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The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

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  • Blog Post: A Look at Asynchronous Script Downloads

    You hear more and more about slow loading pages, and one of the big factors for this is downloading too many resources and immediate execution. Consequently, developers are looking for resource downloads and actions that they can postpone for later execution – such as after the primary part of the page...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Developer Contest: Cash Awaits

    What an interesting contest! Can you build a Responsive Design HTML5 page that exists in 10K zipped or less? Be sure to check out the info from the MIX Online team here and from the contest site here . This is conjunction with the folks who put on an earlier 10K contest (crazy cool entries) – and it...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Adds Support for HTML5 and CSS3

      Check out the Visual Studio Web Standards Update which brings a ton of HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 .   VS Web Standards Update is a free extension available for anyone who is using Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and it provides HTML5 & CSS3 support based on current...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8, What We Know Today

    Well, it’s an exciting time to work at Microsoft, with so many cool things unfolding before us. As you could imagine, there are lots of questions around the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8”. I look forward to the next disclosure at the BUILD conference in September – so at...
  • Blog Post: DEV348 - Debugging Pesky HTML5 Websites with F12 in Windows Internet Explorer 9

    This is a short recap of my presentation at TechEd, on . Video is here . This talk was practical advice that came from solving several customer requests that started with: “my site broke with IE9”. The talk was short on slides, but included live debugging of several live sites ( please don’t shoot the...
  • Blog Post: 3 Weeks Left to Get Into {Dev:unplugged}

      We believe that HTML5 and related technologies, in conjunction with faster and faster browsers, finally give developers the tools they need to create experiences that are just as vivid, interactive and high-fidelity as what you have come to expect from native applications without the need for...
  • Blog Post: HTML Goodies: Lots of Education Waiting For You

      Anyone noticed the HTML5 articles appearing at the HTML5 Development Center at HTML Goodies   ? Not only am I seeing some good content, but I also see that they are supporting IE9 site pinning. Not to step over the valuable articles there, I looked into their site pinning implementation and...
  • Blog Post: You Sniffers: Watchout for the new IE10 User-Agent

    As announced at MIX last week, we’ve started shipping previews of IE10 ( download ) – just like we did through the IE9 alpha/beta stages. And this shows our continued focus on making IE a top browser choice for Windows users and IT shops. But, after reading Tony Ross’ post on the new IE10 user agent...
  • Blog Post: MIX11: MED02–Introduction to Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

      Recording , April 12, 2011, 3:30PM PST, Session: MED02, Speakers: Alex Zambelli What Changed? Players, bandwidth, standards, more demand, etc. Second Generation of Microsoft Media “Microsoft responded to changing streaming media landscape with Silverlight, IIS Media Services, PlayReady, Expression...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Community Night: streamed from Silicon Valley

      Organized by Microsoft’s Doris Chen , Microsoft is hosting a joint HTML5 event with Silicon Valley JavaScript on 4/26 (Tuesday) at Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, CA.  Over 500 developers have registered.  We have speakers like Giorgio Sardo from Microsoft IE team, Tab Atkins from...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Launch Coverage

      IE9 PressPass , including Launch recording IE9 Launch Transcript March 14, 2011. Remarks by Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer in Austin, Texas. Microsoft Announces Hardware-Accelerated HTML5, Pushes Boundaries on Web and Cloud Development March 16, 2010 Many [site...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Site Pinning at your favorite sites

    Lots of good stuff going on with Site Pinning . And our DPE team has been working to promote this set of capabilities to our customers. Here’s some of the partners that have implemented site pinning with our team (DPE Central Region Innovation): Groupon , coupons galore The Killers , music...
  • Blog Post: Why should Internet Explorer 9 be of interest to you?

      Saw this in a internal email and had to share. Some of this information may surprise you! 1. IE9 is the fastest adopted beta in IE browser history .  With over 40M downloads and a usage share on Windows 7 well over 2% globally, IE9 adoption has more than surpassed expectations. 2. IE9 is...
  • Blog Post: What IE9 Changes Could Impact Your Site

    With every Internet Explorer release, we’ll get asked about what does IE do this time to break your site. Note, we don’t intentionally attempt to break your site. With every release, we try to make it easier for you to have IE consumers. The goal with this release is to let you have one set of HTML for...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 and 3rd Grade Math

    I have a 3rd grader at home, and he’s learning multiplication. Struggling with memorizing these currently unimportant numbers (in his mind), we’re doing some extra things at home. As an example, I’ve been making him write out an old fashioned multiplication table, in order to get him to start recognizing...
  • Blog Post: Free Developer Bootcamp coming to Nashville and Region

      MSDN Events Presents: For the Win: Windows 7 Development Boot Camp Web and cloud may be all the rage, but many developers are still doing hardcore client development. If you are among them, this Boot Camp is for you! In this full-day event, we will explore how to maximize your impact on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Ballmer Keynote at CES

    CES Keynote Video (58 minutes) and Keynote Transcript Interesting things from my view: Kinect sold 8M Kinects… integration with Zune, Hulu, Netflix ESPN Avatar Kinect WP7 9 phones across 60 mobile operators in 30 countries 100 new applications every 24 hours Updates coming through the year Games for...
  • Blog Post: Family Photo TV Commercial

    I’m sitting here watching the Rams and Seahawks play for their life on NBC Sunday Night Football, and we’ve seen this commercial a couple of times. I wanted to point it out as I’m not sure that the commercial communicates enough details about this feature. First, yes, it’s a very real, to be able to...
  • Blog Post: IE9 and HTML5 shine with Pirates Love Daisies

      Grant Skinner just announced a web-based, tower defense style game he built entirely in HTML5, titled ‘Pirates Love Daisies’ . It was a project that he did for the IE team. Davy Jones is sending his scurvy minions to steal your most valuable possessions: your daisies! Only your stalwart crew can...
  • Blog Post: PDC10: Introducing HTML5 Vector Graphics

    Presenter: Patrick Dengler, Senior Program Manager, IE team Presentation   Agenda intro to Vector Graphics Differences in 2 vector graphics models (Immediate vs. Retained) overview of <canvas> intro to SVG Direction on when to use each What are Vector Graphics? Geometrical primitives shapes...
  • Blog Post: PDC10: Best Practices for Building Cross-Browser Web Applications

      Presenter: Tony Ross, Program Manager Presentation Note: the session PPT has good notes on each slide. Goal: empower you to build robust sites capable of surviving on the constantly-changing web platform Topics Same Markup Browser Detection Feature Detection Same Markup Demo SVG-oids , runs on...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a way to convert Adobe Illustrator assets to HTML5 Canvas ready markup?

      I’m not sure how well this works, but the idea certainly has lots of potential. As we’re all waiting for the HTML5 tools to mature (and some to come to market), I saw that the MIX Online team has come up with a doozy. Looking at a blog post from Thomas Lewis , titled Introducing the Ai to Canvas...
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