After a little break, Mozilla Hacks Weekly is now back! More reading tips from Mozilla’s Developer Engagement team. We also have a new format for our content, so please let us know if you have any thoughts on that!
At the end of this blog post, you also have all the Developer Engagement team members and what they work on, if you are interested in discussing more, contributing or taking part of our work.
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 means.
The picks this week are:
- Layout paint flashing in Firefox – Detect when a region of the web browser requires repainting.
- James Long shows just how simple it is to use a Wii controller and CSS transitions to change web sites in Firefox.
- The Case for Browser ID – A thoroughly clueful analysis supporting BrowserID as a pragmatic solution for identity on the Web, including key ingredients and current issues.
- Slide decks are little by little moving from dedicated Powerpoint-like applications to the web. Among the numerous slide engines around, impress.js is really visually appealing, but, beware!, you need a browser supporting CSS3 Transforms, both 2D and 3D, and Transitions (For Firefox, it is from Firefox 10 or later…)
- Comb looks like a nice toolbox of utilities for creating node.js applications, including helpers for logging, collections and flow control.
- Peter Lubbers HTML Offline Web Apps Presentation. HTML5 “Off line”” can be as tricky as it is powerful. Check out this great introduction!
- If you use Sublime Text 2 for programming then you’ll love this huge list of packages that extend the code editor in various ways.
- This article is not directly to Web development, but to something close to our hearts and even closer to our wallets: monetization. Everything for free, always: how Facebook ads show us the sad state of the Internet. In short, close to one billion people are willing to leave a large organization know everything about them in order to access a service that costs roughly 3 dollars a year. It says a lot about the monetization issue on the Web. Aiming to fix this, Mozilla’s working on Mozilla Labs Apps Preview, which could also become useful for games!
- 10 Usability Crimes You Really Shouldn’t Commit – A collection of ten simple but important usability tips for web developers young and old.
The Developer Engagement team
Mozilla’s Developer Engagement team work with writing articles, documentation – such as MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) – public speaking and generally helping and informing about open technologies and Mozilla products. If you are interested in following our work, here are the team members:
Barry is our Creative Instigator and is working on interesting and limit-breaking demos.
Eric “Sheppy” Shepherd
Eric is the Developer Documentation Lead for the MDN documentation and everything surrounding it.
Janet is working on MDN documentation and is organizing doc sprints to ensure we have premium quality on MDN.
Jean-Yves is another one of our technical writers working on MDN documentation.
Jeff is working with the Add-ons SDK (Jetpack).
Joe is working with Web Apps Developer Ecosystem & Partner Engagement, HTML5 and the Open Web.
Rob is working on HTML5 games and the Open Web.
Shezmeen is working on everything regarding events, organization and connecting conferences with Mozilla speakers.
Stormy is the Team Lead for the Developer Engagement team. managing it and evaluating our objectives.
Tristan is our Mission Evangelist and is focusing on the bigger picture of Mozilla.
Will is working on documentation for the Add-ons SDK (Jetpack).