Articles by HTML Goodies

  • JavaScript Adds ASYNC and Shared Memory

    Keeping in line with the midyear upgrades, ECMAScript 2017 is due to be finalized in June. Developers know that async functions are great tool for writing asynchronous code, and SharedArrayBuffer (shared memory) will enable library authors to experiment with real multiprocessing in JavaScript. Async functions were a candidate for inclusion last year but were pushed […]

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  • Mobile Chrome Moves Controls to Bottom of Screen

    The latest build for the Chrome browser in the Chrome “Dev” Channel on Android makes an interesting change to the layout. Instead of having the controls, including the address bar and menu, at the top, the new design moves them to the bottom of the screen. The layout aims to be more ergonomic on smartphones […]

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  • Americas Largest Automaker Offers Access for Developers to Infotainment

    GM’s new software development kit enables developer to create in-vehicle apps as the automotive industry moves closer to leveraging the same app development model that has made smartphones so successful for year. As consumer expectations continue to grow in terms of what connected features and benefits their vehicles will offer GM is getting onboard with […]

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  • WordPress Move to Block Guccifer 2.0

    The hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 behind the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee breach last month has published additional documents taken from the DCCC system on Friday. Content on this page was disabled upon receipt of a valid complaint regarding the publication of private information the site posted in place of the […]

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  • Guidelines for Testing Front-end Web Components

    In the world of front-end web development, testing is not espoused like it is with traditional programming languages such as C, Java, etc… There may be several reasons for this. Testing is often perceived as a time consuming and a difficult task. Moreover, a lot of developers are simply unsure on how to go about […]

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  • Mary Meeker Posts 2017 Internet Trends

    Every year, Mary Meeker, former Wall Street analyst and current venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, publishes a heavily anticipated report about the state of the Internet. The 2017 version is out, and here are some key takeaways from a Web development perspective: Internet usage grew 10 percent, which is on par with previous years, but […]

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  • Node.js Moves to Version 7 Beta

    Highlighted by both performance boosts, virtual machine agnosticism, and module safety, Node.js 7 moves to a beta release next week and will feature the new V8 5.4 JavaScript engine. Node.js Foundation community manager, Mikeal Rogers commented stating “It will also support 98 percent of ECMAScript 6 language features , up from 56 percent in Node.js v5,”. […]

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  • JavaScript Success Onux Announces JS++

    JS++’s patent-pending solution involves “unifying” all JavaScript types into a single type known as the “unified external type.” Types in JavaScript are difficult to get correctly at compile time. From “host objects” providing implementation-defined types (as legally permitted by ECMAScript, JavaScript’s official language standard) to buggy and inconsistent web browser implementations, there are hundreds of […]

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  • Build an HTML5 Image Uploader with DropzoneJS

    Build an HTML5 Image Uploader with DropzoneJS Some time ago, I wrote a couple of tutorials on how to design and code a file upload control using the Blueimp jQuery-File-Upload Plugin. Both those articles, along with one on dragging files into the browser using jQuery event binding, generated the most interest of my thousand-plus pieces […]

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  • Reztech Gets a New Alternative Website

    Reztech, an Arizona-based web, mobile and cloud development firm recently announced the launch of a new alternative website besides its main website. The company created the site in order to increase their reach with this new site that has specifically been designed for their audience via organic search sources. Continue reading this press release here.

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  • Mozilla to Block Flash Player by Default Before end of Year

    In attrition to Mozilla blocking Adobe Flash, it will also turn off invisible Flash content by default. The media player will still reside in the browser, but Mozilla will require a “click to activate” button for those users who still which to leverage the Flash plugin. Read the full story here.

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  • Ecwid Offers Easy & Secure Ecommerce Plugin for WordPress

    The Ecwid WordPress plugin boasts all the native features of Ecwid that can be integrated across a number of platforms and even offers a totally free plan that doesn’t require any further modules or plugins to function. And the Ecwid control panel is now accessed from inside your WordPress dashboard so you don’t need to […]

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  • Respond to Media Queries with the matchMedia API

    Media queries, added in CSS3, were borne out of the need for tailoring a web page’s appearance to the device without having to reproduce the content and markup for every device type. That took care of the visual, but what about behaviors? There was still no easy way to execute JavaScript (JS) code based on […]

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  • Web Companies Lobby Against Human Trafficking Bill

    Since 1996, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has shielded websites from prosecution when users post criminal content. In the wake of a human trafficking case involving the notorious website Backpage, a group of lawmakers led by Republican Sen. Rob Portman is proposing new legislation that would weaken Section 230’s protections and hold Web […]

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  • JavaScript Framework Fundamentals

    In this article, we look at JavaScript Frameworks. To write this article I drew upon the expertise of two people, TJ Van Toll, and Ran at Wildebeest. Both gave me insight into JavaScript frameworks and when to use them — or not. One of the key things to realize is that regardless of the framework you use, you’re […]

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  • Developer Petitions Adobe to Open Source Flash

    While many developers rejoiced at the news that Adobe is doing away with Flash, Juha Lindstedt has posted a petition on GitHub asking the firm to open source the technology. Lindstedt doesn’t want developers to keep making new Flash content, but he does want to preserve the old content for posterity. “We do lots to […]

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  • Google Instant Search Disappears

    Google is doing away with the Instant feature on its search engine. For years, Google has begun showing search results while users were still typing their query, but no longer. The site explained, “We launched Google Instant back in 2010 with the goal to provide users with the information they need as quickly as possible, […]

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  • Best HTML5 Website Builders for Webmasters in 2017

    In the early days of the World-Wide-Web, individuals and companies alike depended on web designers and developers to create their websites. These skilled crafts men and women harnessed the power of HTML and JavaScript magic that was considered to be impenetrable to the layperson. Now, thanks to online website generation tools such as SILEX, Weebly, […]

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  • Facebook Reports Record-Breaking Profit

    In its earnings report for Q2 2017, Facebook reported $9.3 billion in revenue, including total ad revenue of $9.16 billion. That generated earnings of $3.89 billion, or $1.41 per share, which was a 71 percent year-over-year increase and beat analyst expectations of $1.34 per share. The social network also revealed that mobile advertising now accounts […]

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  • EU Search Fine Cuts Into Google Profits

    Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has reported $20.87 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2017. Its earnings would have been $8.90 per share without the record-setting $2.7 billion fine imposed by the European Union’s antitrust authority. With the fine, the company had net income of $3.52 billion or $5.01 per share. Google’s […]

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