Mozilla Hacks Weekly, August 4th 2011

It’s time again for the link picks of the week from the Mozilla Developer Engagement Team!

Personally, I must say I love putting together this list since no matter how much you try and stay in touch with what is going on, it’s always nice to get tips from others and to see what they choose and why. If you have any tips for us what to read, or thoughts on our links this week, please don’t hesitate to write a comment below!

Weekly links August 4th 2011

The links we have chosen this week are:

Christian Heilmann

A picture of Christian Heilmann A CRAP way to improve usability has some simple, but very effective tricks to build interfaces that are easier to understand.

Christian can be found on Twitter as @codepo8

Havi Hoffman

A picture of Havi Hoffman .net Magazine Awards 2011 – If you were stranded without Internet in 2011, you could catch up quickly on the tastiest design and development by visiting the nominee sites across all categories here. (P.S. Vote for MDN’s Rob Hawkes. )

Havi can be found on Twitter as @freshelectrons

Janet Swisher

A picture of Janet Swisher What is HTML5? A look at the big-picture significance of HTML5 for web developers.

Janet can be found on Twitter as @jmswisher

Jay Patel

A picture of Jay Patel New Standards Effort Targets for Privacy, Data Control – A step in the right direction for consumer privacy and giving people more control over what happens to their data.

Jay can be found on Twitter as @jaybhai

Jeff Griffiths

A picture of Jeff Griffiths Websocket draft 10 implementation lands in Chromium – This brings the supported protocol version in line with what is already implemented in Firefox 6 Beta, and signals to developers that soon 2 out of the 3 major browsers will have awesome websocket support.

Jeff can be found on Twitter as @canuckistani

John Karahalis

A picture of John Karahalis Ian Hickson on HTML5: Ian Hickson, editor of the HTML5 specification, discusses the past, present, and future of HTML. In this interview, Hickson discusses his somewhat controversial prediction that HTML5 will not become a W3C Recommendation until 2022.

John can be found on Twitter as @openjck

Louis-Rémi Babe

A picture of Louis-Rémi Babe Partial Application in JavaScript. JavaScript is not only easy to work with, this language also has distinctive features that could help you write less code and improve its quality.

Louis-Rémi can be found on Twitter as @Louis_Remi

Rob Hawkes

A picture of Rob Hawkes dat.gui is a lightweight and pretty settings panel that you can use on JavaScript experiments to manipulate variables and fire functions without having to edit code.

Rob can be found on Twitter as @robhawkes

Robert Nyman

A picture of Robert Nyman A Modest Proposal for CSS3 Animations – Jonathan Snook discusses animation with CSS, and gives another perspective to how things could work.

Robert can be found on Twitter as @robertnyman

Tristan Nitot

A picture of Tristan Nitot The Browser by many other names : a browser is more than a rendering engine and a UI (user interface). Mitchell Baker, leader of the Mozilla project, explores what a browser can do when it comes to user sovereignty, or in other words, “to tune the Internet to the experience I want”.

Tristan can be found on Twitter as @nitot

About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at and loves to travel and meet people.

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