Ok, I’ve been keeping an eye on this, and with the recent preview 6, there are still some big missing pieces in their CSS3 support:
- CSS3 gradients
- Flexible box model
- Text shadow
if (document.body.style.msTransform !== 'undefined')
In short, it seems to have relative parity with Opera 10 as far as cool-yet-useful CSS3 features. Keep going, Microsoft, I’m totally cheering for you!
I’m a big fan of Palm’s webOS. It’s based on open web standards, and Palm is doing everything I was expecting Apple to do with their iPhone when it was released (you may remember Steve Jobs saying “the web is the SDK”). Palm’s new OS is top notch, easy to develop for, and the developer relations folks are hard working and are very responsive.
It wasn’t a tough decision to go to their recent Developer Day conference, and right before I was about to shell out my $25 (seriously, only $25 for a conference, what a steal) I got a ping from Greg Vena, Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith asking if I’d like to give a talk for the conference on Canvas, CSS and any other HTML5 graphics goodies I wanted to cover. Free registration? A chance to bend the ears of Palm’s engineering team while showing off some mobile webkit tricks? A free goodie bag which included an unlocked developer phone? Oh, hell yes.
If you missed the conference, Palm has a page up with videos from all the talks: