Public service announcement: time to update your CSS3

If you use experimental CSS on your sites, demos, articles or tools, there is a certain amount of maintenance required to keep on top of changes. With a number of recent changes in the browser world, now is the time to revisit and update your code. Read on to find out what may need updating.

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10 Development Trends and Skills for Developers in 2013

With the evolution in technology, software development has not only evolved but has also matured a lot. An undeniable fact is that technology can never be static because it has to accommodate the needs of the people who are associated with it. From whatever I have seen of the software world, I must admit that it is indeed a dynamic field. Like I always say, the technology is evolving constantly and sometimes it gets really difficult to keep up with the ongoing trends.

As a software developer, you cannot afford being left behind on the latest trends in the technology world. You have had your share of calm years in software development and as a developer you should be all set for the new roller coaster ride now. As per some recent researches, the software developer is expected to be the highest paid job in 2013. In order to reach the heights and stay ahead of other software developers, you must be aware and be ready for the skills and trends expected to rule the year 2013.


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TypeScript – A Language for Application-Scale JavaScript Development

TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. Any browser. Any host. Any OS. Open Source. TypeScript offers classes, modules, and interfaces to help you build robust components. These features are available at development time for high-confidence application development, but are compiled into simple JavaScript. TypeScript types let you define interfaces between software components and to gain insight into the behavior of existing JavaScript libraries.

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Reach viewers on mobile devices, everywhere

The tag in HTML5 is a great thing. It enables native video playback in all current browsers, rather than relying on a plugin like Flash. It opens the door to web video on devices that don’t support Flash. And it enables codecs that previously weren’t web playable.

But if you’re publishing video content, this can be confusing. To really support web video, how many output versions do you need to create? WebM, Ogg, and MP4? What about iPhone or Android? What about low/medium/high bitrate versions?

There isn’t a single answer to this question, so here is a short guide to picking outputs for HTML5 video.

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Make HTML 5 Video Work in All Browsers Including Mobile

via Make HTML 5 Video Work in All Browsers Including Mobile | Blackstone Blog.

There are a number of post circulating the web on how to make the HTML5 video tag work… but most of them focus on either desktop browsers, or how to get HTML5 video working in a mobile browser. No one had straightforward steps on how to make HTML5 video work in every browser AND the major mobile browsers. Never fear, I have pieced together code and tricks from many different resources and have compiled a complete step by step process to getting HTML5 video working across all browsers.

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Lazy Loading Video To Speed Up Your Web Page

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When you have a web page containing a video that will not be played until clicked, you can speedup page loading by applying this quick tip which you may have seen on Facebook.

Will wrap the video embed code with HTML comment and place it inside an anchor element that uses a video screenshot as the background image, and when that anchor is clicked will remove the wrapping HTML markup to load the video.  Read More…>