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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

State of Web Development

The State of Web Development 2010 report is about sur­vey of pro­fes­sional web design­ers and devel­op­ers. It includes details and analy­sis of all the responses to over 50 ques­tions cov­er­ing tech­nolo­gies, tech­niques, philoso­phies and prac­tices that today’s web pro­fes­sion­als employ. Start reading from viewing the PDF info­graphic overview.Note how unpopular Microsoft IE browser is here

ARM and Flash vs HTML5

ARM dominates the mobile phone chip design market now and has done that for some time. Since 2008 ARM has been trying to get into the subnotebook market as well with Linux-based, ARM-powered “smartbooks” that would provide an instant-on, longer-life alternative to x86-based Netbooks. Smartbooks have been delayed by Flash issues, says ARM. There has

JavaScript frameworks

Comparison of JavaScript frameworks is a table that shows the features of the most commonly used JavaScript frameworks. It is an incomplete table, but as it is a good starting point. My favourite is jQuery.

Mosaic Browser was a start

Wired article April 22, 1993: Mosaic Browser Lights Up Web With Color, Creativity tells that NCSA Mosaic 1.0, the first web browser to achieve popularity among the general public, was released this day 1993. The web in the early 1990s was mostly text. NCSA Mosaic was the first web browser with the ability to display

IE9 and HTML5 demos

Windows Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive page intended to give Web developers an early look at the Web platform technology coming in the next release of Internet Explorer. The page shows developers the progress in IE and give ideas to start planning if and how they want to support new HTML5 capabilities in the future.

Useful time protocols

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks like Internet. The pool.ntp.org project is a big virtual cluster of timeservers providing reliable easy to use NTP service for millions of clients. Unfortunately NTP cannot be used everywhere without problems. NTP uses UDP on