thebeebs

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    8 leading designers on what responsive web design means today

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    In my last post, I delivered a barebones primer on the subject of responsive web design . It was based on hosting and attending the recent Responsive Summit and hearing what some of today’s leading web designers and UX professionals are doing with responsive...
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    Who are you really developing for?

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    Privacy is dear to many people’s hearts, especially online. Recently, this has been brought into sharp relief with Google’s circumvention of users’ browser settings and the much trumpeted change to their privacy policy . Unsurprisingly it’s generated...
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    Web Workers and Tooling

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    Web Workers are a technology that give you a way of supporting long running or complex JavaScript functions without interrupting the general browsing experience. In short, Web Workers give developers an opportunity to create applications in JavaScript...
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    5 things you should know about developing Windows 8 Apps with HTML5

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    Now that the Windows 8 release preview is out, a lot of developers are beginning to experiment with what they can do with Windows 8. Unsurprisingly the focus for many is on Metro-style apps that can run across everything from desktop to slate. There are...
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    HTML5 standardisation and Facebook

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    I recently stumbled across an article on ITworld: Facebook pushes for HTML5 standardization, mobile payments . It did a good job of hanging some thoughts off the back of an attention-grabbing headline but, IMHO, missed the point. Let’s get this straight...
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