Club AJAX News
June 1, 2010
Bob Byron

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  • Google Speeds Up Chrome, Releases Mac and Linux Versions - Michael Muchmore -

    On Tuesday, Google announced:
  • New, faster version of its Chrome browser for Windows would be released
  • Stable versions for Mac OS X and Linux would finally be available.
  • JavaScript performance improvement of 30%-35%
  • Chrome extensions run incognito mode
  • More support for HTML5 standards including geolocation APIs, Web Sockets, Drag and Drop
  • The Psychology of Web Design Cameron Chapman -

    The Purpose of Psychology-Based Design
    ... tap into the psychological drives of your target audience.
  • Your visitors have to trust you.
  • Surfers expect certain things, don't disappoint them.
  • A well-chosen image can put your visitor at ease, making your intent clear.
  • Color Psychology - the colors you use can have a heavy impact on how your visitors perceive your site.
  • People tend to read in a “Z” pattern on a website, starting across the top from the left and ending in the bottom right corner of their screen.
  • Steps for Incorporating Design Psychology (See the site)
  • Adobe hastens release of HTML5 developer tool Stephen Shankland -

    As Opposition mounts against Adobe Systems' Flash technology, [Adobe] is expected to announce the release of an HTML5 update to Adobe's Dreamweaver tool for creating Web sites.
  • Evidently priority is rising
  • In March, Adobe has demonstrations of CSS3 to handle screen size variation and of an HTML5 feature called Canvas for 2D graphics.
  • Adobe heard an "overwhelming response" to the HTML5 and CSS3 demos.
  • we decided to roll it out after CS5
  • Google Storage for Developers takes on Amazon S3 Peter Bright -

  • Scalable, high-bandwidth storage, with an easy-to-use RESTful API.
  • Google Storage will cost 17’ per gigabyte per month
  • Uploads costing 10’ per gigabyte
  • Downloads costing 15-30’ per gigabyte.
  • Google Storage will be available to a limited number of US-based developers, with 100GB of storage and 300GB of bandwidth per month for no charge.
  • How Android Will Change Gaming Josh Lovison -

  • Chrome Web Store
  • Android 2.2
  • Google TV
  • HTML Parsing and Screen Scraping with the Simple HTML DOM Library Erik Wurzer -

  • If you need to parse HTML, regular expressions aren’t the way to go.
  • Create a DOM on the server side.
  • Use CSS style selectors to collect the data.
  • Google Font Directory

    With the advent
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Google Font FAQ
  • We Love Apple SLAP!

  • We Love Apple
  • We Love Choice
  • We ___ Adobe
  • Music Notation with HTML5 Canvas
    Mohit Muthanna -

    score {
    title: Hip Tune
    artist: Hip Person

    bar { v8 C4 D4 E4 F4 (C4 E4 G4) }
    bar { v8 C4 D4 E4 F4 (C4 E4 G4) } repeat 3

    [HTML] Guide to Detecting Everything
    Mark Pilgrim -

  • Detecting HTML5 Features
  • Modernizr Library exists
  • HTML5 and CSS3 Books to Watch for in 2010

  • HTML5 for Web Designers – Jeremy Keith
  • Hardboiled Web Design – Andy Clarke
  • Introducing HTML5 – Bruce Lawson, Remy Sharp
  • HTML5 Now: A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial for Getting Started Today – Tantek Ηelik
  • HTML5 and CSS3 Books to Watch for in 2010

  • HTML5: Up and Running – Mark Pilgrim
  • Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: Next Generation Web Standards – Christopher Murphy
  • Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development – Lubbers, Albers, Salim
  • Beginning iPhone Web Apps: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for WebKit – Estelle Weyl
  • HTML5 and CSS3 Books to Watch for in 2010

  • HTML5: Visualizing the Web – Matthew David
  • CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide (5th Edition) – Jason Cranford Teague
  • HTML5 Straight to the Point: Using HTML5 with CSS3 and JavaScript – Elizabeth Castro