A moment of reflection

By crisp on Thursday 4 November 2010 23:26 - Comments (25)
Category: HTML5, Views: 8.972

My editor just crashed with some unsaved data, 15 minutes of coding gone. Now it's time to stop cursing, take a deep breath and use a moment to reflect.

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Internet Explorer 9 is the best HTML5 browser!

By crisp on Tuesday 2 November 2010 22:54 - Comments (26)
Categories: Browsers, Tweakers.net, Views: 19.561

Yes, really, look for yourself! It's the official result of the W3C HTML5 Test Suite!

Of course, we at Tweakers.net already knew that. We have even dedicated a special page to Internet Explorer 9 and all its goodness and have 'optimized' some of our very own site-features for IE9 (see the two demo's at the bottom of the showcase page). And now even W3C declares IE9 (latest platform preview version) the most HTML5 compliant browser available at this date!

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Do you have javascript disabled?

By crisp on Thursday 28 October 2010 01:55 - Comments (18)
Categories: Internet, Javascript, Tweakers.net, Views: 20.116

Every time you create a new hot DHTML AJAX Web2.0 HTML5 feature that at least involves a certain amount of javascript the same question arises: how do you build this feature with accessibility in mind? Is it a very important feature and should you cater to the lowest denominator and build using progressive enhancement, or can you use graceful degradation and/or supply a lower-level alternative, or is it just a gimmick and is it ok to ignore part of your audience?

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IE9 Pinned Sites; a lot of cruft in your <head>

By crisp on Wednesday 22 September 2010 00:14 - Comments (18)
Categories: Browsers, Tweakers.net, Views: 18.750

While Microsoft is generally going into the right direction with version 9 of Internet Explorer when it comes to standards compliance they couldn't resist to built-in some new proprietary features. One of those is the so-called 'Pinned Sites' feature which makes it possible to 'pin' websites to the taskbar in Windows 7 making them part of the desktop as if they were applications.

Even though this is actually a nice feature if you happen to use Windows 7, the actual implementation does have some flaws.

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Speaking at the HTML5 Game Jam

By crisp on Sunday 19 September 2010 01:07 - Comments (13)
Category: Webdevelopment, Views: 8.490

Next month SPIL Games and Google will be running an HTML5 Game Jam event simultaneously in San Fransisco USA and Hilversum (my hometown) in the Netherlands. The event in Hilversum will be an all-weekend dev-a-thon where around 80 developers will be sharing experiences with new web technology and creating games using that technology.

Last week Google contacted me if I would be interested in delivering the keynote speech for this event in Hilversum.

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