Digital Cake, Me and My First Podcast

17th June 2013 • No Comments

For over a year, a friend of mine at Emote Digital has been suggesting we do a podcast. Naturally I wanted to do it however, we never really got time to do it. To combat this I asked my boss if we can get some gear for podcasting, he said yes, so now we had no choice but to do it.

We had some debate over what to talk about but then settled on general digital news rather than going too techy and talking about coding. It was to be the perfect recipe for a great podcast.

Introducing Digital Cake:

Episode 1:¬†Apple’s WWDC, iOS7, Tumblr sells to Yahoo, Google Glass and more.

Get it on iTunes

Also available as a direct download from here.

I hope you enjoy it!

Would love to hear your feedback if you listen to it :)

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Recap on 2012

31st December 2012 • No Comments

What a year 2012 has been! Especially in the web space. I feel privileged to be working in the web space at this time. We’re sitting on the cusp of the web coming out of its teenage years and becoming an adult.

Technology

HTML5 & CSS3 have proven they have what it takes to create and manipulate your on screen elements in anyway you wish. WebGL is coming through to allow high speed 3D rendering in the browser. Flash is well and truly dead as I predicted back in 2010 much to the dislike of many flash developers. The great Flash developers have started to move to HTML5 technologies, I’m sure many Flash developers will stick with the Flash software and export out as HTML5 though.

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JQuery 1.5(.1) now released

29th March 2011 • No Comments

So because I’ve been too busy with developing and trying to keep up with everything else in life I really have not been able to update my blog for a while. So if you have been silly enough to check frequently then you’ve been bored and for that I’m sorry. But… Good news is jQuery 1.5 has been released then before I’ve even decided to write about it 1.5.1 has also been released.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it has been so much more stable than 1.4.x – I pretty much bypassed that whole release as it was full of bugs and was a step backwards for jQuery in my opinion. 1.5.x has proven to redeem itself and proven to be faster and more stable then the previous 1.4.x release. Fingers crossed it stays that way and I don’t run into any major compatibility issues. 1.4.x was particularly unstable IE7.

You can get more details or download jQuery from jquery.com

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Facebook is killing itself

17th November 2010 • 9 Comments

You may remember a few years back there was a little old site called MySpace, MySpace was everywhere, anyone under the ages of 21 had it. Then came along Facebook, it was confusing at first and no-one really knew what it was. People liked it for 2 reasons, 1 it was easy to join and 2 it was trendy. MySpace then became less cool as it just copied Facebook. Today MySpace is nothing less than a site that bands create profiles for no-one to look at.
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The death of Flash.

9th May 2010 • 8 Comments

I’ve always been against Adobe Flash. It’s slow, CPU consuming, insecure, painful to work with and overly very user unfriendly. Finally my dislike for Flash is being met with by powerful companies who are all now rallying against Flash and pushing towards HTML 5.

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YouTube supports HTML 5 to rid Flash

22nd January 2010 • 3 Comments

YouTube has just launched an opt-in beta to support a HTML 5 instead of the flash player that we’re used to. If you’re like me you try to avoid using Flash where-ever possible, and HTML 5’s video support is a step closer to a Flash-free web.

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HTML 5 is coming [video]

16th October 2009 • 1 Comment

So unless you’ve had your head under a rock for the past year or so you’ll have heard about HTML 5. But what’s to be expected in HTML 5 and when can we start using it? Well, you could start using it today in theory, however the full HTML 5 spec isn’t quite finished meaning browsers haven’t rolled out all the features. So who’s on board and what exactly can you do?

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It’s all about me…

18th August 2009 • 1 Comment

Time to take a brief step back from the usual chatter – and tell the world about me! For those who don’t know, my name is Jason Stockton and I am a web developer from Melbourne, Australia. The reason I started this blog was because all too many times I’ve come across issues when developing sites that I could just not find solutions for. Often I’d waste hours trying to find the solution when usually it’s really simple. Thus I started this blog to hopefully save people a little bit of hair pulling and then eventually premature balding. I believe for the most part the blog has been successful for helping a number of people with various issues.

I’ve also just released a website about me and my web development so check it out!

http://www.jasonstockton.com.au/

Enjoy! Feel free to let me know your thoughts of the site =)

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Long time no post

3rd February 2009 • No Comments

It has been a while since I have a had a chance to keep everyone up to date with solutions to common and uncommon problems and all the other goings on in the web world. There is 2 reasons for this, the main one is a web development business is booming as businesses prepare themselves for the foreseen “recession”. The second is I have released my first major website in Beta. It’s called NexTunes, and it is an Australian Social Music Network site, be sure to jump on at www.NexTunes.com.au and let me know your thoughts! I’d hoped to add new features to it by now however time is not on my side at the moment…

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Stop internet censorship in Australia!

5th December 2008 • No Comments

The Australian Federal Government is pushing forward with a plan to force Internet Service Providers to censor the Internet for all Australians. This plan will waste tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and slow down Internet access, not to mention block many sites from being accessed in Australia.

Despite being almost universally condemned by the public, ISPs, State Governments, Media and censorship experts, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is determined to force this filter into your home.

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