Opera 21 Next includes an option to show the full address

Opera desktop team - Fri, 2014-03-28 14:57

Opera 21 moves from the Developer stream to the Next stream.

Most of the changes are under the hood. Opera 21 supports Aura, a hardware-accelerated rendering of the browser. This enables less-taxing user-interface animations and a sleeker, more responsive feel to the whole UI. It also gives us a solid foundation on which to make future UI changes.

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This week's sponsor: Vitamin T

A List Apart - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:12

Thanks to our sponsor, Vitamin T.

Vitamin T connects amazing digital creative talent with equally awesome mid-sized companies and ad agencies. Freelancers rejoice!

Looking for talent? Awesome. Looking for work? Perfect.

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Categories: web development

Rachel Andrew on the Business of Web Dev: Our Enclosed Space

A List Apart - Thu, 2014-03-27 12:30

I speak fairly frequently at conferences, and I get to listen to a lot of web designers and developers giving their presentations at these events. I often have my laptop open on my knee to keep an eye on Perch support while I listen. What I hear from designers espousing the latest techniques in my conference circuit world jars with the queries I answer in support. An ever-widening gulf seems to be emerging between the “thought leaders” of the web, and the reality of people doing great work for clients on often extremely limited budgets.

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Introducing the getBoxQuads API

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:47

Web developers often need to determine where an element has been placed in the page, or more generally, where it is relative to another element. Existing APIs for doing this have significant limitations. Read more

Categories: Browser news

If you could tell a user three things to do to stay safe online, what would they be?

Google online security - Wed, 2014-03-26 18:32
Posted by Rob Reeder, User Experience Research Team

At Google, we’re constantly trying to improve security for our users. Besides the many technical security features we build, our efforts include educating users with advice about what they can do to stay safe online. Our Safety Center is a great example of this. But we’re always trying to do better and have been looking for ways to improve how we provide security advice to users.
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Little overview of WebKit’s CSS JIT Compiler

Surfing Safari - Wed, 2014-03-26 15:41

When it comes to performance, JavaScript generally gets the headlines. But if you look carefully, web pages are not all JavaScript, the performance of all the other parts also has a dramatic impact on the user experience. Observing only JavaScript gives a single point of view over the complex mosaic that is web performance.

Making CSS faster and more scalable is an area of research in the WebKit project. The DOM and CSS do not always scale very well and it is sadly still common to see missed frames during complex animations.

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Building a persistent Notes app for Firefox OS

Hacks Mozilla.org - Wed, 2014-03-26 13:39

In this tutorial we will be building a notes app (like Evernote) from scratch and deploy it to Firefox OS! See a live demo.

A persistent notes app needs a place to store all the notes for a user (so no one else can read it). For this we will use my own backend solution called Sproute. Sproute is a hosted web framework for quickly building dynamic webapps.

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Using FuzzDB for Testing Website Security

Mozilla security - Tue, 2014-03-25 21:14

After posting an introduction to FuzzDB I received the suggestion to write more detailed walkthroughs of the data files and how they could be used during black-box web application penetration testing. This article highlights some of my favorite FuzzDB files and discusses ways I’ve used them in the past.

If there are particular parts or usages of FuzzDB you’d like to see explored in a future blog post, let me know.

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Box model highlighter, Web Console improvements, Firefox OS HUD + more – Firefox Developer Tools Episode 30

Hacks Mozilla.org - Tue, 2014-03-25 16:04

Firefox 30 was just uplifted to the Aurora release channel, so let’s take a look at the most important DevTools changes in this release.

Inspector

One of our most requested features has been to highlight box model regions of elements on the page. We are happy to report that this feature has landed in Firefox 30. One of the great things is that the colors of the box model highlighter match the box model diagram found in the right pane of the inspector more clearly than before.

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People Skills for Web Workers

A List Apart - Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

The web touches everything an organization does—marketing to customer service, product development to branding, internal communications to recruitment. This is the era of cross-platform digital services, fast networks, and mobile devices. Sounds like the ideal time to be a person who makes websites.

So why do we feel frustrated so often? Why do we experience burnout or depression? What makes it difficult to do work that has meaning, that satisfies us?

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Categories: web development

Content-out Layout

A List Apart - Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

Grids serve well to divide up a predefined canvas and guide how content fits onto a page, but when designing for the web’s fluid nature, we need something more… well, responsive. Enter ratios, which architects, sculptors, and book designers have all used in their work to help set the tone for their compositions, and to scale their material from sketch to final build. Read more

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Opera Developer 21.0.1432.24

Opera desktop team - Tue, 2014-03-25 11:59

Are you ready for testing the first Opera Developer release of Spring 2014?

We have a couple of crashes and bugs fixed for you today. The release also includes Chromium update version 34.0.1847.76.

You can check full list of fixes in the changelog.

Give it a try and give us a poke by commenting or reporting bugs  :)

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Chrome Experiments, now featuring Chromecast

Chrome - Mon, 2014-03-24 17:04
The launch of the Google Cast SDK and Chromecast means anyone can develop applications that take advantage of the biggest screen in the house—the TV.
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It’s a wrap! “App Basics for FirefoxOS” is out and ready to get you started

Hacks Mozilla.org - Mon, 2014-03-24 09:17

A week ago we announced a series of video tutorials around creating HTML5 apps for Firefox OS. Now we released all the videos and you can watch the series in one go.

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Photo by Olliver Hallmann

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Updated March 2014: WCAG Techniques & Understanding WCAG

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
Updated supporting documents for WCAG 2.0 were published today: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For information on these updates and links to blog posts, please see the WCAG Techniques & Understanding WCAG Updated March 2014 e-mail. (2014-03-11) Read more

For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. Please submit comments by 14 February 2014. (2014-01-16) Read more

WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide to CR

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide was published as a W3C Candidate Recommendation (CR) on 17 December 2013. The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) is introduced in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Candidate Recommendation and other document stages are introduced in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process. Please submit any comments or implementations by 17 January 2014. (2013-12-17) Read more

ATAG 2.0 Implementation Testing

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
We are pleased to announce that Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG 2.0) was published as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 7 November 2013, along with the companion Working Draft of Implementing ATAG 2.0. The purpose of the Candidate Recommendation stage is to ensure that ATAG 2.0 can be implemented in the real world and to document that different types of authoring tools meet ATAG success criteria. Read more

"Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria" in Updated WCAG 2.0 Supporting Notes

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
Updated supporting documents for WCAG 2.0 were published today: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For background, important information about techniques, and opportunities to contribute to future updates, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria e-mail. (2013-09-05) Read more

For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. See also important information in the WCAG Techniques and Understanding WCAG Updates blog post. Please submit comments by 15 August 2013. (2013-07-11) Read more
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