Giorgio Sardo Blog

Senior Director of Windows, Windows Phone & XBOX Technical Evangelism & Development at Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: Learning HTML5 from Disney Tron:Legacy Digital Book

    Try at: http://disneydigitalbooks.go.com/tron/ Thanks to the amazing teamwork of Disney and Vectorform, it took just about 1 month to build the new Disney TRON: Legacy Digital Book Site , an immersive HTML5 experience built on top of Internet Explorer 9 Hardware Accelerated HTML5. In this post I’d like...
  • Blog Post: Unlocking the power of HTML5 audio

    Sounds form the background of our life. Today the HTML5 <audio> element enables Web developers to embed sounds in their applications. The flexibility of the control coupled with the integration with the rest of the platform allows several scenarios, from simple sound effects to background audio...
  • Blog Post: Developer thoughts on IE9 RC–Video

    I had the pleasure to work with some really bright web developer and designer in the last months, building some of the most exciting and inspiring HTML5 application . Thank you all!
  • Blog Post: My TOP 5 features in IE9 RC

    Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate is now available for download here . There are many news, from new HTML5 features to enhanced performance, from state-of-the-art security to redesigned user experience . Here’s my TOP 5: 1 – W3C Geo-location Standard A page is now able to request the user location...
  • Blog Post: Typeface upside down text in IE9

    Good news for developers. If you are using an older version of the typeface library, you might have seen the text upside-down on IE9 Beta – due to some bug in the library itself. The latest version (v0.15) include fixes to these bugs and now fully supports IE9 Standards Mode. Thanks David! Download here...
  • Blog Post: Building great browsers together

    Building a great browser is complex; this is valid for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and any other browser out there. When we started the planning of IE9, we decided to offer more visibility to developers over the progress of the platform – releasing a Platform Preview every eight...
  • Blog Post: Pirates Love Daisies: HTML5 Lessons Learned

    As announced on the Windows blog this morning, today Pirates Love Daises - a new HTML5 tower defense game - has been released! Grant Skinner, the leader of the team that built the game, reported his experience on his blog . He shared some interesting thought about the shift of paradigm for an experienced...
  • Blog Post: Deep Dive into “HTML5”

    How do I develop using Canvas, SVG, CSS3? What’s new in JavaScript? In this deep dive you will learn how to use HTML5 and how new web standards help solve existing challenges on the web. Expect a lot of code, demos, and best practices! Video, Slides, and Links Recorded session: Watch here Slides: Download...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 and IE9 Presentations

    Back from my European tour : what a great time! I had the pleasure to present in 3 different countries in just 4 days, to meet old friends and to make new one. We talked a lot about HTML5 and Web Standards, we learned about tools or techniques to improve websites performance, we looked at the most...
  • Blog Post: Announcing HTML5 X-Icon Editor

    Along with all the other announcements, today I’m very happy to announce the X-Icon Editor , an HTML5 application that allows you to create high resolution icons . I’ll be honest: I love this tool. Let me show you why. First of all, what is a high resolution icon? The ICO format supports...
  • Blog Post: jQuery UI Mouse (Slider and Drag&Drop) Bug in IE9

    Quick tip: if you are using jQuery UI with IE9, you might hit an issue today. There is in fact a code bug (of the series “ do feature, not browser detection ”) in the jQuery.UI.Mouse module, which is used by the Slider control or by other drag&drop features. The jQuery team already identified the...
  • Blog Post: IE9 turns Facebook into a Windows 7 application

    Did you know that you can now turn Facebook into a Windows application? Using Internet Explorer 9, you can drag&drop any url to the Taskbar …and the site will become automatically a Windows application! The chrome of IE will adapt to the Facebook logo, you will be able to quickly jump to specific...
  • Blog Post: Building High Resolution Favicons in HTML5 and IE9

    One of my favorite features of IE9 is the possibility to turn any web site into a Windows application and “pin” it to the Windows 7 Taskbar . To make it beautiful, you can also build high resolution fav icons (e.g. 64x64 pixels). How? Some folk at Avarice just sent me a screenshot of a very promising...
  • Blog Post: Beautiful Things are going to happen on 9/15

    After a period of “super-secret activities” that if you know I would be in trouble….I’m back! I’ve never enjoyed so much working with the Internet Explorer team.   A lot of beautiful things are going to happen in the next two days. Stay tuned on www.beautyoftheweb.com for more updates!
  • Blog Post: Everyone loves IE9 and HTML5…even Google :-)

    One of the aspects I enjoy more about my job is the opportunity to travel around the world and meet different audiences: developers, designers, devigners, enthusiasts, business managers, CIO, CTO, CSO…and the list can go and on for a while (reminder: list the most funny job titles in a separate post...
  • Blog Post: Coming next…

    I’ve been fairly quiet on this blog in the last weeks, since I’ve been working on super-awesome stuff days and nights! Don’t miss the following events: MIX10 – 15-17th March, Las Vegas (US). We will have *amazing* news for Windows Phone 7, Internet Explorer 9 and many other surprises… If you can’t attend...
  • Blog Post: IE9 super-fast and super-standard

    PDC, Los Angeles. 11/18 of a sunny morning. Steven Sinofsky, Windows President of Microsoft Corp, showed some of the commitments and the work in progress for Internet Explorer 9. Check out his video here . Or, if you are interested to know more details from the IE team, watch the new Channel 9 videos...
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