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The Client Side #002

Hope everyone’s good today. We seem to be enjoying the hottest day of summer so far…

To Read * Downloading resources in HTML5: a[download] [http://updates.html5rocks.com/2011/08/Downloading-resources-in-HTML5-a-download] Eric Bidelman looks at the new download attribute on a elements, its purpose, benefits and what browsers currently supports it * HTML5 Part 2: Canvas [http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jennifer/archive/2011/08/02/html5-part-2-canvas.aspx] Jennifer Marsman presses on with this week’s post series looking at HTML5 features, taking a look in this post at the HTML5 Canvas, showing a simple drawing example using the canvas, and looking at canvas compared to SVG. * Return of the Loading Bar: Are CSS3 and HTML5 the New Flash? [http://designshack.co.uk/articles/css/return-of-the-loading-bar-are-css3-and-html5-the-new-flash/] Joshua Johnson looks at CSS3 and HTML5 as replacements for Flash and discusses why in some regards they are coming a little close to hitting the same pain points as their predecessor * The future of CSS layouts [http://www.netmagazine.com/node/1280?] Peter Gasston looks at what CSS3 has to offer for content layout beyond floats and relative positioning. He looks at the multi-columns module, the flexible box layout module, the grid layout module, the template layout module, positioned floats, CSS exclusions and CSS regions * 7 Chrome Tips Developers & Designers May Not Know [http://www.elijahmanor.com/2011/08/7-chrome-tips-developers-designers-may.html] Elijah Manor shares 7 tips for working with Chrome as a Web developer or designer, looking at modifying JavaScript and CSS in browser, unminify JavaScript source, Break points triggered by DOM changes, inspecting CSS pseudo-class selectors, keyboard shortcuts, and customising the browser developer experience. * jQuery CSS3 3D Animation [http://www.richardleggett.co.uk/blog/index.php/2010/05/03/jquery-css3-3d-animation] Richard Leggett documents the sticking points he encountered while building a jQuery extension which adds support for modifying and animating CSS tranformations in 2D and 3D. He covers browser support, filters, blend modes, performance, animation and transitions. A demo of his extension is also available. * Techniques, Strategies and Patterns for Structuring JavaScript Code–Revealing Module Pattern - Dan Wahlin’s WebLog [http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin/archive/2011/08/02/techniques-strategies-and-patterns-for-structuring-javascript-code-revealing-module-pattern.aspx] In part 3 of his series on writing neat javascript, Dan Wahlin looks at the Revealing Module Pattern, a cleaner alternative to the Prototype pattern.

To Watch * Video: “HTML5 and CSS3: Exploring Mobile Possibilities” [] The London Ajax User Group has released a video of Robert Nyman’s presentation from their last meeting

To Try * Columnal [http://www.columnal.com/] A CSS grid framework supporting up to 12 columns using media queries to promote responsive web design in its users. Columnal is a cross between cssgrid.net and 960.gs. Version 0.7 has just been released

Posted on August 3, 2011   #The Client Side  

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