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Saturday, April 17th, 2010

The Best HTML5 Slides Ever

Category: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Presentation

@edr is the man. He did amazing things at Yahoo! and now at his new role at Google he continues in the same vein. This time he has created the coolest set of HTML5 slides ever, using the technology inline. Take a walk through the woods and learn about all things HTML5. Starting with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:38 am

4.3 rating from 51 votes

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Every Time Zone; Why the Web rocks, and so do Thomas and Amy

Category: Showcase

Every Time Zone is a great new Web app by Thomas Fuchs and Amy Hoy that shows how the Web platform is ready to create fantastic visual experiences. In the spirit of “do one thing, but do it well” the application shows you what time it is in various parts of the world. Now when Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 pm

3.7 rating from 32 votes

Forgiving HTML Parser for Node and Browsers

Category: HTML, JavaScript

Chris Winberry needed an HTML parser for a project he was working on and started to use John’s parser but found it to be a touch too strict for some of the HTML he was using (sloppy HTML? never). It was also too heavy to run on a server that would see considerable traffic, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:49 am

3.4 rating from 15 votes

“Visualize” data as graphs

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, jQuery

How do you visualize data in interesting ways but allow the data to be accessible for all? The jQuery Visualize work is the latest library that groks HTML and replaces the table with pretty graphs: The Visualize plugin parses key content elements in a well-structured HTML table, and leverages that native HTML5 canvas drawing ability Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:17 am
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4.5 rating from 17 votes

Vim spreads through the browsers

Category: Fun

On Firefox we have Vimperator and now on Chrome we have Vimium: Vi users rejoice! ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 am

3.3 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Drag and drop file uploads in Gmail using just the specs

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

Gmail started off with the awful input type=”file” “add more” typical solution that we all know and love. Then they added the ability to select multiple files via Flash…. and now they allow the ability to drag and drop files right onto the message compose using HTML5 standards. Want to do it too? Check out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:17 pm

4.4 rating from 34 votes

CSSDesk: A playground for CSS

Category: CSS, Showcase

We have seen a lot of playgrounds out there with JS Fiddle being the most recent. The latest is CSS Desk. It is an incredibly simple playground where you put in HTML and CSS, and see a live preview. That is it. However, Pixel Matrix Design… the folks behind it… show that they design very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:14 am

3.5 rating from 36 votes

WebKit Inspector Improves Again: Timeline, Audits and Dedicated Console

Category: Debugging, WebKit

Pavel Feldman has introduced some great improvements to the WebKit inspector. There are some great new panels available: Timeline Panel The Timeline Panel provides you with a detailed view of what’s happening inside your browser as you surf. It allows you to zoom into the areas of interest, expand the nested records and investigate their Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am

4.6 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

XMLHttpRequest Priority Proposal

Category: XmlHttpRequest

Mike Belshe of Google Chrome and SPDY posted on a proposal for XMLHttpRequest Priority: Every performant web browser implementation today implements various heuristics for resource loading prioritization internally. The notion is simple, that loading some resources, such as images, are less performance critical than loading other resources, such as external style sheets. By implementing basic Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am

4.2 rating from 17 votes

Google to open source On2 VP8 codec at Google I/O?

Category: Video

There was a big cheer at last years Google I/O when Google Wave was demoed. It made a great demo and really showed that the Web can do a looooot more than we think. It sounds like we will have another big cheer moment for this years Google I/O though, and it will won’t be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am

4.7 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Mobile Browsers: Increased innovation?

Category: Browsers, Mobile

Opera Mini made it into the Apple Store yesterday. People weren’t sure if it would make it in (as it duplicates functionality from Apple) but it did. This is good news. From playing with it myself, I feel a little like @gruber but what is more interesting to me is that there is room for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am

3.8 rating from 13 votes

HTML5 Test. Acid for HTML5?

Category: HTML, Standards is a site by Niels Leenheer that runs a series of (currently) 160 tests on your browser. The tests are grouped into: Doctype Canvas Video Audio Geolocation Storage Offline Web Applications Workers Section elements Grouping content elements Text-level semantic elements Forms User interaction This is a good start, but help him out with new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

4.2 rating from 27 votes

Traits.js: New trait composition library

Category: JavaScript

A few libraries out there have dabbled in the world of traits. JSTraits is the most notable of this area. Tom Van Cutsem and Mark Miller of Google have a new traits library at that is defined to work in tandem with the new object-manipulation API defined on Object in ES5. Traits are an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:17 am

4.3 rating from 11 votes

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The Future of History

Category: HTML

Kyle Scholz has a good overview HTML5 history (spec here). We’ve seen more and more apps adopt the fragment identifier pattern, where you get URLs like Better than nothing, but Kyle observes there are several downsides: Sluggishness Executing a timeout function every 100ms won’t make your app any faster. 100ms delay in responding to Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:52 pm

4.7 rating from 14 votes

ECMA-262-3 in detail

Category: JavaScript

It is quite a while I am following Dmitry A. Soshnikov posts in the javascript group but only yesterday He finally announced that his excellent work is complete! As demonstrated few days ago via JScript ES3 Implementation, there is much more to know about every single engine implementation or interpretation and sometimes the only way Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 6:30 am

4 rating from 32 votes

SVG Web Releases The Fearsome Dracolisk

Category: Announcements, SVG

Over in SVG Web land we’ve pushed out a new release, code named Dracolisk: A Dracolisk is a truly fearsome creature, able to turn an enemy into stone with merely the gaze of the basilisk coupled with the acidic breath of a black dragon, while SVG Web is a JavaScript library which provides SVG support Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am
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3.9 rating from 22 votes