Category: Web Developing

Microsoft: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

By | December 22, 2011 | 10 Comments

Microsoft: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

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.

Happy Holidays!

Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google “Console” On The Way?

By | November 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google "Console" On The Way?

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.
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“Occupy HTML Movement” Tries To Occupy HTML5

By | November 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Occupy HTML Movement Tries To Occupy HTML5

Another day, another movement.

It looks like some folks are not happy with the Occupy Flash movement that has been going on and decided to create one of their own.

What is it all about?
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“Occupy Flash” Movement Desires Death Of Flash

By | November 23, 2011 | 24 Comments

"Occupy Flash" Movement Desires Death Of Flash

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

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10 Awesome HTML5 Games

By | November 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

Weekend is just around the corner and you might have some time to waste, so why not launch your web browser and try some of the HTML5 games?

Angry Birds Chrome

10 Awesome HTML5 Games
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Play Emberwind Game In HTML5

By | October 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Now here is something to help you pass the time. Emberwind, the arcade title made by Indie developers, has been ported to HTML5 by Opera Software for your (and their own) enjoyment.

Don’t worry, it’s not as boring as some “playable” tech demos, check it out.

Game on.

Acid3 Test Updated

By | September 21, 2011 | 22 Comments

ACID3 Test Updated

Makes life easier for the browser programmers.

Earlier this week, Ian Hickson, author of the Acid3 test has informed community about the update. According to the source, specific implementation checks of features have been disabled as they are likely to be heavily modified in the future or completely removed.

As a result, Firefox 6 and Internet Explorer 9 web browsers now achieves a perfect 100/100 score.

[Thanks, Blake, RamaSubbu SK]

Web Sockets: We Are The First (Hilarious Video)

By | September 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

[Thanks, Rafael Luik]

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

By | September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome Only

By | September 12, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome OnlyIt looks like the web ain’t all rainbows and sunshine as the latest document; “Future of JavaScript”, obtained from Google’s internal “JavaScript Summit” had some interesting things to say.

First of all, Google now encourages developers to start targeting Chrome only web browser when possible and is eager to implement at least some of the ECMAScript Harmony as soon as possible.

According to the same document, in case developers start focusing on all the web browsers, they will have to wait multiple years to get a direct Harmony support.

Here is an excerpt from the document:
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