Issue #11 - November 2, 2011
News and Latest Developments
Bruce Lawson notes that 'it's with great sadness that I inform you that the HTML5 [time] element has been dropped, and replaced by a more generic – and thus less useful – element.'
As seen above, the [time] element has been removed from the HTML5 spec (as well as [pubdate]) and.. some people are not happy about it so have started a mini campaign.
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Articles and Tutorials
The HTML5 Page Visibility API defines a means for site developers to programmatically determine the current visibility state of the page in order to develop power and CPU efficient web applications. In this short post, Sagar Ganatra gives a very basic example.
David Humphrey kicks off a series of posts about his work to implement the Mouse Lock API in Firefox. It's only a brief introduction but it might be something you'd like to follow along with.
Chris Spooner takes us on a screenshot and code-heavy blog post walkthrough of building an entire blog layout using HTML5 with a focus on grids and typography.
Videos and Media
A 30 minute presentation by Marius Gundersen, creator of the Origami 3D Engine. It gives an excellent introduction to basic 3D concepts.
Code and Libraries
What happens if you enable CSS animations on elements where you specify a CSS attribute in a data-property attribute and the 'from' and 'to' values in data-from and data-to attributes? You get this awesome demo and handy technique.
Handy List Posts
Last but not least..
I've started a new account on Twitter called @CodeWisdom, that's dedicated to sage programming related wisdom and quotes, as well as links to discussions on best practices and techniques. If you're on Twitter, follow along.
A fun HTML5-powered quiz that quizzes your HTML5 knowledge in 18 quick fire questions. What score can you get? I got 77.78%. Oops.