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Polypane 16, Safari TP 182-183, Angular 17, Node 21.2, TypeScript 5.3 RC, Vite 5.0, and more | Front End News #105

NOTE: This is issue #105 of my newsletter, which went live on Monday, November 20. You might find this information valuable and exciting and want to receive future issues as they are published ahead of everyone else. In that case, I invite you to join the subscriber list at

In this issue, we present Polypane 16 and two releases of Safari Technology Preview: 182 and 183. There are many important entries on the Release Radar, including Angular 17, Node 21.2, TypeScript 5.3 RC, Vite 5.0, and more. And we're wrapping things up with a collection of tools, images, fonts, and other valuable resources.

💻 Browser news


Polypane, the browser for ambitious web developers, received a significant update with workflow improvements, scoped styles, and Chromium 118. On top of that, we receive emulation for prefers-reduced-transparency, an updated preview for X/Twitter and Mastodon posts, updated React DevTools, and much more.


We got two new releases for Safari Technology Preview: 182 and 183. Each boasts a long list of fixes, improvements, and even some new features, such as basic support for text-wrap: balance and text-wrap-style CSS properties, or the showPicker() method for <input type="date">.

📡 The Release Radar

  • Angular v17 - a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications using TypeScript/JavaScript and other languages
  • Astro 3.5 - The web framework that scales with you
  • Cypress 13.5.0 - Fast, easy, and reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser
  • Deno 1.38 - A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Docusaurus 3.0 - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites
  • Ember.js v5.4.0 - A JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web applications
  • Node v21.2.0 (Current) - an asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime
  • PDFKit 0.14.0 - A JavaScript PDF generation library for Node and the browser
  • Prettier 3.1 - an opinionated code formatter
  • reveal.js 5.0 - The HTML Presentation Framework
  • TypeScript 5.3 RC - a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Vite 5.0 - Next generation frontend tooling
  • YouTube.js 7.0 - A wrapper around YouTube's internal API

🛠️ Front End Resources

  • BGJar - Free svg background generator for your websites, blogs, and app
  • Bigjpg - AI Super-Resolution lossless image enlarging / upscaling tool using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Carbon - Create and share beautiful images of your source code
  • Geist - a typeface specifically designed for developers and designers
  • GriddyIcons - Ever-expanding icon set tailored to your needs.
  • monaspace - An innovative superfamily of fonts for code
  • Typeculator - a simple type scale calculator based on the "Golden Thread" technique

There's more where that came from. Explore the rest of the Front End Resource collection.

Wrapping things up

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