Friday, November 20th, 2009

Full Frontal ’09: Simon Willison on Server-Side Javascript and Node.js

Category: JavaScript, Server

Simon Willison snuck in a last-minute topic change, and is now going to give the server-side Javascript talk. The news of the past 24 hours is ChromeOS. For the first time in years, someone’s re-thinking how an OS should work. With Chrome, you turn on your computer and you’re in the browser. What’s really interesting Read the rest…

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Full Frontal ’09: Jake Archibald on Performance Optimisation

Category: Performance

Jake explains no-one likes waiting, and people are multi-threaded (except when they have to sneeze). Yet, we’re stuck with a single-threaded language for the most part; and we still face the legacy of a DOM standard from another era (DOM Level 1 – 1997). This talk provides some optimisation tips, backed by Jake’s cross-browser experiments. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:11 pm

4 rating from 25 votes

Full Frontal ’09: Todd Kloots on ARIA and Acessibility

Category: Accessibility, HTML, Usability

Todd Kloots is talking accessibility and ARIA, with examples showing how YUI nicely supports these techniques. He explains how to improve in three areas: perception, usability, discoverability. Can We Do ARIA Today? Yes. Firefox and IE (he didn’t say which version) have really good support for ARIA. And Opera, Chrome, and Safari. Likewise for the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:10 am

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Full Frontal ’09: Stuart Langridge on HTML5 Features

Category: IE, JavaScript, Presentation

Stuart Langridge introduces us to some of the up-and-coming features we’re getting with current and future browsers, a nice complement to Robert Nyman’s talk, which covered the advanced features of “mainstream” (IE6-compatible) Javascript. After introducing the features that are there today, he also talks about how we can deal with the browser many of us Read the rest…

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4.2 rating from 14 votes

Full Frontal ’09: PPK on Mobile Quirks and Practices

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

PPK talks up the excitement of mobile web development, then brings the mood down a notch by listing the overwhelming array of browsers to be targeted! Quirksmode says it all. This talk is about quirks in mobile development, and some of the solutions out there. Mobile CSS Quirks So many platforms. Take just WebKit; there’s Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:58 am
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3.9 rating from 17 votes

Friday Fun; Scroll Clock

Category: Fun, MooTools

This is in the crazy but fun category, so I had to post this on a Friday. Toki Woki Scroll Clock: Amazing what folks do with div overflows :) All in a few lines of MooTools-used-JS: < View plain text > javascript var h1, h2, m1, m2, s1, s2; window.addEvent(‘domready’, function() {     h1=new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

4.5 rating from 45 votes

Full Frontal ’09: Robert Nyman on the Javascript Language

Category: JavaScript, Presentation

Robert Nyman walks through some of the more subtle low-level features of Javascript, and some of the idioms that have emerged. Comparisons: Understanding identity (===) versus equality (==). Boolean expressions: Understanding how short-circuit logic (if a && b won’t eval b if a is false); Types: Type coercion (“1″+2+3); “falsey” (false, null, 0) versus “truthy”; Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:06 am

3.4 rating from 20 votes

Full Frontal ’09: Chris Heilmann on Javascript Security

Category: JavaScript, Security

It’s another Javascript conference! Full Frontal has kicked off in Brighton this morning (fullfrontal09 on twitter). First up is Ajaxian and Yahoo Chris Heilmann on Javascript security. The main theme is let’s use Javascript sensibly and don’t just blame the language when other things are creating the risks too. Chris walks us through the history Read the rest…

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2.9 rating from 17 votes