Welcome to On Our Radar, a weekly round-up of news, trends and other cool stuff from the world of web development.
Microsoft has been in the news a lot this week, as its Worldwide Partner Conference took place in Washington D.C. Of the five key trends the company focused on, it seems that their cloud strategy will be the most instrumental in carrying them forward. The news wasn’t all good though, as their COO admitted to a device share of just 14% and news of the biggest round of job cuts in the software giant’s history was revealed.
Net neutrality was also back in the headlines. The FCC’s public comment period on their proposed net neutrality rule was due to expire on July 15th, but an overwhelming surge in traffic to the site, saw the deadline pushed back. At the time of writing 780,000 comments had been filed by the (presumably irate) American public. For those of you who don’t know what net neutrality is, here’s an amusing take on it by John Oliver.
Also newsworthy is the fact that Twitter upgraded its tweet analytics dashboard for advertisers and verified users. This means that we now have more ways to measure engagement on Twitter than just retweets and favorites, but of course, not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
Welcome to On Our Radar, a weekly round-up of news, trends and other cool stuff from the world of web development. As ever, there’s been a whole lot of groovy stuff going on: Nestlé announced that they intend to make a real-life Star Trek food replicator, Larry Page voiced his opinion that the future of […]
Welcome to the next installment of On Our Radar, a weekly round-up of news, trends and other cool stuff from the world of web development. There sure has been a lot going on recently: Jeff Bezos unveiled Amazon’s first smartphone, ‘rebeccapurple’ was officially added to CSS Color Level 4, and it was announced that HTML5 […]
Hello and welcome to This Week on the Web.
As the name suggests, this is a weekly round-up of trends and themes from the exciting and giddy world of web development.
Every week, we’ll put together a collection of links to articles and resources that will make your lives as designers and developers easier, as well as helping you stay up-to-date in this fast-paced industry.
So without further ado, let’s dive straight in.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Apple announced Swift – its new programming language to create iOS and Mac OS X apps. This initially triggered much buzz amongst the community, but what are people saying now they’ve had a chance to check it out?
One way to enhance your site’s user experience is to allow your visitors to personalize certain aspects of it. This could be anything from increasing font size, to selecting an appropriate language or locale. As a developer, the challenge in implementing this is twofold. You have to enable the user to make the personalizations in the first place, as well as remember them the next time they visit. This tutorial will teach you how to create a style switcher and use local storage to remember your user’s preferences.
The first thing we’ll need is a basic HTML page with a bit of content and styling. I’ll also add a select element which will enable the visitor to change between styles. An example of what this page might look like is shown below.
Reacting to Events
Since a dropdown menu is used to switch between styles, we need to attach an event listener to the[js]
selectelement that reacts appropriately each time the user selects a new style. According to the W3C DOM Level 2 Event Model, the standard way to register event handlers is as follows:
FXRuby is a powerful library for developing cross-platform graphical user interfaces (GUIs). It is based on the FOX toolkit (an open source, highly optimized library written in C++) and offers Ruby developers the possibility of coding applications in the language they love, whilst at the same time taking advantage of FOX’s underlying performance and functionality. […]