Monday, April 5th, 2010

Border Image Generator Tool

Category: CSS, Utility

Working on mobile Web apps such as the Facebook app on webOS offers one huge advantage over standard desktop development. You can code to a single runtime (in our case, WebKit). This means that crazy hacks can go away as you use functionality such as border-image. Kevin Decker is an engineer on my team, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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3.1 rating from 14 votes

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Web Developers preparing for iPad

Category: Apple

I am sure that a fair few of you have your iPad order honing in from China (I got a WiFi one and use Mobile Hotspot when I need to use the carrier networks. Some fun deals right now ;). As the Quake demo shows, you can do a lot with the Web, and we Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:28 am
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3.8 rating from 19 votes

A very detailed look at object to primitive conversions

Category: JavaScript

Ben Cherry continues to write nice detailed posts on JavaScript. This time he delves into the magic of Object – primitive conversions. He post has some good fodder for wtfjs as he shows details of toString, valueOf, and implicit fun. Take a simple example like population: < View plain text > javascript function population(country, pop) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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3.8 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Are browsers Quake-ing in their boots?

Category: GWT, Showcase

Ben and I are often touting the fact that we are about to see amazing Web applications as browsers support more and more of “HTML5” and the engines under the hood have become world class. The GWT team has developed something that truly shows off this engine in their port of Quake2 to GWT. Seeing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:19 pm
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4.9 rating from 49 votes

Open Web Video Puzzle

Category: Canvas, Video

This is a fun one. The Open Video Sliding Puzzle takes a running video (from the public videos project) cuts it up, and builds a sliding puzzle on the fly. How does it work? Why Canvas and HTML5 video of course: < View plain text > javascript for (var i=0;i&lt;12;i++){         var Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Stop sniffing my breadcrumbs!

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Mozilla, Security

Chris Blizzard has done a nice roundup of David Baron’s post, the bug and the post on the security blog which discusses the :visited issue. We have seen :visited sniffing for good as well as ill (Aza wrote about using it to detect what networks you are on which can help you put up the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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