Category Archives: discussion

Mozilla, Firefox and the Version Number Chaos

328-firefox-4Craig discusses Mozilla’s proposal to remove version numbering from Firefox and the heated debate it caused. Continue reading

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Browser Trends September 2011: Can Anyone Stop Chrome?

522-browser-trendsCraig examines the latest desktop and mobile browser market statistics from StatCounter. Have web developers lost their love for Firefox? Continue reading

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Will You Use Google’s New Page Speed Service?

506-google-page-speedGoogle has released a Page Speed Service which combines proxy servers, CDNs and web page optimizers to make websites 25-60% faster. Craig discusses the pros and cons. Continue reading

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Microsoft Drop Conditional Comments in IE10

549-ie10-conditional-commentsCraig looks at the benefits and bother caused by Conditional Comments and why they’re being dropped in IE10. Continue reading

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BuildMobile: Mobile Web Apps: Quick Wins

As we move though the book, we’re going to meet some relatively complex code for recreating native effects and behaviors. Thanks to some (fairly) standard hooks and APIs, however, there are a few tricks we can employ to add a bit of pizzazz to our apps without having to do much work at all. 3.1. Nifty Links For security reasons, mobile web applications are sandboxed away from many built-in features of the mobile device; for example, unlike native apps, they’re not able to retrieve a list of a user’s contacts, or take a photo with the device’s camera (yet). Continue reading

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Banishing Browser Address Bars — a UI Step Too Far?

531-banishing-url-barGoogle and Mozilla may remove the address bar from Chrome and Firefox. Craig discusses the reasons for the proposal and the risks it poses. Continue reading

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BuildMobile: Mobile Web Apps: Setting Up Shop

Thumbnail This is an excerpt from the upcoming book “Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices” by Earle Castledine , Myles Eftos and Max Wheeler . Over the coming weeks BuildMobile will exclusively publish a complete chapter from the book, the chapter on Mobile Web Apps. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Sean Parker Says “The Social Network” Is “Fiction”

Napster founder and Facebook founding president Sean Parker lashed out at the movie The Social Network at a conference in Europe today, calling it “a complete work of fiction.” As you can see in the video above (skip to 5:20 for this part), Parker admires the production values of the film, but objects to the [...] Continue reading

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