Category: Web Developing

Try This: Gesture Based Browsing

By | July 15, 2013 | 4 Comments

Now here is something for you to play with in case there is webcam in your house (and no, it does not seem to work on a phone with a front facing camera): web navigation.

By combining reveal.js (a framework for creating presentations using HTML) with webcam based gesture recognition, one of the developers was able to do just that. Simply head over to the following page and test it out or check the video above.

Watch //BUILD/ 2013 Livestream Here

By | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watch BUILD 2013 Livestream HereIE11 is coming.

As Microsoft is gearing up to release a ton of info about its upcoming products, web browser enthusiasts should also be excited as there are more than just a few Internet Explorer sessions, in fact, a total of 7 will be streamed live, covering everything from WebGl to new developer tools.

So where’s a full list of all the IE sessions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
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Microsoft Adds Pointer Events To Firefox

By | June 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Adds Pointer Events To Firefox

Back in 2012, Microsoft has started working on Pointer Events, a new web standard (which is already marked as a Candidate Recommendation by W3C) that would allow web sites to accept inputs from quite a few different sources, such as a touchscreen and pen, has now gained even more traction.

Just before year’s end, Microsoft released a patch that brought Pointer Events specifications to all WebKit web browsers, followed by Blink patch earlier this year.
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When Web 3.0 Will Be Released (Pic)?

By | June 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Web 3.0 Will Be Released (Pic)?

It’s all about IE5.5 and yes, it is a joke.

[Via: Reddit]

Opera Hints At The Google Chrome Like Release Cycle

By | May 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

Opera Hints At The Google Chrome Like Release CycleIn order to calm down some of the most dedicated fans out there, Adam Minchinton, Opera developer for Mac, has issued a statement, claiming that there is a lot more to come and yes, they made a list of features that you demanded. Unfortunately, it was not shared publicly.

As far as release cycles go, gone are Beta and Alpha builds, instead we will get a yet another naming scheme just for the sake of it. I mean, why would you use clear and well known descriptions when you can make up random names like Aurora, Dev, Nightly, Next, you name it.

This is what we will get:
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Google Removes 8.8 Million Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink

By | May 21, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google Removes 8.8 Million Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink  Cuts rendering time from 4 seconds to 32 ms as well.

If you were wondering with how much of a fragmentation Google has had to put up with before switching to Blink, then Alex Komoroske, Chrome’s Open Web Platform product manager, might give you an idea.

During Google’s I/O conference, Alex shared that the Blink team has already removed 8.8 million lines of code from the original WebKit source, which is quite impressive.
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HTML5 Awesome: Google Racer

By | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The web is so much better than it was just a few years ago (minus people that try to control it) and thanks to Google’s latest project, it went from great to awesome.
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Google Thanks Web Developers (Video)

By | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Microsoft has published a video to thank developers for their contributions all over the world. Now, it looks like Google too has decided to thank them with (in my opinion) a much better version.

JPEG Vs. Google’s WebP

By | May 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

JPEG Vs. Google’s WebP

And one more thing…

How else can Google demonstrate its superiority? Display how WebP compares to JPEG or PNG, obviously. Without sacrificing the quality, WebP is able to achieve dramatic reduction in size by up to 34% when compared to JPEG and up to 26% when compared to PNG.
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Microsoft Thanks Developers With A Lame Video

By | May 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Thanks Developers With A Lame VideoHow many is too many?

When it comes to deep pockets, Microsoft is certainly one of the sugar daddies. However, while plenty of the companies spend an equal amount of money actually developing and improving their products, it looks like Microsoft’s latest approach is just to keep pushing ads, videos and some HTML5 web sites.

After all, who needs competitive features such as: synced tabs, updated Internet Options dialog that does not look like something from the 90s or even frequent releases? Everything is irrelevant when you choose to ignore competition and have big bucks to keep feeding your marketing machine.
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