Web Development News November 2010 A

Here are some interesting news articles from the first half of November.


Microsoft is leading the way on the W3C standard for navigation timing. Find out more at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/11/09/web-page-performance-in-a-standards-compliant-and-interoperable-way.aspx.

FireFox released some new benchmarks for its latest version 4 beta. With many of its latest changes, including a JIT (just in time) JavaScript compiler, it is much faster than the previous version: http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2010/11/10/fasten-your-seatbelts-latest-firefox-4-beta-boosts-speed-in-the-browser/.


If youve ever wondered how CSS positioning works, or why it doesnt work the way you think it should (except in IE 6), then read this article from A List Apart: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/css-positioning-101/.


A new version of jQuery was released, jQuery 1.4.4.

Ever wonder what the status is of widgets being ported from YUI 2 to YUI 3. YUI has compiled a complete list of widgets and their porting status: http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/11/05/a-status-check-on-the-yui-2-to-3-transition//.

There was a discussion on Quora that gained a lot of popularity about how YUI could improve its image. John Resig of jQuery (and other projects) put in his two cents and this is Nicholas Zakas reply, http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2010/11/03/response-to-john-resigs-comments-about-yui/.

Last week was the YUI Conf 2010, if you missed it, you can see the summary: http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/11/17/yuiconf-2010-summary/.

YUI releases a new version of its testing infrastructure, with standalone testing, selenium, and coverage all in mind: http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/11/09/introducing-the-new-yui-test/.

Other Web News

Nikolas Zakas crunched some traffic numbers to determine how likely the average site visitor is to have JavaScript enabled (~1.3% of visitors, but may vary in your sites demographic): http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/10/how-many-users-have-javascript-disabled/.