Mozilla Hacks Weekly, December 15th 2011

Time again for the Mozilla Developer Engagement team to share what what we have been reading lately.

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If there is anything you think we should read or know about, don’t hesitate to post a comment, contact us on Twitter or through any other mean.
The picks this week are:

Christian Heilmann

After showing off a folding cube done in CSS3 transitions and 3D transformations, Cameron Adams upped the ante with his Dodecahedron. Can you top that? (needs Webkit/Aurora, in case you wonder).

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Christian, he’s available on Twitter as @codepo8.

Havi Hoffman

Here’s a recap of last Friday’s WebGLCamp #4, which gives a great feel for state-of-the-art WebGL and the vibrant WebGL community of technologists, entrepreneurs, implementers, and experimenters.

Havi can be found on Twitter as @freshelectrons

Janet Swisher

A picture of Janet Swisher Stage 2 of the Badges for Lifelong Learning competition, sponsored by Mozilla, HASTAC, and the MacArthur Foundation, is now open. Propose a design for a concrete badge system based on Mozilla’s Open Badges infrastructure.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Janet, she’s available on Twitter as @jmswisher.

Jeff Griffiths

Some sweet UI polish mock-ups of Firefox mobile from Madhava Enros.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Jeff, he’s available on Twitter as @canuckistani.

Luke Crouch

“Native pressures push the Web forward; the Web pressures native Apps” Scott Hanselman: Apps are too much like 1990’s CD-ROMs and not enough like the web.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Luke, he’s available on Twitter as @groovecoder.

Rob Hawkes

Docco is a tool for creating beautifully designed “literate programming-style” documentation. The formatting of the documentation can be changed through the use of Markdown within your code comments.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Rob, he’s available on Twitter as @robhawkes.

Robert Nyman

The Exporter – Free your data on Twitter, Gowalla, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Robert, he’s available on Twitter as @robertnyman.

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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  1. Ken Saunders

    Those CSS3 cube demos are really cool. I have an idea to try and top them. :)

    The Exporter is also cool and it’s kind of trippy to see all of that info in one shot. Although for Facebook, it only showed a history going back to 2007 and I believe that I joined in 2006. Twitter seemed complete.
    Is there a blog post about the Exporter somewhere?

    December 16th, 2011 at 16:59

    1. Robert Nyman

      Haven’t seen any blog post on Exporter, unfortunately. And looking at Facebook’s new Timeline feature, they only seem to be making content back to 2007 available.

      December 19th, 2011 at 06:29

  2. Jose Antonio- Seguridad privada

    I think mozilla firefox its the best explorer, i think chrome have a lot of problems to resolve, and internet explorer its going down. Thats my opinion Mozilla firefox is great.

    December 19th, 2011 at 10:48

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