This month includes another installment in our ongoing HTML5 feature series by Brandon Satrom, “Using HTML5 to Create Mobile Experiences.” He explores two pillars of responsive Web design—fluid grids and flexible images. Also in this issue you’ll find Colin Eberhardt’s feature on developing native HTML5 applications for Windows Phone, using the open source Apache Cordova mobile development framework.
Yes, there’s plenty of HTML5 and related coverage in each issue of MSDN Magazine. And there’s more of that to be found on the MSDN Magazine Web site, including Rachel Appel’s popular Web Dev Report column. Her latest piece offers helpful tips for working with CSS, and comes after a pair of articles focused on HTML5 forms.
What does the transition mean for you? More than anything, it ensures that developers will continue to enjoy access to timely how-to articles from respected and established Script Junkie authors like Tim Kulp, Emily Lewis and Addy Osmani. What’s more, the move helps introduce Script Junkie to the larger community of MSDN Magazine subscribers and site visitors. Our Web metrics have shown strong reader interest in HTML5-themed features and columns, and we expect Script Junkie will be valued by MSDN Magazine readers who are anxious to explore new topics and challenges in script-based Web development.
Are there specific topics or issues you’d like to see covered at Script Junkie? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, the dolphins aren’t leaving the planet (at least, not yet). But I’m sad to say that MSDN Magazine Editorial Director Kit George has moved on, assuming a new role with the Bing team that he described as “too good to refuse.”
Kit’s had a hand in a lot of the changes you’ve seen in the magazine—and especially the Web site—over the past year and a half. He campaigned for the addition of unique online editorial content, which you see today in the form of monthly features and online columns such as Web Dev Report and Bruno Terkaly’s Windows Azure Insider. And it was Kit who jumped at the chance to bring Script Junkie under the MSDN Magazine banner.
Kit has moved MSDN Magazine forward in important ways, but the thing we’ll miss most is his tenacity. He worked tirelessly to win the participation of key Microsoft product teams in the pages of MSDN Magazine and pushed hard to expand the boundaries of the publication. Good luck with the Bing team, Kit.
Michael Desmond is editor-in-chief of MSDN Magazine.
The ScriptGuys, ScriptJunkies, would have excelled at Douglas Adam's "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" game that came with an Apple 2e game that also featured "Taipan" game also named for the novel. Neither game required any real GUI -text and sound effects would do along with an analytical attention to detail -and be able to use that knowledge to turn the tide. I need that command-line cleverness now for an issue that should not be so annoying as the patrician quacks at Nero have so deemed in the name of proprietary dysinformation. I performed a Nero back up on a disk long ago and found that I no longer had the version with which I created the disk to extract my data. Wasting little time with the offers of buying new software as I have had nearly every OEM version of Nero I leaped upon an old trick which is all I remember of my MSDOS wizardry -changed the .nco files to .zip and voila! That yielded *.png.nco suffixes that I could just snip to view my old pics and docs. The problem is some programs that I had that require a batch procedure of some kind to delete the .nco, and now the .nco.copy suffix added to every dll, exe, et al found in a working program after I tried some simplistic scripts to just clip the .nco off of every file. The answers I glean from the experts are for those knowledgeable in programming and scripting. I am a mere mortal with hardware badges galore but little language skills for command-line special-ops in PowerShell. Seems like a simple request yet I can only feel success for opening single files. An XP for Dummies book only says that Windows will spit at you for attempting multiple file batching. I am running Vista still. humbly grovelling before your commanding -scripting -presence, Steve Medley
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