Guy Levy explains how the Levenshtein distance algorithm can improve upon imperfect results from the Web Speech API.
Improving Speech Recognition in the Browser
Chris Coyier created an example bar navigation using flexbox to easily align and space items.
Flexbox Bar Navigation Demo
Jack Franklin discusses applying the pub sub pattern within Node.js using the EventEmitter class.
Pub Sub with Event Emitter
A lot of nice stack effect examples using CSS for inspiration by Mary Lou.
Simple Stack Effects
Introducing Web Components to Control Authors
Chris Coyier answers a question about how to use FlexBox to evenly fill in the last row of a unknown number of items.
Filling the Space in the Last Row with Flexbox
Libraries and Frameworks
Strategies For Managing Navigation State
Scott O’Hara explores the pluses and minuses of using Sass variables to store strings of text to be used in the place of CSS selectors.
Selectors as Sass Variables?
Joni Trythall explains how to build CSS animations using the Franklin library.
CSS Animations with Franklin
Robat Williams discusses the best practices and techniques his team has used to build large, complex web apps with KnockoutJS.
Developing Large Scale KnockoutJS Applications
Peteris Krumins discusses how they use Ploy to deploy NodeJS applications at Browserling.
How we do node.js deployment with ploy at Browserling
Gabriel Cirtea walks through the installation and setup of the the MEAN stack (Mongodb, Express, AngularJS, Node.js).
Introduction to the MEAN Stack
TJ VanToll details how long it takes to load, parse and execute jQuery on mobile devices to determine if it is a drag on performance.
Is jQuery Too Big For Mobile?
Raymond Camden created a PhoneGap sample application of a barcode scanner.
Barcode Scanner sample, and new repo for Cordova examples
Jim Cowart shows how you can convert an existing PhoneGap application to use AppBuilder.
Converting PhoneGap/Cordova Projects to AppBuilder
Martin Bektchiev details some plugman changes made by Telerik and contributed back to speed up the build process.
Telerik Speeds Up Cordova Plugman; 26 Second Faster iOS Builds!
Brian has published in a variety of technical publications over the years, has presented at numerous conferences and events and has served as a technical editor on a number of books.
You can read Brian’s blog archive with 9+ years of content at remotesynthesis.com (he still posts, infrequently). You can find a full list of Brian’s past publications and presentations. Follow Brian on Twitter @remotesynth.