October 2009 - Broken Links Archive

Opera widgets become browser-independent

This is a nice idea: Opera have sep­a­rat­ed their wid­gets from the desk­top brows­er, allow­ing them to be run as stand­alone appli­ca­tions. They are cross-plat­form and stan­dards com­pli­ant. You can down­load a Labs release to try it for yourself.

Firefox supports CSS Transitions

Sup¬≠port for the CSS Tran¬≠si¬≠tions mod¬≠ule, orig¬≠i¬≠nal¬≠ly pro¬≠posed and imple¬≠ment¬≠ed by the WebKit team, has just land¬≠ed in the night¬≠ly builds of Fire¬≠fox; it‚Äôs unsure whether this will make it into 3.6, as this is due to be released in the near future, but should be a fea¬≠ture in 3.7 at least.

The exper¬≠i¬≠men¬≠tal fea¬≠ture will use the pro¬≠pri¬≠etary ‚ÄĎmoz- pre¬≠fix; I‚Äôve updat¬≠ed the demos in my pre¬≠vi¬≠ous post, Ani¬≠me with CSS and WebKit, to reflect this.

After per­form­ing some brief tests there seem to be a few prob­lems with the imple­men­ta­tion; it’s not as smooth as it could be, and the third demo does­n’t work as it should. Update: Found an issue with the brows­er not recog­nis­ing a val­ue with­out a unit (e.g. 0 instead of 0%); fixed the demo, and filed a bug.

Introducing the Flexible Box Layout module

I’ve got a new post up at CSS3.info: Intro­duc­ing the Flex­i­ble Box Lay­out mod­ule. It’s an overview of an alter­na­tive lay­out mod­ule which is already imple­ment­ed in Gecko and WebKit.

Building HTML5 video controls with JavaScript

The HTML5 video ele­ment is now includ­ed in Fire­fox, Safari & Chrome, and on its way in Opera. By using JavaScript to access the media ele­ments API it’s easy to build your own cus­tom con­trols for it; in this arti­cle I’m going to show how I built a (very) basic con­trol interface.

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I‚Äôve updat¬≠ed my Speak¬≠ing page to include more con¬≠fer¬≠ences, more videos, and a lit¬≠tle on my speak¬≠ing require¬≠ments and pref¬≠er¬≠ences. I‚Äôm plan¬≠ning to cut down on the num¬≠ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter¬≠est¬≠ing offers and oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties, so please get in touch if you‚Äôre organ¬≠is¬≠ing an event.

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