Nerdy Thursday Links #12
This week I was down in Brighton twice learning about the iOS platform and taking a closer look at Google Chrome Browser Extensions with @mahemoff.
Mobile Web Development
- http://www.vodori.com/blog/phantom-limb.html – Phantom Limb – this gives you pretend touch interface with your web application. A bit clunky, but it works.
- http://www.slideshare.net/fling/designing-mobile-experiences – An amazing 300+ slide looking at the mobile UX
- http://tinysrc.net/ – resizing images based on the device you’re running, and with the added benefit that ONLY the right sized image comes down too.
- http://garmahis.com/reviews/ipad-tools-tips-design/ – some tips if you want some further reading
Front end security
- http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/01/11/keeping-web-users-safe-by-sanitizing-input-data/ – This raises some good points and we should look at the way we’re implementing Matrix. Any user generated content should be printed on the frontend with the ^striphtml or ^htmlescape keyword modifiers attached. This removes the possible issue of having xss exploits.
Could this be done in Matrix?
- http://mashable.com/2011/01/10/goo-gl-gets-an-api/ – Has anyone considered building a URL shortener in matrix. Take 1 asset builder, 1 js random string generator, 1 simple edit interface to update webpaths, a little bit of js front end error checking…. voila.
- https://github.com/makr/tdom.git – This is a nice little 404 page with a nice mouse over affects. oohhhh, rotaty thingy.
- http://mashable.com/2011/01/11/how-wordpress-themes-actually-work-infographic/ – While the infographic is specifically for WordPress I’d like to see us do a similar layout for Matrix sites. I’ve had a few goes at doing this on a moleskin, but would like to see someone with some
- http://blogs.sitepoint.com/2011/01/18/dont-forget-about-html5s-little-guys/ – everyone is raving about HTML5, I even got some tongue-in-cheek business cards made up, bu there are a few little semantic fellows that are getting lost in the hype. Make sure you don’t forget the little guys.
- http://adactio.com/journal/4267/ – Jeremy Keith has a look at the semantics of HTML5 and poses the question as to whether we should have a
tag to go along with the
- http://cssglobe.com/post/9435/pure-css3-post-tags/ – A nice little tutorial to add some flare to the post tags (which will be changing on this site very shortly).