A Look at Asynchronous Script Downloads

You hear more and more about slow loading pages, and one of the big factors for this is downloading too many resources and immediate execution. Consequently, developers are looking for resource downloads and actions that they can postpone for later execution – such as after the primary part of the page is loaded and functional….

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HTML5 Developer Contest: Cash Awaits

What an interesting contest! Can you build a Responsive Design HTML5 page that exists in 10K zipped or less? Be sure to check out the info from the MIX Online team here and from the contest site here. This is conjunction with the folks who put on an earlier 10K contest (crazy cool entries) –…

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VS 2010 Adds Support for HTML5 and CSS3

  Check out the Visual Studio Web Standards Update which brings a ton of HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1.   VS Web Standards Update is a free extension available for anyone who is using Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and it provides HTML5 & CSS3 support based on current W3C specifications. The Links…

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Windows 8, What We Know Today

Well, it’s an exciting time to work at Microsoft, with so many cool things unfolding before us. As you could imagine, there are lots of questions around the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8”. I look forward to the next disclosure at the BUILD conference in September – so at the moment, that’s…

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DEV348 – Debugging Pesky HTML5 Websites with F12 in Windows Internet Explorer 9

This is a short recap of my presentation at TechEd, on . Video is here. This talk was practical advice that came from solving several customer requests that started with: “my site broke with IE9”. The talk was short on slides, but included live debugging of several live sites (please don’t shoot the messenger if…

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3 Weeks Left to Get Into {Dev:unplugged}

  We believe that HTML5 and related technologies, in conjunction with faster and faster browsers, finally give developers the tools they need to create experiences that are just as vivid, interactive and high-fidelity as what you have come to expect from native applications without the need for plug-ins. We want to see what you can…

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HTML Goodies: Lots of Education Waiting For You

  Anyone noticed the HTML5 articles appearing at the HTML5 Development Center at HTML Goodies  ? Not only am I seeing some good content, but I also see that they are supporting IE9 site pinning. Not to step over the valuable articles there, I looked into their site pinning implementation and there are several lessons…

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You Sniffers: Watchout for the new IE10 User-Agent

As announced at MIX last week, we’ve started shipping previews of IE10 (download) – just like we did through the IE9 alpha/beta stages. And this shows our continued focus on making IE a top browser choice for Windows users and IT shops. But, after reading Tony Ross’ post on the new IE10 user agent string,…

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MIX11: MED02–Introduction to Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

  Recording, April 12, 2011, 3:30PM PST, Session: MED02, Speakers: Alex Zambelli What Changed? Players, bandwidth, standards, more demand, etc. Second Generation of Microsoft Media “Microsoft responded to changing streaming media landscape with Silverlight, IIS Media Services, PlayReady, Expression Encoder, IE9 and Windows Azure” Introducing Microsoft Media Platform “An umbrella brand for a group of…

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HTML5 Community Night: streamed from Silicon Valley

  Organized by Microsoft’s Doris Chen, Microsoft is hosting a joint HTML5 event with Silicon Valley JavaScript on 4/26 (Tuesday) at Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, CA.  Over 500 developers have registered.  We have speakers like Giorgio Sardo from Microsoft IE team, Tab Atkins from Google Chrome team and Scott Stanfield (Vertigo) to co-present this…

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