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?[Editor's note: The following is a guest post from Igor Faletski, CEO of Mobify, which provides tools for adapting web sites for smartphones and tablets.] You’ve probably heard people say we’re living in “post-PC world.” What does that mean for web developers? It means that 30% to 50% of your website’s traffic now comes from [...]
That's great news for web developers, but sadly, according to NetMarketShare's browser stats, IE 10 use still trails behind the 12-year-old IE 6.
WebRTC is still in its infancy, but developers are already building cool apps around WebRTC's real-time video chat. Codassium is one such app that combines WebRTC video chat with a code editor for better way to conduct remote interviews, review code or do some remote pair programming.
The Internet Archive is on a mission to archive the web. All of it. Filmmaker Jonathan Minard's documentary, Internet Archive, takes a behind the scenes look at how (and why) the Internet Archive's efforts are preserving the web as we know it.
CERN has resurrected the very first webpage that Tim Berners-Lee and the WWW team ever put online, offering a hands-on look at the proto-web.
Google is porting its Microsoft Office Viewer from Chrome OS to Chrome on Mac and Windows, offering users an easy and more secure way to view office files -- right in the web browser. Unfortunately the Office Viewer for Google Chrome is still a bit rough around the edges.
The Nginx server is the latest in what's now a long list of companies and tools supporting the proposed HTTP successor, SPDY. SPDY promises to speed up website load times by up to 40 percent, which makes it a perfect fit for the already fast and lightweight Nginx server.
Adobe wants the next Instagram to be a web app. The company is hard at work porting filters and effects from Photoshop to the web. The latest experimental builds of both Chrome and Safari add support for the company's proposed CSS fragment shaders -- think Photoshop blending modes like multiply or overlay right in your browser.
The first Firefox OS phones hit the market today and have already sold out. The two models available were not even aimed at consumers. Instead these are developer preview devices for those who'd like to get a jump on building apps for Firefox OS. Show More Summary
The jQuery framework has hit a huge milestone, version 2.0. This release may be most notable for what's not in it -- namely support for Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. If you're a jQuery fan, but you need to continue supporting old versions of IE, fear not, jQuery 1.9 will continue to be supported for some time to come.
Yahoo is shutting down the long-neglected Upcoming.org, a social event calendar website. In a matter of days all the data Upcoming ever had will be deleted from the web. Fortunately the Archive Team is on the case, backing up Upcoming.org data. Here's how you can help preserve the history of Upcoming and other websites shortlisted for the dustbin of history.
Often called the Wikipedia of maps, OpenStreetMap is a crowd-sourced map anyone can edit. And now, thanks to the new Show Me the Way project, you can watch those edits as they happen. The result is a strangely hypnotic peek behind the scenes of OpenStreetMap's contributions.
Mozilla is betting big on WebRTC, a proposed web standard that brings much of what currently requires native applications -- think voice and chat applications -- to the web. The company will soon release the first version of Firefox with WebRTC and its already encouraging developers to start experimenting with the new tools.
Mozilla's new TowTruck project brings real-time collaboration and authoring to any website. Aimed at web development newcomers, TowTruck offers a way to co-edit and teach web development using nothing more than a web browser.
It will be a little while before HTML5 is ready says Netflix, but eventually the company plans to migrate its browser-based video player from Microsoft's Silverlight plugin to HTML5.
Got strong passwords? A powerful new attack against the popular WordPress publishing system targets the weakest link in WordPress security -- you. With some 90,000 IP addresses at their disposal the unknown attackers are simply brute-forcing their way into WordPress' admin pages by trying thousands of weak passwords against the old default "admin" user account.
Whether its the Windows 8 "laplets" -- one part laptop, one part tablet -- or just an Android tablet with a dock and mouse, these hybrid devices mean you never really know how visitors are interacting with your site. The W3C is hard at work changing that, but for now web developers will need to cater to all possibilities.
Google's WebP image format promises smaller images and in turn faster web pages, but so far only a few web browsers support it. That would change though if Firefox jumps on the WebP bandwagon.
The W3C is in the process of dropping the proposed "hgroup" element from the HTML5 specification. While most modern web browsers already support hgroup to some degree, none of them support complete implementations so hgroup will be sidelined for now.
Hyperlapse isn't just creative and beautiful, it's also a reminder of a web you don't see much any more -- a web where APIs allow you to make cool stuff without worrying about App Store rules, embedding "guidelines" or other artificial limitations.