- When it comes to application security, in addition to securing your hardware and platform, you also need to write your code securely. 8 practices to secure your web app will explain how to keep your application secure and less vulnerable to hacking.
- Web Performance 101, an opinionated guide to the 22 links every developer should read and check out if you are new to the performance scene.
- Collection of useful open source CSS-only resources to help you with your website projects.
- Microsoft launches Modern.IE to help developers test their web apps for legacy and modern versions of IE.
- The absolute beginner's guide to CoffeeScript.
- A look at ways of deploying your code from Git and to get your code from development environment to live server.
- Firefox OS Boilerplate App was created to provide you with the most basic features to get started with building an app from scratch, or tools
Hadoop ElephantA lot has changed at Yahoo! last year. We have new leaders, we gained millions in new audience*, we saw engagement gains from Social Bar, and we released several successful mobile apps such as Flickr and Yahoo! Mail. But with all that change, there is one thing that has remained constant, and that is our commitment to pioneering new ground for Hadoop.
I was well aware of the rich legacy behind Hadoop at Yahoo! when I started in the Cloud Engineering Group about eight months ago. What I was perhaps not fully aware of was the talent and energy of our engineering team (watch the 2 min Hadoop Summit 2012 video), a team eager to push the scale and efficiency boundaries of Hadoop for delivering tangible business results for Yahoo!. We have really come together as a customer-focused group with tight alignment on our strategy, vision, and roadmap with continued commitment to stay true to Apache Software Foundation and contribute 100% of our development work back into the community.
Hadoop atRead More »from Hadoop at Yahoo!: More Than Ever Before
- Artur Ortega | YDN Blog – Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:00 AM EST
This presentation was given at the CSUN 2011 conference. It provides best practices used at Yahoo! for increasing the usability of web pages for disabled users. The real world examples will explain in detail the advantages of WAI-ARIA and other techniques used to improve overall usability for everyone. Say goodbye to “Only accessible” and say hello to “Inclusive Design”!Next generation web accessibility: Improvement of usability for disabled users
Next generation web accessibility:
Improvement of usability for disabled users
Creating a nice user experience for everyone
March 17, 2011
About the Speaker: Artur Ortega
[ drawing of wing ]
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.
Jose Ortega y Gasett
This lecture provides best practices
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We are super psyched to receive a Rookie award from Black Duck! Black Duck is the company behind the open source tracker ohloh.net; every year they pick 10 projects, out of the thousands they monitor, for special recognition.
This year, its Mojito! Black Duck got in touch with us about our nomination about a week ago, and we were super excited to hear we made it in the final list of nominees.
Make no mistake: Mojito is new, Mojito breaks new ground, Mojito lets you build better apps, faster:
- An integrated framework, not a mere pile of modules to bolt together by yourself
- Built from
accessibility-205x85Even the best-intentioned web developers can make simple accessibility mistakes. This presentation was put together for an internal Yahoo! conference for front-end engineers. It reminds web developers that there are still some basic problems on the web, let's fix these today and avoid them in the future. The presentation was written by Thierry Koblentz and Ted Drake.
Are you still doing that?!?!
Common Accessibility Errors
by Ted Drake, Yahoo! Accessibility Lab
[The text on this slide is in a dark gray against a black background. It is very difficult to read]
Make sure web sites have enough contrast
Online contrast checker
Click on the red button
[the "red" and "green" text is in the same off-yellow color]
Dont use color as the only delimiter.
Finance uses color + arrows.
Yahoo! sites are pretty good at doing this correctly
Lady Gaga stuns the Grammys
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If youve been a long-time YDN developer, youre probably familiar with the YDN Theater. For over 5 years, YDN Theater has created and hosted some of the most compelling developer-centric video on the net. From Hack Days, coverage of events like YUIConf, internal learnings to YQL Tutorials, weve strived to keep this area chock-full of videos that are of value to developers like you.
Alongside the recent YDN refresh, we overhauled the look and feel of YDN Theater. Designed with your needs in mind, the videos are thoughtfully categorized and easier to find, each channel offers subscription via RSS and the entire experience should be smoother.
Take a look at the new YDN Theater and let us know what you think.Read More »from YDN Theater Has a Whole New Look
- Voxel.js, an open source voxel game building toolkit you can use to make mindcraft-like games in WebGL.
- Getting started with Varnish, a reverse proxy server; it sits in front of your web server and serves content from your server and no one else's.
- Some UI guidelines and tips to consider when designing a website to make it cross-device friendly and responsive.
- The Responsive Calculator, just a simple calculator to help turn your PSD pixel perfection into the start of your responsive website.
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- Everyday, more resources are becoming available to any one who spends time online. Here are design great websites like a pro with these 6 easy
This presentation was given at CSUN 2011, the 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference. It's an overview of where HTML5 came from, what it includes, how it helps accessibility, and where it can cause problems for accessibility.
Ted Drake, Yahoo! Accessibility Lab
Logo is the new HTML5 icon with American Sign Language:
- What is HTML5?
- Does it help or hurt?
In the good ol' days...
We had text
[image of Yahoo! home page, circa 1997]
Original internet pages were text based and accessible.
Images were introduced and pages were still easy to read.
Then came design
[image of Geocities 1996 a tribute to Geocities web designs on CSS Zen Garden]
Animated gifs, clashing colors, flashing images, and more
Creating Killer Web Sites released in 1997 by David Siegel
This WayHere at YDN, we are no strangers to Hack Days. Back in 2006, we pioneered the "Open Hack" event, a 2-day overnight hackathon hosted on Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale campus. Open to any and all developers and featuring a Beck performance to boot, Yahoo!'s first Open Hack was truly epic.
Today, YDN's hack program continues to be an important and special way to connect with the developer community. In 2012, we sponsored or organized 7 Hack events spanning the globe through which we were able to meet over one thousand developers. You can see the full list in our year-end review. Through each hack event, we were able to share and exchange knowledge and encourage collaborative innovation, a cornerstone of the YDN hack program.
Not only has Yahoo! continued to support hack, but we have been encouraged by the number of hack initiatives that have sprouted since we did our first Open Hack in 2006. Facebook, Google, Twitter, and just about every start-up with an API have sponsored hackathons, developerRead More »from Long Live Hack