Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Where is Firefox on Acid 3? Here.

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Standards

Some people have been surprised to not hear much from Mozilla around Acid 3. WebKit and Opera are duking it out, but what about Firefox? Mike Shaver of Mozilla has posted on his views that Acid 3 is a missed opportunity and is pretty damning of the whole thing: Ian’s Acid 3, unlike its predecessors, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 am

3.4 rating from 40 votes

The importance of bandwidth versus latency

Category: Browsers, Performance, WebKit

Between cranking on Acid 3 tests, the WebKit crew has explained some issues in Optimizing Page Loading in the Web Browser: It is well understood that page loading speed in a web browser is limited by the available connection bandwidth. However, it turns out bandwidth is not the only limiting factor and in many cases Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:22 am

4.4 rating from 19 votes

Adobe Photoshop Express Launches

Category: Adobe, Flash, Showcase

The launch of Adobe Photoshop Express has been much anticipated. We are seeing the move of a large software company going from desktop to Web for a major application. As Erick Schonfeld points out “Photoshop Express is by no means just Photoshop ported onto the web.” I am a big fan of Picnik and for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:14 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes

WebKit Passes Acid3

Category: Standards, WebKit

WebKit has a public build that gets 100/100 in Acid3. I can just see the quibbling between the Apple and Opera teams now, but instead of making this an American election vote, (“but I WON THE POPULAR VOTE” “but that popular vote doesn’t matter!”) lets just say “great job” to both and move on? :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:40 am

4.3 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Acid 3: Opera Passed?

Category: Browsers, Opera, Standards

It appears that Opera has passed Acid 3: Since the test was officially announced recently, our Core developers have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding the missing standards support. Today we reached a 100% pass rate for the first time! There are some remaining issues yet to be fixed, but we hope to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:34 pm

4.2 rating from 23 votes

TraceTool: Now with open source JavaScript client

Category: Debugging, Utility

Thierry Parent has released a new version of TraceTool, his open source tracer program, with a JavaScript client. The javascript TraceTool API is a cross browser (tested under Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2 and Opera for mobile) and cross domain tracing solution (maybe the first one). The viewer can be installed on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:11 am
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3.9 rating from 16 votes

Progress Is N+1

Category: Browsers, Gears, IE

Alex Russell isn’t talking about the N+1 select problem when he references the Joel Spolsky piece on IE 8. We want to applaud the IE 8 team for the work that they have done, but also keep pushing to make sure that it really happens: I was reminded of a discussion last Friday where I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:45 am
1 Comment

3.3 rating from 13 votes

Will IE8 & HTML5 Make RSH Irrelevant?

Category: Ajax

As the title asks, will IE8 & HTML5 make Really Simple History (and other Ajax history managers) irrelevant? Not so much says Brian Dillard, project lead for the Really Simple History project. While additions to HTML 5 & IE8 will definitely make managing page history easier, Brian anticipates that libraries such as RSH will evolve Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

4.1 rating from 21 votes

Filament Group’s Accessible Extensions

Category: Accessibility, jQuery

Accessibility is on the minds of most of us and for some companies, it’s an absolute priority. The Filament Group is taking accessibility seriously has produced two jQuery extensions that take that into consideration. Accessible Charts There’s been quite a lot of effort of late to leverage HTML Canvas element for visualization of data but Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

4.5 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Do you want your browser to Jabber away?

Category: Browsers

Yesterday Rey posted about an ExtJS based Jabber client. I had just earlier posted about whether you would want Jabber to be built into the browser, and will repost below: Aaron Boodman was probably right in thinking that me wanting OpenID in the browser makes more sense as a browser feature, or separate plugin. This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am

3.7 rating from 17 votes

iPhone Optimization Script

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Usability

Bob Buffone has created a tool that can be used to output script and HTML to make your site more usable on an iPhone. He tells us about it here: I bought an iPhone about six months ago; in that time I noticed that even though it had this part of the Web and that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.9 rating from 23 votes

JavaScript Has Fashion and Luck to Thank?

Category: Articles, JavaScript

Because JavaScript is the language of the web browser, and because the web browser has become the dominant application delivery system, and because JavaScript isn’t too bad, JavaScript has become the World’s Most Popular Programming Language. Its popularity is growing. It is now being embedded in other applications and contexts. JavaScript has become important. Douglas Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:06 am

3.4 rating from 17 votes

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Ext-based Jabber Client

Category: Sencha

The Ext JS user community has been extremely active producing some very cool user extensions to the framework. A new project that recently showed up is a Jabber client that includes: Full rostermanagment Instant notifications Desktop look and feel Tabbed chats Wysiwyg messages You can test out the Jabber client here: You can use Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:28 pm

4.5 rating from 57 votes

Key events and Safari 3.1

Category: Browsers, WebKit

There has been a change in Safari 3.1 for how keypress events are handled. John Resig interviewed Yehuda Katz to get the skinny and understand why this was done. The key comment is: Use keydown/keyup if you want to know the key that was pressed; keypress if you want to know what text was detected. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:17 am
1 Comment

3.2 rating from 19 votes

FaviconGrabber and Social Graph

Category: Flash, Showcase

Alistair Rutherford has written a nice looking Flex application that visualizes the Social Graph API: Alistair told us about the application, and some of the fun features: The initial version was a bit boring looking so I thought it would be nice to pull the ‘favicons’ for the sites returned in the results. I have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am
1 Comment

3.3 rating from 13 votes

Nitobi Survey Results on Ajax Development

Category: Ajax, Survey

Nitobi ran a survey on Ajax technologies, and you (Ajaxian community) helped out in giving them your feedback. They just released the results which consists of 570 answers. You must always take results with a grain of salt, since there are quite a few more designers and developers than 570 our there, but it is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:06 am

3.5 rating from 45 votes

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