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October 30, 2013
Firefox 25 Released: The Web Audio API Goes Mainstream
The latest version of Firefox has hit the release channel with the headline feature being Web Audio API support. In CSS3, background-attachment: local is now supported, and a variety of ECMAScript 6 features are in too.
Good News for H.264 Video Support in Firefox, Thanks to Cisco The H.264 codec is popular online but Firefox has lacked support for it due to its patent and license situation. However, Mozilla’s Brendan Eich reveals some new developments by Cisco on an H.264 stack that can be dynamically linked into Firefox in binary form. GigaOm also has more on the story.
Brendan Eich
Songs of Diridum: Pushing the Web Audio API to Its Limits An explanation of a demo put together by Mozilla and a group of game developers to showcase the new Web Audio API functionality in Firefox.
Mozilla Hacks
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Building Multiplayer HTML5 Games with Cloak Cloak is a library for multiplayer HTML5 games that handles client/server messaging, room/lobby management, and the fiddly edge cases that you don’t want to think about
Heroku WebSocket Performance Recently Heroku released experimental support for WebSockets and HH Veldstra set out to see how well it performs. In short, you can maintain around 6,000 open connections on a single dyno.
HH Veldstra
Get Up And Running With Grunt Grunt is an increasingly popular modular task runner for JavaScript which is heavily used by both front-end and back-end Web developers. This article provides a solid foundation for using Grunt to flesh out a simple front-end Web project.
Smashing Magazine
Audio Synthesis in JavaScript A detailed walkthrough on how to use the Web Audio API and JavaScript to create sounds and music by Keith Peters.
Flippin' Awesome
Building An Amazing Fullscreen Mobile (Web) Experience
HTML5 Rocks
Dynamic Audio Generation In the Browser: A JavaScript Synthesizer A demo along with source and an extensive explanation of how it works.
Keith William Horwood
12 Awesome CSS3 Features That You Can Finally Start Using Includes CSS animations and transitions, dynamic value calculation, web fonts, box sizing, media queries, and more.
A Very Short, High Level HTML5 Audio Tag Tutorial
Streams API W3C Editor's Draft Released This spec provides an API for representing binary and string data in web applications as a Stream object, as well as programmatically building and reading its contents.
Rapid Chrome App Development with AngularJS
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GZIP is Not Enough: A Look At Compression and File Sizes on the Web A high quality, well presented talk by Google’s Colt McAnlis that digs into the current role compression works in making the Web more efficient and ideas for implementing effective compression strategies yourself.
An Interactive Video Intro to the Flexible Box Model (Flexbox) The flexbox standard provides a new way to have more control over the layout, alignment, and distribution of elements contained within a Web page. Sean Fioritto has kicked off an intriguing interactive video course about it and, even better, released a library to sync your own video and CSS3 animations. (Note: Videos require e-mail registration after the initial introduction.)
Sean Fioritto
code and tools
Offline.js: Handle Your Users Losing Their Internet Connection Like A Pro A library to automatically alert your users when they’ve lost internet connectivity. It captures AJAX requests which were made while the connection was down, and remakes them when it’s back up, so your app reacts perfectly.
A Terminal in Chrome Devtools On OS X, simply install a Chrome extension and bam.. you have a system terminal accessible from Chrome’s DevTools. On other systems, there are a few more steps to get the same effect.
Dmitry Filimonov
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Lonely Planet
Sketchfab: Publish, Share and Embed Interactive 3D Models Built around HTML5 and WebGL.
Songs of Diridum: A Web Audio API demo in WebGL 3D using the Goo Engine Experience a mellow jazz band in this Web Audio API demo. Best experienced with Mozilla Firefox v25 and up.
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