04 Feb 2011
Web Dev Link Dump
When I put together the New Year Link Dump I had so many development-related links I had to save them and build up a separate list:
- I quite like this idea and might add it to some sites.
- W3C HTML5 Logo
- The controversial aspect amongst developers is the bundling of related technologies such as CSS3 under the banner of HTML5.
- Introducing Amazon Simple Email Service
- Very reasonable pricing, and includes features such as hooking into ISPs’ complaint feedback loops.
- 2D collision detection
- A solid introduction to the topic (although doesn’t include modelling objects as circles, which is often the best option).
- HTML5 Games 0.1: Speedy Sprites
- Benchmarking browser-based game performance.
- Idea Cog’s Foresight
- Simon, an ex-colleague, has set up a new company and the first product due out is an interesting-looking management tool for agencies. Windows-only initially, with other platforms “likely to follow”.
- We’ll be retiring our support of OpenID on May 1
- This doesn’t surprise me; OpenID is just slightly too awkward for both users and site builders, and the big players on the web are too busy fighting for control to help it succeed.
- Flash is still easier and more capable for most game types, but HTML is rapidly encroaching on its turf via libraries like this.
- Little Big Details
- Highlights small user-interface touches.
- SWFSheet; Sprite Sheet Maker
- Tools for automating a potentially-tedious task.
- Audio Sprites (and fixes for iOS)
- HTML5 audio is getting there.
- Hiring Front-End Engineers
- I’m not convinced about his last point, but otherwise found myself nodding in agreement.