In this 30min video he covers:
- Reflows, what they are and how to avoid them
- Hardware accelerated CSS, how to trigger it
- Letting the browser optimize animation for you with requestAnimationFrame
- Web Workers
- Build scripts
In this 30min video he covers:
Finally! HTML5 & CSS3 standards support for Visual Studio 2010. Download it now!
VS Web Standards Update provides you intellisense and validation for most common HTML 5 features like:
This update supports intellisense and validation for most of the CSS3 modules including:
Additionally, if you are trying to make websites which work on a variety of platforms and browsers you will love the fact that Web Standards Update not only supports IE specific prefixes like –ms; but also other vendor prefixes like –webkit and –moz.
PS: The Web Standards Update works on both VS 2010 SP1 and VWD Express 2010 SP1. Being a VS Extension, it does not support certain CSS3 selector syntax & Browser API intellisense which would require servicing the shipping bits.
Schema.org provides a collection of schemas, i.e., html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google and Yahoo! rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
This is something similar to Sitemaps.org. Schema.org predefines a set of shared markup vocabulary that makes it easier for webmasters to decide on a markup schema and get the maximum benefit for their efforts. So, in the spirit of sitemaps.org, Bing, Google and Yahoo! have come together to provide a shared collection of schemas that webmasters can use.
Symbian Anna is the first major software update from Nokia. The newly release Nokia E6 and X7 will come with Symbian Anna, and updates for the rest of the Symbian^3 phones, namely Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 will be made available in Q3/2011.
Symbian Anna comes with the following improvements from Symbian^3:
New icons, enhanced usability
Better web browser
New Ovi maps
This first video of Windows 8 – Building “Windows 8″ – is a series of videos over the next few months showcasing the new features of Windows 8. In this video, it shows the first look of the new Windows 8 user interface (UI) which covers the following features:
Look at that smooth buttery scrolling and several physics “bounce”. It really looks like nice merger of the Windows Phone 7 UI into the new Windows 8 UI. I would definitely love to see some of the new UI trickle back to Windows Phone 7. Thumbs up for creating a great user experience with the new Windows 8. Maybe Microsoft finally gets it. I can’t wait to get my hands on Windows 8 in September.
Lorempixum is an image placeholder generator similar to Loremipsum text placeholder but for images. Just put a custom url in your html and you receive a proper placeholder picture! It’s very useful for web designers to put actual random images rather than the usual image boxes to see how it actually looks like with an actual image.
Check it out here – Lorempixum.
Features are as follows:
I really love the note taking app and the HTC Scribe Technology. I must say they’ve come a long way with their new philosophy.
Internet Explorer 9 is one of the biggest step for Internet Explorer, the widely used browser, offering various improvements to enhance the experience of the web.
Now, you can win some prizes by installing Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows 7 machine and playing, Master Of The Web, a fully graphics accelerated HTML 5 compliant game on your browser without the use of any plugin like Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight.
This is my little research today for some work I’m helping out. So you have a Unicode encoded HTML string (or url), e.g. “津津有味”, that you want to convert to an actual unicode string, in this case “津津有味”, but you don’t have the trusty use of HtmlUtility.HtmlDecode or anything on hand (for example you’re using the compact framework like myself). Here’s how you convert those numbers into actual unicode characters.
// Convert the number into a short – you can make this a little more safe by using short.TryParse instead
ushort mycode = Convert.ToUInt16("27941");
// Now convert that integer into a byte array
byte mybytes = BitConverter.GetBytes(mycode);
// We have our byte array, convert to a string! Tada!
string mystring = Encoding.Unicode.GetString(mybytes);
And there we have it. In order to parse all the unicode encoded numbers out, you just need a simple regular expression which I’m sure you can figure out.
I hope that helps someone out there, because it took me some time inspecting variables in order to get it right.