Monday, October 27th, 2008

Not Possible to Use IE’s Web Slice Icon In Other Browsers

Category: IE, Microsoft

Update: Jane Kim from Microsoft posted a message about this issue: Hey folks, we created the guidelines with this scenario in mind – we definitely want to support applications using the icon to indicate Web Slice content. We will update the documentation to make this clearer. Thanks! – Jane Kim [MSFT] Thanks for clarifying things Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 9:00 am
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2.8 rating from 48 votes

Typeface.js: A potential replacement for sIFR

Category: Design

Thanks to Nexus I saw a new project called typeface.js that offers a solution to typeface management (where you can use any typeface that you want, whether it be on the users system or not) without using Flash (which the popular, oft-mentioned sIFR uses): Instead of creating images or using flash just to show your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am
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4 rating from 28 votes

OpenAjax Alliance Announcements

Category: OpenAjax

The OpenAjax Alliance, an organization that has been working to promote more standardization among JavaScript toolkits and IDEs, held an InteropFest last week at the AJAXWorld conference. The OpenAjax Alliance has been focusing on two things: Ajax Developer Tools – The group has been working on creating a standard XML file format called OpenAjax Metadata. Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am
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3.6 rating from 17 votes

Firefox 3.1 to support HTML 5 video and audio

Category: Firefox, HTML

Firefox 3.1 now includes support for the HTML 5 video and audio tags. A nice new article just went up on using these on the Mozilla Developer portal. Firefox 3.1 currently supports the Ogg format, but other formats are being discussed for future support. Here’s an example use from the documentation: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Friday, October 24th, 2008

CSSHttpRequest: cross-domain Ajax using CSS for transport.

Category: Ajax, CSS

XHR is so 1997. Now it is time for some CSSHttpRequest action, a device that allows you to run cross domain Ajax requests thanks to a CSS hack: Similar to JavaScript, this works because CSS is not subject to the same-origin policy that affects XMLHttpRequest. Like JSONP, CSSHttpRequest is limited to making GET requests. Unlike Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:57 am
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3.4 rating from 105 votes

A Peek Inside the W3C

Category: HTML, W3C

I’ve long believed that the Ajax/JavaScript communities and the W3C should communicate more and have more awareness of what both camps are doing so we can work together better and get things done. In light of this, here are some updates on a special W3C meeting that is taking place right now. From October 20th Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 9:00 am
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3.7 rating from 11 votes

Blast from the Web Past: DirectAnimation, Microsoft Chrome, and Cartoon Chat

Category: Microsoft

Awhile back Dion kicked off a series of posts looking at past technologies on the web, web archaeology if you will. Sometimes its good to know where we’ve come from to figure out where we are going. In this spirit I want to talk about a few web technologies from the past. Before there was Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Round the Web: Vector Graphics

Category: .NET, Canvas, SVG

Here’s a quick round-the-web series of updates on happenings with SVG, Canvas, and open web graphics libraries. First is a cool demo using SVG called Blobular: I got the demo working in Firefox 3, though there were some glitches in Safari 3. As a cool aside, when I was uploading the screencast above YouTube transparently Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am
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4.1 rating from 26 votes

This Week in HTML 5: Offline and Video

Category: HTML

Hot off the presses is a fresh “What’s Week in HTML 5”, Episode 10, post from Mark Pilgrim: The big news this week is offline caching. This has been in HTML 5 for a while, but this week Ian Hickson caught up with his email and integrated all outstanding feedback. He summarizes the changes: Made Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Microsoft Live Labs Web Sandbox

Category: Security

The Microsoft Live Labs team has announced a new project: Web Sandbox. The team is lead by Scott Isaacs, someone who we owe thanks to, since he played a large part in the birth of dhtml (and thus, Ajax). The sandbox takes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and puts it in an isolated box. The goal Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am
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3.7 rating from 39 votes

Grease up your Chrome; Userscripts coming soon?

Category: Chrome

One of the beautiful elements of having the Chromium project, is that we get a look ahead of what may be shipping in Google Chrome itself, in the same way that WebKit gives us a hint at Safari.Next. An SVN watcher found a checkin that relates to Greasemonkey-like support: Adds a bit of Greasemonkey support Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am
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3.3 rating from 18 votes

WysiHat: 37 Signals discuss new open source WYSIWYG editor

Category: RichTextWidget

We recently discussed the bane and choice of rich text editors and we have a new Hat in the ring. WysiHat is a new editor based on Prototype from 37signals: WysiHat is a WYSIWYG JavaScript framework that provides an extensible foundation to design your own rich text editor. WysiHat stays out of your way and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am
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3.4 rating from 27 votes

Standards Suck: View More Info

Category: Standards

Anne van Kesteren, Marcos Caceres, and Lachlan Hunt talk about Web standards on their show which is interestingly titled “Standards Suck” (since they are active participants on making them suck less!). They recently published some interesting interviews, including: Alex Mogilevsky of Microsoft on CSS and IE 8 I interviewed Alex Mogilevsky here in Mandelieu during Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:24 am
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display: table, table-cell, table-row, and how we get closer to nicer CSS

Category: CSS

Rachel Andrew has done a great job taking another look at the CSS display ability to use table layouts, that IE 8 has now implemented: When released, Internet Explorer 8 will support many new values for the CSS display property, including the table-related values: table, table-row, and table-cell—and it’s the last major browser to come Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:24 am
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4 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Fronteers Conference Videos Available on the YDN Theater

Category: JavaScript

The Fronteers conference recently held in Amsterdam featured a bevvy of top shelf speakers. Developers such as Dean Edwards, Stuart Langridge, Chris Heilmann and Tom Occhino, among others, discussed JavaScript, CSS, accessibility issues and more. Yahoo!, via the Yahoo! Developer Network, is hosting several videos from the conference and it’s definitely worth a visit to Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:33 am
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4.2 rating from 13 votes

Form.Check: Great Form Validation for MooTools

Category: JavaScript, MooTools

Form validation is one of those problems that every IT developer has to deal with at one point or another. Form.Check is a MooTools plug-in library for dealing with client-side validation easily: And, it’s very easy to use: < View plain text > javascript window.addEvent(‘domready’, function(){     new FormCheck(‘formular’, {         Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:00 am
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3.9 rating from 81 votes

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