Remember the Atari 2600? Brace yourself because it’s marrying HTML5!

Atari and Microsoft, in conjunction with renowned web developer Grant Skinner are driving great standards-based web experiences through the classic games that were staples on the Atari 2600 console.  This partnership is also producing resource for you as a web developer (or aspiring web developer) to learn HTML5 in a fun way by making it…

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The Curious Process of Web Standards

Its interesting to note that many folks don’t really know what it takes to get a feature in a browser and how all the browsers align with how a feature will work. You would think there is a cabal of browser vendors sitting in a smoke-filled room coming up with how features will work. That…

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The Hunger Games, HTML5 & Behind The Scenes

One of the infinitely sad and melancholy things in my life is that I just don’t get to read as much fiction as I used to. It isn’t that I don’t want to, but life just seems to get in the way sometimes. When I fondly think of retirement, I see myself wearing a smoking…

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Web Design Predictions in 2012

With the end of the year it is always an industry staple to pontificate on what is going to be important in the coming year. Although I am not a psychic, I have spent time this week getting a read on what will be important around HTML5. Here is my list: Responsive Web Design grows…

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Make Awesome Web: 200 Awesome Resources and Counting

About six months ago, fellow Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Michael Kordahi (@delic8genius) launched Make Awesome Web, a link-blog dedicated to client-side web awesome-ness: Hours after its launch, I asked Michael if I could help out. Reason being, over the past number of years, I’ve used a number of tools and found a lot of awesome examples….


MIX11: Bringing the Developer Awesomeness

Spring is here and what a better way to kick off this season of renewal by getting up-to-speed on some of the latest tools and technologies! Last month in Las Vegas, we hosted the MIX11 conference; a 72-hour conversation, featuring developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites…


HTML5, IE9 and Interoperability

Yesterday, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced a new HTML5 logo program. From the description on the logo page: It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you are. It’s the standard’s standard, a pennant for…


“HTML5 Up and Running”– Only $9.99 Today!

Want to get started developing sites and web applications that run on all modern browsers, including the upcoming Internet Explorer 9? You’ll need HTML 5 (along with CSS 3 and JavaScript) and a handy guide like Mark Pilgrim’s new book, HTML5 Up and Running. If Mark’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s written all sorts…

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New Internet Explorer 9 Videos

If you haven’t tried the latest Platform Preview of Internet Explorer 9, get your hands on it now! This one’s got new goodies like a new SVG engine, the “Chakra” JavaScript engine now integrated into the browser instead of a separate object called via COM, better Acid3 (95/100) and WebKit SunSpider scores. Channel 9 has…

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Dive Into HTML 5

If you’ve decided to learn HTML 5 and are looking for a good introduction, I can’t think of a better starting point than Mark Pilgrim’s Dive Into HTML 5. If Mark’s name rings a bell, it’s probably because you’ve heard of his books Dive Into Python and Dive Into Accessibility. As you can see, he’s…

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