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HTML 5 - Please enable images? :-) Weekly Issue 128
March 12, 2014
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I'm in San Francisco chairing O'Reilly Fluent so back to full speed next week :-)
World Wide Web Born At CERN 25 Years Ago In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and sharing information over the internet. The document was entitled Information Management: A Proposal. And so the web was born.
Grid Style Sheets: CSS Polyfills From The Future GSS reimagines CSS layout & replaces the browser’s layout engine with one that harnesses the Cassowary Constraint Solver — the same algorithm Apple uses to compute native layout.
The Grid
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The Truth About Multiple H1 Tags in the HTML5 Era An incredibly in-depth article about the use of multiple H1 tags across the years, through to the HTML5 era, and a clearing up of numerous misconceptions.
Improving Speech Recognition in the Browser Guy Levy explains how to use the Levenshtein distance algorithm to improve upon imperfect results from the Web Speech API.
Flippin' Awesome
Google Needs To Double Down On HTML5, And Soon Google risks losing the mobile Web—and its advertising treasure chest—unless it bets big on HTML5.
Read Write
Flexbox Bar Navigation Demo Chris Coyier shows how to create a simple bar navigation with icons via CSS Flexbox Layout.
CSS Tricks
HTML5 Canvas Tutorial: An Introduction A simple introductory article on HTML5 Canvas, if you’re not yet familiar with it.
I Am Tim Berners-Lee. I Invented The WWW 25 Years Ago. Ask Me Anything. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, took part in an ‘ask me anything’ on Reddit earlier today and answered many readers’ questions.
Will The Performance of HTML5 Ever Become Indistinguishable From That Of Native Code?
Panning and Scrolling Background Images using The Canvas Element
Adam Beres-Deak
How to Reconnect Web Sockets in A Realtime Web App Without Flooding The Server
John Ryding
HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design An O’Reilly Webcast by Benjamin LaGrone which presents an overview of responsive Web design using HTML5 and CSS3 with a mobile focus.
code and tools
stress-css: Tests Each CSS Class On A Page and Report Which Are Hindering Performance A bookmarklet for stress testing the CSS on any given webpage.
Andy Edinborough
Sass 3.3 Released
Grunt YSlow: A Grunt Task to Measure and Grade Web Page Performance
Andy Shora
stickyNavbar.js: Fancy Sticky Nav jQuery Plugin with Smart Anchor Link Highlighting
Jozef Butko
StyleStats: A Node.js Library to Collect CSS Statistics
Koji Ishimoto
A CSS Animated 'Hamburger' Icon
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Beats Alive: Browser Based MP3 Player with Playlists, EQ, and Spectrum Analyzer An offline, in-browser mp3 player which has features like playlist manager, visual spectrum analyzer and equalizer.
Gaurav Behere
Carota: A Rich Text Editor Implemented Entirely On Top of HTML5 Canvas
Daniel Earwicker Online Photo Editor Now supports images up to 42 megapixels and includes a tonal ‘curves’ feature.
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