Issue #17 - March 11, 2011
WebGL 1.0 Specification Finalized
PhonoSDK 0.2 Released: A Better Phone in the Browser
Phono is a popular jQuery plugin that can turn any Web browser into a 'phone'. The 0.2 release of the SDK removes the headset requirement, adds echo suppression, and extends support to all modern versions of IE, Chrome and Safari.
How to Create Bookmarklets - The Right Way
How I Pick Speakers for JSConf
Chris Williams, the organizer of JSConf, explains the motivations and numbers behind JSConf and how he picks the speakers. This is handy stuff if you want to be in with a chance in future.
Amir Salihefendic presents a great introduction to CoffeeScript and a summary of the techniques and patterns it makes available to you.
Unified Codebases with Dojo, Node, and RequireJS
Colin Snover explains how to use RequireJS, Dojo and Node.js to build a seamless, shared client- and server-side codebase. Thanks to Rebecca Murphey for the tip.
Track jQuery AJAX Requests in Google Analytics
There is an easy way to automatically track all jQuery AJAX requests in an application. Steve Schwartz demonstrates how to use it to log requests to Google Analytics.
Visualizing WebKit's Hardware Acceleration
Want to know which parts of your web page are hardware accelerated on Safari or Mobile Safari? It's easy to find out. Thomas Fuchs shows off a handy trick.
Code and Libraries
Scrumblr: A Real-Time Collaboration Board
scrumblr is a Web-based simulation of a physical 'Agile' sprint board that supports real-time collaboration. It's built on node.js, Websockets, CSS3 and jQuery.
Data.js: Data Manipulation and Graph Persistence
Noisy: Background Noise For Your Elements
Noisy is a jQuery plugin that adds random visual noise to a given element. The author claims it's more efficient to generate noise rather than include it in background images due to the difficult of compression.
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