Something doesn’t smell right about the rush to “deprecate” HTTP http://scripting.com/2015/05/17/somethingDoesntSmellRightAboutTheRushToDeprecateHttp.html
This is intriguing. Looks like some sort of Google Docs / MSFT Office 360 clone in open source. Uses mono to run on Linux. If it works it might be rather useful.
How to build nginx with Google PageSpeed module on Debian 8 (Jessie) https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/nginx-with-ngx_pagespeed-on-debian-8-jessie/
Seems like an interesting weekend project.
The simplest app for Bootstrap prototyping: Pingendo – web authoring with comfort. http://pingendo.com/
Facebook just taught us all how to build websites — Medium https://medium.com/@ericflo/facebook-just-taught-us-all-how-to-build-websites-51f1e7e996f2
Coder teaches web programming to beginners and kids | Opensource.com. All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a 4 gig SD card, and a laptop or other computer.
Using Git to manage a web site – http://toroid.org/ams/git-website-howto
Deploy websites using Git – the easy way | Deadly Technology – http://deadlytechnology.com/web-development/deploy-websites-with-git/
I’ll admit that for the longest time I didn’t get the mobile world’s fascination with location. It seemed like one of those things that mobile developers did to push ads on me while I was in a grocery store or alert people I vaguely knew to my presence in a museum. Most implementations left me feeling underwhelmed. OK, so my phone knows where I’m at. Then what?
I’m coming around on location-based tech now as I’ve been working with a bit of it for a side project I’ve got going. The light bulb came on while writing a little web app that can tell me where I am and give me some basic info about that place. Turns out that once you peel off the veneer of constant ad generation using location in web apps (and, by extension, mobile apps) is fascinating from the developers point of view. Knowing where someone is provides a hook for offering up a lot of useful data that isn’t about selling things or letting near strangers know where you are.
And it isn’t that hard to do.
I’ve put together a little example page for you to try. You’ll need to give it access to your browser location data and then you’ll get some basic location information. I find it interesting that in testing the most accurate location comes from mobile devices. The location data returned by laptop and desktop browsers is a lot less accurate, seemingly giving more weight to your IP address than other factors.
Tablets and mobile devices require us to rethink web design. Moused scrollbars will be replaced by paged gestures, and figures will float in multi-column layouts. Can this be expressed in CSS?
Paged designs, floating figures, and multi-column layout are widely used on mobile devices today. For some examples, see Flipboard, the Our Choice ebook, or Facebook Paper. These are all native apps. If we want the web to win on these devices (we do), it’s vital that designers can build these kinds of presentations using web standards. If web standards cannot express this, authors will be justified in making native apps.
Over the past years, I’ve been editing two specifications that, when combined, provide this kind of functionality: CSS Multi-column Layout and CSS Figures. I believe they are important to make sure the web remains a compelling environment for content providers.
These are relatively new standards and current browser implementation is still rolling. With any luck we’ll see wide adoption of the standards and a another way to build exciting websites.