thebeebs

Also known as Martin Beeby, I am a web developer and work for Microsoft as a developer evangelist

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    Conflict and Empathy

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    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been watching the slow-motion train-wreck that’s the debate over whether the HTML5 spec should use srcset or picture polyfill to deal with responsive images ( see .Net for a good round up ). I’ve covered Responsive Web Design...
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    Cut the Rope now in HTML5

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    Cut the rope was a game originally built for iPhone and Android by ZeptoLab and it's gone on to sell 70 million copies, the good news is that it has been ported to HTML5 by PixelLabs, ZentoLab and the Internet Explorer team. It works in Chrome, Safari...
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    So many devices, so little time

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    It didn’t seem so at the time but not so long ago, developing for the web was actually comparatively simple. Sure there were some significant differences between browsers and some (ahem) got a pretty hard time for lagging behind. But at least there was...
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    Is Pinterest’s HTML5 app short-changing users?

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    It seems you virtually can’t move online without running into an article on Pinterest . As a platform, it’s certainly captured people’s (or at least the blogosphere’s) imagination. Core to the attraction is just how easy it makes sharing the stuff we...
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    Five Things You Can’t Do With HTML5 (yet)

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    As much as I’m fascinated with where HTML5 is going, most of my day to day work is all about what you can do right now (or at the very least, ways to hack something together that works until a more elegant solution comes along). But today, I want to briefly...
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    Building a shopping cart with knockout.js

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    Prior to joining Microsoft I worked for a large online retailer, so I know first-hand how difficult it is to produce a good shopping cart. As a user updates quantities, deletes items or changes delivery options it’s important to update the sub total,...
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    Taking a Chomp out of the app store search problem

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    Chances are that at some point you’ve searched for an app in one of the app stores. If you knew what you were looking for by name, you probably found it pretty quickly. If you simply knew the category, you have my sympathies. Let’s face it, app store...
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    10 super-smart data visualisations

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    At one time, visualising data meant graphs. Lots and lots of graphs. Largely static. Often incomprehensible. Certainly not entertaining. Since I’ve recently set up the HTML5 Sports Challenge on Ubelly , I’ve been looking around for inspiration on how...
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    Why HTML5 league tables are a waste of time

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    My dad is bigger than your dad. No, really, he is. He’s 6’4” in his socks. Did I say 6’4”? No, I meant 6’8”. And next week, he’ll top 7’ for sure. So it was recently announced that IE10 PP4 has surpassed Safari and Opera in HTML5 support . Now, obviously...
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    HTML5 Sports challenge: Converting a CSV file into JSON part 2

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    Yesterday I showed you how to convert a CSV file to JSON, today I continue the tutorial from where I left off. This time I create a new data array based on the big JSON dataset I Imported in the first tutorial. I then convert the new array into JSON and...
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