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

4.5 rating from 61 votes

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Yo Yo, develop killer cross platform mobile Web apps with Jo

Category: Announcements, Framework, JavaScript, Library

Dave Balmer (formerly YUI, currently working with me on webOS) has created a fantastic cross platform mobile Web framework called Jo. What do I mean by cross platform? webOS, iOS, Android, Symbian, Safari, Chrome, and even Dashboard Widgets. It’s philosophy is: If you want to jam an existing web page into an application framework, jo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 am
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3.3 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Raphaël 1.5 Released

Category: Announcements, Framework, SVG

Dmitry Baranovskiy and team have released another version of Raphaël, an excellent drawing and animation library backed by SVG (VML on Internet Explorer). New features in Raphaël 1.5 include custom attributes and keyframes. Keyframes can be defined similar to CSS3 Animations: < View plain text > javascript el.animate({     "20%": {cy: 200, easing: ">"}, Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am

3 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Motorola Purchases 280 North

Category: Announcements

I don’t usually post acquisition news on here, but I just wanted to congratulate 280 North, who we’ve covered on here many times and are fellow members of the Ajax community. 280 North produces the awesome Cappuccino language/framework, including the 280 Slides presentation web application. Techcrunch is reporting that Motorola has bought 280 North. From Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:26 pm

2.8 rating from 18 votes

Monday, August 16th, 2010

HTML5Rocks Gets Awesomer

Category: Announcements, Google

Version 2 of HTML5Rocks is hot off the presses! We think HTML5 will make your work more engaging and create a faster, more responsive experience for your users, so we’re happy to add today a slew of new content to If you want to not only get up to speed, but understand the browser differences Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:45 am
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2.3 rating from 3 votes

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

2010: Web Fonts Are Here and Ready to Use

Category: Announcements, Font, Framework, Google, Typography

There’s an old saying: “It took me ten years to be an overnight success.” We’ve been waiting for web fonts for at least a decade, and 2010 will finally be the year that web fonts go mainstream. This is in no small part to the work both Typekit and Google have been doing. Today they Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 1:12 pm

2.5 rating from 2 votes

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Your Cappuccino Apps Just Became Desktop Apps

Category: Announcements, Cappuccino

The 280 North crew just released NativeHost, an open source component that takes your Cappuccino applications and makes them desktop apps, without you having to write a line of code: Again, we feel that the ultimate distribution platform is the web, and that the desktop is almost a transitional necessity today. So with that in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:47 pm

3 rating from 2 votes

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Román Cortés and Ajaxian make up with amazing CSS demos

Category: Announcements, CSS

We have been long term fans of Román and the fantastic demos and samples that he puts together, usually involving CSS goodness. We messed up the other week though when we linked to his work on a scrolling coke can. I do these postings as a labor of love, and since Ajaxian isn’t my day Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:52 am

4.3 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

LunaScript: A new language and platform to take your Web 2.0 apps to the moon?

Category: Announcements, Framework

A Googler and a Facebooker were in a pub discussing the complexities of building out a rich modern Web application. There are a ton of dependencies, and you need to be proficient in multiple languages and tools (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL/NoSQL, backend languages, build tools, etc). Well, they may not have been in a pub…. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am

2.8 rating from 84 votes

New Version of SVG-Edit

Category: Announcements, SVG

SVG-Edit is a nifty open source editing web app that uses SVG and doesn’t need a server-side: The SVG-Edit team recently announced SVG-Edit 2.4, code named Arbelos. New features include: – Raster Images – Group/Ungroup – Zoom – Layers – Curved Paths – UI Localization – Wireframe Mode – Change Background – Draggable Dialogs – Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am

4.1 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Ample SDK Goes Open Source!

Category: Announcements, Toolkit, UI

The Ample SDK, a unique GUI toolkit working to create a cross-browser abstraction backed by open standards, has gone open source! With the new 0.8.9 release the GUI framework is now an open-source project licensed under GPL/MIT and hosted on GitHub. More about the Ample SDK: The Ample SDK makes it easy to create interactive Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:15 am
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2.4 rating from 89 votes

Monday, August 24th, 2009

SVG Open 2009: SVG Coming of Age

Category: Announcements, SVG

The final registration for the SVG Open 2009 conference is coming up the end of this month! Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG, is an open, browser-based standard that makes it easy to create interactive web graphics. SVG is great as it’s part of the HTML 5 family of technologies while being search engine friendly; easy Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

3.3 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

AppJet users look to migrate apps

Category: Announcements

The team behind AppJet and the successful EtherPad have announced that they are discontinuing the hosting of AppJet applications. This is a shame, as the server side JavaScript programming module makes writing certain back ends a breeze, as they showed with EtherPad itself! I hope that it will rise again, just as I hope that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:32 am

2.9 rating from 12 votes

Friday, April 17th, 2009

SVG Open 2009: “SVG coming of age”

Category: Announcements, Conferences, SVG

Cool things are finally happening with SVG these days. It’s showing up natively in browsers (including Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome and more). It’s natively supported on the iPhone, and work is happening in various open source communities to create options for Internet Explorer. Google uses it under the covers in Google Maps (to create vector Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:00 am

4.5 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Another traditional media opens up: The Guardian releases new data API

Category: Announcements

It is great to see when traditional media takes on some of the ideas we got to understand as de-facto standards in the new media world. One of the things that until a few years ago was unthinkable is to allow third parties to display your precious data. This has changed now and more and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 9:53 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes