JavaScript Template Engines

Published: October 29, 2012

Template engines for rendering data into HTML in the browser using JavaScript:

Ultimate jQuery List


“The ultimate list of tutorials and plugins for jQuery.”

Ted Nelson: They Got the Web Completely Wrong

Published: October 25, 2012

Ted Nelson — who coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia back in 1963 — recently told Techworld Australia that the web is “completely wrong”.

The creator of hypertext has criticised the design of the World Wide Web, saying that Tim Berners-Lee’s creation is “completely wrong”, and that Windows, Macintosh and Linux have “exactly the same” approach to computing.

Ted Nelson, founder of first hypertext project, Project Xanadu, told Techworld Australia the structure of the Web is “totally archaic”.

“They got the World Wide Web completely wrong,” he said. “It is a strange, distorted, peculiar and difficult limited system … the browser is built around invisible links — you can see something to click on but you’ve got nowhere else to go.”

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Published: October 20, 2012




Learning HTML Through a Board Game

Published: October 8, 2012


cHTeMeLe is a board game about HTML @

cHTeMeLe is a board game about writing HTML5 code. In cHTeMeLe, players endorse their favorite web browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, or IE) and then score points by correctly laying out HTML tags, while also trying to bug or crash their opponents’ code. From the article: ‘Despite cHTeMeLe’s technical theme, its developers claim you don’t need any web programming experience to play. The game takes web design standards and boils them down into game rules that even children can learn. To help less technical players keep everything straight, the tag cards use syntax highlighting that different parts of code have unique colors — just like an Integrated Developer Environment. No one is going to completely pick up HTML5 purely by playing cHTeMeLe, but it does have some educational value for understanding basic tags and how they fit together.

[Via Slashdot]

“The bad news is that cHTeMeLe is only in French for the time being, so many English speakers will have to wait for a translation of the rule book — which, of course, is called ReadMe_fr. Fortunately, the developers have followed in Cards Against Humanity’s footsteps by licensing the game under Creative Commons and making it available for download and printing. So once cHTeMeLe supports other languages, it should be easy to make your own copy.”