New Mobile Safari stuff in iOS5

Posted: June 07, 2011 Comments

New Mobile Safari stuff in iOS5: position:fixed, overflow:scroll, new input type support, web workers, ECMAScript 5 | David B. Calhoun – Developer Blog.

All of you (us) Apple fans were super excited about the software that got announced yesterday, but a perhaps bigger issue to keep in mind is: how is this going to effect our work?

Merely a few hours after the iOS 5 beta release, there are some fantastic advancements to check out, namely:

  • position:fixed;
  • overflow:scroll;
  • HTML5 input types
  • Web Workers

These are a big deal, and it’s great they’re being implemented. Unfortunately though, just because the latest and greatest iOS will support these features, doesn’t mean we can forget our duty of graceful degradation. There will still be plenty of <iOS5 devices to keep in mind until usage statistics prove otherwise.

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