Google+ API Now Released

Developers rejoice! Google has now released the API for Google+!! For the uninitiated, in the simplest term possible, “Google+ is the answer of Google to Facebook.” For years now, developers have developed applications, tools and everything you can think of that utilizes the APIs of the top social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. And upon the entry of Google+, developers are craving to incorporate the power and innovation of this new service from Google into their applications. Probably the most requested feature that users, especially marketers, are craving for is to automatically post to Google+ via an API … Continue reading

How Web Browsers Work

I found an interesting read earlier today as I was browsing my Twitter account. As I was feeling geeky today, I checked out a tweet from @ChromiumDev about how browsers work. As a web developer, I am always puzzled about how different browsers render different pages differently, which always makes my work a pain in the @ss. The article is a bit technical, which in my opinion, can only be fully understood if you have at least a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related course. Originally researched and written by Tali Garsiel, here’s a link on the detailed and informative article. How … Continue reading

Chrome-flavored Angry Birds Javascript Cheats

It’s nearly a week since I’ve played the web version of Angry Birds by Rovio. This version is obviously designed for Google Chrome, although it’s not Chrome-exclusive, browsers that supports HTML5 features like Local Storage, Canvas and WebGL would be able to run the game. I believe that this is a huge leap in terms of web technology. It gives us an excellent full-featured(?) game that doesn’t use third-party plugins such as Adobe Flash, Shockwave or Java applet. I’ve also seen huge amount of websites that brags about the game was hacked on the day it was released. I wasn’t … Continue reading

jQuery Mobile: The Next Big Thing Comes in Minified Package

Introduction For the seasoned web developer, there’s no denying it, jQuery is one of the best and widely used JavaScript framework aside from ExtJS, Dojo, MooTools and Google Web Toolkit to name a few. According to BuiltWith.com, at the time of this writing, jQuery is the top JavaScript framework used with 44.01% of websites using it. With the Top 1 Million Websites indexed by BuiltWith.com, it is used by approximately 44.82% of internet websites, solidifying its stature as the best JS Framework in the world. And if you are curious, the 2nd most used JavaScript Library used is Facebook for … Continue reading

Google Fonts: Making the Web Beautiful!

I recently discovered Google Fonts API that allows web developers to embed fonts into their web pages which gives them the freedom to style the page as they want without resulting to rasterized text. It sets us free from the overused default web browser fonts such as Arial, Verdana and Courier fonts. This is quite useful for SEO since your stylized text doesn't need to be a .JPG or .PNG image anymore, but a pure text that can be searchable and indexable by common web crawlers. The API provides a simple way to include a dynamic stylesheet that includes the … Continue reading