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Thursday, March 11th, 2010

SVG Wow!

Category: SVG

Erik Dahlström and Vincent Hardy have put together a cool website, called SVG Wow!, that showcases SVG doing things you didn’t expect SVG can do: There are alot of unique demos on there. One of my favorites uses SVG, HTML5 Audio, Web Fonts, and YUI to play music accompanied by flying animated lyrics (Chrome and Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:35 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Ext JS 3.2 beta: stores, components, transitions, and themes

Category: Sencha

The Ext JS team have announced the 3.2 beta which includes new components and goodness. Take the animated DataView transitions for example: On top of that, the release includes: Multiple sorting and filtering on Composite Fields Slider improvements Toolbar plugins: ToolbarReorderer and ToolbarDroppable New Accessibility Theme: compliant with Section 508 of the Disabilities Act. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:12 am

3.5 rating from 71 votes

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

CSS3 Please! Instant results… Thank You

Category: CSS, Examples

Paul Irish and Jonathan Neal have created a fun example of various CSS tweaks that you can make, and see the results instantly. CSS3, Please! lets you play with fancy new rules such as: border-radius box shadow gradients rgba support in backgrounds transforms font-face Really nice way to make tweaks inline in the page….. nicely Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am

3.5 rating from 37 votes

HTML Minification

Category: HTML, Performance

Good old Kangax has been playing with HTML minification and has shared his new tool in an early stage. What does it do? Kangax has forked John Resig’s HTML parser which parses the HTML and sends that into the Minifier. This has rules that do things like whitespace optimization, comment removal, and collapsing boolean attributes Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:14 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Harmony: Canvas Drawing Tool

Category: Canvas, iPhone, Showcase

Harmony is a new drawing tool, a HTML5/Canvas experiment with great potential. It provides some unique brush styles, and can produce some great-looking charcoal pencil style sketches, among other things. Better to try it out than explain it in words. Creator Mr. Doob (Richard Cabello) explains how he used Canvas to make it darker the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:50 am

4.4 rating from 66 votes

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Spectrum Visualization with the HTML5 Audio Data API

Category: Sound

The HTML5 specification introduces the and media elements, and with them the opportunity to dramatically change the way we integrate media on the web. The current HTML5 media API provides ways to play and get limited information about audio and video, but gives no way to programatically access or create such media. We present a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:20 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Monday, March 8th, 2010

modulr: a CommonJS module implementation in Ruby for client-side JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Ruby

modulr is a CommonJS module implementation in Ruby for client-side JavaScript Ruby? what does that have anything to do with it? Ah, its from one of those Prototype guys isn’t it…. Yup, Tobie is at it again, this time with modulr: modulr accepts a singular file as input (the program) on which is does static Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am

2.2 rating from 33 votes

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Friday fun: Let’s translate YUI3 to jQuery

Category: jQuery, Library, YUI

I just came across this wonderful Gist on gitHub: < View plain text > javascript var $; YUI().use(‘*’, function(Y){   $ = Y.get;   for(var p in Y) {       $[p] = Y[p];   } });   // test $(‘body’).append("boo!"); In case you want to use YUI3 but really really like jQuery syntax Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 8:52 am

2.4 rating from 71 votes

Firefox gets hardware acceleration in early stage

Category: Browsers, Performance

Bass Schouten is a cool name, and the Mozillan has presented Direct2D hardware acceleration. You have to grab Firefox nightly, do the about:config / gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled game, but then you get to see it in action. IE9 showed off how they will support hardware rendering, and I am sure we will see more at MIX, but Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:25 am

4.4 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Color Picker: Works even in IE6

Category: Component

Works even in IE6 Love that quote from the color picker over at RaphaelJS land. This plugin by Dmitry Baranovskiy gives you an easy color picker in short order: var icon = Raphael(“picker”, 23, 23).colorPickerIcon(11, 11, 10); icon.attr({cursor: “pointer”}).node.onclick = function () { document.getElementById(“benefits”).style.visibility = “visible”; var out = document.getElementById(“output”); = “visible”; // this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am

3.4 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Touching Cloth; Canvas Fu

Category: Canvas

Andrew Hoyer shows his canvas Fu with Cloth, a great experiment using nice physics. What makes this simulation special is the speed at which everything is computed. Javascript (the language this is written in) is not exactly the most efficient language for this type of computation. This being said, much time was spent squeezing out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:12 am

4.8 rating from 65 votes

Monday, March 1st, 2010

New performance case studies… starting with the Digg widget

Category: Performance

Would we all like Steve to sit down with us on our project and do a performance case study? Well, we may not get that, but we are getting to at least sit in on others. Steve has kicked off his long awaited series that runs performance case studies on third party content. I have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Mozilla JägerMonkey: Method based JIT + Trace based JIT = speed

Category: JavaScript, Mozilla, Performance

David Anderson: “TraceMonkey has rocket boosters, so it runs really fast when the boosters are on, but the boosters can’t always be turned on.” Opera’s new JIT compiler Carakan is doing well as we just posted. What is Mozilla doing with TraceMonkey? A lot. Mozilla JägerMonkey adds method based JIT (of V8 and Nitro fame) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am

4.6 rating from 24 votes

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Opera 10.50 out for Mac, impressive performance and more

Category: Browsers

The Opera team has released 10.50 for Mac and along with it some impressive performance numbers: Stabilization Improvements: You will find that this build is much more stable than the pre-alpha build. More polished user interface: The whole UI is more polished now. We’re still not done yet, and expect more polishes and improvements in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:27 pm

4.6 rating from 39 votes

ZooTool by MooTool(s)

Category: MooTools, Showcase

Bastian Allgeier has developed a beautiful, native looking web application called ZooTool. Zootool is a visual bookmark tool for images, videos, documents and links. It is completely based on Mootools, even though it looks more like a Cappuccino app! Play with it. Enjoy it.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:25 am

4 rating from 42 votes

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

EnhanceJS: A library to progressively enhance

Category: Accessibility, JavaScript, Library

EnhanceJS is a new library from the Filament Group, who are serious about progressive enhancement and accessibility. What is EnhanceJS? EnhanceJS is a new JavaScript framework (a single 2.5kb JavaScript file once minified/gzipped) that that automates a series of browser tests to ensure that advanced CSS and JavaScript features will render properly before they’re loaded Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 am

2.8 rating from 46 votes