WWW dev

Microdata: HTML5’s Best-Kept Secret?

Have you never heard of the new microdata specification included in HTML5. I once read about it, but almost forgot it. But the Microdata: HTML5’s Best-Kept Secret article made me to remember this topic again. Similar to outside efforts like Microformats, HTML5’s microdata offers a way of extend HTML by adding custom vocabularies to your

EXIF data

Your photo files actually contain hidden information. EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format, and is a standard for storing interchange information in image files, especially those using JPEG compression. Most digital cameras now use the EXIF format to ecord of the settings a camera used to take a photo or video. This information is

HTML5 music video

The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive film by Chris Milk. This masterpiece music video film is built using HTML5 technologies (unfortunately at the moment works only with Google Chrome browser). The music video tooks the user back to their childhood on an interactive journey set to the backdrop of We Used to Wait by the

Web pages for mobile devices

How to fit your website for the Apple iPad article tells what to do to make your web site work nicely on mobile devices like iPhone, iPad and many other. The viewport meta tag was introduced by Apple for the iPhone, and it has since been picked up by Microsoft for Windows Mobile and Nokia

Compression using Canvas and PNG

This is one crazy web coding idea to compress web data! If you want to compress JavaScript and CSS you could reverse engineer a packing algorithm in JavaScript or you could use a lossless packing system that is already in use and supported in browsers (and designed for completely different things). Compression using Canvas and

Web design for engineers

I hate e-book flippy magazines. I am repeatedly amazed at the collective delusion that seems to strike otherwise sensible engineering magazine publishers and editors when they are exposed to this Flash-based junkware. The publishers try to make the magazine to look a magazine page: with excess white space, multiple columns, unnecessary page footers and page

New web fonts

A font provides a resource containing the visual representation of characters. Web Typography has been traditionally been pretty limited. Until font downloading technology is perfected, Web designers must normally restrict themselves to fonts that are available on most users’ computer systems. Because of technical (and licensing) restrictions, dynamic fonts used on the web have been

Color guidelines

Color guidelines: It’s not black and white article tells that there are different meanings of color in various countries. Think about who your audience is, and what context the colors are in. The challenge is that web projects are on the internet, which has an international audience. Here is a table from the article: As

Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is a really worth to read text on web design. The control which designers know in the print medium, and often desire in the web medium, is simply a function of the limitation of the printed page. We should embrace the fact that the web doesn’t have the same constraints, and design

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