You gotta love HTML5’s input types and patterns

While working on updates of the admin-screen of Autoptimize, I wanted some checks on the URL a user can enter for a CDN. At first I thought I’d do some jQuery-based validation but then I came accross a page (on StackOverflow I guess) that mentioned the new input types and the use of validation patterns, […]

Mobile browsers: Opera Mobile 12 shines in html5test

Look at Opera Mobile 12 stealing Chrome Mobile’s & Firefox Mobile’s thunder: And while there’s more to browsers then just HTML5-support, Opera Mobile 12 also seems to offer greater support for modern web technology features than IE9. To be honest, Opera Mobile 12 doesn’t shine in the JavaScript performance benchmarks (2843,6ms for Sunspider, 463 on […]

Embedding HTML5 YouTube video with WP YouTube Lyte

I re-implemented newTube.js, an earlier experiment to embed HTML5 YouTube video, into my WP YouTube Lyte plugin. This means that WP YouTube Lyte (for easy lite YouTube embeds, reducing download size & rendering time substantially) can now also use the HTML5-based YouTube video-player to play your embedded video. If the -experimental- HTML5 option is enabled, […]

Embedding YouTube HTML5-video with newTube

With all the discussions about the place of Flash on the ever-evolving web and the excitement following Google’s announcement about YouTube going HTML5, one would almost forget that YouTube is only at the very start of their “open video” endeavor. The limitations of the current implementations are numerous; there’s no OGG (damn), no ads (yeah!) […]

Persistent offline data storage without html5 webdb

In a good old-fashioned rant, Sam Johnston, an Australian cloud computing specialist and technology lobbyist, took offense with Mozilla’s stand against webdb in the W3C html5 webapp spec working group. On Twitter he was even more candid, writing “The anti-SQL nazis are apparently causing some real problems for offline-enabled webapps”. Although there is a lot […]

Chrome, Opera to support html5 webdb, FF & IE won’t

HTML5’s WebDB is one of the building blocks to create offline-enabled webapps. It allows web applications to store data in a local database and it is as such an important part in Google’s push for mobile webapps as an alternative for native mobile apps. The spec (although not finalized) is already implemented in Safari, Safari […]

Google loves html5 (in Android 2.0)

The specs for Android 2.0 were just released and whaddaya know; Support for HTML5: Database API support, for client-side databases using SQL. Application cache support, for offline applications. Geolocation API support, to provide location information about the device. <video> tag support in fullscreen mode. Great, no more fiddling with Gears just for Android’s sake. Let’s […]