Text 2.0 or readers 5.0?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 0 commenti
Have you already heard something about Text 2.0?

No? Ok, if no, watch this:

What do you think then? Images flash automatically in your screen/sheet/paper, sounds automatically are riproduced, vocabulary is just there.

What a wonderful world! :S

I'm a bit sceptical, when I read I just want to be alone and keep focused on it. Maybe in the future that will be the common read habit. Yes in the future. Maybe.

For now I'd prefer to read silently alone.

HTML5 or Flash?

Saturday, March 13, 2010 0 commenti
You surely noticed the actual war between HTML5 and Flash.

And the doubt is still there: what's in the future?

The future is in the open standards. Browser creators/developers/houses have already started to follow the web standard some time ago... so why wouldn't they continue to follow this way?

I think it's just a question of time, when we'll have better accelerated graphic drivers when we'll have better web browser and better web sities so everything will just work with HTML5 and open software.

We have to recognize that Adobe Flash is a great technology but in the "common use" or middle website why do they need to use a closed format?
It's like to have php/mysql in closed-source format and rent a server, sounds strange right?

I'd like to build websites just with opensource software :) so I'm for HTML5.

jAPS 2.0 Road Map

Monday, March 8, 2010 0 commenti
Looking at the Official jAPS 2.0 Road Map:

Stable 2.0.10 Release

  • Search by page code in Page Management
  • Entity Types Interface Management. Example: Back office interface to create and manage content types

Maybe It's a bit "reduced" as feature list... the changelog will be surely longer and more complete.

But the one of the most important feature for jAPS Web Developers is the "Entity Types Interface Management" :D

I'm very exited about it! I'll do a screencast soon ;)

As We can read from the mailing list, Eugenio wrote:

We're in the home stretch with the new version 2.0.10. (few weeks have faith!).
For those of you who want to try the preview of the new version of jAPS 2.0, the SourceForge CVS is always constantly updated.

So we're just checking everything :) stay tuned.

YouTube and Accessibility

Friday, March 5, 2010 0 commenti
Good news from Google.
YouTube will recognize the speech in a video, and generate automagically proper subtitles.

The article is in italian, but there is a promotional video in english.

Geolocate users with Mootools

Thursday, March 4, 2010 0 commenti
I want to tell You about a Mootools class called Locate.

You can find It directly in the MooForge here http://mootools.net/forge/p/locate; It helps you to use the geolocation feature of those browsers who support it.

It's pretty fast:

var location = new Locate({
onLocate: function(position){
// Do stuff with the position data

Well done, Christopher Beloch. :)

Oldies but Goldies

Monday, March 1, 2010 0 commenti

This is the translation of an old post in italian from "Do It The jAPS Way".

Pane, Storia e... Geografia

From an email of explanation to a colleague:

There are two main types of the web entity we call Breadcrumbs (I'm gonna name theese types with names of my choice):
  1. Geographical Breadcrumbs
  2. Historical Breadcrumbs
Geographical Breadcrumbs are just like a map with a very large red X and the sign "You are here".
They come in help whenever you want to know in which point of the page tree of a website you are, regardless of how you got there.

Mostly used in Plain Old Informative Portals.

PRO: They give a new feature to the user, not embedded in a web browser (the very large red X on the map).
CONS: In a page tree made of 10 or more sublevels, they end out to be an element of chaos instead of adding order .

Historical Breadcrumbs are like Thumbling's breadcrumbs.
They track every single step it took you to reach the point of the site where you stand, regardless of your position in the page tree.

They are used almost only in WiKis, or in large "encyclopedia-style" portals where you end up using the History in your browser so often that you can surely take advantage of a web based version of it.

PRO: They help reminding what pages you read seconds, minutes ago.
CONS: They are definetely a creature of Chaos, and aren't of any use in clearing your position in a website.


Top Browsers in Europe of 2010

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IE = 46%
Firefox = 38%
(via gs.statcounter.com)
So dear "colleagues" always design for IEs and Firefow and You'll reach almost everyone!

Eat this!