WWW dev

HTML5 Pac-Man

Everyone knows and loves Pacman game. Programmer Dale Harvey has created a playable version of Pac-Man because writing a simple browser game seemed like a good idea. He is using only web standards: localStorage, HTML5 Audio, Canvas and @font-face. To play Harvey’s game, you’ll need to use a browser that supports the HTML5 elements he’s

Design Tips for Programmers

Design is pretty important. Steve Jobs said “Design is how it works” not just how it looks. If you don’t appreciate that design is a fundamentally important part of your software, then no tips in the world can help. Design Tips for Programmers article can give you some useful tips for designing software user interfaces

Website design for users

University Website picture at xkcd web site tells a story that quite often that many web sites put wrong things on their main page: Enjoy and learn from the picture. Avoid making the same mistakes yourself.

Designing for the Web

A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design. It features five sections, each covering a core aspect of graphic design: Getting Started, Research, Typography, Colour, and Layout. Learn solid graphic design theory that you can simply apply to your designs,

Google HTML5 demos

Google is countering with its own HTML5 site called HTML5Rocks. HTML5Rocks features several tutorials on HTML5 feature. And there’s a code playground to let you mess around with your own code. Obviously, all of this works well in Chrome because according to Google presentation was originally meant to run in Google Chrome. Some experimental features

Mobile Web applications with HTML 5

IBM has published a pretty interesting Creating mobile Web applications with HTML 5 article series that tells how to use HTML5 to make mobile applications. HTML 5 is a very hyped technology, but with good reason. As promising as it is for traditional browsers, it has even more potential for mobile browsers. Even better, the

URLEncode and URLDecode

URL Encoding is used when placing text in a query string to avoid it being confused with the URL itself. It is normally used when the browser sends form data to a web server. URL Encoding replaces spaces with “+” signs, and unsafe ASCII characters with “%” followed by their hex equivalent. The URLEncode and

How trackable is your browser?

Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies. Panopticlick service tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits. The service will show the information your web browser

WebM video hits web

A key factor in the web’s success is that its core technologies such as HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP, etc. are open and freely implementable. Though video is also now core to the web experience, there is unfortunately no open and free video format that is on par with the leading commercial choices. VP8, a high-quality video