javascript

HTML5 Video tag, and webm

HTML5 Video tag, and webm

In ancient times, when youtube was born, we didn’t have a VIDEO tag. We used to have Flash. To play video on the website, we had to convert it to weird Flash video format, leave mp4 for safety and hope that everything would work fine. Later on, when HTML5 became an industry standard, our lives became much easier. In theory, VIDEO tag solves all our issues. When the browser can handle webm (Chrome family) we play webm.
Australian postcode to state conversion

Australian postcode to state conversion

list of Australian postcodes by the state

I recently worked on a project with a super dull address form. I figured out that we need to help poor users fill tedious forms, so I made a little code snippet/function which gets the postcode and returns the state. I took postcode ranges from wikipedia , so blame them if something isn’t working as expected.

Riot.js – nice React alternative

Riot.js – nice React alternative

Recently I’m looking for easier versions of popular libraries. There is a lot of buzz around Facebook React.js library, but i found it not especially user / developer friendly – at least at first glitch. Obviously some people says that it’s not so complicated, but… there is something super simple and super light – Riot.js .