Wow… I came across something very interesting today while going through my rather inactive Vimeo account… The final presentation for my university thesis that I did with Pallavi Sah back in 2010!
The thesis is titled ‘interactive online teaching and learning’ and it uses HTML5 to build a highly interactive teaching/collaboration tool for students and teachers. I am not sure where the source code is but it’d be nice to get my hands on it sometime. Till then, be sure to check out the video below!…
Recently I was somewhat shocked to see that there wasn’t a site similar to http://www.whatismyip.com/ for finding GPS coordinates. So i set out to create it. 6 hours later, you have http://www.whatizmygps.com/. All you need is a web browser that supports HTML5 geolocations… Check it out.. Its not perfect, but it works.
A while ago, I released a CSS extension to iWebKit 5 that allows for pages to be rendered ‘ok-ish’ on Mozilla Firefox. Today I have released a update to iWebKitMozilla that aligns its style sheet with the current release of iWebKit… version 5.04. You can grab iWebKitMozilla for Firefox 4.0 (based on Gecko 2.0) from Continue reading
On friday Pallavi Sah and I presented our ideas for our thesis on online teaching and learning to our supervisor and assessor. For those that are unfamiliar with our topic, it is about looking into ways to integrate HTML 5 features such as the video tag and the canvas tag into a online learning environment. A way to summarise it would be to describe it as merging the concepts found in facebook and YouTube with forums.
To bring you up to speed with what we have done, here is a Prezi
which outlines what we have done and what we are going to be doing over the coming weeks.
I have recently started diving deeper into styling web pages for different web browsers and have found that it is not a walk in the park. Coming from a developers background I feel that you can almost compare the HTML and CSS standards adopted by various browsers to the foundations of programming for different programming languages and operating systems where the fundamental concepts are the same but other differences (such as lexical) can be a worlds apart.
This means that Web developers/designers Continue reading