Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

YUI 3 Is Out!

Category: Library, Toolkit, Yahoo!

The YUI team has put out YUI 3.0: We’re pleased to announce today the general-availability release of YUI 3.0.0. YUI 3’s core infrastructure (YUI, Node and Event) and its utility suite (including Animation, IO, Drag & Drop and more) are all considered production-ready with today’s release. This is a ground-up redesign of YUI: Selector-driven: YUI Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

4.4 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Cappuccino is a Push over

Category: Cappuccino, Examples

Elias Klughammer has implemented the Juggernaut push server in a Cappuccino app. Always nice to have an open source bare bones sample app for a marriage like this. Nothing beats looking at the source.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am

2.7 rating from 46 votes

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A note from the editors; Hat change!

Category: Editorial

Dear Ajaxian Community, As editors-in-chief so to speak, I always feel that it is important to fully disclose to the community any affiliation change. We have always tried to by balanced, and show that by featuring all kinds of news (for example, we haven’t been shy at posting about great WebKit tech while at Mozilla, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 pm

3.3 rating from 34 votes

Berts Breakdown

Category: Canvas, Fun, Games

We usually post these on Friday, but who says a little fun on Monday is wrong? Paul Brunt has put together a nifty game using the Canvas tag. It’s pretty impressive. He is also using Chrome Frame to have the game work on IE as well. Play it now

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am

4.1 rating from 44 votes

Going into details with the WebKit Page Cache

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Brady Eidson has a great one two punch on the WebKit page cache. First, Brady delves into the basics of the page cache: The Page Cache makes it so when you leave a page we “pause” it and when you come back we press “play.” When a user clicks a link to navigate to a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am

3 rating from 15 votes

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Dive Into HTML 5, Intro Articles, and IE 6 Cheatsheet

Category: HTML, IE

I’ve come across a few nice educational articles on HTML 5 recently I want to share. The first is from Mark Pilgrim, who has been writing a new book called Dive Into HTML 5. He has put up two chapters already, “Detecting HTML5 Features: It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson” and “Let’s Call It a Draw(ing Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:15 am

3.4 rating from 19 votes

Opacity: Fancy a design tool with “Save as Canvas”?

Category: Utility

Our Webmonkey friends have featured Opacity, a vector image manipulation tool that has a couple of features that are interesting for Web developers wanting to do HTML5-y things: To use the new source code feature in Opacity, simply design your vector-based graphic or animation sequence and, once you’re happy with it, head to the Inspector Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:25 am

3 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Content Aware Image Resizing… in JavaScript

Category: Canvas

Content aware image resizing is a nifty technique where you can make an image smaller by literally understanding the content better and remapping it. Stéphane Roucheray has put together a fancy demo (Firefox 3.5 only) that uses JavaScript and the Canvas tag plus createImageData to do all of this in the browser versus C++: For Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 1:30 pm

4.4 rating from 44 votes

Chrome Frame: No one will care but It’s fantastic!

I have rarely seen so much interest for an Internet Explorer dedicated plug-in! While developers have been strafed twitter with re-tweets, technical questions and some guessed answer about Chrome Frame, Robert Nyman has already expressed his thoughts about Wave choice and latest Alex Russell idea. Here few highlights: No one will care Home users who Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 12:30 pm

3.5 rating from 46 votes

JavaScript Liquid Image FX

Category: JavaScript

Inspired by its conceptual simplicity, Andrea Giammarchi ( cough, the newest Ajaxian, cough ) has revisited an old ActionScript 1.0 Image effect making it lightweight, 1.2Kb minified and gzipped, and portable, thanks to its cross-browser nature and zero libraries dependencies. Last but not least, it’s 100% JavaScript, and without canvas. The theory is simple: expanding Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 6:30 am

3.9 rating from 51 votes

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Qooxdoo 0.8.3; New widgets, layouts, and utilities

Category: Qooxdoo

Qooxdoo has a new 0.8.3 release that includes a lot: New Form Handling Unified Selection API Advanced Data Binding New FlowLayout New FlashWidget New ThemedIframe Global Error Handling and more … Take a look at the detailed release notes to learn more, and then have a play in the playground to see it at work.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

4.1 rating from 66 votes

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Chrome Frame: Inject Chrome into IE

Category: Browsers, Google

Google has released the long anticipated Chrome Frame. Congrats to Alex Russell for getting this out. He fought browsers to bring us Dojo (with a great team) and now he comes at the problem in another way… from within. What is Chrome Frame? Let Alex tell you! Put this in a page: < View plain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:09 pm

4.2 rating from 86 votes

Introduction to HTML 5

Category: HTML

Are you interested in HTML 5 and what’s coming down the pipeline but haven’t had time to read any articles yet? I’ve put put together an educational Introduction to HTML 5 video that goes over many of the major aspects of the new standard, including: Web vector graphics with the Canvas tag and Scalable Vector Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:15 am

4.3 rating from 47 votes

Gmail Mobile team talks Latency and Code Loading

Category: Google, Mobile, Tip

Bikin Chiu of the Gmail Mobile team picks up the HTML5 series with a piece on reducing startup latency. It starts off by talking about lazily loading code via the old favorites of adding a <script> to the DOM, or XHR+eval, but then it gets beyond the typical and discusses the nuance of mobile + Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:09 am

3.2 rating from 21 votes

Monday, September 21st, 2009

WebGL available in Firefox Nightly

Category: 3D, Firefox

We mentioned that WebGL had landed in WebKit source, when it joined Firefox. Vladimir Vuki?evi? of Mozilla has posted on how it shows up in a nightly instead of just source (which requires a compiler flag etc. This is incredibly exciting, as Jon Tirsen said: Your next 3D shooter will sport a nice “Your browser Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:03 am

4.4 rating from 38 votes

Microsoft and IBM Help Sponsor SVG Open

Category: Conferences, SVG

Exciting news from the SVG world recently: both Microsoft and IBM have announced that they will be gold sponsors of the SVG Open conference this year! They join a roster of sponsors already present, including Google as the conference host. It’s going to be really exciting to have both Microsoft and IBM at the show, Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 4:30 am

3.5 rating from 20 votes

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