After Pointer Events, here comes Interoperable Panning Experiences through CSS Scrolling Snap Points

After Pointer Events, here comes Interoperable Panning Experiences through CSS Scrolling Snap Points

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Today, Microsoft submitted a new proposal to the W3C – “CSS Scrolling Snap Points”, designed to enable well-polished panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. This submission comes on the heels of Pointer Events, as one of the ways Microsoft is advancing the Web by providing rich immersive experiences across browsers on different platforms.

Jacob Rossi and Matt Rakow, Program Managers at Microsoft, describe in their blog post how only 2 lines of CSS enable Snap Points in the Internet Explorer to deliver experiences like swiping through a list of photos or pages of an article.

“CSS Scrolling Snap Points” submission demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to advance touch on the Web by contributing this innovation. You can follow and contribute to the conversation on the W3C mailing list.

Asir Vedamuthu Selvasingh, Principal Program Manager - Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Adalberto Foresti, Principal Program Manager - Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.

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