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Microsoft to work with Adobe on Spartan development

Microsoft announced that it will be partnering with software giant Adobe to work on Project Spartan development. Together they will help create a more impressive web experience in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft will be taking contributions from Adobe which are already available in Windows 10 Technical Preview. With this feature, a web developer can specify an optional location between the color stops of a CSS gradient.

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Adobe is a major contributor to open source browser engines such as WebKit, Blink, and Gecko. In the past, it was challenging for them (or anyone external to Microsoft) to make contributions to the Internet Explorer code base. As a result, as Adobe improved the Web platform in other browsers, but couldn’t bring the same improvements to Microsoft’s platform.

This changed a few months ago when Microsoft made it possible for the Adobe Web Platform Team to contribute to Project Spartan. The team contributes in the areas of layout, typography, graphic design and motion, with significant commits to the Web platform. Adobe engineers Rik Cabanier, Max Vujovic, Sylvain Galineau, and Ethan Malasky have provided contributions in partnership with engineers on the IE team.