Presentation: The Fight Over HTML5

March 2nd, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

The Fight Over HTML5 I’ve posted my latest presentation that deals with the skirmish between the WHATWG and the W3C: which standards body should we listen to?

See the presentation here.

You Need Some HTML5

March 1st, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

Preview image from tonight’s presentation.

You need some HTML5... right here.

Meeting Tonight! New Location!

March 1st, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

Club AJAX is back on track after the Freeze of ‘2011™. Tonight’s presentations will be Bob Byron’s Simply JavaScript where he will be discussing the basics of JavaScript. Also tonight is Mike Wilcox’s HTML5 is Dead. Mike will discuss the latest craziness surrounding the HTML5 spec and the standards bodies.

We’ve moved!

We are still with Improving Enterprises, but they’ve moved across the street to 16633 Dallas Pkwy, First Floor Suite #110. See the map for details.

See you there!

IE9 HTML5 Tests 99%… BOGUS

February 16th, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

I’m really getting sick of reading how “HTML5 compliant” IE9 is. The IE team keeps pushing their testing chart that shows it passes 99% of the tests while the competitor browsers are no where close.

99% is a load of crap. It’s not close to that.

I stumbled upon this fact because I had just created a new HTML5 Uploader for Dojo (I’ll post a blog on that soon). So naturally, since IE9 is 99% HTML5 compliant it supports multiple file uploads right?
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February User Group Meeting – CANCELED!

February 1st, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

Due to sub-zero temperatures, we’ve suffered our first cancellation in the two plus years we’ve existed as a user group. This is a big deal! Sure we don’t have a lot of issues with bad weather (we get one or two freezes a year), but there have been other close calls: The Sun Microsystems building closed on us, and the Rangers had a World Series home game that missed us by one day. But a little weather… BAM! Closed. Okay, it’s not a little. Things don’t look bad because it rained and then the temperature dropped. So we don’t have the usual frozen trees and bushes that make it look like an icy tundra. Just unpassable roads.

We’ll be back on schedule next month. See you all March 1st!

Mike's frozen cars

HTML5 is Dead

January 20th, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Video: Ajax News January 2011

January 14th, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

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

Video here.

Mac NOT Inspired by Picasso Painting

January 14th, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

The Internet is buzzing over the discovery made by Italian blogger Cattani Simone who discovered a resemblance between Picasso’s 1934 painting “Two Characters” and the famous Mac system icon designed by Susan Kare.

Personally… I don’t see it.


The Impact of Chrome Dropping the H.264 Codec

January 13th, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

This is an excerpt from my article on BetterVideo:

Chrome recently made the announcement that they will soon discontinue support for the H.264 video codec. While end users may not care, nor should they notice, to video producers this is significant, because supporting multiple codecs means higher costs and longer development.
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