HTML5 and CSS3 today and IE9- Links from Thursdays talk

During my talk on Thursday I mentioned a number of links, I’ve posted them below for your convenience. The Killers HTML5 Website – http://www.thekillersmusic.com/HTML5 Validate your HTNML5 – http://www.validator.w3.org/check Make Feature detection easier – http://www.modernizr.com Convert AI drawings into canvas – http://www.visitmix.com/lab Polly fill for use when Native JSON is not supported – http://json.org/json2.js Great…

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CSS3 Border Radius plus Box Shadow

I was chatting to someone on Friday regarding border-radius and box shadow. He reported that there was an issue with IE9 regarding it’s rendering of Border-radius in combination with box-shadow. I tried to reproduce the error in the hope that I could produce a test that I could submit to the IE9 team and the…

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PlaybackRate

I was asked an interesting question on Thursday after I showed my HTML5 video demo. Q: If you use playbackrate to fast forward video does the property have a max value setting? Reading through the W3C spec I couldn’t find anything specific. Although the following paragraph seems to suggest that the rate can be set…

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Application Reputation

On Thursday during my IE9 online talk I was asked to give more information about the inner workings of how Application Reputation works I promised I’d update my blog with further information… So here it is. When I was a kid my mum would warn me, don’t cross the road at the end of the…

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Trouble getting into the TechDays Live conference using IE9 Beta? Help is at hand

It seems our live meeting friends have a bug on their website that makes it confusing to enter a 2007 live meeting using IE9 Beta. Every time you go to the website you are told that you must install Live Meeting 2007 Client (even if you already have it installed) This is the solution I…

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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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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 Beta at uktechdays

It’s been interesting watching the tweets and blogs over the last few days, in reaction to the talk that I gave at on Tuesday about IE9. There were some people that were happy to see IE9 beta’s new direction and support for standards and some that wished we’d go even further, some were happy to…

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IE9 Pinning Directory

Tons of people have contacted me saying they have got Pinning in IE9 working. I’d love to share your examples with the wider community so please either send my the URL of the website where you have enabled pinning and I’ll test it then put together a directory of all the great examples. You never…

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