flexible Box Layout specification set the static position of absolute-positioned children as though they were a flex item whose size is 0px by 0px. The latest version of the spec takes them fully out of flow and sets the static position based on align and justify properties.
CSS variables, more accurately known as CSS custom properties, are landing in Chrome 49. They can be useful for reducing repetition in CSS, and also for powerful runtime effects like theme switching and potentially extending/polyfilling future CSS features.