News roundup: tons o’ links for the New Year
David Walsh has a demo of Mozilla 11’s new Battery Status API
qooxdoo 1.6 has been released, and has new features such as offline storage helpers, support for CSS3 animations/transforms, and new mobile UI widgets.
Let’s have a look at some recently landed Web APIs for Firefox – John Hammink takes us on a cruise through the camera API, indexedDB api, phone vibrate api, etc
nodeinfo is phpinfo() for Node, which displays environment and system information
iWebInspector is a remote debugging tool for the iOS Simulator
Visual Event is a bookmarklet that helps figure out which events are attached to particular DOM nodes. It goes a bit beyond the tools available in Webkit Inspector (in Safari/Chrome) and “decodes” the events added by various popular JS libraries.
Shapesmith is a visual WebGL editor that looks so easy to use that even I could (maybe) use it!
You can now import data directly from Google Analytics into caniuse.com, letting you know how many users will be able to see new browser features you may decide to implement on your site
The W3C has a nice friendly page for getting started with the Audio API, including goodies such as examples of looping without gaps
Microsoft has put up a really slick demo of the Windows Phone 7 interface in HTML/CSS/JS. Try it on your phone – looks like it only works with touch events.
David Mandelin has posted the latest issue of hisJS Development Newsletter
KendoUI is a new UI framework targetting desktop and mobile (you pretty much have to these days!). Check out the demos here: http://demos.kendoui.com/.
PPK has discovered that you can use iOS’s Siri as a screen reader of sorts
The Script Tag (Chris Coyier) – what script tag variations work and which ones don’t?
Are We Playing Yet? is a handy HTML5 audio test suite. Think of it as Modernizr just for audio. Sweet!
WebGL around the net, 1 December 2011 – a collection of awesome WebGL links