How to easily clear the window.applicationCache on select browsers

  • April 2, 2011
  • James Skemp
While I was working on tweaking my video game listing, and creating my offline Web application manager, I kept running into issues with the cache manifest holding onto data much longer than I would have liked. After some research I found that Chrome's interface can easily be found by going to chrome://appcache-internals/. On Safari, on the iPod Touch and iPad, you can stop/close Safari (hold down the home button on the home screen, and close the application) and then start it back up to clear the data.

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HTML5 / LocalStorage Web application manager tool

  • April 2, 2011
  • James Skemp
As previously mentioned I've been spending a good amount of time looking at HTML5/local storage in my free time. For testing purposes, I ended up putting a number of items within my video games offline application, which is fine, but results in some extraneous information on the page. To clean this up, as well as to allow for additional functionality, I've gone ahead and created a Web application manager for my media.

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Interesting feature with parsing XML with jQuery on Safari

  • March 27, 2011
  • James Skemp
I've been playing around with HTML5 quite a bit recently, in particular with offline Web applications. My second experiment (my first is on pause) was with making my video games available, so that I can access the listing when I'm out shopping at used game stores. It's still in progress, but you can see my offline listing of video games now. My main intention is to make this available on my iPod Touch, so I was a bit dismayed when I found that the listing didn't display the title of the game.

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Code cleanup and commenting - done right

  • June 18, 2006
  • James Skemp
If someone happens upon this by way of a Google search (or any other search - Google just happens to bring in the most traffic for me), I'd be interested in hearing from you on whether you're looking for something similar, or if you're looking for someone to fill that position ;)

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Using a standard template to create a simple Web site

  • April 2, 2006
  • James Skemp

As stated in a previous article, there's a site, http://blog.html.it/layoutgala/, that offers free templates. Using these templates, you can easily create a site, so long as you have the content you need to fill the pages.

In this article, we'll be putting some content into one of these templates, Layout 34, but we can use the methods we discuss here on any of the templates.

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Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics

  • March 29, 2006
  • James Skemp
It's a look at code from December of 2005, and shows some interesting coding mistakes. Too bad more software doesn't (can't?) follow W3C standards ... EDIT: It's great that Google has done this, but I'd like to hope that they'll continue to do this. As one of the links from Google attests, it's time for Web developers to look at standards, from the top down, and begin implementing them.

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'Just enough HTML to be dangerous'

  • March 27, 2006
  • James Skemp
The first thing we'll be discussing is how to apply formatting to text. Bold, italics or emphasis, and underline. To make text bold, we'll use the <strong></strong> tags. If we want some text to be bold, we simply need to put it within these tags. For example, <strong>bold text </strong>, would display as bold text. In HTML, and most Web-based programming languages, many items, in this case text, are defined by elements which contain either opened or closed tags.

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Found: 40 free HTML/CSS templates

  • March 24, 2006
  • James Skemp
Alessandro Fulciniti, along with an unnamed number of people, have create 40 CSS-based templates, free for download, available at http://blog.html.it/layoutgala/. They've got near every possible layout that I can think of, along with a number more. Stick on a stylesheet, and you're golden. The only real problem I see is that navigation items should, according to some sources, come before the main content area. After all if the CSS disappears, then you'll still want navigation to come first.

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Can we blame hosts for their poor HTML editors?

  • April 30, 2005
  • James Skemp

Description: A short article on HTML editors provided by Web site hosts.

Created: April 30th 2005

Modified: n/a

Notes: The full posting can be found at http://www.cameraontheroad.com/?p=429.

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