Safari 9.1 goodies

Apple yesterday announced the feature set from the upcoming update coming to iOS and OS X. They will also ship Safari 9.1 with dozens of new features – here is the changelog. It will support CSS variables (no need to preprocess those), drops prefix from CSS filters, the usual improvements to the Inspector and so on, but here is something I like, the landing of the picture element:

I remembered that I’d blogged about this three years back to the day in 2013. The picture element is nice, the browser will decide what size of asset it has to download for the device. For older browsers that don’t support the element, well, they’ll fall back to IMG SRC.