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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Firefox implements 3 CSS properties: text-shadow, -moz-box-shadow and -moz-column-rule

Category: CSS, Firefox

Michael Ventnor has blogged about the new support for text-shadow, -moz-box-shadow and -moz-column-rule which follows on with Safari and Opera. The subtle effects really add a great touch when NOT used gratuitously. The samples are both ;) If you’ve been following the Gecko 1.9.1 development since it started then you’re probably already aware of, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

4.5 rating from 45 votes

This Week in HTML5; Open Web Podcast with Anne van Kesteren

Category: OpenWebPodcast

The tag-team HTML5 series, and Open Web Podcast is back this week with new content. First, Mark Pilgrim’s This Week in HTML 5 Episode 4 comes to you with the weekly summary: The big news this week is the birth of the W3C’s experimental HTML 5 validator (announcement). It is based on Henri Sivonen’s experimental Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

toStaticHTML: Sanitize your HTML in IE 8

Category: IE, JavaScript

The IE 8 beta has a new method, toStaticHTML that sanitizes HTML strings by removing dHTML elements and attributes from an HTML fragment. The example they give is: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript"> function sanitize() {     var szInput = myDiv.innerHTML;     var szStaticHTML = toStaticHTML(szInput);     ResultComment = Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:51 am

3.8 rating from 12 votes

addSizes.js: automatic link file-size generation

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Tip

Nathalie Downe has taken Simon Willison’s json-head App Engine mini-service and used it to create addSizes.js, a little script that looks for large files linked from a page, and automatically adds their file size to the copy after the link. Once in place, you simple do your usual link, and asynchronously the Web page will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 am

4 rating from 21 votes

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Open Flash Chart for GWT Released

Grant Slender has released the Open Flash Chart GWT Widget Library which “provides a simple to use chart widget for GWT based on Open Flash Chart 2. It uses a modified POJO bean model from OFC4J that is serialized using GWT JSON to provide the correct GWT Client data that meets the requirements of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am

3.3 rating from 20 votes

Aptana keeps moving with jQuery/Ext support, and Python love via PyDev

Aptana has three posts in a row for us Ajax folk. They have updated support for the latest and greatest versions of the Ext and jQuery libraries: jQuery 1.2.6 support Ext 2.2 support Aptana has a javadoc/jsdoc like system called ScriptDoc that you can use to document your APIs nicely for the tool, and we Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:10 am

3.5 rating from 16 votes

CSS Sprites2: Return of the JS

Category: CSS, jQuery

In March 2004, Dave Shea wrote about CSS Sprites, and now he is back with CSS Sprites 2. He walks us through using JavaScript to make this all work nicely, and picks jQuery to get ‘er done: After putting this together piece by piece, we end up with: < View plain text > javascript $(document).ready(function(){ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes

foreignObject: Hey, you’ve got HTML in my SVG!

The SVG foreignObject tag allows you to mix non-SVG content into your page. For example, you could drop some HTML in the middle of an SVG element. Firefox 3 recently announced support for foreignObject; both Safari and Opera have supported this tag for awhile. From Mark Finkle comes two examples (1, 2). The first embeds Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:45 am

3.5 rating from 22 votes

Friday, August 29th, 2008 redesigned with a Rock Star

Category: jQuery

When I was doing an interview with John Resig for the Open Web Podcast, he mentioned that the redesign of had a lot of people talking, and it seems like people have strong feelings about the Rock Star for whatever reason. Ignoring the style, the redesign is more than just that: The entirety of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:30 pm

2.7 rating from 77 votes

GWT 1.5 final release is shipped and out the door

Category: Google, GWT, Java, Library

I have seen the GWT team working very hard indeed on GWT 1.5, and they must be very happy to see the final release shipped and complete: GWT 1.5 delivers what we think are an impressive number of improvements, about four hundred issues if you’re counting. We’re also happy that one of those is issue Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am

3.9 rating from 27 votes

qooxdoo 0.8: new GUI toolkit and tool chain

Category: JavaScript, Library

qooxdoo 0.8 has been released and it appears to have a lot of big changes. Andreas Ecker told us a little about it: While at first qooxdoo 0.8 looks like a minor jump in version number over the previous 0.7.3, the actual changes are huge. In particular the UI capabilities as well as the developer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:40 am

4.6 rating from 40 votes

Degrading script tags for fun and profit

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

John Resig posted on degrading script tags and adding functionality to <script> so you can add a src attribute and a body of code that will be executed one the external script loaded error free: < View plain text > javascript <script src="some-lib.js">   var foo = use_some_lib();; </script> To make this all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

3 rating from 21 votes

The Ajax Experience Framework Summit

Category: Dojo, jQuery, Prototype, The Ajax Experience

We talked a few months ago about something new we’re doing at the Ajax Experience this year: the “Framework Summit.” Basically, we’re providing space for Prototype, jQuery, and Dojo to hold their own half-day events on-site, and these events are free and open to the general public. Since we announced the summit, the frameworks have Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

2.8 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Inkscape: Open Source Drawing for SVG

Category: SVG

I recently ran across Inkscape, an open source very high-quality graphics editor that can output SVG that I’m blown away by. Even better, it runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. From the Inkscape website: [Inkscape is] an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:45 am

4.5 rating from 25 votes

The State of SVG Browser Support + Using Flash for SVG in Internet Explorer

Category: Canvas, SVG

As part of the Open Web Advocacy work I’ve started with Dion and others at Google, one of my goals right now is to help increase awareness and support around doing 2-D/vector graphics on the open web. This includes tools such as the Canvas tag, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics, an XML markup language for vector Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:45 am

4.2 rating from 15 votes

In Praise of Evolvable Systems

Category: Articles, Editorial, Standards

I met with a colleague recently who wants to take his project and create a standard on the web that actually gets adopted. We talked for a long time, and when we finished up I pointed him at a paper that had a huge impact on me, called “In Praise of Evolvable Systems” by Clay Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:45 am
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4.2 rating from 6 votes