iScroll 5 is a faster more mature code than the previous versions. It doesn’t add many new features but it fixes bugs and most notably runs smoother on old devices. Please note that previous releases are not maintained nor supported, so go get the new version!
This is a little control to browse through a collection of items like they were cards in a deck or in a rolling file device (rolodex). Mostly useful on mobile, but desktop compatibility has been added for ease of debugging.
InfiniWall is a script for desktop and mobile that lets you pan/scroll a potentially infinite number of elements on screen. It is obsessively optimized for mobile devices that notoriously have troubles handling a large number of tags at the same time (especially images).
I was disappointed by canvas performance on mobile devices but CSS animations seemed good enough even for CPU intensive applications. I wanted to find out if I could build a video game out of pure HTML5 and CSS so I started working on Hexagame.
SwipeView is the super simple solution to endless seamlessly loopable carousels for the mobile browser. It’s memory conservative as it uses only three elements at any given time, it’s smooth as velvet since it takes advantage of hardware acceleration, it’s bandwidth friendly with its 1.5kb minified/gzipped footprint.
iScroll finally received a complete rewrite. Now it’s smoother than ever and adds some new important features: pinch/zoom, pull down to refresh, snap to elements and more custom events for a higher level of hackability.
iOS 4.2 is finally out and it adds a couple of new important tools to the web developer’s arsenal: websockets and devicemotion. The former makes client/server communication a snap, the latter brings accelerometer support to the browser. I wanted to test both technologies and see what problems might arise. It has been a very interesting experience, here’re my impressions.
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position:fixed on iPhone. If you don’t need the complexity of iScroll you may find this script useful. All it does is to move a layer together with the page scroll position. If you are familiar with the mobile Gmail web app you should know what I’m talking about.
Sometimes the screen of mobile devices is too small to fit all the controls, menus and options of your application. One solution is to create a slide in menu that the user can pull to access additional functions.
The overflow:scroll for mobile webkit. Project started because webkit for iPhone does not provide a native way to scroll content inside a fixed size (width/height) div. So basically it was impossible to have a fixed header/footer and a scrolling central area. Until now.