Posts Tagged “HTML5”
Being a new father i haven’t had much time to write articles and have spent most of my effort working within repositories on Github.
One thing i’ve been meaning to do with this site for some time now is change it to a responsive design. This is what i’m doing with the Aether theme and i’ve updated this site with the first incarnation of that theme.
Release 1.3 is now available on GitHub. This release includes a number of improvements to the code including requests from ursbraem, Colin-Insivia and papandreou.
- Issue #12 resolved, requires videoSource to use a multi dimension array.
- Data attributes and jQuery .data supported.
- jQuery 1.7 support, event handlers bound with .on.
- Public method and callback unit tests using QUnit.
- resizeTo option to control document or window height resizing.
- Pull request #16 by Andreas Lind Petersen allowing string or array video source.
Release 1.1.1 is now available on GitHub. This release includes a number of performance enhancements and fixes but retains the existing settings from the first release. Additionally i’ve created a number of public methods for the plugin, this will allow access to some of the internal features of the plugin.
In 1974 Richard Feynman gave the commencement address at Caltech and coined the phrase cargo cult science. Cargo cult can be used to describe any process using a flawed model of causation.
The term cargo cult is used in anthropology to define the religious cults that spring up in the wake of a technologically advanced society interacting with a technologically primitive society. Most recently this happened during World War II in the Pacific South West when Allied and Japanese forces created military bases on islands with limited previous contact with the modern world. The military base would commonly use air fields to import war materials.
The technical details of why and how the air field is set up would be beyond the basic understanding of the local populace but they would be able to see the process and witness the outcome which would be bountiful supplies of cargo brought in from the sky.
At LBi London we’ve had the good fortune to get a Logitech Revue with Google TV. It’s an interesting piece of technology and i fully support the web enhanced TV experience.
As a web developer what interests me is the web experience designed for the TV, what Google calls spotlight. At first glance it is a rich experience that should do well in the consumer market. The problem i see is how that experience was created.
When first using spotlight you could be mistaken in believing you are visiting the existing web site enhanced for Google TV, promoting the One Web experience.
HTML5 is the newest standard for HTML development, it has a range of additional features that will change the way we interact with the web. This is great for web development, there is a problem though, older browser versions specifically IE 6, 7 and 8 do not support the new HTML5 elements so that you cannot attach CSS to those elements.