Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just finished writing Mobile Flash - knackered. Need to have a beer and go to sleep (maybe even skip the beer)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Check out Google.com home's page. They have a cool Scooby Doo logo!

Friday, October 8, 2010

You can now publish Flash to Android and iPhone. Pretty damn cool.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HTML5: Designing Rich Applications cracks Amazon's top 10,000 sellers - thanks for all who have bought a copy!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cool, check out the HTML5 Periodic Table of the Elements (HMLT5, Elements, that is!)
http://ping.fm/Fb3Lk
Just added my HTML5 presentation to www.visualizetheweb.com - lots of links to useful tools

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wow! VLC on the iPad really rocks. Got an iPad, then download the VLC client.
here be the link for Web socket testing: http://ping.fm/ZeTmz
Last night I was asked if Mobile Safari supports Web Sockets. I thought it did, but it turns out I was wrong. Check yourself here: http://ping.fm/cqR8H
Catch a copy of my presentation from last at the link below - lots of links to HTML5 Web tools

http://ping.fm/qGKH7
Had a great evening last night at the Chicago AUG. Awesome bunch. Got to present on HTML5. Link to presentation going up soon.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Off to visit the Adobe mothership.
You have to see the hardware acceleration in IE9. It is crazy.
It is interesting to see so many macs and iPad at an MS event - guess they did not get the memo.
Josh Davis just showed me a crazy CANVAS app - check out the endless mural!
Press is waiting outside of keynote - why did they fly me 1600 miles to wait outside? Scratching head??
MS is laying on the "art" with a trowel!
Got to the event. Blogging on iPhone :)
What can jQuery enthusiasts expect from IE9? faster JavaScript, canvas, SVG and new HTML5 elements.
Anyone in Chicago next week? I will be speaking at the AUG on Monday. Going HTML5 all night long!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Anyone in Chicago next week? I will be speaking at the AUG on Monday. Going to HTML5 all night long!
If you can, give IE9 a spin - great HTML5 support, fast JVM and really fast GPU enhanced graphics.
Getting ready for the IE9 launch tomorrow. Getting up @4 to fly to San Fran. Should be a blast!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Off to San Fran for the launch of IE9 beta. Should be interesting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Can you believe this? Apple now says you can build apps using 3rd parties - like Flash? Say it ain't true?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apple releases a boatload of new toys. Wish I had more money!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Check out CSS Playground where you can play with new CSS3 features and generate the code.
http://ping.fm/ociJ6
New update to YoxView - wickedly cool jQuery light box plugin.
http://ping.fm/zKR5y

Monday, August 30, 2010

look ma' no Flash

Load the following Web page in Google Chrome. The site that comes up is all in HTML5 รข€“ no Flash.

http://ping.fm/XpP9x
Adding Rich Animation to your iPhone and Android Web Sites now online!

http://ping.fm/ugUZN

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Twitter accounts you need for jQuery

Just getting into Twitter and I am getting hooked on it. Here is a link to a short article I wrote that shows my favorite jQuery Twitter accounts. http://ping.fm/cMJ2F
Check out my new jQuery blog on InsideRIA.com. http://ping.fm/wZJuo

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

boilerplate is a great way to get started with a basic HTML5 template for all your projects. Check it out: http://ping.fm/aUJO4

Friday, August 13, 2010

Beer, pizza and great music. Perfect evening.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sitting in O'Hare waiting for my connector flight. I see 10 people on the phone and 8 are iPhones! Wow!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

There is a typo in the new book regarding the supporting web site - it www.visualizetheweb.com - you can get all the files there:
http://ping.fm/Wm3gp
The files for my new HTML5 can be downloaded here:
http://ping.fm/k1aC5

Monday, August 2, 2010

Great video on CSS3 transitions. http://ping.fm/Ft3Ub

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oops, here is the correct Web address: http://ping.fm/aK0i3
Great use of HTML5 CANVAS by Joe Huckabee - check it out. http://ping.fm/eSdUO

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Listening to the 2010 Doctor Who at the Proms and editing. Wow, I am in nerd heaven!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Working on new book

I am currently working on a book about writing Android apps using AIR and Flash. I am blown away by how response Flash is. Why is Apple complaining so much?
Google is going to release a new version of Chrome every 6 weeks. Is this a marketing gimmick or something that makes version numbers irrelevant?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My new book on HTML5 came this week. Here is a link (buy 2, it's that good)
http://ping.fm/qwE5p

Friday, July 16, 2010

Great video spoof on the Old Spice Commercials but for education: http://ping.fm/QjgvE

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This is so cool! The book I wrote on HTML5 came in the mail today.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ordered my new iPhone yesterday :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

APPL passes MSFT to become second largest US company. 13 years ago Microsoft bailed Apple out with $150M? Did APPL give the money back today

Friday, May 21, 2010

What are your thoughts on Google TV? Let me know - http://ping.fm/U8XDk

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Check out my new blog. The topic is just Android development using Flash and AIR. http://ping.fm/n0R7P

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mobile development for Android and iPhone's should not be hard. My latest article covers the tools and HTML5 techniques you can use to make your mobile apps exciting - http://ping.fm/dOMO3

Friday, May 7, 2010

Coolest acessory for the iPad has got to be a wireless keyboard. Who needs a laptop?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Working on iPad apps. It is interesting to see that the user interface is so different to a phone or pc.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flash running in AIR on Android and iPhone

Check out a video of my first Android application. The app was built using Flash CS5/AIR. Running next to the Android App is the same app running on an iPhone. http://ping.fm/a5fM7

Friday, April 16, 2010

New article published at InsideRIA on how to create Rounded Corners using just CSS. http://ping.fm/Ne1x9

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Pi Day! Let's celebrate that crazy number 3.14159265

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MAD Words - The latest MAD Learning iPhone App

Our latest iPhone App (MAD Words) is now available on the iTunes App Store. http://ping.fm/uc0fm

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Apple Stuff is coming

OK, we have all heard the hype that Apple is releasing a new product. Is is a tablet? Well, sure it is. Heck, it would corporate suicide if Apple did not release a tablet. But I think there will be more. The big story is not tablets, iPhones and iPods - it is cloud based services. Jobs always said you need great software to go with great hardware. I would argue that today you need great cloud services to compliment the hardware/software. We will see tomorrow.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Apple's big annoucement for Jan 27th

There is a lot of speculation circulating around what Apple will be presenting on Jan 27th. Will it be a Tablet? Will it be iLife 2010? Will we see iPhone OS 4.0? Hell, who knows? This is Apple, people. The company who have a patent on "playing your cards close to your chest." After all the hype and circus tricks spreading through the Web, I think we can safely say that whatever we hear, we will be disappointed. Our expectations are simply too high.

Of course, I could be wrong :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

working on a new article - rounded corners in CSS3

Just finishing up a new article on CSS3 corner-radius definition, or rounded corners. It should be popping up on InsideRIA.com some time this week.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 predictions

This is always a fun time of year. Here are my predictions for 2010: http://ping.fm/oEBiS
Let me know if you agree with my latest article predicting this years 10 big things in 2010: http://ping.fm/FrYke

Great User Experience Presentation

How the user interfaces with a solution will determine if the solution is successful. A great example is the iPod - you can easily buy music (iTunes Store). sync music (iTunes) and listen to music (iPod). The presentation below is great: http://ping.fm/lUAuK
Great article on how to increase the performance of your Web site http://ping.fm/B72f5

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Microsoft is joning SVG working group and will support CANVAS in future

Looks like Microsoft is now going to support SVG (and they are talking about supporting 2D Canvas). This is great news for Web developers. Interestingly, MS tried to kill SVG with their own technology called VML about 10 years ago. I guess time can heal all wounds! A hearty welcome to MS and standards based Web development.

Check out this great News.com article http://ping.fm/zcw0p
What do you think of the new Google phone? Looks more evolutionary rather than revolutionary to me.