Posts Tagged ‘web’

Mozilla Flyweb: How to get rid of custom apps to communicate with IOT devices…

September 8, 2016

Mozilla has an interesting project called flyweb. If you want to know what it is about and why you should have a look at it watch this video.

https://air.mozilla.org/friday-plenary-flyweb/video/

This specification aims to allow web applications to connect with and communicate to each other over local-area transport protocols. In particular, this specification aims to bring the web’s client/server application model to inter-device communication. The web’s application architecture enables an application running on a server to dynamically and incrementally send application state and logic to an intermittently connected client. This model enables a powerful multi-homed application architecture.

CSS Attribute Selector madness?

March 30, 2016

Today I stumbled upon a CSS attribute selector which made me think.

div.fooClass[class]
{
height: 29px;
}

The interesting thing here is the [class] part of the CSS. If I understand correctly, this means, that elements should be selected which have the class attribute. I understand why someone might be interested to style all images with alt-tags differently: img[alt]. But is there any legitimate use of [class]? Cause this only says: select elements which have a class assigned… It does not even check WHICH class, it selects just all classes. And it gets weirder when it is combined with a specific class like fooClass in this example. Has anybody an idea what this means?

Firefox 3.5 commercial

June 1, 2009

There is a Mozilla Firefox 3.5 commercial which is quite similar to a car commercial. I don’t like it that much. What do you think about it?

Source: Netzpolitik.org

World Wide Web in Plain English

April 10, 2009

Source: www.commconcraft.com

A List Apart

November 10, 2008

“For people who make websites”
A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Some articles

And much more. The new articles can easily be followed by using their RSS feed.

Save the EU from a three-strikes copyright rule

July 6, 2008

Back-room dealings in the European Parliament have resulted in a “three strikes” rule being included in a new telecoms bill — the rule would force ISPs to kick people who’ve been thrice accused of copyright infringement off the Internet.

If this bill passes, then Europeans’ access to the network that delivers freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, access to medicine, family, civic engagement, banking, government services, and the whole sweep of human online endeavor would last only so long as they avoided three unsubstantiated accusations of downloading music or video or software without permission.

Worse still, the bill is set to be voted upon on July 7 — that’s this Monday.

The Open Rights Group has instructions for contacting your MEP. If you live in the EU and you care about your future as a citizen of the information society, call right away and make sure your MEP knows that this matters to you.

Join the action and contact you Member of the European Parliament and tell them about the dangers of the new bill!

There is a video called Steal Legislation: Act Now which expresses the urgency to act,

Source: BoingBoing

Open microblogging service

July 6, 2008

Twitter is hyped for some months now but I can’t see the cool thing about it. Maybe it’s because of its proprietary nature (you can’t transfer from twitter to another microblogging platform).

But there is a microblogging alternative which respects their users, their privacy and follows open standards:
identi.ca

How is Identi.ca different from Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Plurk, others?

Identi.ca is an Open Network Service. Our main goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users’ autonomy. In particular, all the software used for Identi.ca is Free Software, and all the data is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data.

The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services that can receive your notices.

The goal here is autonomy — you deserve the right to manage your own on-line presence. If you don’t like how Identi.ca works, you can take your data and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to another one).

If a microblogging service makes sense for you and adds value to your life is another question. But if you want to try it out, use Identi.ca so you are not getting stucked with a proprietary service.

Btw. my username is stefon and here you can subscribe my identi.ca messages.

Source: CreativeCommons.org

What’s new in Firefox 3?

June 19, 2008

If you already have downloaded Firefox 3 you may want to know whats new and shiny about it.

A new guide to Firefox 3 has been announced on MozillaZine. The Field Guide to Firefox 3 provides a in-depth look, with many screenshots, of the new features in Firefox 3

If you have not downloaded Firefox 3 till now… No that can’t be.

For the record.. if you are using Iceweasel, you may want to know that Iceweasel 3 is available in debian gnu/linux unstable.

Source: Lwn.net

the social web browser

June 18, 2008

Only short after the release of the brand new Firefox 3, Flock 2 beta has been released.

Flock is an intriguing new “social web browser” that is designed not just as a portal to the web, but to your friends’ lives and the online communities where we share many of today’s experiences. [more]

Source: Lwn.net

REAL online dictionary

June 12, 2008

When you’re using Lingro to read a web page, you can click on any word in the text to bring up a translation on the same page. This eliminates the need to move away from what you’re reading and go to a separate dictionary site, or thumb through a paper dictionary.

You can try this by reading my german blog and lingro helping you by translating the german words in english ones. Just click on a word and choose to translate from english to german.

When we were starting out, we were fortunate enough to get in touch with Lawrence Lessig (founder of Creative Commons and generally recognized as the foremost expert on cyberlaw) about the problem. He recommended that we dual-license all the new user contributions under the CC BY-SA license and the GNU FDL.
This allows us to contribute our user translations back to existing projects like Wiktionary, while also making them available under the much easier to understand terms of a Creative Commons license.

Source: CreativeCommons.org