Google has updated its popular Chrome browser with new
and updated APIs for developers to improve the experience for all users.
Currently available in the beta channel, Chrome 60
includes a brand new Paint Timing API, enhancements to the Credential
Management API, and improvements as to how pages are rendered with a new CSS
Paint Timing API
The API is crafted to help web developers gauge how
quickly a web app or page loads to help make improvements where necessary. This
is measured with two metrics – First Paint, and First Contentful Paint.
Both measure how fast content renders, but have two key
First Paint only marks when all the content is loaded on
First Contentful Paint marks when useful content is
loaded on the screen.
Credential Management API
This existing API has been improved so developers no
longer need to use the Fetch API to create a custom ‘fetch’ to access passwords
stored by the browser. Web pages can now retrieve the passwords directly using
the Credential Management API which reduces the complexity of building a web
page or app which requires stored passwords to be retrieved.
CSS Font-Display is a new feature in this Chrome release
which improves the experience for all users of the browser. Whereas in the past
when a website uses a unique font it would take longer for a page to be
rendered due to the delay while the font is downloaded; now web developers can
specify ‘font face descriptors’ which dictate how to temporarily render text in
Do you plan on trying out Chrome 60’s abilities? Let us
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