Posts in the "Developing" Category

Adding HTTPS to your web site

For a good and secure web – and also for faster performance, new APIs on the web such as Service Workers, better search ranking and more – using HTTPS for your web site is key. I’ll walk you through how to easily get started with that here.

I’m not a security expert or server guy, so this was both an interesting exercise for me, as well as documenting it so anyone else can quickly do it as well. Including some hiccups, it only took me 20-30 minutes in total.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow & new devices, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google Cardboard reach + more! – Latest From Google #10

Lots of new releases, both in the form of software like Android 6.0 Marshmallow and hardware, in the form of two new Nexus phones, 2 Chromecast devices and the Pixel C. Also Google Cardboard success and news about Nest.

This is part 10 in the Latest from Google series.

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Launchpad, Google’s Data Center Networks, YouTube Newswire, Real-time-data in Trends + more – Latest from Google #6

Summer has come here to the northern hemisphere and the world keeps on spinning with interesting things. 🙂

I’ve spent my last time organizing a week for mentors and startups this fall in Finland for the Google Developers Launchpad program, which is outlined below, and we also have news on handling Revenge Porn in Search, real-time data in Trends, a peak into Google’s networks and more!

This is part 6 in the Last Week at Google series.

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I just want to read

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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Geek Meet January 2013, with John Wilander

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All seats have been taken. Please write a comment to be put on a waiting list, there are always a number of cancellations, so there’s still a chance.

New date

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.

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The new Editor for Mozilla Hacks

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.

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HTML5 Forms input types, attributes and new elements – demos, tips and tricks

Forms on the web. They are literally everywhere, and there seem to really be all kind of flavors for them. From day one they have been a great mean for users to input data and information and interact with various services. And what comes with that is every implementation under the sun to offer validation for them, custom display and functionality if they aren’t native in that specific web browser, and much much more. Therefore, during the development phase of HTML5, one of the important things that have been looked into is making forms on the web evolve into what both end users and developers need to make things easier. Why would every web developer have to invent the wheel again or include tons of JavaScript code just to make something very basic like a datepicker work?

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HTML5 History API and improving end user experience

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.

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