HTML5 Charts using Chart.js

Let's face it - everyone loves a good pie chart! Using charts makes information much easier to visualize. It is easier to see a pattern in a chart, but much more difficult when looking at raw data. In fact, there are loads of different web based charting solutions available to…

The ASP.NET MVC HTML5 Toolkit needs your help!

The ASP.NET MVC HTML5 Toolkit has been running as an open source project since August 2010. It contains a rich set of controls that you can use to build ASP.NET websites using HTML5. If you've never used it before, it can be a great way to take advantage…

HTML5 Asynchronous JavaScript

HTML5 has a handy little attribute called 'async'. This attribute can be used together with Script tags to asynchronously load JavaScript. No more fancy code to get your JavaScript to run asynchronously - you just need to add this to a script tag and it just works. In order to…

Dynamic Favicons using HTML5 Local Storage and TinyCon

I was perusing Github the other day and I came across this awesome little JavaScript library. It's called TinyCon and it's a small library for manipulating the favicon in your browser. It adds alert bubbles and changing images pretty similar to the way Gmail does. It's basically a really fun…

MVC and HTML5 Web Workers

HTML5 Web Workers are cool. As a developer that spends most of his time working with server side code, I like to think of Web Workers as .net's System.Threading for the front end. Basically, Web Workers allow you to run client side scripts without interrupting the page or any…

Rendering PDFs with pdf.js using HTML5 and JavaScript

The web is full of PDFs floating around out there. How many times have you tried to open a PDF file on a machine and not had the correct software installed? It can be very frustrating. For most users out there they already have the correct software installed to view…

Responsive Design and CSS3 Media Queries

Regular readers on this site will notice that there has been a major change on the site lately. The design of the site has changed as well as the layout. I have been playing around with the idea of Responsive design and also updating the look and feel of this…

MVC and the HTML5 Application Cache

HTML5 has loads of awesome features and recently I have been playing around with a feature called the Application Cache. The Application Cache is designed to allow you to run your web application offline - that is, without a network connection. A web browser that implements HTML5 offline applications will…

Asp.net MVC HTML5 Toolkit - Latest Updates

HTML5 has some fantastic features available to us, and I've tried to add as many of those features as I can to this toolkit. For more information on some of the features available to HTML5 form fields, please take a look at this article. I've added quite a few updates…

ASP.NET MVC HTML5 Toolkit is now available as a Nuget Package

Great news for those of you out there that use the MVC HTML5 Toolkit - it is now available to download as a Nuget package. If you haven't already had a look at the MVC HTML5 Toolkit, please read this article for more info or visit the Codeplex site. For…