Archive for the ‘News’ Category

HCI Breakthrough: No More Keyboards!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

First we had keyboards, then we had a mouse, then we had a stylus, then we had touchscreens. Now… none of the above!

Built by Rapiscan, thanks to help from from a six billion grant from the federal government, this new, simple device uses a completely unobtrusive set of electronic sensors that detects the slightest shift in brain activity and translates it into alphanumeric data.

The futuristic technology is on display in the following image which depicts a high-end developer writing code by only thinking.
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HTML5: Undocumented IE6 Mode

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

EDIT: Due to the insistence and flurry of comment activity, links have been added throughout the post for reference. Thank you so much to all my fans!

There is an undocumented feature in HTML5: “IE6 mode”. After all the pain and suffering all these years, all we had to do was:


<script>
"IE6 mode"
</script>

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What’s New in HTML5

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

If you live in the DFW area and you’re not coming to our meetings, you’re missing out! These aren’t “user groups” per se, but more like a get together where we cut up and have fun. Last night’s was an especially good time. Then we do the after-party at the bar!

The Ajax News was not recorded this time, but it was based on existing presentations from Google IO. The latest and greatest in HTML5 have landed in the Google-backed Chrome, which has surpassed the Apple-backed Safari as the browser introducing the most cutting edge features. Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera better put it in high gear if they want to keep up.

http://html5-demos.appspot.com/static/html5-whats-new/template/index.html#1

http://www.htmlfivewow.com/slide1

NOTE: These presentations must be run in Google Chrome 12+. Also, you may need to enable some features, like audio in the about:flags.

HTML5 is Dead

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

html5 is dead
You read that right. One day after the W3C’s earth-shaking announcement to brand HTML5 with a new logo… The WHATWG announces that HTML5 will no longer exist. Hey, Ian Hickson says that the WHATWG works closely with the W3C — but now I have to wonder. (more…)

Video: Ajax News January 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

He’ll make you laugh… he’ll make you cry. Bob delivers AJAX News.

Video here.

AJAX News October 2010

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Bob delivers a powerful and moving performance as he brings to you the touching, human side of Ajax News. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. But mostly you’ll just plain cry.

Presentation
Video

Internet Explorer 6 – Stop Enabling Yesterday’s Browser

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Internet Explorer 6 in its heyday was a great browser. It raised the bar so high, it stood alone; the other browsers languished in its wake. It had the backing of Microsoft to the tune of $100 million a year in the late 1990′s. IE6 became the darling of enterprise website development using it as the standard to which they would develop. IE hit a peak usage share of around 95% during 2002, 2003.  But that is yesterday’s technology, it is time to move on. (more…)

Video: HTML5 Video Explained

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

From the July Club AJAX meeting: What is HTML5 Video and how is it different from what we are used to? What problems does it solve, and what issues does it have? Since it doesn’t require a plugin does that mean it’s all open source? In this presentation, we will address these questions and provide some basic terminology for understanding how video works. We’ll show how to embed HTML5 Video API and explore the API, and discuss browser compatibility. Finally, we’ll go over video encoding possibilities.

The video of the presentation

The presentation

Also, Jeremy Brown and the July 2010 AJAX News

The IE6 Death Clock Keeps Ticking

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

WIth the death of XP naturally brings the death of IE6. As shown on the Windows XP Home Page, XP Service Pack 2 support ends today. Even more relevant, the sale of Windows XP ends October 22, 2010.

I know. I didn’t know they were still selling that thing either.
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The Internet Explorer Five Step Recovery Program

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

My name is Mike and I use Internet Explorer.

The IE9 Preview is looking strong, and Microsoft is bowing to the pressure of standards compliance. The IE9 Acid3 Test, which checks for CSS3 capabilities, is currently a very impressive score of 83; not very far behind Firefox’s 94. The release notes are a dream come true to anyone who’s done web development over the last ten years. Or is it too good to be true? If they didn’t include canvas in the next release it still might be years before we really have a full feature set of browser tools to work with, and canvas being arguably the most versatile, would be the most egregious omission. But the IE Team recently laid our fears to rest and updated their IE9 feature list to include canvas. Should we get excited? Or is this our abusive ex-boyfriend giving us a puppy? Before I’m able to seriously consider Internet Explorer as a viable platform, I may need professional help in order to get over the last decade…


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