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HTML 5 - Please enable images? :-) Weekly Issue 109
October 9, 2013
How to Win Friends and Influence Standards Bodies A 25 minute talk from LXJS 2013 where Domenic Denicola talks about the standards bodies that are involved in working on the Web Platform’s many technologies.
Domenic Denicola
HTML5 Video Player Comparison Table A table-based comparison of HTML5-based video players and the features they offer (such as iOS support, subtitling, Flash fallbacks, and keyboard control).
Philip Bräunlich and Gerrit van Aaken
Edge Conf 2 (2013) Videos
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Mozilla Bug 923590: Pledge Never to Implement HTML5 DRM As the Director of the W3C, Tim Berners-Lee, has stated that playback of protected content is in scope for HTML5, it’s been suggested that Mozilla pledge to not support this ‘feature’ in Mozilla’s products (including Firefox). A long discussion ensued.
Mozilla Bug Tracker
Lowering Your Standards: DRM and the Future of the W3C The EFF responds to the news that Tim Berners-Lee has determined that the “playback of protected content” is in scope for the W3C HTML Working Group’s new charter, overriding EFF’s formal objection against its inclusion.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Critics Slam World Wide Web Consortium Over Inclusion of DRM in HTML5
Network World
Firefox Developer Tools and Firebug For a long time, Firebug was the best game in town. It introduced the world to visual highlighting of the DOM, inplace editing of styles, and the console API. But the built-in Firefox Developer Tools are also pretty good now too. This article looks at both.
Mozilla Hacks
Flexbox First Sean Fioritto says that the CSS Flexible Box Layout Model could solve many of our Web-based layout problems and that we should use it even though support for it so far is far from guaranteed across browsers.
Sean Fioritto
Adjusting Image Brightness and Color Using the HTML5 Canvas API Manipulate images using a color matrix and the HTML5 Canvas.
John Robinson
Using The getUserMedia API with HTML5 Video and Canvas Elements The getUserMedia API lets you access video and/or audio streams available on a computer (usually from a webcam) from the browser. This article looks at how you can use it along with the HTML5 ‘video’ and ‘canvas’ elements.
Reducing The Pressure On The Garbage Collector by Using The F12 Developer Bar of IE 11 David Catuhe is working on a WebGL-based game and wants to make it as efficient as possible. Here he demonstrates how the developer tools in Internet Explorer 11 can significantly help with this process.
David Catuhe
Native Vs. HTML5: How The Auto Industry Is Forcing Change for The Mobile Web Supposedly automakers and in-vehicle infotainment designers are increasingly turning to HTML5.
Using SVG Gradients and Filters with D3.js
Multi-File Uploads and Multiple Selects Allowing a user to pick multiple files and upload them using an HTML input type=”file” field is quite easy. But what about letting them use the widget multiple times to add more files? Raymond Camden investigates.
Raymond Camden
How Web Browsers Resize Images An analysis of the image resizing algorithms used by popular web browsers performed by running a scoping app over the final results of a resizing process.
Jason Summers
So, Do We Have A Cross-browser Audio Format Yet? The short answer is ‘No.’
An Animation to Explain CSS Triangles
4 Reasons Why HTML5 Will Dominate the Future
Flexbox Layout Isn't Slow
HTML5 Rocks
code and tools
DOM4: New, Fully Tested Polyfill for New DOM Level 4 Entries Not a new project, but it has been recently updated.
Andrea Giammarchi
Puzzle Script: An Open-Source HTML5 Puzzle Game Engine An intriguing and powerful HTML5-oriented editor and toolkit for creating puzzle games online. It’s amazing how simply a game can be defined with this system.
Stephen Lavelle
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Plus & Minus: A Kid-Oriented HTML5 Game A simple but sweet game where you answer math questions to go on a journey around the globe.
Hilda and Einar Öberg
Call Me: The First WebRTC Video Chat Application on Facebook
Full Screen Mario: An HTML5 Remake of Super Mario Bros.
last but not least..
Taking The Leap: Transitioning From Flash to HTML5 for Video Playback Creating video players just got easier with Lisa Larson-Kelley’s new online course, Taking the Leap from Flash Video to HTML Video. Side-by-side examples show how to achieve the same basic video-related features in each technology. A free 10-day trial gives you enough time to watch the entire 2-hour course.
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