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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Google to open source On2 VP8 codec at Google I/O?

Category: Video

There was a big cheer at last years Google I/O when Google Wave was demoed. It made a great demo and really showed that the Web can do a looooot more than we think. It sounds like we will have another big cheer moment for this years Google I/O though, and it will won’t be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am
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4.7 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Mobile Browsers: Increased innovation?

Category: Browsers, Mobile

Opera Mini made it into the Apple Store yesterday. People weren’t sure if it would make it in (as it duplicates functionality from Apple) but it did. This is good news. From playing with it myself, I feel a little like @gruber but what is more interesting to me is that there is room for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes

HTML5 Test. Acid for HTML5?

Category: HTML, Standards

html5test.com is a site by Niels Leenheer that runs a series of (currently) 160 tests on your browser. The tests are grouped into: Doctype Canvas Video Audio Geolocation Storage Offline Web Applications Workers Section elements Grouping content elements Text-level semantic elements Forms User interaction This is a good start, but help him out with new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
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4.2 rating from 27 votes

Traits.js: New trait composition library

Category: JavaScript

A few libraries out there have dabbled in the world of traits. JSTraits is the most notable of this area. Tom Van Cutsem and Mark Miller of Google have a new traits library at traitsjs.org that is defined to work in tandem with the new object-manipulation API defined on Object in ES5. Traits are an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:17 am
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Monday, April 12th, 2010

The Future of History

Category: HTML

Kyle Scholz has a good overview HTML5 history (spec here). We’ve seen more and more apps adopt the fragment identifier pattern, where you get URLs like http://www.viewru.com/#Bonobo. Better than nothing, but Kyle observes there are several downsides: Sluggishness Executing a timeout function every 100ms won’t make your app any faster. 100ms delay in responding to Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:52 pm
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ECMA-262-3 in detail

Category: JavaScript

It is quite a while I am following Dmitry A. Soshnikov posts in the javascript group but only yesterday He finally announced that his excellent work is complete! As demonstrated few days ago via JScript ES3 Implementation, there is much more to know about every single engine implementation or interpretation and sometimes the only way Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 6:30 am
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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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Move on Objective-C, CS5 to generate Canvas and JS

Category: Adobe, Canvas

We have been reminded of MAX showing Flash CS5 generating basic HTML5 code (Canvas/JS). That’s right. Adobe is a tools company. Although it helps to own the platform (hence keeping Flash alive and wanting it to win) as the competition to build the best tools is a given, that doesn’t mean that they can’t compete Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:20 am
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Friday, April 9th, 2010

Getting Users to Upgrade Their Browsers

Category: Browsers

How quickly do users actually upgrade their browsers? It’s a question that seems to come up frequently and is definitely on the minds of developers who want to know when they’ll be able to leverage the best features for their apps. Overall, I think the major browser makers try to share important usage information but Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:13 am
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Web prototype of Mail.app using UKI

Category: Showcase

Watch the video above by Volodya Kolesnikov, the developer behind the Mail.app prototype that uses the UKI framework. ukijs matured and I put it to the test. The idea for the test was to replicate Mac Mail.app core experience in the browser. With as much attention to details as possible and acceptable performance. The whole Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:50 am
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ES5: Kangax details and browser info

Category: JavaScript

Kangax is at it again with more good info. His recent presentation goes into detail on what is ECMAScript Edition 5. And also shared his compatibility table that measures the existence of functionality (doesn’t fully test that functionality). There is a lot of green for Chrome, WebKit, and Firefox…. where we are just waiting on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:19 am
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The Man from Hollywood says yes!

Category: CSS

Tyler Gaw has built a fun kinetic video demo that uses a bunch of advanced CSS (gradients, transforms, transitions). View source to see the scenes: < View plain text > HTML <dt>Chester <!– Quentin Tarantino –></dt>     <dd id="scene-2">         <p class="act-1">Ok, Ted</p>         <p class="act-2">pay attention here. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am
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So all this is done in HTML5 by the way

Category: Editorial

What a day. I sometimes don’t know how to feel about Apple. On the one hand they do great things for the cause of HTML5: They gave us Canvas, and CSS transforms, and … They brought us WebKit, and now WebKit 2 By blocking Flash on their mobile platform, they force people to take HTML5 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:32 am
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WebKit 2: Baking split process model into the renderer

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Anders Carlsson and Sam Weinig announced that Apple has been working on “WebKit2” for awhile, and it bakes in a split process model a la Chrome: This is a heads-up that we will shortly start landing patches for a new WebKit framework that we at Apple have been working on for a while. We currently Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 am
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ExceptionHub: Catch your site errors online or in email

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Ryan Stout (of BustaName fame) has created ExceptionHub, a place that holds JavaScript exceptions from your apps, for you to peruse. In an attempt to make error tracking easier in JavaScript, we are releasing exceptionhub.com into beta. ExceptionHub lets you drop a few lines of code into your site and it will track all errors Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:12 am
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3.9 rating from 10 votes

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

POC Photo App Using YUI 3 & Geolocation APIs

Category: Geo, YUI

Geolocation functionality is hot. Every app you see now wants to ID where you’re at and help you find cool things around you. The great thing is that building this functionality into your applications is getting easier and easier. For example, Eric Ferraiuolo wanted to create an app that showed off the features in YUI Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:00 am
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4.8 rating from 11 votes