This past March, some of the most creative web developers out there showed us what they could do for the mobile Web in the March Dev Derby contest. After looking through the entries, our our three expert judges–Craig Cook, Franck Lecollinet, and Guillaume Lecollinet–decided on three winners and two runners-up.Read more
A Beer and Tell is an event web developers at Mozilla hold every third Friday of the month. We share emotional and uplifting stories about projects we’re hacking on to the group. Usually open source projects. Likely with a reasonable license. Today your Beer and Tell post is written by Edna Piranha of Noodle Industries fame.Read more
This is episode 11, out of a total 12, in the A Node.JS Holiday Season series from Mozilla’s Identity team. It’s the last part about localization, hopefully making you feel all ready to handle that now!Read more
This year’s WebKit Contributors Meeting is almost there: it starts next Thursday. The Contributors meeting is a great opportunity for contributors to discuss the future of WebKit.
If you are attending, don’t forget to prepare demos if you have anything cool to show, and update the wiki with suggestions for the Talks/Hackathons.
New exposed behaviorsRead more
My good friend Nico Williams reckons that HTTP is the new TCP, and TCP the new IP. If this is the case, then perhaps the rest of this article isn’t worth reading. However, not every application – particularly in the slower-moving corporate world – is going to move to the web overnight, and even though off-line web-based applications continue to improve, some of us still prefer our thick-client mail readers, amongst other things. Further, remote logon protocols such as SSH, and file sharing protocols such as CIFS and NFS, don’t always have direct web equivalents.Read more
On April 12-13, Microsoft hosted a record-setting Test the Web Forward event to advance the Web by creating interoperability tests. Dozens of volunteers from Adobe, AT&T, Blackberry, Mozilla, and many other local companies joined us at our Seattle offices to learn about Web standards testing, how to write CSS and HTML tests, as well as the tools available for test suite management. Attendees from around the country - and even Canada – contributed to create a record-breaking 514 overall new tests.Read more
Time for another look at the latest developments with Firefox. This is part of our Bleeding Edge and Firefox Development Highlights series, and most examples only work in Firefox Nightly (and could be subject to change).HiDPI support
We’re happy to say that ico/icns with multiple images are now supported: the highest resolution icon is now used on HiDPI/Retina displays.Read more
Video captioning on the Web is about to get significantly better, putting in place another critical building block for enabling professional-quality online video delivery and playback. Read more
The first article in this series on PaySwarm outlined how the technology is designed to transmit and receive funds with the same ease as sending and receiving an email. It went on to explain how taking the tools that have been traditionally only available to banks, Wall Street, and large corporations and making them available to everyone can reshape financial systems in a very positive way. Read more
Mozilla, Geeksphone and Telefonica have been working together to create a Firefox OS developer preview phone, and we’re excited to say they will go on sale April 23rd. Read more
It’s been a smooth week in WebKit land. Improvements to build times and executable sizes are still coming in, as the codebase continues to recover from the departure of the Chromium port.
New features:Read more