News roundup: Head.js, Let’s Make a Framework eBook, Ben the Bodyguard, Webdev Advent Calendars
And last but not least is an HTML5 shim/shiv to make new HTML5 elements styleable in older version of IE!
There’s quite a lot packed into this little file!
Free eBook: Let’s Make a Framework
Ben the Bodyguard
Ben the Bodyguard is an upcoming iOS security product, and its site has gotten a bit of hype for the way they’ve decided to explain their product. As you scroll the site, a fixed-position character appears to walk down the street as his surroundings pass by around him, triggering speech bubbles and events at certain times.
It’s just a fun interaction that’s not terribly hard to implement, but its execution is unique. It also works on mobile, and is somewhat hilarious to watch with a momentum scroll on an iPhone. In other words, go check it out!
Webdev Advent Calendars
It’s that time of year again! Tons of web geek advent calendars for you to read:
Mozilla Labs Gaming in London (Dec 6, 2010 in London)
Mobile Monday Silicon Valley (Dec 6, 2010 in San Francisco)
D: Dive Into Mobile (Dec 6-7, 2010 in San Francisco)
Times Open – Hack Day (Dec 8, 2010, New York, NY)
Node.js Camp SF (Dec 14, 2010 in San Francisco)
The Faster Websites Online Conference (Dec 16, 2010 online)
Audio: ECMA, TC-39, and Bears – Oh My! (A Minute with Brendan)
JSON and JSONP
Ext JS 4 Preview
Video: Lots of videos from YUIConf 2010 have been posted
DepthJS is a browser extension (currently Chrome) that allows the Microsoft Kinect to talk to any web page.
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