Demo Studio Articles
MDN downtime on May 8th, 2012
Update 2012-05-08: Thanks to last-minute magic by Mozilla IT, MDN won’t be completely unavailable after all. However, it will be running on a single virtual machine rather than three physical servers, so expect worse than usual performance during the time frame described below. Mozilla Developer Network will be down for maintenance and completely unavailable for […]
Congrats to our October Dev Derby winners!
Responsive design is more important than ever as people experience the Web on a variety of devices. Web developers can now take advantage of CSS Media Queries to build sites and applications that can be viewed on different screen sizes. So we decided to focus on that for the October Dev Derby. For this challenge, […]
Located: Winners of the September Dev Derby on Geolocation.
With more people going mobile and taking the Web with them, we thought Geolocation was a great topic for the September Dev Derby. Web developers explored a number of ways to bring your physical location into the Web experience and we had 16 demos submitted for the Dev Derby. Voting was tough this month, but […]
Congrats to our August Dev Derby winners!
For our August Dev Derby, we decided to see what developers could do with the History API. We had 11 demos submitted and it was interesting to see how the History API creates new ways to interact with Web content. After all the votes were in, we had our August Dev Derby winners! 1st Place: […]
Calculated drop shadows in HTML5 canvas
One of the best new features of HTML5 when it comes to visual effects is the canvas element and its API. On the surface, it doesn’t look like much – just a rectangle in the page you can paint on and wipe. Much like an etch-a-sketch. However, the ability to transform, rotate and scale its […]
Congrats to our July Dev Derby winners on their amazing HTML5 video demos!
We shifted gears for July and invited Web developers to have some fun with HTML5 video for Dev Derby. We had 15 awesome demos submitted and while there was a lot of entertainment and innovation happening, we had to narrow them down to 5 finalists: Facial Recognition and Analytics with HTML5’s Video Tag HTML5 Video […]
Making history with the August Dev Derby
It is time to announce another month’s Dev Derby and this August we want you to play with the History API. The History API is a much needed piece of the puzzle of creating modern web applications and here is why: Links are good, they make the web work The web is made up from […]
Congratulations to our June Dev Derby winners!
HTML5 and the web of tomorrow – live from Web2Day in Nantes, France
I am currently here in Nantes, France at the Web2Day conference giving a talk on the topic of HTML5 and how it affects the audience (consisting of business people, startups, managers and a few developers. The slides of the talk are available Slideshare: The talk was streamed live via UStream and the recording is available […]
Dev Derby – a monthly competition of demos using open technologies
Starting from June, Mozilla runs a monthly competition to showcase newest web technologies. In an international competition individuals can submit demos that show the world just how much is possible using open and free technologies in a modern browser. The Mozilla Dev Derby happens every month and revolves around a certain technology. A panel of […]