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Landmark Your Way into Accessibility

HTML5 semantic sectioning elements are great for identifying page structure. Landmark elements such as <header> <nav> <main> <footer> <aside> <section> <article> and <form> are much easier to identify than a sea of <div>s, and provide accessible structure for screen reader users without having to add any ARIA attributes. Using these elements properly helps developers understand […]

Accessible Balance: HTML & ARIA

Introduced in 2008 by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) group, the family of attributes known by the acronym ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) allows developers to supplement HTML where it lacks in accessibility. ARIA is a group of attributes that work to supplement HTML attributes to create a more accessible experience for those using assistive […]

Anglebrackets Conference – Day 4

Keynote – ASP.NET vNext and you Speaker: Scott Hanselman ASP.NET will run anywhere (Mac and Linux). Web server will be included. New free SKU of Visual Studio. Community edition will replace Express. ASP.NET and modern web Totally modular (dependency injection built in) Faster development cycle Seamless transition from on-premises to cloud Choose your editors and […]

HTML5 Standards

by Saval Pathak HTML5 Standards HTML5 is the latest version of HTML. It is designed to expedite the development of dynamic applications, and deliver rich content without the need for additional plug-ins. This new version is able to deliver everything from animation, graphics, audio, video, and can even be used to build complicated web applications. […]

Responsive Images – The New Hotness

Making images responsive on the Web is actually pretty easy. Don’t specify the width and height of the image, and include one simple CSS declaration, and bingo! Responsive images that scale beautifully as the page resizes and reflows. But what if you want a different crop of your image on a mobile device? Well, that’s […]

Interactive Examples using HTML5

Form Follows Function has put out a growing set of interactive examples using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. What you’ll find there is some really interesting interaction and occasionally seizure-inducing animation. Are all of the examples practical? No, but that’s not the point. What is being shown off here is that with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, you […]

Developer Tutorial: Gyroscopes! Gyroscopes Everywhere!

Being on the bench gives a man more time to do what he truly enjoys: mindlessly playing around with new technologies, APIs and generally making a lot of cool stuff that doesn’t really do anything. Enter…the gyroscope! What is a gyroscope? No, it is not a telescope that automatically zooms in on the nearest Greek […]

W3C Calls HTML5 “Definition Complete.” So What Does That Mean?

A few weeks ago the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the completion of the HTML5 definition. That sounds exciting, right? HTML5 is finished and we can start implementing full HTML5 into our sites now?! Well the answer to both those questions is “not really.” The specifications definition is now considered to be feature complete, but that is […]

5 controversies regarding using HTML5 frameworks for Mobile Apps

In a recent webcast, Amir Nathoo of and Tim Anglade of Apigee examined the tradeoffs of building HTML5 versus native mobile apps. It was a good overview and introduction to what is HTML5 based hybrid apps all about. Towards the end of the webinar, there was a discussion around the controversies surrounding such a hybrid approach. […]

HTML5 – Trough of Disillusionment?

Gartner came a number of years ago with a graphical representation and explanation of how new technologies are adopted as solutions over time.  There is a period on the graph where new technologies have been overhyped and overpromised either by vendors or the technology community at large. Projects based on these cutting-edge technologies do not […]

Yahoo! and using HTML5 and Javascript to Create Native Mobile Apps

We’ve written a number of times about the conundrum between having to write a native mobile app in iOS, Android, Blackberry, or Windows and just create a mobile ready web app.  No one wants to create 5 codes streams. It’s too much work.  Anyway, via slashdot comes a very interesting article about Yahoo! placing their […]

Mobile Web Is Not What the Other Guy Says It Is

Chris Woodruff Yammered about a podcast where they debate the merits and intricacies of mobile web vs native app development.  The guest speaker is Chris Love who seems to know a thing or two about mobile, html5, web development etc.  It’s worth a listen. About This Episode In this episode, Keith and Woody sit down […]

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