Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Adobe to forgo Flash plug-in for mobile devices

Category: Flash

Earlier this week, Adobe VP and General Manager Danny Winokur disclosed that the company has concluded that HTML5 is ”the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” The company said it would stop building Flash to run on mobile browsers. In a blog post on the new focus of Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 7:04 pm
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3.1 rating from 160 votes

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Adobe buys Nitobi

Category: JavaScript, Mobile

As it kicked off its yearly developer event, Adobe announced that it had acquired Nitobi Software, maker of PhoneGap open source software for cross-platform mobile application building with HTML5 and JavaScript. In a blog, Nitobi CEO Andre Charland pledged to pursue donation of the PhoneGap code to the Apache Software Foundation ”to ensure open stewardship Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 8:52 pm
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3.1 rating from 244 votes

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The power of intent tag discussed

Category: Android

Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan has detailed his recent work on a lightweight sharing facility using a very simple intent share protocol. Web Intents began life in 2010. Now, Kinlan and company are looking for feedback. Basically, his intent tag is intended to allow users to more easily mix and match favorite plug-in capabilities, freeing Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 7:09 pm

4.6 rating from 164 votes

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The State – Sort of – of HTML5 Audio

The State – Sort of – of HTML5 Audio Scott Schiller discusses the high level of hype around HTML5 and CSS3. The two specs render ”many years of feature hacks redundant by replacing them with native features,” he writes in an insightful blog. Blogging, he says: CSS3’s border-radius, box-shadow, text-shadow and gradients, and HTML5’s <canvas>, Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 9:17 pm

5 rating from 119 votes

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Maqetta to the Dojo Foundation

IBM recently announced the open source contribution of Maqetta to the Dojo Foundation. Maqetta provides WYSIWYG authoring of HTML5 user interfaces using drag/drop assembly, and supports both desktop and mobile user interfaces. Maqetta is said to target user experience designers working in teams focused on  HTML5 application development. The Maqetta application runs in the browser. Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 8:14 pm

4 rating from 48 votes

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Using HTML5 sensibly and multimedia on the web

It is high time developers take back HTML5 from the marketing people, says Chrisian Heilmann. “HTML5 is the evolution of our web technologies, not another flashy add-on to already badly used outdated practices,” he writes in a blog posting that includes illuminating slides.

Posted by jvaughan at 10:29 pm
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4.4 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

HTML5 Gets a New Logo

Category: Announcements

That’s all we needed, really, a new logo. Does anyone else feel the need to have this stitched onto a leotard with a cape? ;-)

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 10:07 am

5 rating from 52 votes

Friday, January 7th, 2011

People of HTML5 – Bruce Lawson

Category: Mozilla

The Mozilla folks including Mozilla Evangelist Chris Heilmann thought it a good idea to introduce some “People of HTML5,” starting with Bruce Lawson of Opera, co-author of “Introducing HTML5” and one of the curators of HTML5 Doctor.  Among the most vivid new technologies of the moment Lawson cites: …DAP (“Device APIs and Policy Working Group”). This Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 4:44 pm

3.7 rating from 10 votes

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

HTML5 Web Messaging

Cross document messaging is addressed in a recent HTML5 Web Messaging Working draft from the redoubtable W3C. The proposed messaging system is said to “allow documents to communicate with each other regardless of their source domain, in a way designed to not enable cross-site scripting attacks.” For more on the w3C draft, go to its Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 3:16 pm
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2.5 rating from 4 votes

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Want to pack JS and CSS really well? Convert it to a PNG and unpack it via Canvas

Category: Canvas, Performance

Jacob Seidelin of nihilogic fame (remember his Super Mario in JavaScript solution) is one of my unsung heroes of JavaScript. His solutions have that Dean Edwards “genius bordering on the bat-sh*t-crazy” touch that make you shake your head in disbelief when they come out but later on become very interesting. One of his posts from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 2:30 pm

3.8 rating from 4 votes

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Don’t Build from Scratch. You Now Have an HTML5 Boilerplate to Work With

The HTML5 love continues to be doled out by Paul Irish. First, he offered up Modernizr and now, he’s teamed up with Divya Manian to create an HTML5 boilerplate which leverages best practices to get your started. It’s essentially a good starting template of html and css and a folder structure that works. But baked Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:58 am

3.3 rating from 4 votes