Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

CSSJanus: simple tool for RTL

Category: CSS, Utility

Over on the Google Open Source blog I got to post about a new tool by Lindsey Simon that takes your CSS and spits out versions ready for the RTL world (or vice versa if you are a developer elsewhere that wants an English version….. which may be more common?). CSSJanus is CSS parser utility Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Snook Live Chat Tomorrow (3/5/08)

Category: Announcements, JavaScript

Jonathan Snook will be conducting a live chat tomorrow (3/5/08) at 10:00am EST (15:00 GMT) via UStream. Here are the details: Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/snookca Date/Time: 3/5/08 at 10:00am EST (15:00 GMT) Topic: Q&A relating to Jonathan’s development work with Adobe AIR, and questions regarding JavaScript, frameworks (PHP or JavaScript), or about freelancing. This is definitely a Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:50 am
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3.3 rating from 18 votes

Google Gears for Mobile Released

Category: Gears, Google, Mobile

I have seen the huge batches of cell phones that companies keep around to test their applications on. Companies like UI Evolution have come along to try to help out the madness of getting something that works across more than a couple of them. Not only do you have the problems of handsets, but you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am
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Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Simple Save Message Using MooTools

Category: MooTools, Tutorial

It’s been awhile since we’ve put up an Ajaxian Featured Tutorial and so we’re going to get back into the swing of things with a nice, simple tutorial using MooTools. Giving users feedback during a “save” process is a very good idea. It allows the user to feel a sense of confidence that the site Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:54 am
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Dojo and Django templates on the server side with Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Dojo

Yesterday we posted about Dojo and AIR and how the framework could be well suited for certain desktop applications. Today we have Kriz Zyp talking about their Jaxer support and how you can use the Django template language, that Dojo recently added, to once again do its thing on the server side. Kris tells us Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:58 am
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Acid 3 Ships; WebKit praised

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

Acid 3 has been released. Jon Tan ran a few tests and posted the results. Hixie commented on his blog about the release, and praised WebKit on how they have been closing a large number of bugs: I have to say straight up that I’ve been really impressed with the WebKit team. Even before the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:08 am
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Silverlight Offline and AIR

Category: Adobe, Microsoft

A couple of articles from the press came out at the same time. Darryl Taft reported on his conversation with Kevin Lynch and Martin LaMonica published Microsoft to take Silverlight offline eventually. The intersection is where Kevin answers about Silverlight going offline: Well, what about an offline Silverlight capability? Would that do it? In order Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 am
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Microsoft changes IE 8 defaults to be “standards mode”

Category: Browsers, IE

You have to hand it to the IE team, they have listened to the huge amount of community feedback on the IE 8 user agent feature, and they have reversed their decision so by default IE 8 will run in standards compliant mode. Why Change? Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles. Thinking about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Generics in JavaScript 2

Category: JavaScript

Francis Cheng continues on his walk through of ECMAScript Edition 4 features, this time discussing type parameters (read: generics in Java). We could end up with code like this: < View plain text > javascript function reprimand(list:List.< +Employee>) { … } var writingTeam:List.<techwriter> = new List.</techwriter><techwriter>(); reprimand(writingTeam); // no error if ECMAScript adopts this style Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:22 am
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Dojo on AIR shows detail on AIR itself

Category: Adobe, Dojo

At first when you hear “FooAjaxLibrary now supports AIR” you think “er, OK, AIR has WebKit so it supports them all doesn’t it?”. SitePen added support for AIR in Dojo and gave us detailed information about the changes. The value of this document is that it gives hints to us Ajax folk as we develop Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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Playing with language: Inlined fromMaybe

Category: JavaScript

Oliver Steele continues to spend time thinking about languages in his recent post on More Monads on the Cheap: Inlined fromMaybe. He details the pain of dealing with nulls and various checks: This article is about how to deal with null values. It follows up on this one. It’s intended for code stylists: people who Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:01 am
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Json.NET 2.0

Category: .NET, JSON

James Newton-King has quickly released a new version of Json.NET that has a new easier syntax for querying and and creating JSON. Creating JSON < View plain text > javascript JObject o = JObject.FromObject(new {   channel = new   {     title = "James Newton-King",     link = "http://james.newtonking.com",     description Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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