Trigger warning: web standards mentioned, other geeky stuff.
Mobile Web in Asia/ Pacific
- 32% of Opera Mini users in APAC are on smartphones, up from 9% 1 year ago, so users are taking Mini with them when they upgrade to Smartphones.
- Opera Mini sees 900% growth in user numbers in Burma and 500+ % growth in pageviews
- The most popular sites are Facebook, Google and YouTube. In fact, this exact combination and order is repeated in most of the countries’ top three list of domains. 16 out of the 25 countries have local news or classified sites in the top 10 lists, in strong competition to international news sites.
From this month’s State of the Mobile Web report.
vendor prefixes in the wild
- Preliminary results of aliasing Webkit CSS properties in Gecko analysis
- Opera report for CSS animation, transform, transition, background-size by Karl Dubost
Responsive Web Design
- HTML Responsive Images Extension
- Developing Responsive Designs With Opera Mobile Emulator – Smashing Magazine article
- Responsive design based on viewport height – vertically resize the browser
- Responsive Web Above The Fold
- Vertical Media Queries
- On the media attribute – Ian Devlin wonders if it’s for the chop; Philip Jagenstadt answers
- What’s wrong with html5 appcache? Notes from when devs and browser people met in UK and US
- Introduction to XMLHttpRequest Level 2 on dev.Opera
- Why there’s no need for a <content> element in HTML5 by Hixie
- Webcam Toy: From one to two million likes – @neave comparing his Flash webcam toy with the html5 version (gUM + webGL)
- Game API shims – Simple collection of shims to normalize several game-realated APIs into their documented standards: requestAnimationFrame, fullscreen, mouselock, gamepad, high-resolution timers (via Patrick Lauke’s cross-browser FullScreen API demo
- JS Bin: Built For Sharing, Education And Real-Time Rendering by Remy Sharp
- No such thing as bad press? Consumer reaction to the Apple/ Samsung court case
- Gay marriage: the database engineering perspective
- Spiffing CSS “allows you to write your CSS and stylesheets in conformance to proper British English”
- Comic Book Religion: The Greatest Super-Heroes of Various Religious Faiths
- A Capella Science – Rolling in the Higgs (Adele Parody)
Talking out of Their Arses Corner
This week, an “infograffik” on The History of HTML5 that “takes us through the story of how HTML5 became one of the most standard languages used on the Internet. It has come a long way from its more simplistic origins and now HTML 5 has taken the web by storm as a more efficient, modern way to develop webpages”.
It’s forgotten several key milestones, such as when I switched from HTML4 trousers to HTML5 trousers in March 2009, and the death of Brian Epstein.