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Detecting Language Preference from the Browser with Accept Header

An alternative to Geo IP for targeting content and advertising by language

  • Browsers - Posted by mclancy - 22 Oct 2014
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    Detecting Language Preference from the Browser with Accept Header

  • Some time ago I was on a trip to Germany for the Smashing Mag event. Several websites I visited (including the world’s largest search engine) asked me to confirm my language preferences based on my current physical location. This struck me as a rather inefficient approach to setting language preferences. Especially given the language of the browser is readily available to web publishers as part of the HTTP request.
  • Geolocation - Posted by ruadhan - 22 Jul 2014
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    Geo-sorting: Using Device Geolocation to Sort by Distance

  • In this article we take a look at how location information can be used to sort a list of items on a webpage. This might be useful for local search results; for example 'Restaurants near me' type searches, or for sorting a predefined list of locations such as a company's office locations in order of distance from the user.
  • Wearables - Posted by weimenglee - 02 Jul 2014
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    Getting Started with Pebble Development

  • Pebble is a smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology Corporation. It is one of the most successful Kickstarter projects to-date and has received significant successes with consumers. The Pebble watch itself comes with a black-and-white e-paper display, and includes several sensors such as magnetometer, ambient light sensor, and an accelerometer.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by mark.anderson - 14 May 2014
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    Rethinking the CMS in the Mobile Era

  • One of the overlooked heroes of the web is the Content Management System, or CMS. The very early days of web authoring produced the concept of the CMS. A new application type used to curate online information in powerful and intuitive ways.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 15 Apr 2014
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    Touch-friendly Drag and Drop

  • In this article we explore some touch-friendly drag and drop implementations. In particular we'll be looking at DOM and canvas-based drag and drop approaches. We'll also build on some of the things we learned in previous HTML5 articles on mobiForge.
  • HTML5 - Posted by AndrzejMazur - 18 Mar 2014
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    Building HTML5 games for Firefox OS

  • Building HTML5 games for Firefox OS is basically the same as building for the web itself, because Firefox OS itself is built using web technologies. These are relatively new topics, and are which are gaining much traction in the press. With many companies interested in jumping in on these technologies, now's a good time to get involved.
  • Browsers - Posted by mark.anderson - 27 Feb 2014
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    Getting Ready For HTTP 2.0

  • HTTP is the underlying mechanism that runs the web. It is the language spoken by browsers and web servers to communicate, download webpage elements and upload user data. The version we currently use is 1.1, a specification that is now almost 15 years old.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 12 Feb 2014
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    HTML5 for the Mobile Web: Canvas

  • Next up in our HTML5 for Mobile Web series is the canvas element. Canvas is particularly interesting since it facilitates the use of graphics without the need for any plugins or other technologies other than JavaScript and CSS.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 12 Feb 2014
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    HTML5 Canvas Meme Generator

  • In this article we pull together some of the things we learned in our HTML5 canvas tutorial to build a simple HTML5 meme-generator web-app. First we present the app, and after we detail how it was built. So, here it is - load an image below, manipulate it, add some text, and download or save and share!
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