The future of HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Windows 8 HTML5 WinRT RSS reader app

Category: HTML, Microsoft

WinJS is a JavaScript framework for Windows 8, and David Rousset uses it here to create a quick RSS reader. He shows how in a tutorial series. This first article shows the way to build a welcome screen that employs WinJS ListView control. Blend and CSS3 are employed. The second tutorial shows work on the Read the rest…

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3 rating from 278 votes

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

3D Slides Built with HTML5, CSS3, and SVG

Category: 3D, CSS, HTML, Presentation

Over on my personal blog I talk about a 3D slide deck I’ve created that uses HTML5, CSS3, and a bit of SVG (video). The main idea behind this deck is to be able to ‘zoom’ into topics to as deep a level as necessary. Slides are nested, like an outline. For example, I gave Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 1:00 am

3.2 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

HTML5 Link Prefetching

Category: HTML, Performance

From David Walsh comes a good writeup on the HTML5 link prefetch tag: < View plain text > HTML <!– full page –> <link rel="prefetch" href="" />   <!– just an image –> <link rel="prefetch" href="" /> You use the link tag to do prefetching, setting the rel to “prefetch” and giving the URL to Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am

3.7 rating from 9 votes

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Video Conferencing with the HTML5 Device Element

Category: HTML, Standards, Video

Did you know that work is being done to enable videoconferencing from HTML5 applications? Ian Hickson has been doing work on the element in a separate draft to make this possible. The element will be used to allow the user to give permission to a page to use a device, such as a video camera. Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am

3 rating from 8 votes

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Searching for the HTML5 Search Input

Category: HTML

I recently saw the new HTML5 Search input element and wondered what the heck it does: < View plain text > HTML <input name="s" type="search" /> Chris Coyier has posted an in-depth article going into this new HTML5 input type to appease your curiosity. The HTML5 spec actually says you don’t have to do much Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am

2.8 rating from 5 votes

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

A Periodic Table for HTML

Category: HTML

Josh Duck has put together a fun and useful list of the 104 elements currently in the HTML5 working draft but organized like a periodic table of elements: When you click on one of the tags more information appears: Who says chemistry can’t be fun? [via Jackson Harper]

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am

4.3 rating from 8 votes

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Strobe; A hot new HTML5-touch startup founded by Charles Jolley

Category: HTML

Charles Jolley: “I started working in SproutCore almost 5 years ago because I believe the future of software development lies in native-style apps in the web browser. It is the platform of the future and when that shift change happens, I want to be there with the technology. Now, I believe that time is almost Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:03 am

3 rating from 2 votes

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 Google DevRel shares the love

Category: Browsers, CSS, HTML

The Chrome and HTML DevRel team at Google have released a new portal, HTML5 Rocks, that packages together some of the great resources available on HTML5 and the renaissance of browsers. Whether it be references on what you can do, to readiness to shims to get use features now. Beyond the resources, there is the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:14 pm

3 rating from 3 votes

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

HTML5: Deja Vu on Ajax

Category: Editorial, HTML

What does Open Web mean? What does Ajax mean? Is it AJAX or Ajax? Remember those discussions? We had the arguments … the purists who would shout and scream if you said something was Ajax and didn’t use XHR with async mode + XML as the format. Ajax beat our AJAX and became the new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:10 am

4 rating from 3 votes

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Mark helps you detect everything in HTML5

Category: HTML

Mark Pilgrim has a new appendix to his awesome HTML5 book, which collects all of the ways in which you can do feature detection for HTML5. For example: <audio>: return !!document.createElement(‘audio’).canPlayType; <device>: return ‘type’ in document.createElement(‘device’); <iframe sandbox>: return ‘sandbox’ in document.createElement(‘iframe’); This also highlights how it would be nice to have a way to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:19 am

3.7 rating from 3 votes

Friday, May 7th, 2010

jQuery 1.4 presentation, using Ernest’s HTML5 open source presentation app

Category: HTML

I think we are seeing a new meme. Matt Nowack has taken the awesome HTML5 presentation app in HTML5, which is open source, and has created a presentation discussing jQuery 1.4. It is good stuff, using the fact that you can embed the features that you want to show. Just as long as you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am

3 rating from 4 votes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The new element has been added to the HTML5 spec

Category: HTML, Standards

It is always fun to get a new tweet from Mr. WHATWG and these came through recently: HTML5: Captions – Stage 1: the <track> element. HTML5: Captions – Stage 2: the IDL additions. HTML5: Captions – Stage 3: defining what a timed track and a timed track cue are. John Dyer noticed the new <track> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am

3.3 rating from 3 votes

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

HTML5 Extensibility: Here comes the Semantic Web! ;)

Category: HTML

Mark Pilgrim continues to create fantastic content for his Dive Into HTML5 book. His latest is on HTML extensibility. Some folks tried to get us to use RDFa in XHTML (and try to get us doing it in HTML5 too… :/), and we have had the micro-formats folks take a pragmatic approach. The new microdata Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

3.8 rating from 4 votes

Monday, April 19th, 2010

HTML5 and CSS3 Readiness Visualization

Category: CSS, HTML, Showcase, Standards

Paul Irish and Divya Manian have created a fun visualization on readiness of HTML5 and CSS3 standards in various browsers. It uses a bunch of the usual CSS cool-suspects: -webkit-gradient, -webkit-transition, -webkit-border-radius, and the like (and -moz/-o too). The added feature is…. do a mouse scroll on the page: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:57 am

4.2 rating from 26 votes

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

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