Posts Tagged ‘HTML5’

A Dear John Letter to Firefox

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Dear Firefox Letter
Dear Firefox,

We met when you were 1.5, and started dating when you were 2.0. We enjoyed making fun of my clueless ex, Internet Explorer. IE seemed great at the time, but you showed me the error of my ways. IE was selfish and wanted to do everything its own way. You truly believed in collaboration and gratefully accepted suggestions. When you brought Firebug to the party, I became deeply committed to our relationship. Before Firebug I had no idea how difficult my life was, or the abuse of “error on line 0 character 0″; or blank, failed, pages and the silent treatment. You were very up-front with my errors, and kept life spicy with tabs, smart bookmarks, and an Awesome Bar that was truly awesome. Sure you didn’t load pages as fast as the other browsers, but I’m not greedy and the most important thing in my life was never… “cache”. Life was never boring, and at the nearest hint that it was, you would whisper in my ear, “I have a new AddOn…” And boy oh boy, I’ll never forget the first night with that Greasemonkey.
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Video: Hype Animation Tutorial

Monday, June 13th, 2011

hype-example New goodies are posted! First, I gave a tutorial of the Hype HTML Animation App. You can see the video here, and you can see the final results here.

And we also have Bob doing the Ajax News, where he focuses on an interesting blog and topic, The 11 JavaScript Mistakes You’re Making.

Next Meeting: Hype Demo

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The next Club AJAX meeting will be next Tuesday, June 7th. We’ll demo the new Hype animation tool, do Ajax News, have some give-aways, and finally a code Q&A.

Yes. The Dallas Mavericks are playing game 4 of the finals that night. We looked at changing the date, but that didn’t work – the Mavericks wouldn’t cooperate and move the game to Wednesday… something about TV schedules and 20,000 ticket holders.

Hence we’ve opted for an easy-going meeting, but it should still be fun! And I will have the Mavs game queuing up on my DVR and will be racing home to see them win!

GO MAVS!!

Presentation: Why You Need a Front End Developer

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I had the good fortune to be invited to speak at the DFW JavaMug last night, and created a presentation based on one of my more popular blogs, Why Your Company Needs A Front End Developer. Instead of addressing managers or decision makers, this one was geared toward server side developers. The premise is simple, though difficult: before hiring a second (or another) server side developer, make sure you have a good front end developer in place — and don’t try to do it all yourself. Telling an end-to-end developer that he shouldn’t do it all turns out to be in conflict with human nature and business. Often these are developers who are trying to please, and looking to be the “go-to guy”.

Regardless, the web is changing, thick clients are becoming more common, and front end technology is getting more complex. It’s harder to be a generalist, and it’s time to start thinking about specialists.

See the presentation here.

The New Dojo HTML5 Multi-File Uploader

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Dojox UploaderThe latest Dojo download, version 1.6, has just been released. Included is a completely new, HTML5 multi-file uploader, a widget that creates a stylable file-input button, with optional multi-file selection, using only HTML elements. Non-HTML5 browsers have fallback options of Flash or an iframe.

The dojox.form.Uploader is an improvement upon, and replaces the dojox.form.FileUploader. The various problems created by Flash are avoided because it is not used in Mozilla and Webkit browsers. Support for FileUploader will cease as of 1.6, but the code will remain until 2.0 for backwards compatibility.
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Video: The Fight Over HTML5

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The video for my high-energy presentation on the Fight Over HTML5 is now posted. You can see it here. The presentation is already online and you can see that here.

Presentation: The Fight Over HTML5

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Preview image from tonight’s presentation.

You need some HTML5... right here.

Meeting Tonight! New Location!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011


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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