thebeebs

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

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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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    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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    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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    How did they do that (with HTML5)?

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    Ok, I’m biased, but some of the most exciting stuff happening on the web right now is being driven by HTML5 and CSS3. From addictive, lightweight games to immersive, engaging sites, there’s so much great work being done out there. The thing is, often...
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    Are you developing for all browsers or just your favourite?

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    The choice of browsers today is wider than ever before. And, for the most part, if you develop for one modern browser, your site will pretty much work on all the others (albeit with a little tweaking here and there). It’s pretty amazing, and this browser...
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    Managing an Agile project

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    I have worked as a Developer Evangelist for around 3 years now and whilst I still code, it’s been quite some time since I have worked on a software project. Over Christmas this changed as I found myself building a service to help people with no coding...
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    Create an Image or capture some HTML in JavaScript - Windows 8.1

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    I've been building some Windows 8 apps this week and stumbled across 3 ways in which you can create an image in Windows 8.1 HTML and JavaScript apps. One is to use a canvas element, construct the image as you want it and the use the BitMapEncoder to output...
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