Chrome 84 is rolling out now! Users can start common tasks within your app with App Icon Shortcuts. The Web Animations API adds support for a slew of previously unsupported features. Wake Lock, and the Content Indexing API graduate from origin trial. There are new origin trials for Idle detection and SIMD. And there’s a whole bunch more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 84!
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".
Firefox 48 joins Chrome in shipping a native implementation of the Web Animations API.
Better specification compliance and new features coming in Chrome 50.
Resources and more for the Web Animations API
In response to developer feedback, some upcoming features of Web Animations are being renamed.
Learn about Web Animation Playback
Web Animations define a model for supporting animation and synchronization on the Web platform. element.animate() is the first of those pieces landing in Chrome.
An implementation of Web Animations 1.0 has landed in Blink powering CSS Animations and Transitions.