Monthly Archives: July 2012

David Kaneda and Josh Clark @ DevCon5 NYC

This session has David and Josh riffing about designing for mobile. Device context is different from User Context. Just because you know they have a small screen, you don’t know whether they’re focused or distracted, having a short or a … Continue reading

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Allan De Consta Pinto (Microsoft) @ DevCon5 NYC

Allen is a technical evangelist, he’s here to talk about building native Windows 8 Apps with HTML. He emphasizes that Windows 8 makes Touch and the Windows Store first-class citizens. Nice detail: you can set up a visual gesture password … Continue reading

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Caridy Patino @ DevCon5 NYC

Caridy describes how Yahoo! built Axis on three different platforms using Mojito. He talked a lot about lessons learned while building a complex UX on iOS, Android, and Chrome desktop. Build mobile products atop platforms designed for mobile products, lest … Continue reading

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Tyler Smith (AppMobi) @ DevCon5 NYC

Tyler Smith talks about how to make great cross-platform games with HTML5 * Research and choose an HTML5 game engine (see bebraw’s excellent list at github) based on features you need, size, cost, and mobile compatibility. Beware of open source … Continue reading

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David Kaneda @ DevCon5 NYC

David Kaneda is talking at DevCon5 NYC talking about cross-device development: * You only get access to four touch events on most devices right now. See Boris Smus’s pointer.js as a nice abstraction layer. Enhance your hit radius for touch … Continue reading

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Greetings from DevCon5 NYC

Greetings from DevCon5 NYC. Our morning starts with Peter Lubbers giving an HTML5 overview. He’s reminding us about some important fundamentals: * Web Origins (see RFC 6454) are everywhere. You need to understand not only how they regulate JavaScript execution, … Continue reading

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Jeff Atwood’s PHP Singularity

I recommend this great essay by Jeff Atwood about the horribleness of PHP and what to do about it. I first encountered PHP when I did the second implementation of birdwalker.com, my website for birding field notes and photos. I … Continue reading

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