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The Client Side #008

Of Note Anatomy of a HTML5 Mobile App [http://pinchzoom.com/posts/anatomy-of-a-html5-mobile-app/] Brian Fling breaks down what makes an HTML5 Mobile App and analyzes how different an HTML5 app is from an HTML website. Well worth reading. To Read Beginner’s Guide to Responsive Web Design [http://thinkvitamin.com/design/beginners-guide-to-responsive-web-design/] Nick Pettit takes a completely fresh look at what responsive Web Design is and how to implement a responsive web site for beginners.

Techniques For Gracefully Degrading Media Queries [http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2011/08/10/techniques-for-gracefully-degrading-media-queries/] Lewis Nyman looks at five techniques that deal with browsers which do not support the media queries you’ll be adding to your responsive web designs of the future: doing nothing, conditional IE stylesheets, circumventing media query conditions, respond.js and css3-mediaqueries-js.

Microdata & the microdata DOM API [http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/microdata-and-the-microdata-dom-api/] Chris Mills looks at HTML5 microdata in depth, from its basic syntax to using it in several different scenarios (nesting, non-unique data, creating a vocabulary for your items and others) to the a brief looks at the microdata API. Demos are included.

Writing your own cross-browser polyfills [http://www.netmagazine.com/node/1309?] Addy Osmani investigates why, when and how to write your own cross-browser polyfill script to add browser support for a new feature in newer browsers to their older predecessors.

5 Benefits of Developing JavaScript Sites & Apps [http://www.kendoui.com/blogs/teamblog/posts/11-08-09/5_benefits_of_developing_javascript_sites_amp_apps.aspx] The KendoUI team discuss why you might want to buildusing Javascript (frameworks) rather than traditional server-side technologies such as Ruby, PHP or ASP.NET

The BackboneJS and Knockout Danceoff [http://wekeroad.com/post/8704830356/the-backbonejs-and-knockout-danceoff] Rob Conery compares the pros and cons of using backboneJS versus using knockout.js as a client-side framework.

Moz JS Team Newsletter 7/29-8/9 [http://blog.mozilla.com/dmandelin/2011/08/09/moz-js-team-newsletter-729-89/] David Mandelin blogs this weeks newsletter from the Mozilla Javascript engine (SpiderMonkey) team To Try How to : Create Pendulum Clock Using Pure CSS [http://www.webdeveloperjuice.com/2011/08/10/how-to-create-pendulum-clock-using-pure-css/] Steve at WebDeveloperJuice demos a CSS3 animated clock along with full CSS code

jQuery delete / disappear [http://www.queness.com/community-news/8814/jquery-deletedisappear?] Cliff Boit demonstrates how to use “jQuery’s animate function to animate the deleting of content on a web page by highlighting the div with a different background color and eventually sliding it up and thus hiding it from view.”

HTML5 Boilerplate v2 Released A year to the day after v1 was released, HTML5 Boilerplate v2 is with us containing some 299 commits. Notable changes include replacing the reset stylesheet with normalize.css, 80% faster build script, @import inlining, appcache generation, and including respond.js. Full changelog is on the site and an executive summary is on Paul Irish’s blog [http://paulirish.com/2011/html5-boilerplate-hits-2-0/].

Posted on August 10, 2011   #The Client Side  

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