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 how you do this are fragmented. localStorage gets you really […]
Subtome: a better subscribe button
One of the most common features of web apps is the ability to subscribe: Most news websites or blogs have RSS feeds that enable users to subscribe to upcoming posts and articles in their favorite readers. Social web applications such as Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram allow you to follow other users. Github allows you to […]
There is no simple solution for local storage
TL;DR: we have to stop advocating localStorage as a great opportunity for storing data as it performs badly. Sadly enough the alternatives are not nearly as supported or simple to implement. When it comes to web development you will always encounter things that sound too good to be true. Sometimes they are good, and all […]
Saving images and files in localStorage
As you might know, localStorage is quite powerful when it comes to quickly storing information in the user’s web browser, and it has also been around in all web browsers a long time. But how do we store files in it? Please also make sure to read Storing images and files in IndexedDB.