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Thoughts on Integrating Ionic into an Existing Application

10-16-2014 1,751 views Development, JavaScript, HTML5 4 Comments

Earlier this week a user asked me a question about integrating Ionic into an existing application.

Delaying an Edge Animate asset until visible - Part 6

10-14-2014 1,876 views jQuery, JavaScript, HTML5 1 Comment

Welcome back to the thread that won't die. I've blogged (see related links below) about this topic six times now. It started off as something simple - making an Edge Animate animation wait to run until visible - but it has turned into a pretty complex set of entries discussing not only how to do it but alternatives and other modifications. Today's entry is rather simple though as it just covers updates for the October 2014 release of Edge Animate.

Ionic has a CDN (use with caution)

10-02-2014 2,118 views Mobile, Development, JavaScript, HTML5 Comments

I kinda stumbled upon this by accident, but Ionic has a CDN you can find here:

Cordova, Plugins, and Determining What Supports What

10-01-2014 2,676 views Mobile, HTML5 2 Comments

Earlier today a user on the Cordova development list asked if plugins are tested against only the current release of the SDK. This brought up an interesting discussion that I'm summarizing here.

IndexedDB on iOS 8 - Broken Bad

09-25-2014 11,529 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 23 Comments
Let me begin by saying that credit for this find goes to @jonnyknowsbest on Twitter and his SO post here: Primary Key issue on iOS8 implementation of IndexedDb. I did my research into this issue early this morning and I hope that I, and jonny, are both wrong. I'd love to be wrong about this. Unfortunately, I don't think that is the case.

So, as you know, iOS 8 finally brought IndexedDB to Mobile Safari. I may be biased, but I find features like this far more useful than CSS updates. Not to say that I don't appreciate them, but to me, deep data storage on the client is something that is more practical and useful to more people. Of course, I work for a company that is all about designers and not developers, so what do I know? ;)

Tip: Using Ionic - without Ionic

09-23-2014 2,585 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 Comments

Pardon the cryptic title. Earlier this morning I was working on a demo (the result of which is documented here) that I knew was going to be rather simple. Therefore I decided to skip using Ionic since AngularJS would have been overkill for what I was producing. I was ok with that, but what I really didn't like was losing live reload and logging in my terminal. Turns out there is a rather obvious way to get that.

Simple photo filters with VintageJS and Cordova

09-23-2014 3,289 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 6 Comments

A quick demo today of something I ran into via StackOverflow. VintageJS is a JavaScript library that adds simple camera fitlers, like sepia and vignettes, to pictures. As long as your browser supports canvas, you can make use of the library rather easily. Here is one example, stolen from their docs.

Datalist support in Mobile Chrome

09-18-2014 2,250 views HTML5 2 Comments

iOS8 launched yesterday and it has damn good updates in mobile Safari. I strongly suggest folks read Max Firtman's detailed review here: iOS 8 and iPhone 6 for web developers and designers: next evolution for Safari and native webapps. One thing missing, however, is support for datalist controls. I've blogged about them before and I really like how simple they make basic autocomplete controls. I noticed over on the CanIuse page for datalist that Android 4.4.3 and higher now support it. Here are some screen shots of it in action. Honestly it looks pretty much as you might expect, but I wanted to see for myself.

Video: Building Hybrid Applications with Ionic

09-13-2014 4,155 views Mobile, Development, JavaScript, HTML5 7 Comments

How cool is NCDevCon? The presentation I finished 10 minutes ago is online. Now. There may be some audio issues in the middle (had some feedback) so you may want to switch to headphones (let me know), but overall, check it out and let me know. I've made no secret of my love for Ionic and I hope this helps people get acquainted with it.

Video Link

p.s. I didn't include my slide deck and example apps, but if folks would like them let me know and I'll post a copy.

Proof of Concept: Live HTML checking for a textarea

09-08-2014 2,287 views JavaScript, HTML5 4 Comments

Most online forms don't allow HTML, or allow a very strict subset of HTML, but for years now my blog form (the one I'm using right now) has allowed for any and all HTML. I figure if I can't trust myself, who can I trust? Of course, from time to time I screw up and forget to close a tag or make some other mistake. For a while now I've wondered - is there an easy way to check for that and potentially catch those mistakes before I save the form?