The Client Side #007
It is amazing how much you much change your day’s agenda to avoid being around city centre riots [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-14464435].
Of Note * HTML5: Edition for Web Authors First Working Draft Released [http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-author-20110809/] The W3C has released the first working draft of the HTML5 spec for web developers only, i.e. without all the info for browser developers. This is analogous to the What-WG version for webdevs athttp://developers.whatwg.org/ * “Responsive Web Design” Book Review and Giveaway [http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/reviews/responsive-web-design-book-review-and-giveaway/] Webdesigntuts+ has a review of and a competition to win a copy of Ethan Marcotte’s Responsive Web Design book. Closing date is Aug 13. * Book : HTML5 Media [http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920019824/] Shelley Powers new introductory book on the HTML5 Media elements. “[It] shows you how to add HTML5 media elements to your web pages, and how to provide custom controls for letting web visitors interact with the content. You’ll also learn how to provide subtitles and captions, using file formats that work in browsers now.” * Book : Using the HTML5 Filesystem API [http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920021360] Eric Beidelman’s new introductory book to the HTML5 Filesystem API is now available. “You’ll learn how to provide your applications with a true file system that enables them to create, read, and write files ands folders in a sandboxed section of the user’s local filesystem.”
To Try * 10 of the Best CSS3 Code Generators [http://www.sitepoint.com/10-best-css3-code-generators/?] Criag Buckler looks at ten of the best online tools to generate your CSS3 code for you. * Saving generated files on the client-side [http://updates.html5rocks.com/2011/08/Saving-generated-files-on-the-client-side?] Eli Grey has made available FileSaver.js. This implements the W3C saveAs() FileSaver interface in browsers that do not natively support it. To demonstrate, he has written canvas-toBlob.js that saves the contents of a canvas to the local filesystem * New HTML5 BBC iPlayer for TV [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/08/bbc_iplayer_connected_tv.html] The BBC Internet blog announces a new version of the BBC’s iPlayer. Initially only for PS3 users, there’s a video demo for the rest of usPosted on August 9, 2011 #The Client Side