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  • Best Practices - Posted by mark.anderson - 08 Jan 2014
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    Fixit - Image Sprites

  • This test determines if your page make use of image sprites. Grouping multiple images into one image sprite drastically speeds up delivery and load time. When many images are used independently many network requests are required to download them all, an image sprite combines the images into a single file which can then be cut-up using CSS.
  • Best Practices - Posted by mark.anderson - 08 Jan 2014
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    Fixit - Favicon

  • This test determines if your page has a Favicon which is a suitable size and is delivered with a far-future expiry header. All browsers will request a Favicon on page load and so it is recommended to have one, but also one which is small enough to transfer quickly and which can be cached properly.
  • Best Practices - Posted by mark.anderson - 08 Jan 2014
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    Fixit - Content Distribution Network

  • This test attempts to determine if your page makes use of a CDN, content distribution network. A CDN allows static content to be stored in multiple geographic locations, so that when the content is requested by a user's browser it can be retrieved from a location as close as possible to the user. This geographic proximity increases delivery speed and in turn page load speed.
  • Responsive Design - Posted by Staff - 31 Jul 2013
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    A selection of easy-to-use tools to build a responsive site

  • There are various techniques for building mobile websites. Previously we wrote this article which covers some of these techniques, and which gives an overview to help developers to decide which approach to adopt.
  • HTML5 - Posted by BlackBerryLuca - 12 Mar 2013
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    BB10 tutorial: create Web apps that seamlessly integrate BlackBerry 10 native functions

  • The much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system is already creating a splash with customers, analysts and developers alike. In this tutorial, BlackBerry developer evangelist Luca Sale teaches us how to develop a Web app for the new OS that hooks into the native functions of BlackBerry devices such as the camera and the ever-popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).
  • Browsers - Posted by casaise - 06 Mar 2013
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    Developing custom pictograms for the mobile Web

  • A matter of trade-offs Pictograms – miniature graphical representations of states, actions and objects – made their way into the mobile Web over 15 years ago. Several normalized (UNICODE, WAP) and proprietary (Japanese emojis, Openwave) mechanisms are in place to enrich Web applications with pre-defined images.
  • HTML5 - Posted by AndreasGal_Mozilla - 19 Feb 2013
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    An introduction to Firefox OS for mobile developers: Q&A with Andreas Gal, Mozilla

  • With the first device manufacturers expected to launch Firefox OS devices at Mobile World Congress this month and with major network operators inline to release them to consumers in early 2013, Mozilla’s new operating system (OS) is starting to make waves. Firefox OS is open-source, Linux-based and Web-friendly. mobiForge gets the low-down from Mozilla’s vice president of mobile engineering, Andreas Gal. Q1. What is Firefox OS?
  • HTML5 - Posted by SantthoshSelvadurai - 10 Jan 2013
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    HTML5 for mobile developers

  • Why HTML5 and why now? When it comes to touch-screen mobile devices, native applications have led the way in terms of performance, speed and tighter integration to specific platforms. Unbound by the need to conform to standards, native apps could rapidly take advantage of the latest hardware and operating system innovations, while Web technologies always had to wait for the international community to agree and implement standards first. But with the HTML5 specification coming to fruition, browser-based mobile apps are rapidly catching up with the natives.
  • Usability - Posted by casaise - 06 Nov 2012
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    A Guide to Using Pictograms in Mobile Applications

  • A long-standing feature Developers inspecting the user agent profile of a modern handset like the Motorola XT682 ATRIX TV may be surprised to discover the following ImageCapable declaration which indicates whether a device can display images or not: <prf:ImageCapable>Yes</prf:ImageCapable>