Google has unveiled the Google Web Designer app for Chrome, but it should really be called Google Ad Designer. It provides a way to create Adobe Flash-style animated ads in HTML5/CSS3
Most of today's web pages are overweight, but a free service can provide a Web Bloat Score that's more than just the raw download size. And, of course, cutting WebBS leads to faster downloads and happier users.
The W3C is developing a standards-based platform that will enable developers to handle payments on the open web, without getting locked into proprietary wallets and app-stores
Twitter has only just launched its Vine video service, but already sites are springing up to show Vine videos outside Twitter. Early examples include Vine Peek, Just Vined, Vinesmap, Vine Roulette and All Around the Vines.
Lookback lets developers do usability testing on iOS apps while users are doing real work, or travelling, rather than in a laboratory setting. And the Swedish start-up now has $2.2 million in seed funding to take it further
Now HTML 5 has finally been standardized, Jeff Jaffe, the W3C's CEO, wants to get people talking about what to do next. His suggestion is to build an application foundation to underpin the Open Web Platform - an operating system for the web.
SOS: Save Our Sibelius. Users of the popular British music notation program are trying to get its US-based owner, Avid Technology, to sell it to another company following the closure of the London development studio.
"Infinite scrolling" is fashionable but, as usually implemented, it breaks important web features and makes things harder to find, even for Google. But Google has a demo that might help...
When Dartmouth College launched the Basic language 50 years ago, it enabled ordinary users to write code. Millions did. But we've gone backwards since then, and most users now seem unable or unwilling to create so much as a simple macro