HTML5 and CSS3 Beta Book Available Now!

June 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm in CSS3, HTML5

HTML5 and CSS3 are the future of web development, but you don’t have to wait to start using them. Even though the specification is still in development, many modern browsers and mobile devices already support HTML5 and CSS3. This book gets you up to speed on the new HTML5 elements and CSS3 features you can use right now, and backwards compatible solutions ensure that you don’t leave users of older browsers behind.

Buy the beta copy now and contribute to making the final version even better.

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According To Youtube, Flash isn’t Dead Yet

June 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm in HTML5, video

Youtube’s recent blog post states why they’re sticking with Flash Player as their primary player for the foreseeable future. The main reasons basically boil down to HTML5 video’s immaturity — the inability to do streaming video, poor fullscreen support, and no way to protect the rights of content producers.

Read more here.

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Store.JS – Cross-browser LocalStorage abstraction layer

June 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm in Javascript, Web Storage

Store.js just showed up on Github and looks promising. According to the site,

localStorage wrapper for all browsers without using cookies. Uses localStorage, globalStorage, and userData behavior under the hood

Take a look at the source code. It’s pretty small, very easy to read, and shows some nice uses of Javascript.

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