A friend recently asked if one could send push notifications without an app. I said “No” of course, because you can’t. Then he sent me a link he found online, for Roost, which claimed it could. Hmpf. Okay, download
script, beautify, dig around, find reference to
new easyXDM.Socket… Look-up easyXDM, be appropriately impressed… Through a couple very clever workarounds, you can now do push-notifications, originating from your website. Awesome!
50 Hidden iOS Features. These are always so good, and then I immediately forget them…
scope is something that most JS devs are at least slightly familiar with, but I think it is another of those topics that can never be revisited too often. In that spirit, here is a really nice, easy-to-understand article about JS scope. Thanks to Je Suis Encrateia for the link.
And once the kids have the hang of all that, let’s throw them in the deep-end, with all the ins-and-outs of
Okay, just one more for the JS fans out there (come on, it’s for the kids!): Constructors as Functions. You know you live it…
Wildcard sounds like an interesting concept, I especially like the reference to “an alternative RSS Reade[r]”. Too bad it requires iOS 8 or higher… Anyone try it and want to share their thoughts?
All the glamour of the
picture element is around serving different image crops based on the device’s screen-size. But, as one JSBin user points out, it is also a dead-simple way to try to help your users with a
Do you know how to build a website?
Also not the theme of the 24 Ways article What It Takes to Build a Website, by Drew McLellan. Instead, Drew focuses on the actual prep work, planning, and thinking, before getting into the actual coding.
So… SVG Morpheus is pretty sweet… Though, with a name like that, I would have expected the demo to include a blue pill morphing into a red pill, but nevermind…
I love when JS and physics combine… I can still remember the first time I encountered that, at a SXSW conference, watching a then-unknown-to-me Seb Lee-Delisle… It changed how I thought about JS… Anyhow, the article that made me wax so nostalgic, Creating Animations and Interactions with Physical Models, should really start with a disclaimer to stop reading it on a desk-/laptop and grab your phone, because the first two times I started reading it, I was thoroughly under-impressed. Then, realizing he mentioned iOS pretty early-on, I grabbed my iPhone. Das ist besser…
Sticking with JS and physics for a minute, let’s play with a few more transitions…
Okay, just one more physics-like piece, this time regarding making animation look real, with CSS Core Animation Skills: Gravity, Squash and Stretch, from Dudley Storey.
An online SVG editor, with localStorage capabilities… Bwah… Now if only I had the inspiration and know-how to create really, really slick SVGs all by m’lonesome… :-/
CSS Shapes. That’s still something from the future, right? Well, maybe not, especially if you don’t mind adding Adobe’s polyfill for the couple places you’d still need it… Exciting news, if you ask me! So, let’s learn how to use shapes & masks!
Automating Web Page Rendering Performance. Sounds great, can’t wait to try it!
MixItUp is a pretty slick sort & filter jQuery plugin. Be sure to play with the various settings options, and be sure yo note the logo, a nice subtle touch… :-)
I like the look of Chartist, the idea of animated charts is quite fun. But I hesitate as soon as I see the browser support, especially for
foreignObject, which seems like one of the only ways to get advanced text in SVG…
And finally, want to get a seriously birds-eye view of what your visitors are doing? Then just record them! Wow.