Chrome 52 Released With Support for CSS Containment and Performance Measurement

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Google released today Chrome 52.0.2743.82, promoting the 52.x branch to the Stable Channel, making it Chrome’s official version.

This new release is a little bit light on visible UI features but brings a lot for developers that like to tinker on websites and are, generally, more interested in what’s under the browser’s hood.

Back in early June, Google engineers had drawn out a plan of what features users should expect in Chrome 52.

New CSS contain property

The team didn’t stray much from their plan, and now Chrome features support for CSS containment, via the CSS contain property, which prevents child elements from displaying outside the boundaries of their parent element.

A good reason for developers to implement CSS containment on their websites is to speed up page load times. Google engineers have played around and detailed the advantages of using the contain property in a <a href="https… (read more)
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