Granting Access to Twitter applications

I always think its fun to take a look at the applications that you have given access to via twitter. It’s in Settings>  Connections. I often don’t recognise half the applications I have given access to.   Perhaps I should be more careful, after all, if you give an application read/write access, not only can…

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Meet the IE9 Team Live on Twitter

Tonight at 5pm you can put your questions to the team behind the new IE9 Chakra JavaScript engine. The new engine is seriously fast and you can try it out by downloading the IE9 Platform Preview 7 which was released yesterday. So if you have  question for the engineers behind Chakra then get on twitter…

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IE9 Platform Preview 7 is out

You can download the Platform Preview 7 here.  In our last preview we brought CSS3 2d Transforms, in the new platform preview 7 we show the progress we have made with JavaScript Performance. JavaScript performance is important for many web scenarios, but when you are working with HTML5 canvas, you start to realise why it…

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Feature Detection

I was in a bar tonight talking to a developer about JavaScript/HTML5 and IE9. I mentioned that feature detection is the best way to implement HTML5 on production sites and he’d never heard of it, I’ll write a little more about it in the morning but I promised I’d throw up a link for him…

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The .net Awards 2010

I’m going to the .net awards on Thursday along with the ubelly team and thought I’d quickly give you my predictions for the winners:   Web app of the year – Typekit I’m a big fan of Typekit, I briefly talked about earlier in the month. I sadly don’t use either of the other two…

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How to create a jQuery rollover like the one on Dribbble.com

I took a look at http://dribbble.com/ last night and noticed a simple yet effective treatment that they put on their pictures. If you scroll the mouse over them you get a subtle overlay fade in over the image to give you more information.   Click here for a demo   Step 1 First we need…

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Fonts on the web, typekit, and now CSS3

A common request from clients is to use their corporate font on their website, sadly the font isn’t a websafe one so inevitably you have to use an image for the headings and revert to a safe font for body content. However, there has been a solution for a long time to this issue. By…

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jQuery 1.4.4 Released with new fadeToggle feature

Last week jQuery 1.4.4 was released and I’m glad to tell you that the Microsoft CDN version of jQuery is now available at: http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery/jquery-1.4.4.min.js  JQuery also host their own CDN at http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.4.4.min.js At the point of writing Google haven’t yet updated their CDN but when they do it’s info will be here. 1.4.4 is  is…

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How to create a mystery missile trail with HTML5

On Monday the 8th of November a large condensation trail was visible in the skies of California. It was rumoured that the trail was caused by a missile, however the pentagon have since stated they believe it to have been created by an aircraft. I thought that it would be interesting to see if I…

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SlideADay Update

Since I posted my SlideADay request last night I’ve had 2 responses, so the presentation so far is scripted below, is there something you’d like to add? At 4pm today I’ll commit the first 30 seconds to video, so please get in with your suggestions before then. To submit your one-line or whole 30 seconds…

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