and Zak Ruvalcaba.
you're ready to learn jQuery. So, in this excerpt, you'll learn a working
subset of jQuery that will get you off to a fast start.
When you complete this section, you'll have all the jQuery skills that you
need for developing professional web pages. You can also go on to any of the
three sections that follow because they are written as independent modules.
If, for example, you want to learn how to use Ajax next, skip to section 4.
Get off to a fast start with jQuery
easier. Then, you'll learn a working subset of jQuery that will get you off
to a fast start. Along the way, you'll study four complete applications that
will show you ... (more)
On November 9, Adobe announced in a blog post that it had decided to cease
efforts to develop browser plugins for mobile devices to play Flash,
indicating that HTML5 was "the best solution for creating and deploying
content in the browser across mobile platforms." In case that sounds like
Adobe abandoned Flash entirely, it should be noted that Adobe indicated their
intentions to continue to develop the AIR player for mobile devices, so that
the role for Flash on mobile devices would be restricted to native apps, just
not browser-based apps.
A few days later in another blog po... (more)
I've been discussing HTML5 for some time now. In July of 2010, I mentioned
that I wasn't particularly concerned about PowerBuilder supporting HTML5 in
the initial PowerBuilder.NET release (12.5) because:
"HTML5 is largely still in its infancy, and there appears to be too much
opportunity for it to fragment as previous HTML standards have done." 
In December of 2010 I devoted an entire editorial to HTML5 , noting that:
"I have some basic concerns that make me reluctant to recommend using HTML5
as the basis for any line of business application development in the near
The CSS3 Anthology by Rachel Andrews is subtitled instant CSS answers,
how-to's, and examples. This subtitle clearly explains the goal of this book.
The book consists of nine chapters. The first chapter is a quick review of
CSS. The other chapters cover major topics such as text styling, image design
elements, navigation, tabular data, forms and user interfaces, CSS
positioning basics and CSS for layout. The topics in each chapter are laid
out in the form of a question followed by one or more solutions and then a
discussion explaining why that solution was offered. Here is an exa... (more)
Stoneware announced on Thursday the immediate availability of its latest
webRDP HTML5 Gateway, version 1.1. webRDP allows IT organizations to provide
end users access to Windows from any device using just a web browser.
"This release of webRDP is all about increasing the feature set of an already
great product," said Rick German, CEO of Stoneware, Inc. "Our customers
running Linux now have the ability to deliver access to Windows applications
through an HTML5 Gateway, providing necessary access to legacy applications.
The new UI is much cleaner, allowing for a better experience, a... (more)
Web Components: What You Need to Know in 2015
Web Components are a collection of emerging web browser standards that are on
a path to significantly change the way we develop UIs of web applications - a
paradigm shift in web development. With polyfills already available in all
modern web browsers, and full native support in Google Chrome, now is the
perfect time to learn how you can benefit from using Web Components in your
next project. In this article, you will learn about Web Components basics,
available frameworks, Custom Elements, as well as challenges and applications