Say, for example that I want to display a video with HTML5’s
<video> tag, but I need to detect wether my browser supports MP4 or Theora.Ogg. You can do it easily with the
canPlayType() method. You can simple create a new media element and then use the canPlayType to check for the proper format support.
I’m working on a lesson on how to create a custom volume slider with JQuery UI…and I needed some custom graphics. This might change by the time I code it, but if you want to you can get the Fireworks Vector PNG so you can use it for your own projects.
I love simple things and when someone makes a product that is easy to use and solves a problem, it makes me happy. Case in point, something you might have never heard of. http://imgur (pronounced imager). It’s a service that hosts your photos so that you can post them on the web…say on a blog post, twitter, etc. So there’s plenty of image uploaders out there, but the problem this one solves is when I’m writing a blog post for say some other website. I like to use markdown, while I’m writing, but unless I put the images on a server or create an actual post, there’s no way for me to preview the images WHILE I’m writing the post.