Mozilla-focused events for people who build the Web.
Dive into the changes coming in Firefox 58, currently available to preview in Firefox Developer Edition. Highlights include more control for CSS authors, an even better Debugger, added support for WebVR and FLAC, WebExtension API additions, and more.
On blog.mozilla.org, we shared results of a speed comparison study to show how fast Firefox Quantum with Tracking Protection enabled is compared to other browsers. In this companion post, we share some insights into the methodology behind these page load time comparison studies and benchmarks. Our study focused on news web sites, which tend to come with an abundance of trackers, and uses the Navigation Timing API as a data source.
The Quantum release incorporates major optimizations from Quantum Flow, an holistic effort to modernize and improve the foundations of the Firefox web engine by identifying and removing the main sources of jank without rewriting everything from scratch. Quantum Flow has had an important and noticeable effect on WebVR stability and performance, as Salva demonstrates in this article.