DHTML Lemmings primer

By crisp on Sunday 30 May 2010 01:39 - Comments (10)
Categories: Javascript, Webdevelopment, Views: 28.446

It's been 7 years since I wrote DHTML Lemmings™. In internet-terms that's a lifetime; back in those days Firefox didn't exist yet (Mozilla Phoenix was on version 0.8 or something and IE6 was the dominant browser), we didn't have HTML5 or javascript libraries and web standards was just a grass roots movement. It was hard to make dynamic cross-browser things back then, yet I managed to create something that still works in browsers today.

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Heads or Tails?

By crisp on Monday 17 May 2010 01:49 - Comments (14)
Categories: Browsers, Javascript, Webdevelopment, Views: 12.403

Clientside Performance Guru Steve Souders recently created a test to see if browsers implicitly create a <head>-element for all HTML documents. I pointed out in the comments that there might be more in play than just the fact that some browsers don't follow the specifications (notably mobile browsers) to the letter with regards to DOM-tree building.

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The real reason Apple and Microsoft are embracing 'HTML5'

By crisp on Monday 3 May 2010 01:43 - Comments (32)
Categories: Browsers, Internet, Views: 27.692

Just the other day Microsoft has chimed in with Apple in its fight against Adobe's Flash calling it 'proprietary' and 'not-open' and pushing forward 'HTML5' as the technology of the future. Both posts seem to focus on video on the web and it is striking that they both mention H.264 as the codec of choice, a codec that is neither free nor open and has little to do with HTML5 itself.

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