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Friday, July 17th, 2009

HTML5 Drag and Drop in deeetail

Category: Browsers, HTML

Les Orchard isn’t just a cool domain name. He is a person. A person who has done a great job detailing HTML 5 drag and drop that you can use today in Firefox 3.5. Les takes us down the path from simple drag and drop, to event propagation, to feedback images, to rich data transfer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am

4.4 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

HTML 5 Parser Lands in Gecko

Category: HTML

John Resig has blogged about HTML 5 parsing and the news that Henri Sivonen (the chap who did the HTML 5 validator) has landed a massive commit to the trunk of Firefox that includes an HTML 5 parser. The method is quite interesting: What’s interesting about this particular implementation is that it’s actually an automated Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am

3.1 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Modernizr: HTML5 and CSS3 detection

Category: HTML, Standards

Modernizr is a new library that detects various HTML5 and CSS3 features and lets you know so you can use them: Writing conditional CSS with Modernizr Now, once your page loads, Modernizr will run and go through all of its tests. It will automatically add all the classes to the <body> element of the page, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:29 pm

4.2 rating from 24 votes

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

HTML 5 and the Wizard of Oz

Category: Fun, HTML

Kyle Weems, the CSS Squirrel and author of the occasional and bizarre comic of the same name, targets his latest rendering at Ian Hickson: Click-through to see the full comic. The related blog entry fleshes out the basic complaint some more: Why is it that the person who is the center of this process is Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:05 pm

4.2 rating from 30 votes

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Hixie discusses the addition of HTML5 “microdata”

Category: HTML, Standards

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am

2.2 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Birth of the datagrid element in HTML 5

Category: HTML, Standards

Mark Pilgrim has nicely discussed the new HTML 5 datagrid element on his latest This Week in HTML 5: In the datagrid data model, data is structured as a set of rows representing a tree, each row being split into a number of columns. The columns are always present in the data model, although individual Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:26 am

4.5 rating from 29 votes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

CiteDrag: Cool library that groks the new drag and drop model

Category: HTML, JavaScript, Library

Elijah Grey has a very cool new script CiteDrag that “adds automatically citation (ie. blockquotes, text quotes, ect.) to any dragged content off of the website which is using the script. CiteDrag requires no additional setup other than include the script somewhere on your website.” I just dragged that above text from my blog post Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

2.7 rating from 10 votes

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

More Web Workers in Action

Category: HTML, Standards

Another day, another Paul Rouget HTML 5 demo :) This time he does something fun with Web Workers to allow you to see the difference that you can get when you use them. His latest simulation has him implementing Simulated Annealing (in video) which is useful for finding the shortest path between several points in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am
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3.9 rating from 21 votes

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Getting to the depths of “time”

Category: HTML

PPK has a nice detailed posting on the HTML 5 time tag and he asserts: The HTML 5 spec introduces the element to mark up a date or time. Although I support the inclusion of these semantics in HTML, I believe that the current specification of the element is vague because it avoids the question Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am
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4.1 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Shrinking HTML5

Category: HTML, Standards

Anne van Kesteren has posted on the specs that are moving out of the large HTML5 mega spec, and into their own little ditties: The current state of things is that the following editor drafts are separated out from HTML5: Server-Sent Events: Defines the EventSource API. Web Storage: Defines the database, session, and persistent storage Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:57 am
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3.3 rating from 9 votes

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

All for one, and one for all

Category: HTML, Standards

Philippe Le Hegaret has created an uber-demo that puts a bunch of new technology into one HTML document. View source that puppy to see html video with DFXP captions, SVG, MathML, RDF, CSS goodness, and much much more. I can’t admit to caring as much about the XHTML 5 support that Sam talks about ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 am

2.8 rating from 9 votes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The Road to HTML 5: spellchecking and contentEdible

Category: HTML, Standards

I am sorry, but I can’t help but write contentEdible for some reason :) Mark Pilgrim has been pushing forward with his series on HTML 5, and recently has a couple of interesting dives: Spellchecking The feature of the day is spell checking, by which I mean client-side in-browser checking of text in standard <textarea> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

2.8 rating from 18 votes

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Caching scripts in HTML5 Database

Category: HTML

Ian Collins has created DBScriptCache, a JavaScript program that “automatically caches script files in the browser’s HTML5 client-side database. Rather than including your scripts using script tags, you include them using this script. The first time a user views the page the scripts will be pulled into the db and stored. On subsequent visits the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Google Maps on Palm Pre; Gmail on iPhone

Category: HTML, Mobile

Vic Gundotra, my former VP at Google, gave some great demonstrations of HTML 5 and the Mobile Web the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He showed off the Palm Pre device running a Web application on their platform: Video courtesy of Gmail Demo on iPhone and HTC Magic Then he showed Gmail Offline running Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:55 am
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3.3 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Frames are back

Category: HTML

Remember the days of frames and framesets? Not the iframe, but when you had sites with fixed headers and you cursed at not being able to bookmark correctly. Anne Van Kesteren has blogged about HTML5 frames and how the world is different: Personally I’m quite fond of the way HTML frames are handled in HTML5. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am

2.3 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

When can I use a given Web feature?

Category: Browsers, HTML, Standards

When can I use… is a nice site that Brad Neuberg mentioned which does something that we have been looking to do. It gives compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and others. Great stuff!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:28 pm

4.2 rating from 28 votes