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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Ares 1.0: The easy to use, browser-based, powerful mobile touch UI app creator goes final

Category: JavaScript, Utility, WebOS

A few months back we announced an early build of Ares the full mobile development environment from Palm that runs entirely in the browser. I was really excited to be at JSConf at the weekend where Matt McNulty announced Ares going 1.0 in our session. He promptly went on to do demos that show how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:37 pm

4.2 rating from 21 votes

Server side rendering with YUI on Node.js

Category: Node, Server, YUI

Dav Glass did some cool work with YUI and the server when he got it running on Node.js and then got the DOM working. Having the DOM available is important as it allows you to do interesting things. You can take the same code and render on either client OR server side. NoScript turned on? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:19 am

3.5 rating from 31 votes

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Put your own tests up on BrowserScope

Category: Browsers, Testing

Lindsey Simon has got a powerful update to BrowserScope, the community-driven tool to test and profile browsers. The new feature is exciting as it truly delivers the “community-driven” piece at scale: you can now add your own tests to the corpus, TestSwarm style. Now, the two are very different of course as TestSwarm is about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am
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4.3 rating from 9 votes

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

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The Best of Steve: Performance at JSConf

Category: Performance, Presentation

(Live blogging notes.) At JSConf, Steve Souders walks us through several performance-optimising things on his mind lately. Site Speed in PageRank A week ago, Google announced site speed is going to be taken into account for PageRank. For Steve, this is a dream come true. Now companies are going to start investing in performance, so Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:54 pm

4.4 rating from 12 votes

Facebook’s Javascript Speed-Up

Category: Performance, Showcase

(Live blogging notes.) Makinde Adeagbo is describing Facebook’s Javascript performance optimisation efforts at JSConf. By 2009, it became clear something had to be done, as the trend was towards longer and longer page loads. Back in 2006, the objective had been super fast page loading: “If any page loads in under 100ms, it takes way Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:56 am

3.8 rating from 34 votes

SproutCore @ JSConf: SeedJS, great features, amazing demos

Category: SproutCore

Mike Ball & Evin Grano of Eloqua gave a fun talk this morning at JSConf, and they had great stuff to show. SeedJS SproutCore is supporting CommonJS, but a lot of code was written by folks before CommonJS….. so they created SeedJS a package management tool that groks CommonJS and packages everything up for you. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:28 am

2.5 rating from 2 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

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