There seems to be this assumption with web sites nowadays that it has to be “rich media”. Animations galore, sound playing, videos autostarting (really?). And I’m having a sort of backlash reaction to all of that.
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It all started about two years ago. I had recently joined Mozilla, and about one or two months in, a wiki page surfaced. It was called B2G.
Yesterday, Google announced that they’re moving from the WebKit rendering engine to their own, named Blink, for Chromium (and thus all Google products based on WebKit).
This post is co-written with Rob Hawkes, and as a follow-up to The WebKit culture & web rendering engine diversity. This article is also available in Chinese.
We would like to, in a factual manner, break down what the possible outcomes of having a majority of web browsers based on WebKit are, for web browser vendors and developers alike.
Being able to easily specify what to post with XMLHttpRequest is quite a powerful way of sending things to the server, using key/value pairs and
FormData. However, many seem to have missed this gem, so I thought I’d outline it here.
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Geek Meet has been moved to January 16th.
Time to announce the first Geek Meet of 2013! I had plans on doing it at the end of this year, but with Christmas and surrounding activities for a lot of people, I decided to have it early next year instead.
I’ve always loved blogging, writing about things I’m interested in and then sharing and discussing it with like-minded people! Sometimes passionately agreeing, sometimes not so much. But I believe the discussion has always been good, and as long as it’s respectful, it’s quite constructive and an excellent base for building relations and bonds with people.
In a week from now, starting next Thursday, I and some Mozilla colleagues will embark on a MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) tour of South America!
This post was originally published for Mozilla Hacks.
One thing which has been very important when it comes to creating special end user experiences have been the ability to show something fullscreen, effectively hiding all the other content etc.
Peter-Paul Koch (PPK) wrote a blog post yesterday about his thoughts on Web developer relations management in the mobile world. Since I work for Mozilla, that he mentions, and I was also remotely involved in the discussion he refers too, I wanted to express my thoughts.
This post was originally published for Mozilla Hacks.
The desired future approach for storing things client-side in web browsers is utilizing IndexedDB. Here I’ll walk you through how to store images and files in IndexedDB and then present them through an ObjectURL.
The last week I’ve been contemplating whether to write anything or not about the situation with web browser vendor prefixes in CSS. I decided to share my thoughts on the problem and possible solutions.
It’s been a while since I last shared some good reading, but hey, it’s 2012 now, so I thought I’d share my first batch this year!
Last chance to share some good reading with you before the end of 2011. Some good ones in here!
Lots of good reading again that I’d like to share with you!
Time again for a number of interesting, entertaining or otherwise all-round good links I recommend taking a look at!
First idea was to publish these posts on a regular schedule, but I’ve realized now it will be when I have enough good links (and time :-). Tons of links now, so, here goes – another issue of Robert’s read!
The web is for the people, and I believe the web is the most important medium we have. Recently, there has been some discussion about the web vs. other platforms, so I’d like to present my thoughts.
I took a little hiatus last week from posting Robert’s read, but now it’s back with lots of good links!
As part of making it easier to develop and analyze web pages, I previously released two extensions for Firebug: Firefinder and Inline Code Finder. I’m happy say they are now updated and are working with the latest versions of Firefox and Firebug!
Last week I introduced Robert’s read and now it’s time again for my reading list for the latest week.
When the AJAX wave came in 2005 when Jesse James Garrett coined the term and then everyone wanted it, one of the major shortcomings was that dynamic updates of only portions of a web page lead to inconsistent history handling and back/forward navigation button problems in web browsers and poor end user experiences. Enter the HTML5 History API.
People are creating amazing things with HTML5
canvas, especially combined with other HTML5 features. I thought I’d touch on a handy method that some people don’t seem to know about: canvas clip.
Keeping track of multiple logins, passwords and services on Internet can be tedious at best, and projects like OpenID have tried to target that and make it easier and more secure for end users. Learning the lessons from OpenId and having a multitude of ideas how this can be made even better, Mozilla Labs has created BrowserID.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking at the London Ajax Mobile Event in, surprisingly, London.
For the rest of 2011, I have a lot of intriguing countries/places to visit with exciting conferences to speak at, so I wanted to list them here. And who knows, maybe you will be attending any of those and we can get the chance to meet there?
Today I was just about to write a blog post about images and serving different sizes depending on the device accessing it. Then the Adaptive images post came up on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. So let’s look at that and add my thoughts.
HTML5 is here to save us all: it has the cool functions, eye-dazzling features and APIs to go around. I get to see a lot of great things developed with HTML5, but I’d like to issue a word of caution as well.
Looking at HTML5 and the placeholder functionality, it’s there to offer a hint to the user before they have started filling out something. But what if that’s not the best way?
With the first release of IE10, and officially stating it won’t support Windows Vista, it gets me thinking.
A somewhat provocative article title, I know, but I think it’s really important to discuss where we are right know in regards to web browser versions.
I’m currently in Las Vegas for Microsoft’s MIX conference where they just showed the first version of Internet Explorer 10. Given what they announced, I have some thoughts.
A common discussion about HTML5 and whether to use it, and touched on in the HTML5 Hurdles article, is usually about fallback support and making it work in every web browser. But do we really need that?
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Time for Geek Meet May 2011! This time, welcoming a great speaker from Greece!
Yesterday I attended the Stockholm Web Monkeys’ spring 2011 meetup in Stockholm, and I gave a short presentation and led a discussion about HTML5 – What’s good, what’s missing, web browser implementation takes.
It is a special day today. I have just resigned from my current job and am moving on to an extraordinary exciting challenge!
I wrote about it on Twitter last week (follow me on Twitter!), but naturally I should mention it here too, my dear readers. With new input from testing Internet Explorer 9 and from the Opera team, I have updated my HTML5 tests and compatibility tables and CSS3 tests and compatibility tables.
Microsoft recently launched their Dev:unplugged HTML5 competition, to create outstanding showcases.
By using a combination of the
<canvas> element and the File API we could put together a little service that offers “The Cure” for many people.
As always, there is so much discussion going on about HTML5 and video on the web, and I thought I’d suggest a solution to it all.
The other day at work we had a discussion about how code should look, or rather, what characters to use.
I should have written about this long ago, but better late than never – time to share my experiences. Typography is an important part of user experience, and with CSS3
@font-face we can offer users any font we want to.
Last night there was an interesting announcement from the WHATWG group, who effectively develops various HTML5 and related specifications. That is, HTML5 is no more.
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Time for the first Geek Meet of 2011! And man, this will be a great night!