[clipart]See that new SVG-edit icon made by some Opera dude who converted SVG-edit into a standalone widget? Pretty awesome huh? We'll be using that icon in SVG-edit 2.5, Bicorn. Kudos to those browser folk for helping spread the word.

Speaking of SVG-edit 2.5, I had this great idea awhile back to make text editing more awesomer: instead of using svg:text elements, I'd use HTML elements living inside foreignObject inside SVG. That would instantly give you wrapping rich text, bulleted lists, heading styles - because those browsers, they're getting pretty good at displaying plain ol' HTML.

I then had a much cooler idea. Read the rest of this entry ...

§696 · February 27, 2010 · Uncategorized · 11 comments ·

[clipart]I like Mercurial (hg). The obvious advantage of a distributed version control system (dvcs) is that each repository is equal. Among many other things, this is useful if you ever need to restore a repository (and all of its history) from a failed hard drive.

Way back in the day (wow nearly five years ago!), I made the transition of my personal documents into Subversion. Around about the time my central Subversion repository no longer became accessible to me I decided to investigate Mercurial as a new option. One thing that I like is that the repos are accessible over http, so it's pretty easy to set up. Read the rest of this entry ...

§689 · February 23, 2010 · Uncategorized · Comments Off on Mercurializing ·

[clipart]The one persistent mantra I hear from staunch Flash defenders, folks like John Dowdell, is that Flash gives you the benefit of one consistent runtime. The Flash platform probably renders more consistently across browsers than HTML+SVG+Canvas+CSS - since the plugin directly controls a box of pixels on the web page I should hope so! But is it equally consistent across operating systems? And has it always been that way? Read the rest of this entry ...

§680 · February 9, 2010 · Adobe, Laszlo, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Don’t worry, Adobe will step it up · Tags: , ,

[clipart]One year ago today, Narendra Sisodiya started a tiny project called SVG-edit, with the very first check-in. He was trying to build a white-boarding application that could be used to facilitate online education. Read the rest of this entry ...

§663 · February 6, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG-edit: One Year Old · Tags: , ,

[clipart]I've updated my marketshare spreadsheet for January 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG/Canvas: 36.86%


P.S. I should mention that this figure does not take into account any user that has a SVG plugin installed or authors who have used the excellent SVG Web or ExplorerCanvas shims, so this is really a worst-case number.

§654 · February 2, 2010 · Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Canvas/SVG Marketshare: Jan 2010 · Tags: ,