thebeebs

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

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    HTML5 - Not just because it’s new and shiny

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    After my giddy excitement over the Cut the Rope HTML5 game , Rob Ashton’s comment got me thinking a bit more. In some ways I take Rob’s point – using HTML5 because it’s new or shiny or cool isn’t the best of reasons for doing this kind of thing. (Although...
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    HTML5 in 2012 – the year of mobile first?

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    So we have a bright shiny new year on our hands. Both a leap year and the year when the Olympics comes to my home country. While the future looks iffy on the economy, it’s pretty rosy as far as HTML5 goes. They key, of course is mobile. Sure, HTML5 can...
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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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    How to name a web browser (by those who have)

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    I don’t know about you, but my web browser is the second app I launch every day (just after email). In fact, overall, I probably spend more time using it than pretty much anything else (not surprising considering what I do). But it got me wondering, where...
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    HTML5 advertising breaks free of the banner

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    Love them or hate them, it seems online ads have been around almost as long as the web itself. Traditionally, the range of options has been pretty limited however. You get the letterbox one, the tall thin one and the bog-standard 3:4 ratio box one. Of...
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    HTML5 – how to decide if it’s right for you

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    HTML5, for many of us, is the future of the web. But not everybody shares our enthusiasm. Worries over the fact that it is not a finalised standard yet, the so far limited number of authoring tools available, the concern about people on IE6 with JavaScript...
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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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    Mobile Apps in HTML5: do it, but realise it's not a panacea

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    So you’re developing a mobile app. Which platform do you choose? Well, if you’re looking for the biggest market, you’ll probably lean towards iOS. Alternatively, if you don’t want to give 30% to Apple, you might go Android. And, of course, for some of...
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    HTML5 security – new target for lazy reporting by the BBC

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    Are you scared? Well you should be according to the BBC . Right now cybercriminals are targeting you through frightening new developments in HTML5. Be afraid. Be very afraid. <rant> I’m usually a fan of the BBC. They’re normally...
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    Will Spotify create a new breed of HTML5 developer?

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    The announcement that Spotify is transforming itself (at least in part) to an application platform has been grabbing some serious attention in recent days. For those who missed it, the basic idea is that developers will now be able to create HTML5 apps...
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