Category: Web Developing
Slightly more than 6 months ago, Microsoft has finalized the acquisition of Skype for a total of $8.5 billion. Now, a recent job posting by the software giant has revealed that Microsoft has some big plans for the popular VOIP service or more specifically, the web version of Skype.
A HTML5 based game.
Just to show us, how powerful the new web standards can be and what they hold for the future, Mozilla has teamed up with the Little Workshop studios to develop a HTML5 adventure game, which as you might have guessed, runs in your web browser.
People freak out.
Just a few days ago, everyone was a huge fan of the HTML5. Now, it looks like at least a small amount of fans are freaking out over the industry’s DRM like protection proposal.
However, what they fail to realize is the fact that this is a necessary step, which would somewhat protect content providers, who actually spend money to produce such thing.
Available for IE9 as well.
Back in 2011, Microsoft has revealed a Compact Inspector feature for Internet Explorer 9, which allows web developers to quickly notice the IE’s platform changes and tweak sites accordingly.
Now, with the new Metro UI overtaking pretty much everything, the software giant has revealed a tweaked version specifically for IE10 and as you might have guessed, it does use Metro tiles.
Back in 2011, Google has launched a HTML5 based Angry Birds game, which could be played for free with a WebGL compatible web browser.
Now, Microsoft has decided to follow Google’s lead and promote Internet Explorer in a similar fashion. As a result, “Cut the Rope”, a highly popular game on various mobile devices has been ported to HTML5.
With Christmas approaching at a rapid rate, Microsoft has decided to launch a HTML5 powered web site “Let It Snow”, which showcases the benefits of GPU accelerated graphics.
If your are up for a challenge, set the number of snowflakes to 4,000 and enjoy the show. There is even a hidden message for you to “uncover”.
However, in case your web browser can’t handle that much snow, there is always another option: IE9 or IE10.
With the growing popularity of HTML5 games and applications, it looks like Google has a vision of its own.
According to the EDGE, during the Develop Liverpool conference in London, Google’s developer Paul Kinlan has announced that Google Chrome will receive gamepad support tin the first quarter of 2012. In addition to that, it will feature a support for cameras and microphones that don’t have to be plugged in.
A small group of website and mobile app developers recently started off an “Occupy Flash” campaign in the hope of putting an end to Adobe’s popular browser plug-in.
The group, which launched a website earlier this week, said its goal was to “Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers.”
Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology. - The Occupy Flash site