Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 11th Jan 2011 13:40 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Nowadays smartphones, tablets and desktop/laptop computers are all siblings. They use the same UI paradigms and follow the same idea of a programmable and flexible machine that's available to everyone. Only their hardware feature set and form factor differentiate them from each other. In this context, does it still make sense to consider them as separate devices as far as software development is concerned? Wouldn't it be a much better idea to consider them as multiple variations of the same concept, and release a unified software platform which spreads across all of them? This article aims at describing what has been done in this area already, and what's left to do.
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RE[6]: umm
by Lennie on Tue 11th Jan 2011 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: umm"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

The if-then work is mostly just implementation of the different 'designs'. Every form factor had a different design to hopefully fit the screen in the most usable way.

Also it is his first project where he did this. :-)

I would like to add it is also possible to load large images for large screens with these kinds of tricks.

I don't know why people don't get it, HTML/JS/CSS is the new API/SDK ;-)

Edited 2011-01-11 18:35 UTC

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RE[7]: umm
by Lennie on Wed 12th Jan 2011 17:54 in reply to "RE[6]: umm"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

To give you folks an idea of what is already possible, here are some demos by Paul Rouget´╗┐ from Mozilla:

HTML5/CSS3, WebGL, video-tag, Cancas-pixel manipulation, hardware acceleration a little bit of file API demos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFmuNApHFec

Why not add (multi) touch ?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL2dwXa1_gw

Here is an other demo, which includes device API which allows access to for example your webcam of USB-stick (so you can drag files to webpages):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbSFvb9dWtg

There are many other things which are many other things in HTML5, things like built-in color-pickers, better font support, offline use (!) and so on.

But who says you need a server/website anyway ? You can also write you app-store applications in HTML5/JS/CSS and get direct native API-access like with the http://www.phonegap.com/ project.

Edited 2011-01-12 18:09 UTC

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