Entries Tagged as 'XML'

Cross Browser GPU Acceleration and requestAnimationFrame in Depth

September 23rd, 2012 by zoltan · 4 Comments

Animations made with requestAnimationFrame appear less jumpy and stuttery than those using setTimeout or jQuery.animate by ensuring that animation frames are generated at the most optimal times according to the CPU load, what the browser is doing, what the graphics card is doing, etc. Recently, I researched a bit about how it works, how different browsers behave with it, and how well browsers are at animating both Canvas and SVG. This article will be a brain dump of all I have learned so far. Some of what I discovered may surprise you.

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Tags: canvas · HTML · HTML5 · jQuery · Polyfills · SVG · Uncategorized · VML · XML

Clipping JPEG Images Into Non-Rectangular Polygons Using polyClip.js

October 29th, 2011 by zoltan · 24 Comments

Up until now, if a developer needed to clip an image in a non-rectangular shape, it was necessary to save the image as a PNG with an alpha channel. If the image is a photograph, the file-size balloons up to unacceptable levels. My new library, polyClip.js, allows developers to clip these images using photograph friendly JPEGs instead. This article guides you step by step on how to use it yourself.

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Tags: canvas · HTML5 · Images · JavaScript · jQuery · Uncategorized · VML

Configuring JavaScript Applications With XML

October 27th, 2009 by admin · No Comments

I have been hacking JavaScript for close to 12 years now, and love it.  But just like anyone you have been enamored with for a long time, there are bound to be things that drive you crazy about the object of your affection.  Sure, your feelings are stronger than when you first met, but sometimes, […]

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Tags: JavaScript · XML

More @font-face fun

October 9th, 2009 by zoltan · 10 Comments

My first post @font-face in Depth got a huge amount of unexpected attention.  Thank you all for your comments and criticism.  Since the post, there have been quite a bit of information I have read about and thought I should share. SVG fonts for Opera and Chrome Jonathan Snook wrote a great article regarding Opera […]

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Tags: @font-face · CSS · Fonts · SVG