By Alex Payne on January 15, 2011
Shortchanging Your Business with User-Hostile Platforms
After yet another Campfire outage this week (albeit a brief one), I went looking for an alternative group chat solution for our distributed team at BankSimple. Griping on Twitter led to a number of suggestions, and we gave the most frequently occurring suggestion a try.
By Kyle Baxter on January 4, 2011
Google isn’t a web application company—they’re an advertising company. That’s what they do best, and that’s what drives their company. Of Google’s $23.6 billion of revenue in 2009, all but $760 million of it was derived from advertising, and nearly 70 percent of it was from Google’s own websites.
By Fred on November 14, 2010
Building web apps is not getting easier. The fragmentation of operating systems and browsers is getting worse, not better.
Here’s a chart of the past thirty days of activity at AVC.com:
By Keir Whitaker on August 31, 2010
As discussed on the most recent episode of Think Vitamin Radio we have been working hard on the redesign of this site and have been looking at how the site reacts when rendered on the iPhone using media queries (if these are new to you then Brian Suda’s most recent article will get you started).
By Ralph Whitbeck on August 13, 2010
Mobile web development is an emerging hot topic in the web development community. As such, the jQuery Team has been hard at work on determining the strategy and direction that the jQuery Project will take. Today, we are proud to announce the jQuery Mobile Project. We’ve launched a new site at jquerymobile.com that publicly outlines our strategy, research and UI designs.
By Matt Legend Gemmell on July 14, 2010
Within the last twelve to eighteen months, I’ve crossed a threshold whereby the vast majority of my work is now aimed at touch-screen devices. I often have to sketch out feature specs, interaction designs and so forth, and I enjoy working on paper whenever I can. I quickly encountered a problem: touch-screen gestures are difficult to describe concisely. To solve this problem, I created a means of talking about such gestures symbolically; I call it Touch Notation.
By Ryan Grove on June 28, 2010
In early 2008, Wayne Shea and Tenni Theurer wrote a YUI Blog post on iPhone Cacheability in which they shared the results of research into various characteristics and limitations of Mobile Safari’s cache in iPhone OS 1.x. Among other things, they found that individual components larger than 25KB were not cached, and that there was a maximum total cache size of between 475KB and 500KB.