Viewing by month: February 2012


Best of JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 - Week of February 20, 2012

Posted on Feb 27, 2012

Another busy week made it hard to keep up with the steady flow of great posts while I was away on vacation. Thus, many of these will even be new to those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter where I usually post them as I find them. I didn’t pick up on any themes in this week, just lots of great tutorials and a handful of interesting new libraries. The browser prefix debate seemed to cool off though not completely fade this week. Enjoy.

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Best of JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 - Week of February 13, 2012

Posted on Feb 20, 2012

A ton of great links this week including some new and updated libraries (Geometry.js, o_O, Flux Slider, IvanK Lib and Outcome.js), plus a ton of tutorials on PhoneGap, Backbone.js, Ember.js and Node.js among others. All of this in between a plethora of posts on the topic of browser prefixes (which I didn’t cover here). As usual, if you want to keep up with these links as I find them, follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

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Determining Page Visibility in JavaScript

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

The other day I was reading a post discussing the Page Visibility API and thought this could be a really useful tool for developers. Currently it is still being “standardized” by the W3C but it is available to use in many current browsers using engine specific-prefixes (I will stay out of the red hot prefix debate for the moment). Suffice it to say, you can get it to work on most modern browsers using a combination of prefixes.

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Cool Stuff with the Flash Platform - 2/14/2012

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

OMFG! That is all I can say. I leave for a couple weeks, to attend the HTML5 Summit in Miami and a department offsite in San Jose, only to return to an enormous backlog of awesome posts from the Flash community. First off, the innovation happening in Stage3D only seems to be accelerating lately as people become more comfortable with the tools it provides. Second, there seems to be a ton of interest in working with AIR and Microsoft Kinect, with multiple ANE solutions and some impressive demos. Lastly, there are a growing number of Stage3D frameworks, to the point that I decided in this issue to group posts by their framework topic. If anyone tries to tell you the Flash community is fading, just point them here. Enjoy!

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Best of JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 - Week of February 6, 2012

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

Well, I go an announce a new weekly series of posts and immediately miss a week - sorry about that but I spent one week at the HTML5 Summit in Miami and the following with the Developer Relations team at Adobe in San Jose. Nonetheless, I did manage to keep up with a busy week of activity in web standards. This means that this week’s post encompasses two weeks of links (sorry that means it is a bit long). Some themes this week seem to be both Backbone.js, which appears to be continuing to build momentum, and tutorials using new HTML5 API’s, even if they aren’t yet fully supported across browsers.

As usual, you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I share these posts as I find them.

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My name is Brian Rinaldi and I am the Web Community Manager for Flash Platform at Adobe. I am a regular blogger, speaker and author. I also founded RIA Unleashed conference in Boston. The views expressed on this site are my own & not those of my employer.