Category: JavaScript

iOS Safari Web Apps Templates and HowTos

August 14, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

An iOS web application uses HTML/CSS/JS to deliver a iOS experience that looks and behaves like a native iOS application. If done correctly, the user can’t tell that it’s not a “normal” app. Although the capabilities are limited, it can be a great solution for many apps where going through the normal iOS app store […]

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Improving geolocation getCurrentPosition() with getAccurateCurrentPosition()

June 30, 2012 | By | 10 Comments

getAccurateCurrentPosition() is a simple enhancement to navigator.geolocation that provides a more accurate and predictable result.  It is intended for any geolocation-enabled web browser. This is also usable in PhoneGap applications since PhoneGap uses the underlying HTML geolocation APIs already. I have tested this on desktop Chrome, Safari, Firefox and on iOS and Android devices. I have […]

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HTML5 Application Cache How To

May 28, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

There are a lot of great blog posts, articles, and videos about HTML5 Application Cache, but because it’s fairly new and the spec is still evolving, it’s hard to get your head around all of the intricate details. What is it? The Application Cache is a new HTML5 capability that is different from the normal […]

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Preventing vertical scrolling bounce of websites on iOS using JavaScript

May 23, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

I recently created a web site for reading Twitter called   As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the site uses CSS3 columns and scrolls horizontally.  If you use your iPad and access any websites, you’ll notice that if you pull down on the content, you can drag the top of the page down […]

Continue Reading – web app for speed reading tweets

May 20, 2012 | By | 17 Comments

As a developer evangelist for Adobe, I use Twitter often to keep up with the latest trends, announcements, and more.  I’ve often been frustrated that the Twitter website and twitter apps all use one column that takes advantage of only about 1/9th of my large monitor.  I’ve been looking for a good project to beef […]

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An interesting way to handle event giveaways –

May 13, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

As developer evangelists, we often do giveaways of Creative Suite and other goodies at meetups, user group meetings, and other events.  Sometimes we use physical raffle tickets handed out at the door.  Other times there is a quiz to determine the winner, but recently while at a meeting of the Atlanta Web Design Group, I […]

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Central Florida Events: Building real apps with HTML/JavaScript and PhoneGap

May 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you live anywhere near Tampa or Orlando and have an interest in building mobile apps using web standards, you need to come to one of the following two local events: Tampa —  5/9/2012 6:00PM please RSVP on the site – if it’s full, try again later in the day Orlando —  5/8/2012 6:00PM EDT […]

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JavaScript Developer Magazine – Appliness May Issue now Available

April 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The May 2012 issue of Appliness is now available for your iPad and Android tablet.  This issue has over 100 pages of content including tons of code samples and interactive demos.  If you are a JavaScript developer, this is something you should subscribe to.  It’s free. May 2012 table of contents: CSS Regions and CSS […]

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Appliness – New digital magazine for JavaScript app developers!

March 28, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Today, the Adobe evangelists team has launched a new digital magazine called Appliness. If you have an iPad or Android tablet, you can grab a free copy now! The Kindle Fire version will be available any day (we’re waiting on Amazon to approve – their backlog is 2 weeks!). This will be a monthly magazine […]

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