Introducing Opera Max – A data-savings app to make your data plan feel unlimited

Opera press releases - Sun, 2014-02-23 18:09
Following its legacy of championing compression on mobile, Opera Software today launched Opera Max, a free and easy-to-use data savings app that compresses data across applications on your mobile device – including video, text and images – so you can get the most out your data plan and more control over your data usage. Read more
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Applications Open for Expanded Tablet Contribution Program

Hacks Mozilla.org - Sun, 2014-02-23 14:00

Last month, Mozilla announced the Tablet Contribution Program to help deliver Firefox OS to the tablet form factor. Today, we are excited to open the Application for Hardware Support to Mozillians all over the world who will sign up to contribute to Firefox OS coding, testing, localizing, and product planning.

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Wanted: Awesome HTML5 app ports for Firefox OS & the Open Web

Hacks Mozilla.org - Fri, 2014-02-21 15:52
A bit of background

In 2013, Mozilla and our partners launched Firefox OS in fourteen markets. We released three Firefox OS smartphone models and a Geeksphone developer preview device. Our Developer Relations team hosted eight invite-only workshops for app developers around the world: Mountain View, London, Madrid, Bogota, Warsaw, Porto Alegre, Guadalajara, and Budapest. Read more

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Opera brings no-cost, sponsored data packages to the mobile internet with Sponsored Web Pass

Opera press releases - Fri, 2014-02-21 07:03
Opera Software is announcing Sponsored Web Pass, a breakthrough in bringing easy-to-understand, zero-risk mobile internet packages to consumers around the world. Sponsored Web Pass enables operators to easily team up with advertisers to sponsor the cost of customers' mobile internet access, providing users with free mobile data. Read more
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Opera 21 Developer stream today!

Opera desktop team - Fri, 2014-02-21 00:40

We are releasing Opera Developer 21 today.

This developer release got somewhat delayed due to unforeseen problems. However, we are back on track and eager to show off the new version.

The main highlight is integration of Aura on Windows. Aura is a hardware-accelerated rendering of the browser, including the user-interface. This enables less-taxing UI animations and a general sleeker and more responsive feel to the whole UI.

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Building Cordova apps for Firefox OS

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-02-20 18:48

Update: In addition to the Cordova integration described below, Firefox OS is now supported in the 3.4 release of Adobe PhoneGap.

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Ember.JS – What it is and why we need to care about it

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-02-20 09:28

This is a guest post by Sourav Lahoti and his thoughts about Ember.js

Developers increasingly turn to client-side frameworks to simplify development, and there’s a big need for good ones in this area. We see a lot of players in this field, but for lots of functionality and moving parts, very few stand out in particular — Ember.js is one of them.

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DXR Gets A Huge UI Refresh

Mozilla Webdev - Fri, 2014-02-07 19:32

After months of hard work by talented Mozillians, both paid and volunteer, DXR’s UI overhaul branch has hit production! With more efficient workflows, support for multiple trees, and improvements in discoverability, it makes searching Mozilla’s codebases more fun and takes a big step toward the retirement of legacy tools.

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WAI-ARIA 1.0 is Proposed Recommendation

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Thu, 2014-02-06 05:00
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 and the WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide were published today as Proposed Recommendations. WAI-ARIA is a technical specification for making dynamic, interactive Web content accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA and supporting documents are described in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Please read the WAI-ARIA 1.0 is Proposed Recommendation e-mail for more information.    (2014-02-06) Read more

For Review: Pre-Publication Draft of WCAG-EM for Conformance Evaluation

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:00
WAI invites you to provide feedback on the final Working Draft of Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM). Specific review questions are listed in the Status section and indicated with "Review Note" in the Draft. After the comments from this review period are addressed, we expect to publish this as an informative (that is, non-normative) W3C Working Group Note. Please send comments on this final Draft by 28 February 2014. (2014-01-30) Read more

Hello, Accessify!

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Accessify has finally found a new owner! There's a lot of work to be done, and a lot of catching up to do in order to make up for the last few slow years, but Accessify is in the good hands now. Keep an eye out for site news and further ... Read more
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Bye bye, Accessify

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Well, it's been a whole year since my last post on this site and the one previous to that was in the middle of 2009, in which I was pondering what to do with this site. Not exactly been prolific, have I? That's gotta tell me something ... Now that it's ... Read more
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RIP Jack Pickard

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Very sad news from the accessibility community. Jack Pickard, or @thepickards to his friends on Twitter, passed away this weekend. Not much that I can say personally that hasn't already been said by others. You will be - no, are - missed, Jack. If you want to say something for friends/family, ... Read more
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What to do with Accessify?

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
I've been thinking about what to write in this post - or even whether to write it at all - for a long time. Bottom line is that I'm struggling to put Accessify to its best use and I'm after some ideas about what I can do to sort this ... Read more
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The blind leading the non-blind

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
In my previous post I mentioned that I was after a few tips about how I might approach the task of teaching HTML to a 15-year-old blind lad, Harry, who's at my place of work on work experience. The tips were very handy but I will ... Read more
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Teaching a Blind Person HTML?

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
I'm after some ideas on something here. Tomorrow I will be sitting down with a lad who's here on work experience who is completely blind. He's been doing some assessment of various web sites over the last couple of days but tomorrow I have got to try to teach him ... Read more
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Interview with Accessible Twitter creator Dennis Lembree

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Accessify recently spoke to founder of Accessible Twitter Dennis Lembree, who is also behind Web Overhauls and web accessibility podcast Web Axe. We wanted to find out more about the background to Accessible Twitter, what prompted it and where it might go next. Here's what Dennis had to say: ... Read more
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SuperPreview - Nice App, Shame about the Name

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
It might be the done thing for web developers in certain corners to routinely have a dig at Microsoft – certainly, they've given us enough ammo/cause in the past to make this easy (Songsmith, I'm particularly looking at you at the moment!) – but while many of these ... Read more
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Fantastic offer - 5 books for the price of 1

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
How would you like 5 of SitePoint's rather fine technical publications for just $29.99 US? Sounds like an absolute bargain, doesn't it? Well, it is a deal not to be missed and you have 3 days to make the most of it. So get to it! Visit SitePoint's 5-for-1 sale ... Read more
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Easy YouTube caption creator - a very rough first ‘build’

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
OK, before I start, let me just emphasise that this tool is not meant to be anything complicated and I'm not suggesting that it in any way replaces other existing 'Swiss Army knife' style captioning tools - this is a one-trick pony! And the trick this pony does is help ... Read more
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