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  1. Box model highlighter, Web Console improvements, Firefox OS HUD + more – Firefox Developer Tools Episode 30

    Firefox 30 was just uplifted to the Aurora release channel, so let’s take a look at the most important DevTools changes in this release. Inspector One of our most requested features has been to highlight box model regions of elements on the page. We are Read more…

  2. Better integration for open web apps on Android

    Up until now, developing web apps on mobile has been a little tricky. After spending the time developing your app, getting your users to install it is difficult, especially when the concept of “installing a web app” is not very well defined. The most popular Read more…

  3. jsDelivr – The advanced open source public CDN

    This is a guest post by Dmitriy Akulov and his project jsDelivr. – Editor’s note. As a developer you are probably aware of Google Hosted Libraries. Google offers an easy and fast way to include 12 of the most popular js libraries in your websites. Read more…

  4. Flambe Provides Support For Firefox OS

    Flambe is a performant cross-platform open source game engine based on the Haxe programming language. Games are compiled to HTML5 or Flash and can be optimized for desktop or mobile browsers. The HTML5 Renderer uses WebGL, but provides fallback to the Canvas tag and functions Read more…

  5. Lessons learnt building ViziCities

    Just over 2 weeks ago Peter Smart and Robin Hawkes released the first version of ViziCities to the world. It’s free to use and open-sourced under an MIT license. In this post I will talk to you about the lessons learnt during the development of Read more…

  6. The Making of the Time Out Firefox OS app

    A rash start into adventure So we told our client that yes, of course, we would do their Firefox OS app. We didn’t know much about FFOS at the time. But, hey, we had just completed refactoring their native iOS and Android apps. Web applications Read more…

  7. Ember.JS – What it is and why we need to care about it

    This is a guest post by Sourav Lahoti and his thoughts about Ember.js Developers increasingly turn to client-side frameworks to simplify development, and there’s a big need for good ones in this area. We see a lot of players in this field, but for lots Read more…

  8. Live Editing Sass and Less in the Firefox Developer Tools

    Sass and Less are expressive languages that compile into CSS. If you’re using Sass or Less to generate your CSS, you might want to debug the source that you authored and not the generated CSS. Luckily you can now do this in the Firefox 29 Read more…

  9. HTML5, CSS3, and the Bookmarklet that Shook the Web

    On Valentine’s Day last year we released a bookmarklet that went viral riding the popularity of the Harlem Shake meme. On the anniversary of its release we’d like to take a moment look back at the technical nuts and bolts of the bookmarklet as a Read more…

  10. localForage: Offline Storage, Improved

    Web apps have had offline capabilities like saving large data sets and binary files for some time. You can even do things like cache MP3 files. Browser technology can store data offline and plenty of it. The problem, though, is that the technology choices for Read more…