Posts tagged Html

This is a semi-active blog. Once I write a post, I usually never update them. If you will read through some of these and try to follow them, please do so at your own risk. Technology changes quickly. Established languages are not as cool as they used to be. Some tutorials written several years ago may no longer work and do not reflect present day best practices.

HTML5 Game Development Review

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It came as a surprise for me to receive a request to review game development video tutorial because I was never focused on game development but I worked as an Actionscript developer. The Actionscript language itself is interesting and certainly does look a bit like Lua and JavaScript. Sometimes it’s the tasks that make us conclude a language is insensible. I thought that Flash will die after JavaScript and HTML5 became more popular alternatives for game development. It’s still around and people still prefer it for questionable business reasons. My point is that business people rarely understand technology and why they’re not getting what they want out of their choices. Unlike HTML5 and JavaScript, you would need an SWF downloader and decompiler for the source code. Anything that can be compiled can be decompiled and that includes the very “safe, proprietary” Flash technology. I knew how to do that nearly a decade ago.

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Learn HTML5 before you learn Rails

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"You cannot be a Ruby on Rails developer if you don't know HTML and CSS." I realized that 30 minutes before I was supposed to teach someone Ruby on Rails yesterday. Even if she is a computer science graduate, if her knowledge of HTML and CSS is not good enough then it becomes an exercise in futility to teach Ruby on Rails or even Unix. So on my way, I tried to recall links to resources for HTML5 and CSS3. Jsfiddle helped me out to teach basics of HTML5, CSS and jQuery! Yes, I taught DOM manipulation and how to "google fu." Those were not necessary but I wanted her to understand classes, ID's and how jQuery works. Within one hour and 30 minutes, I also explained the importance of using CSS frameworks and grid design. Most designers are fixated with the idea of designing without a framework/ grid in mind and it is bad for us all.

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HTML5: Sensible Markup for Your Web Applications

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Happy Holidays, everyone. I just like to share something which isn't new to you all but may be new to some who aren't frontend "monkeys" or "ninjas" and I don't fall in any of those categories but still credible to write about what I've learned. I'm new to HTML5 but I've been using HTML5 a lot in practically all of my Rails 3 applications. I do not believe that I need to support Internet Explorer 6. It's almost 2011 and I think it's just about time that we stop supporting version 6. It would not benefit you financially if you chose to do so. That's a fact.

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Hello! I am Kat. I've been a developer for several years. When I'm not sitting down, reading and working for long hours, I am traveling to some place of interest.
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