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Here are some links I’ve tweeted recently, for those without time, inclination or access to read them on Twitter. And why would you, when I’ve categorised them here for you?
- That clever Doug Schepers of the W3C has a cunning plan to make html5
a simple graphics API that will allow either 2D Canvas (immediate-mode) or SVG (retained-mode) images with the same set of methods and parameters, with the only difference being which “mode” the author selects to have as the instantiated form. If the author draws a circle to the canvas context, it would simply be drawn to the screen with no structure; if the author draws that same circle to the SVG context, it creates a
element with the appropriate attribute values and style and inserts it into the DOM
This would allow authors to learn only one API for 2D graphics for the Open Web Platform. With this ease of learning and use, the author could decide on a case-by-case basis, even within the same application, which mode works best.
- WebRTC is real-time communication in the browser (think: video-conferencing). Google open-sourced their code. “we expect to see WebRTC support in Firefox, Opera, and Chrome soon!”
- Make-super-CSS3-Gradients-o-matic! Super tool for making gradients with all the lovely vendor prefixes
- Some links on writing HTML5 games
- Dr Oli Boblet has done research in how blockquotes are attributed in the print world
- Trygve Lie has some cool Orientation API demos: Using a mobile phone as a remte conrtrol for a video on a desktop, and a remote / receiver demo that captures the orientation events from a device and transfers these over a WebSocket to the receiver to create a rotating image in the receiver. The image in the receiver will rotate depending upon how the remote is rotated.
What’s the opposite of “to develop”? That’s right – “to inhibit” or “to retard”. So after the “Web Development” section, stuff that inhibits the Open Web:
- Apple’s new multitouch patent
- The W3C seeks info about access control systems available before October 2005 and content distribution systems before April 2006 that offer a viable solution that may apply to the use of access requests policy in Widgets (Our Good Friends at Apple claim to have patents which they say apply to Web Application WG’s Widget Access Request Policy specification)
- Opera Desktp 11.50 released
- Opera Mobile 11.1 released
- Shwetank has getUserMedia and Device Orientation adventures
- Need to get from Bell End to Fisting Roughly? Here’s the rude Tube map (NSFW)
- Awkward girl in pink in Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ video uses sudden fame to raise money for charity and shows herself to be Queen of Internet