Archive for the ‘html’ Category

Recently, Google introduced Schemas in Gmail messages to allow developers to deliver a more interactive email experience integrated with their web app. Schemas in emails can be used to represent various types of entities and actions. Email clients that understand schemas, such as Gmail, can render entities and actions defined in the messages with a […]

Email is one of the common input fields in any web form. Many sites use two email fields to make sure that the user has entered correct email ids. This is a common idiom in web design, and it is surprising that it has not changed over all these years. One of the interesting alternative […]

One little gem I recently encountered is protocol-relative URLs. This solves the headaches of the age-old problem of creating URLs which work whether you’re in SSL mode or normal http. For example take the following image :

Printing web pages from JavaScript, although not a common scenario, can be easily accomplished with some simple code. On the other hand, selectively printing some elements from a web page – like a div or a paragraph, can be challenging. Fortunately there are libraries available that can make the task easier. One such useful jQuery […]

pdf.js is an HTML5 technology experiment from Mozilla that explores building a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer using Canvas without any native code support. The goal of the project is to create a general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs, and eventually to release a PDF reader extension powered by […]

There is some confusion among users regarding the new HTML5 keygen element. The keygen element generates a public/private key pair and then creates a certificate request. Many users want to know the exact use of the element when SSL is available. This is my take on the subject. Correct me if I’m wrong. <form action="process.cgi" […]

Mobilize.js allows web developers create mobile sites out of existing websites with little effort. It supports the following features: Automatically detect mobile browsers. Easy to integrate – no server side changes needed. Open source – no expensive software or licenses needed. Familiar HTML5, Javascript and JQuery Mobile tools used. Supports iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Opera Mini […]

Search-engines have reached a impasse with respect to understanding of HTML data. Although most sites, especially databases centric sites use structured data in the backend, once the data is rendered as HTML the data looses all its structure and makes it difficult for search engines to understand them correctly. Until now most search engines have […]

One of a common requirement in some web applications is that of sending messages and data across windows (of the same origin). Doing this is not easy and requires the help of cookies and a bit of JavaScript. Now with HTML5 and its localStorage feature we can accomplish this quite easily.

One of the interesting and useful addition to the HTML5 specification is the Geolocation API. The Geolocation API allows users to share their location with web applications so that they can enjoy the benefits of various location-aware services. Geolocation enables you as a developer or website owner to figure out where a particular user is […]

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