Both the HTML5 Fullscreen and Dialog APIs are vital to modern web applications: the Fullscreen API eliminates browser UI and scrollbars, leaving just the elements on the web page you want the user to focus on, while the Dialog API presents modal windows in front of content, focussing the user’s attention and limiting their interactivity. Both are useful in a variety of applications, from games to kiosks.
The Speech Synthesis and Recognition APIs have a more refined focus, and are not yet supported in all modern browsers… but will be part of making accessibile, fully featured sites act like modern applications.
Time: 1 hour
Prerequisites: A good understanding of both HTML & CSS.
The FullScreen API
The Dialog API
The Speech Synthesis & Recognition APIs
The Web Storage API
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