Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Apple goes live with HTML5 video

Category: Apple, Showcase, Video

Apple has a fair amount of video on their site, and now you will find it displayed via <video> As always, it looks very nice indeed. The video controls look very much like the new Quicktime X: All via the code: Of course, for all the deets on video, check out brother Mark.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am

3.3 rating from 72 votes

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Microsoft Ajax Minifier VS YUI Compressor

Category: JavaScript, Microsoft, YUI

I have discovered only yesterday the Announcing Microsoft Ajax Library (Preview 6) and the Microsoft Ajax Minifier post and using Visual Studio on daily basis I could not miss an instant minifier test. First of all, my apologizes for the wrong tweet and the comment left in the related post. I have spotted a false Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 10:54 am

2.8 rating from 49 votes

Cloudera Desktop, MooTools Update

Category: MooTools, Showcase

Aaron Newton of MooTools fame is now at Cloudera, the awesome Hadoop startup, and has posted about the rich Cloudera Desktop project he has been working on. In the post he discusses the implementation and how it uses new features in the new MooTools 1.2.4 release such as: MooTools Depender MooTools ships with a dependency Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

2.8 rating from 51 votes

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Har Har! One archive for Web performance and beyond; Implemented in Firebug and HttpWatch

Category: Debugging, Performance

Steve Souders has posted about the HTTP Archive Specification and how it is now supported by both Firebug and HttpWatch (and hopefully more soon!). Steve says it best, and it started as his baby, so I will let him announce it: What’s needed is an industry standard for archiving HTTP information. The first step in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:25 pm

2.6 rating from 43 votes

jQuery Concrete; ConcreteUI programming in jQuery

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Hamish Friedlander of SilverStripe has developed jQuery Concrete as a way to enable developers to easily add functions to groups of DOM elements based on the structure and contents of those DOM elements. Hamish told us: I’d like to announce the 0.9 (API stable) release of the Concrete and Selector libraries for jQuery. Concrete provides Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am

2.4 rating from 73 votes

Friday, October 16th, 2009

jQuery Approach; Creep up on your radials

Category: jQuery

We have featured the creative work of Scott Robbin many times before. This time he comes at us with a cool new jQuery Approach plugin. It works very similar in nature to animate, except it’s based on distance instead of time. As the user’s cursor approaches an element, more of an animated style’s value is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

2.7 rating from 86 votes

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

HTML5 Canvas FTW!

Category: Canvas, Presentation

Dmitry Baranovskiy, of Raphaël fame (can’t forget the umlauts), has posted an excellent presentation on the Canvas tag from Web Directions South ’09:

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

2.7 rating from 55 votes

Even Crazier Times: HTML Rendering… in Flash

Category: Flash, HTML, Library

On Monday we saw someone rewriting an HTML renderer in Canvas. Continuing the fun times we see an open source project that does the same thing, but using Flash ActionScript thanks to one of the comments on our last post: Wrapper is a cross-browser compliant HTML/CSS rendering engine written in ActionScript that sits on top Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

2 rating from 51 votes

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

View Source Tutorial: Sticky Notes With HTML5 and CSS3

Category: Tutorial, View Source

View Source is a new series where we crack open cool web sites and applications and detail how they were made, step by step. Today we will take a look at the Webkit Sticky Notes demo that was created when Webkit first landed it’s HTML 5 SQL storage support: In this demo you can create Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am

3.1 rating from 66 votes

Ext JS Designer Preview

Category: Sencha, Utility

Aaron Conran has published a new preview of Ext JS Designer which includes the new features: Duplicating Components Transforming Components Undo/Redo Configuration Searching Auto Updating Screenshots It is a great time for new tools popping out with Atlas coming along nicely too…. and a couple more being hacked on. Open Web Tools FTW! :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

3.2 rating from 81 votes

@font-face Is Cool… But Does It Scale?

Category: CSS, Performance

Our favorite ex-Yahoo at-Google web performance fast-driving all-around guru Steve Souders took a look at @font-face performance recently: There have been a number of great posts about @font-face performance issues: * Paul Irish: Fighting the @font-face FOUT * Stoyan Stefanov: Gzip your @font-face files * Zoltan Hawryluk (again): More @font-face fun This blog post summarizes Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

2.5 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Behold the, um, Beholder!

Category: Library, SVG

Over on my blog I report a new release of SVG Web from the SVG Web team: Yowsers! It’s another release of SVG Web, this time code named Beholder: According to the classic D&D Monster Manual, the Beholder is an “aggressive and avaricious spherical monster that is most frequently found underground.” In other words, you Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am

3.3 rating from 25 votes

Firefox Trunk: Accelerometers, WebGL, and CSS Transitions

Category: Firefox

Paul Rouget shows off some cool new demos that are baking on the trunk of Firefox currently. First are some nifty new events that get fired if your computer has an accelerometer: < View plain text > javascript window.addEventListener("MozOrientation", function(e) { /* 3 values: e.x, e.y, e.y */ }, true) It works with MacBooks and Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am

4 rating from 34 votes

Mobile WebKit Compatibility

Category: Browsers, Mobile

PPK has cried “There is no WebKit on mobile!” as he posts new compatibility tables that test WebKit across desktop and mobile: I compare 19 WebKits in order to prove that there is no “WebKit on Mobile” and to figure out which one is the best. My hope is that eventually I’m going to gain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:51 am

3.1 rating from 26 votes

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Crazy Times: Rendering HTML…. in Canvas

Category: Canvas, HTML

It’s still early work but James Urquhart has gotten HTML rendering inside the Canvas tag. In his demo, he renders the following HTML into the Canvas element: < View plain text > HTML &lt;html&gt;   &lt;head&gt;     &lt;title&gt;&lt;/title&gt;   &lt;/head&gt;   &lt;body&gt;     &lt;p class="woo" id="render" style="display:none;"&gt;       Rendering &lt;b&gt;HTML&lt;/b&gt;…   Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

2.6 rating from 39 votes

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Making HTML5 Microdata Usable

Category: HTML

This is really awesome; I’ve long thought that applying usability studies to APIs like we do for user-interfaces can yield real results and make development easier. The HTML5 spec recently had something called microdata added to it. The idea behind microdata is to allow HTML to be annotated with machine-readable data. A natural question is Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am

2.5 rating from 20 votes

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