Christian Heilmann (@codepo8)
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- ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ Mozilla Developer Evangelist - all things open web, HTML5, writing and working together. #nofilter
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Summary: There's more to the Facebook founder's view of HTML5 than seeing it as a 'mistake' in development focus, says Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich, who laid out to ZDNet his reasons why the tension between native apps versus web technology will eventually fade away.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg seemed to take a potshot at HMTL5 on Tuesday, when he said the social-networking company had spent too much time working on that technology than on native apps."The biggest mistake we made, as a company, was betting too much on HTML5 rather than native," he told TechCrunch's Michael Arrington during a fireside chat.But dig a bit deeper, and Facebook'
Over the past year and a half I've been spending more and more of my time working with Mozilla's latest project, Firefox OS. During that time I've fallen in love with the project and what it stands for, in ways that I've never experienced with a technology platform before.Let me be perfectly clear; Firefox OS is the start of something huge. It's a revolution in waiting. A breath of fresh air. A culmination of bleeding-edge technology. It's magical and it's going to change everything.Firefox OS is a new mobile operating system developed by Mozilla's Boot to Gecko (B2G) project. It uses a Linux kernel and boots into a Gecko-based runtime engine,
By Ellis Hamburger @hamburger on November 15, 2012 09:49 am 20Comments Spotify today plans to begin the roll out of its first ever browser-based music player, The Verge has learned from sources close to the company. From the looks of it, the web player looks a lot like its desktop counterparts on Mac and Windows, including search, Spotify Radio, playlist editing and creation, and a "What's New" section. Like its desktop apps, Spotify on the web will likely be free to use but include audio ads and banners ads. The web app will roll out over the coming months, we'
Go ahead — hover your mouse over the link to see where it goes. You’ll find that it’s a completely normal link to https://www.bankofamerica.com.Ok, I lied — the link was pretty fishy afterall. When you click on the link, you don’t actually navigate to https://www.bankofamerica.com. Instead, your browser automatically enters fullscreen mode and I load a fake version of Bank of America’s website (my demo uses a screenshot, but attackers would use a working website).The fake Bank of America site is adorned with OS and browser UI that indicates you are actually on https://www.bankofamerica.com. Of course, these UI components are just screenshots
The ongoing discussion about the “readiness” of HTML5 is based on a lot of false assumptions. These lead to myths about HTML5 that get uttered once and then continuously repeated – a lot of times without checking their validity at all.The big thing everybody who wants to talk about the problems with HTML5 is performance. The main problem here is that almost every single comparison misses the fact that you are comparing apples and pears (no pun intended). Comparing an HTML5 application’s performance with a native App is comparing a tailored suit with one bought in a shop. Of course the tailored suit will fit you like a glove and looks amazing
With the recent announcement and release of the Retina Macbook Pro, Apple has brought double-density screens to all of the product categories in its current lineup, significantly paving the way for the next wave of display standards. While the fourth-generation iPhone gave us a taste of the ânon-Retinaâ Web in 2010, we had to wait for the third-generation iPad to fully realize how fuzzy and outdated our Web graphics and content images are.
In the confines of Appleâs walled garden, popular native apps get updated with Retina graphics in a timely fashion, with the help of a solid SDK and a well-documented transition process. By
When writing documentation or doing examples you constantly run into the same issue: how do you display and demo the code at the same time? You don’t want to have a code display and live code as they will get out of sync (on the other hand I always found that when copying code into a document I also cleaned it up and optimised it).
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