This Is Still the Most Beautiful Way to Learn How to Code

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the "code or die " sentiment that's been floating around the internet, if you have decided to teach yourself to code, the sheer number of learn-to-code sites alone is overwhelming. So do yourself (and your eyes) a favor and pick up Jon Duckett's JavaScript and jQuery… » 7/02/14 2:20pm 7/02/14 2:20pm

Why Are JavaScript Attacks So Dangerous?

You've probably heard security articles talk about JavaScript being used to attack websites, but you might not know why it's quite so dangerous. This video helps explain. » 10/28/13 6:48am 10/28/13 6:48am

Awesome Guy Re-Created the Star Wars Opening Crawl with HTML and CSS

Here's something completely awesome on a day that needs more awesome. Tim Pietrusky recreated the famous opening crawl of Star Wars from 1977 using HTML, CSS and JavaScript because he couldn't find a web version of it. Even better, the code is all up on Codepen.io and Pietrusky detailed his process on his website for… » 9/16/13 8:00pm 9/16/13 8:00pm

One Key Way the iPhone 5 Totally Destroys the Competition

We got hints from an early Geekbench result that the iPhone 5 was going to be flying. It seems that Apple's really has worked some magic, both with iOS 6 and its custom silicon, to make the iPhone 5 absolutely blazing at crunching Javascript. Browsing on the iPhone 5 is going to be lightning quick. » 9/19/12 8:40am 9/19/12 8:40am

Here's How to Blow Up Websites You Don't Like with Bombs

I know there are times when you're cruising down the Internet highway, looking for a laugh as your hair is being blown back by AC when you stumble upon something so annoying that you start shaking your monitor and hope that it just blows up. It happens to all of us. We never do anything. But now you can. » 7/06/12 5:20pm 7/06/12 5:20pm

Google Is Working on a New Programming Language Called Dart, but Will…

Google apparently thinks parts of Javascript kinda suck because they're now working on a new web programming language called Dart that's meant to remedy and simplify the more problematic aspects of the coding process. » 10/10/11 10:08am 10/10/11 10:08am

Here's A Way To Break Google's Search Page

There's an interesting glitch on Google's search page that'll misalign the page content when you search for the string "${". It doesn't appear to be serious; just surprising to see Google's mighty coders make a mistake like this. » 9/16/11 1:56am 9/16/11 1:56am

MuteTab Lets You Know Which Chrome Tab Is Making That Racket

Say you're just bouncing around on the internet. Suddenly one of your thousand open tabs starts making noise. Now you're annoyed, but you can't find the tab. MuteTab helps you find it before you go crazy and hurt yourself. » 8/01/11 12:40pm 8/01/11 12:40pm

Adobe Edge May Become Beginning of the End for Flash

Adobe's Edge is a new animation tool that outputs pure HTML5. It has great potential and it will take over Flash for simple to medium projects. However, I wouldn't be surprised if this kills Flash forever in the long run. » 8/01/11 3:38am 8/01/11 3:38am

iOS 5 Homescreen Web Apps Will Get a Boost from Mobile Safari's Nitro…

iOS allows web apps to look and behave like normal apps if bookmarked on the homescreen. And now with iOS 5, those web apps will be allowed to use Mobile Safari's Nitro JavaScript engine, promising faster, more powerful performance. [Ars Technica] » 6/17/11 6:07pm 6/17/11 6:07pm

Early iPad 2 Benchmarks Suggest Web Performance Isn't Much Improved

Ars Technica pounced on some early iPad 2 benchmarks by CNET UK (link currently down), suggesting that the iPad 2's improved processor doesn't give it that much of an edge over the original tablet for web-based tasks. » 3/07/11 5:32pm 3/07/11 5:32pm

This Is the Best Time Waster You Will Come Across Today

I've spent the last hour destroying web pages using this Asteroids bookmarklet: Facebook, Twitter, Scoreland (NSFW), Justin Bieber's site... Everything can be destroyed exactly like in the Asteroids game. Watch this reader lasering Gizmodo down to smithereens. » 9/29/10 11:20am 9/29/10 11:20am

A 17-Year Old Caused Yesterday's Twitter Mess

An 17-year old Australian is taking responsibility for unwittingly causing yesterday's Twitter bug. While the teen didn't directly bring the flood of spam and porn retweets, he burst open the dam. I guess that passes for precociousness these days? » 9/22/10 11:00am 9/22/10 11:00am

There Was a New Twitter Exploit and It Was Spreading Like Wildfire

Twitter is seriously screwed up at the moment, thanks to a new Javascript exploit that's currently slamming the service. Visitors of Twitter's website are inadvertently retweeting spam and porn to their followers, just by hovering over tweets. UPDATE: Patched » 9/21/10 9:02am 9/21/10 9:02am

Firefox 4 Beta 3 Update Available Now For Multi-Touch Windows 7 Users

It's a small update, but a good 'un—well, for anyone using Windows 7 with a multi-touch monitor. A few other minor upgrades have also been included, such as new JavaScript values for faster graphics. Get the download now. [Firefox] » 8/12/10 5:23am 8/12/10 5:23am

Android 2.2 Dusts iOS4 In JavaScript Performance

Testing stock browsers found within Android 2.2 (Nexus One) and iOS4 (iPhone 4), ars technica discovered that there's no comparison in JavaScript performance. But DoodleJump plays a bit smoother on my iPhone, which is 99% of what really matters. [arstechnica] » 7/07/10 9:18am 7/07/10 9:18am

iPad Benchmarks

Our test notes on the iPad's speed have been updated with some benchmarks comparing the iPad and the iPhone. The numbers confirm what we saw in our field tests: on average, the iPad runs about twice as fast as the 3GS. For the full numbers, check out our test notes. » 4/04/10 11:47am 4/04/10 11:47am

Moving Scroll Bar Clock Makes My Inner Web Designer Queasy

On the surface, scroll clock looks like a simple visual trick: Look, it's a clock made out of moving scroll bars! This is a marginally clever animation! Then you realize that every one of them actually works. » 11/18/09 4:40pm 11/18/09 4:40pm

Google Chromium on Mac Kicks Every Other Mac Browser's Ass

Google Chromium 4.0, the pre-alpha version of Chrome, may still be buggy and crashy as all hell, but it's also incredibly fast, according to benchmarks: 34% faster than Safari, for one, and more than twice as fast as Firefox. » 8/13/09 9:30pm 8/13/09 9:30pm

Opera 9.5 Mobile Browser About to Get Commercial Release


The latest Opera Mobile Browser, version 9.5, has just been previewed in time for GSMA 2008. The new version tries to be more like a desktop browser and adds a full text history search, allowing you to find pages you forgot to bookmark previously. Flash gets a look in too, since Flash Lite 3.0 support is included.… » 2/05/08 6:29am 2/05/08 6:29am