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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How to prevent bounce of PhoneGap app container in iOS apps – UIWebViewBounce

May 14, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

I’ve noticed that a lot of apps built with PhoneGap have a weird behavior on iPhone and iPad — You can tug at the main app and move it around slightly and let it bounce back into place.  It’s as if the PhoneGap container is connected to the device with springs!  I quickly found several […]

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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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Amazon EC2 – a real-world case study of moving from a data center to the cloud

May 2, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Two years ago, I blogged about ChessJam, a chess application that I helped develop where people from all over the world play live chess with each other.  Since launching ChessJam, it’s been up and running 24/7 with very little downtime and has experienced some good growth. To give you a sense of the activity levels, […]

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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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WANTED – Rock star C++ programmers to work on WebKit

April 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Did you know that Adobe is ramping up engineering efforts to build new features for WebKit?  This is not a fork of WebKit for an upcoming product.  This is WebKit trunk code commits!  The WebKit Engineering team in San Francisco contributes features, bug fixes, and engineering system improvements to WebKit.  They work on the WebKit […]

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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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