Posts Tagged ‘javascript’

Shumway

From Mozilla Research: Shumway is an experimental web-native runtime implementation of the SWF file format. It is developed as a free and open source project sponsored by Mozilla Research… I’m pretty amazed by this one. In 2009 JS was emulating the NES. In 2012 it’s running SWF. That’s really impressive if you think about it. JavaScript […]

Make Login Pages Autofocus

I see this way too often and it gets on my nerves. If you have a page that’s main purpose is a form, such as a login page, please make the page autofocus to the first field in the form. Having to tab or click on the first field is a nuisance. Even big sites […]

localStorage With Cookie Fallback

I mentioned the other day that localStorage can be used as an alternative for cookies. The benefit is that localStorage doesn’t sent it’s data back on every request to the server like a cookie. Headers are uncompressed in http making that very costly. However not every web browser out there supports localStorage. Most however do. […]

jQuery And Checkbox Values

I rarely use checkboxes and radio buttons. Perhaps because of that I forgot this little rookie error. For the intents and purposes below assume the following HTML: <p> <label for="checkbox1">Checkbox 1</label> <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox1" checked="checked"/> </p>   <p> <label for="checkbox2">Checkbox 2</label> <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox2"/> </p> You wouldn’t really expect it, but both of these return […]

On The Future Of Flash

Adobe is killing Flash, as a plugin for mobile. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who works on the web. Anyone who knows me knows I’ve bet on HTML5 since the beginning and haven’t been ashamed to say it. I don’t do Flash. To quote Adobe: Our future work with Flash on mobile […]

Quick Thoughts On Dart

Google yesterday officially took the wraps off Dart. Google decided to stop short of outright calling it a replacement for JavaScript, however that does seem to be one of the goals. I’m still looking at it myself, but my first impression is that the point of another language is buried in the details of the […]

Things You’ll Love About Firefox 4.0

It’s that time again. Here’s my list of awesome things you’ll love about Firefox 4: For Users New Look For Tabs One of the first things that you’ll notice is tabs on top. This paradigm really makes more sense since the tab defines not just the content but the environment it’s viewed (prev/next button, URL […]

Async AdSense

About a year ago I asked where the async Google AdSense was. It finally arrived, and you need to do nothing to gain the performance. Awesome!

Wanted: Native JS Encryption

I’d like to challenge all browser vendors to put together a comprehensive JS API for encryption. I’ll use this blog post to prove why it’s necessary and would be a great move to do so. The Ultimate Security Model I consider Mozilla Sync (formerly known as “Weave”) to have the ultimate security model. As a […]

Enterprise CSS/JS/HTML

Here’s a fantastic trilogy of websites: Enterprise HTML / JS / CSS. What makes them so brilliant is that they are actually 100% true. I spent a summer cleaning up just this type of stuff. It’s true, it’s out there, it’s painful.