New on the web platform in April, 2021

Top-level await in Firefox (It is already in Chrome/v8) …

…and also coming to Safari

It is now 0.73%. Down and to the right! 📉

Chrome going HTTPS-connect by default (falling back to HTTP if that fails)

Also in that release: Freeze dried tabs that take no memory but start up fast.

Page experience ranking is coming!

Balanced look at privacy-preserving interest-based ads

Think AVIF, but with progressive loading

End of an era. Except the old era is still linked from the new era.

APIs prevailed

Safari uses proprietary image decoding, but this is still a good sign.

I wish browsers would handle these but until then: