Mobile parallax

It has annoyed me for some time that parallax sites does not work on mobile devices (or rather, people that make parallax websites does make them work on mobile). But at a workshop at @ValtechSweden we came over stellar.js which is a script that together with iScroll4 will make this work on mobile devices as well. Of course, it is not just a matter of using the script, you will need to apply some responsive magic to make it work, but it is actually quite promising. I set up a very simple demo here:

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WARNING: Kids, please try this at home, but think twice before applying it at work. Parallax effects may cause enthusiastic clients, but very sad and dizzy end users. And kittens may die.

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“Native applications are catching up to Web applications”

This quote and excellent observation, comes from Aral Balkan and is from the new Smashing Book #3 (Which I also had the pleasure of reviewing).

I’m not going to go into a lengthy blog post about web vs. native, Aral does a good enough job at that, but this is an interesting way of seeing the current situation from another perspective: Native applications are now getting features like deeplinking, automatic app updates and can in many ways be built to behave more like the web. While on the other side, the web strives to behave more like native by getting more access to the device.

If we disregard Angry Birds, the most used app in the world is Facebook. And it’s a hybrid app. Clear evidence that picking the best of both worlds is the way to go? In many ways, it’s a compromise, but hey, isn’t everything we do a compromise?

Responsive images + server side components

People, I’m sorry. I know we do not need another post about responsive images, but I got inspired to try another responsive images approach after reading the article “Responsive Images: How they Almost Worked and What We Need” by Mat Marquis on A List Apart. My approach is to use the proposed <picture> tag and implement it using server side components.

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