17. August 2011

Problem with jQueryMobile application in Internet Explorer

I was building application based on jQueryMobile.

It worked correctly in all modern browsers except Internet Explorer. Application was displayed incorrectly and it was not functioning at all.

Solution to this problem was quite easy. I forgot to specify following line in the beginning of document:

<!DOCTYPE html>

Application started to work correctly also in IE after this small fix.

25. February 2011

Phantom of the Floppera

Fantastic piece of floppy disc art.

8. January 2011

How to dump POST response from server

In previous “POST” I mentioned solution how to dump client’s POST request at server side.

What about POST respose?

Start Firefox. Open Firebug Network monitor and…

… and it does not work properly for POST response.

Let’s try different solution. Start Opera. Open Dragonfly Network monitor and..

… and it does not work for POST response. Not implemented yet?

That is quite sad situation, but don’t worry there is simple solution.

There is plugin for Firefox known as HttpFox which works very well. (thanks to E. for link)

I would like to mention also one other tool known as Fideler2. It’s Windows application which allows you to track all HTTP communication from your computer.

Then there is another solution known as Wireshark. The only problem is that Wireshark does not work on Windows with some wireless interfaces.

5. January 2011

HTML5 native video

Do you want to embed video in your web site?

Oh, that’s easy. Just use video tag. 🙂

Really? It’s little bit more complicated right now.

Stephanie Sullivan Rewis from W3Conversions explains details about HTML5 video and how to use fallbacks. She explains how to get rid of some quirks caused by modern web browsers.

Part 1: Understanding HTML5

Part 2: Getting started

Part 3: Maximizing HTML5 video access with Flash

Part 4: Flash with HTML5 fallback – choosing path