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The Client Side #005

Hmm, backbone.js has sneaked into the list today even though it is strictly a server-side framework. Will try not to let it happen again unless you say otherwise.

Of Note * The first www page [http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/News/9201.html] 20 years after Tim Berners-Lee made this page public, we’re still at it. Happy 20th anniversary to the world wide web!

To Hear * Javascript Show Episode 9 [http://javascriptshow.com/episodes/9] Peter Cooper and Jason Seifer present episode 9 of this podcast. It looks at Firebug 1.8, Rubberband scrolling, JavaScript screenshots, and more. Full show notes at the link

To Read * HTML5 Part 5: Resources, Websites, and Tools [http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jennifer/archive/2011/08/05/html5-part-5-resources-websites-and-tools.aspx] Jennifer Marsman completes he week’s tour of HTML5 by listing out various types of resources for furhter HTML5 study, including online showcases, reference sites, books, videos, tools and blogs to follow. * Building Mobile JavaScript WebApps With Backbone.js & jQuery - Part 1 [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-GB/scriptjunkie/hh377172.aspx] Addy Osmani starts this series by introducing, looking at the pros and cons of, and then looking in depth at backbone.js, an MVC-like javscript framework. * JsMag August Edition now available [http://www.jsmag.com/latest] * Perfectly Rotate and Mask Thumbnails With CSS3 [http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/htmlcss-tutorials/perfectly-rotate-and-mask-thumbnails-with-css3/] Jim Neilsen demonstrates how to use CSS transforms to take a standard image thumbnail and mask  rotate it to produce a stylish look to your page. Warning! Contains a fair amount of maths!

To Try * 12 Interactive Javascript Lessons [http://nathansjslessons.appspot.com/] Nathan Whitehead presents a dozen interactive lessons on javascript programming looking at closures, variables and values, functions, side effects, scope, private data, asynchronous callbacks and continuation passing.

Posted on August 6, 2011   #The Client Side  

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