Partial XMLHttpRequest responses?

We all know how to make an AJAX request, and fetch some data. But as soon as you need to fetch data incrementally, have the server push data to you, you have to resort to all sorts of complicated stuff. Websockets; with all their different versions and shady support, different kinds of polling, hidden iframes,…

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Geolocation and Google maps

Google Maps has has geolocation support for a long time, but I still find people surprised of how it all works. So here’s a short writeup, skip it if you already know all about geolocation. Lets start at the Google Maps frontpage. Among the zoom controls, above the little old man, there’s a button in…

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Will newspapers die?

A journalism student in Toronto, Canada, asked me some questions via e-mail about my old article about newspapers and online reading. Instead of just sending an e-mail out in the void I thought I’d persist my answers here: 1. Do you think it would be best for newspaper publications to get rid of their print…

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My iPad – a short review

About two weeks ago, I got my hands on an iPad. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last months, and iPad is something that looks like a big iPhone, but behaves much like a small laptop. Since people who just spent over $500 for a toy, are very…

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Why people skip newspapers and read news on the web instead

You can’t be involved with what’s happening on the internet without coming in contact with the “newspaper crisis” somehow. From a business perspective it’s simple really: Much fewer people buy newspapers (on paper) nowadays. Please note that this has very little to do with advertisement or business models, I’m talking about newspapers from the user…

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Follow the 10 ground rules, or fail on the web

When you work with the web, there are a couple of basics you really need to get right. These are things I see people misunderstand over and over again, with a varying degree of failiure as a result. Not only individuals make these mistakes, even really big organizations make them, and suffer as a result….

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What is Web 2.0? Really.

Web 2.0 is really hot right now. One of Sweden’s biggest newspapers recently wrote a long article on their debate section. They had started linking back to blogs that linked to them, in a little box next to the article. The problem was that they had got into trouble with what blogs to link to….

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