Pirates love daises – a HTML5 game

Pirates love daises is a game developed by Grant Skinner written using HTML5 and JavaScript. And it available to play here http://www.pirateslovedaisies.com. Now I must have been off sick when they covered this in school, but apparently pirates love daises? Who knew. In this game it’s your job to recruit a crew of pirates to…

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Using Modernizr to support the Scale CSS3 2d transform in older versions of IE

As of Platform preview 6, IE9 has support for CSS3 2d transforms. The final version of IE9 will support CSS3 2d transforms. However, the IE9 beta doesn’t support CSS3 2d Transforms. In the following demo I’ll show you how to support the scale feature of CSS3 2d transforms using feature detection and progressive enhancement.  The…

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2 must have WP7 applications for Christmas

I thought I’d quickly share with you a couple of the applications that I’ve installed my phone over the last weeks both are perfect companions for the festive period. Santa Quest Price: £1.99 Overview Santa quest is a Manic Miner style platform game by IronSun Studios. Whenever IronSun release a game I install it as…

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My Design Process

Over the weekend I have been redeveloping the skin for my website. It’s not quite finished (I’m on step 4) but for those that are interested I thought I’d share my workflow with you. At work I very rarely design a website from start to finish, more often than not we hire an agency to…

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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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