Tag Archives: standards

My Slides from HTML5DevConf, Now with 100% More Browsing (and Photos)

My slides from HTML5DevConf are now up for viewing on Github pages, so you don’t even need to type node web-server.js to view them. There’s one hitch where svgz files aren’t rendering, but I’m not going to worry about that … Continue reading

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Beginning HTML and CSS is O-U-T

I’ve mentioned it on Google+ and Twitter. I should probably mention it here: Beginning HTML and CSS is out. It came out yesterday. Here’s proof: The book looks great. I’m really happy with it. Are there things I wish I … Continue reading

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Using the Geolocation API

The following is probably the last long-form article you’ll see here for a while. I’m in full on book mode for the next couple of months, so I’m not expecting to be writing a ton here for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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In Cased You Missed It… Isobar Code Standards Updated and Posted to Github

So, as you probably noticed I did a bunch of writing for IBM earlier this year. Because of that I’ve got about a million draft posts here that I’ve got sitting in various states of completion. I’m going to work … Continue reading

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My Latest IBM Article is Live: “An introduction to Ajax”

An introduction to Ajax. Get a technical introduction to Ajax programming, and discover the core JavaScript code and popular library implementations. This article presents a brief history of the technology, then outlines the technical basics of Ajax interactions using core … Continue reading

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My New IBM Article is Live: “HTML5, CSS3, and related technologies”

In it, I make a small argument for using HTML5 as a generic marketing term. I’ll be following up on that a little later, here on this blog. Anyway, check it out. The resources section is worth it alone. HTML5, … Continue reading

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My Latest developerWorks Article is Live: ECMA-262, 5th Edition

ECMA-262, 5th Edition. The standard published under the dry title ECMA-262, 5th Edition hereafter referred to as ES5, is the latest version of the ECMAScript specification. ECMAScript is the standard upon which JavaScript—the single most important language on the web … Continue reading

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How To Make a Web Site the Modern Way. Part 14: Formatting, Shorthand, Resets and Organization

We continue with our examination of CSS with some real basics- formatting, writing rules, organization and the like. Nothing groundbreaking, but the basics are important in any endeavor, so here they are. Formatting During development I format my CSS with … Continue reading

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HTML5: What You Should Be Using Right Now

Continuing our examination of HTML5, this time we’ll take a slightly deeper look at the state of HTML5 support in browsers. We’ll step through several major features, examine the technical hurdles in place, identify the level of browser support and … Continue reading

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How To Make a Web Site the Modern Way. Part 13: The Cascade/CSS Specificity

One of the most important things in CSS is understanding the way rules are inherited and applied in the browser. This is one of those things that many developers “get” intuitively but don’t necessarily understand at a granular level. There’s … Continue reading

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