Monday, April 12th, 2010

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: HTML4 < view plain text > <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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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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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Is there something to the crazy comma-first style?

Category: JavaScript

I first saw real usage of “comma-first” JavaScript style via Ryan Dahl of Node.js fame. My eyes were a little scarred at first, but now we are seeing the reasoning behind it: Note how the errors pop out in the comma-first style. The object literal cases will throw, though a final trailing comma will cause Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 pm
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AdLib: PastryKit for the tablet?

Category: Apple

We heard a little about PastryKit, a cool library from Apple that makes great iPhone apps using the Web. Now we see the mysterious AdLib which seems to be similar but gives you goodness on the iPad instead. Jim Hoskins checked it out: Curiosity got the best of me, so I loaded the page in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:24 pm
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Cappuccino 0.8: auto-spriting, components, tools, and CommonJS

Category: Cappuccino

The Cappuccino team have gotten a new version of the toolkit available before JSConf. Version 0.8 comes with auto-spriting, new components, new tools, all on top of CommonJS and Jake. Check out some of the new components: and the rest: Automagic Image Spriting We alluded to this feature a little while ago when we first Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:54 pm
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Mozilla Web Caching Summit

Category: Browsers, Mozilla, Performance

As part of their on-going efforts to engage directly with the web developer community, Mozilla hosted a Web Caching Summit earlier this week to discuss how the web platform could better meet the needs of developers. In attendance were developers who work on Facebook, Google Search, Microsoft Office Live, Twitter, Yahoo, SproutCore, and Palm webOS. Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:39 am
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HTML5 Forms. What support is there?

Category: HTML

Jonathan Snook wrote about HTML5 forms and how they are coming. One of the biggest parts of HTML5 is the fact that we get lots of new tags as well as the APIs that we talk most often about. Part of this is forms, and the new types that we get: search tel url email Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Amberjack 2.0: On page tutorials

Category: JavaScript, Showcase

We covered the original Amberjack library that offers on-page demos. Arash Yalpani is back with Amberjack 2, which groks DOM node highlighting. The main page shows how you embed a tour right into the page: HTML4 < view plain text > <div class="ajTourDef" id="defaultTour" style="display:none" title="http://amberjack2.org/">   <div title="http://amberjack2.org/">     <div title="{id:’logo’,padding:15,trbl:’brr’}">     Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am
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3.7 rating from 13 votes

Prototype 2.0 will not extend the DOM

DOM extension is one of the biggest mistakes Prototype.js has ever done. The above quote comes from the infamous Kangax (of Prototype Core). He kindly goes into graphic detail on why it is heinous, and how Prototype 2.0 will not follow this mistake. Although it seemed great, in practice it didn’t work because of: Cross Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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3.8 rating from 32 votes