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jQuery Mobile 1.0.1 Released – with bada Support

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 | Business | No Comments

badaIn case you missed it, as I did, jQuery Mobile released version 1.0.1 a week ago.

The biggest changes seem to be the addition of official Samsung bada support, along with some additional test clients.  bada is an operating system for mobile developers developed by Samsung.  It doesn’t sound like the team had to do anything to support the platform, but it’s nice to know there will be an additional device tested with releases.

To download the new jQuery Mobile 1.0.1:

Not only do we have 1.0.1 now, but jQuery Mobile 1.1 is coming out soon.

Here’s some stuff to look forward to in jQuery mobile 1.1:

  • AMD support
  • True Fixed Toolbars – it’s always been buggy, but they seem to have come up with a CSS based method that works everywhere (and doesn’t jump around)
  • Better AJAX page transitions

I could swear there was a beta version of jQuery Mobile 1.1 out there, but I can’t seem to find the link.  Maybe I’m crazy?

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SOPA Protest Today

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | Business | No Comments

It seems like quite a number of sites have joined in the SOPA protest.

Some interesting one’s that I’ve seen have been:

  • Google
    Given their high profile, I was happy to see the logo was blacked out today in protest of SOPA.
  • Ars Technica
    I like the way they blended a protest, with staying functional.  Personally I’d prefer to show the site “down” as in “black”, but they were creative with an inverse color scheme.
  • Wired.com
    This is one of my favorites.  It looks much more like “censorship” than any other just black site.  SOPA is about both censorship, and the shutting down of innocent sites.

If you want to join in the protest against SOPA and PROTECT-IP (remember, they are BOTH problems, not just SOPA) you can check out instructions (it’s very easy):

  • SOPA Blackout JS – My quick writeup on how to deploy the SOPA Blackout javascript utility
  • SOPA PHP snippet – pop this in the header of your includes, and you can participate too

 

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SOPA Blackout JS

Friday, January 13th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

On January 18th, this site, among many others will “Blackout” in protest of SOPA.  The date is chosen, because that is the day that some technology leaders are appearing at a congressional hearing.  We hope they can convey the idiocy of the bill.

To join the protest, just put the following line of code on your site, and it will present a blackout (if the user clicks anywhere … they can get through it) that has links to relevent information (for more information visit the SOPA Blackout JS Utility site):

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”//js.sopablackout.org/sopablackout.js”></script>

If the bill is passed, many sites on the net may have to shut down.  The blackout is reminding people the site they are visiting may not exist if SOPA is passed.

If you want to read about what is wrong with the bill, I’ve posted some complaints in my article Boston.com Supports SOPA, a rant on SOPA.

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How to Hide all the WordPress in WordPress

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

WordPressI’ve been working on writing an article on Purpose Built WordPress templates.  This morning I ran across a post by Ben Word, at benword.comHow to Hide The Fact That You’re Using WordPress.

WordPress tends to add a LOT of “stuff” in both the final HTML, and all the layers that build it.  This is done to accommodate the masses.  As a developer you can write <img src=’images/image.gif’ alt=’test’> or you can ping a database, resize an image, pull the proper alt tag, construct the final img tag then output it to the screen.

All the same, WP adds code to your header to account for all the functionality it MIGHT use.  Not necessarily all the functionality it does use.

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HTML 5 Presentation on HTML5

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Saw a great HTML5 presentation today at Apirocks.com: HTML5 Presentation.  Has tons of useful demos of new HTML5 technologies that you can actually USE TODAY.

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