Tag Archives: mozilla

@media for bandwidth

Currently, a website can serve up different content based on a visitor’s screen resolution with @media queries in CSS. This idea has been recently extended so that a site can also deliver different images depending on pixel density using the <picture> tag … Continue reading

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Don’t eat my bandwidth

Mobile data and bandwidth is a costly and limited resource for many people. Below is a proposal to give people better control over media-intense sites. It’s designed for FirefoxOS as first emerged at Mozfest and explored in Rethink the Browser. I welcome your feedback … Continue reading

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Rethink the Browser

At Mozfest, I facilitated a session called, Rethink the Browser. We imagined new ways to peek beyond the surface of a web site to enable smarter, safer browsing on the mobile web. This excellent group generated a lot of ideas, in … Continue reading

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Styles of Style

How can a code editor be useful for new learners and seasoned students of the craft? How can an editor adapt to optimize for both mobile screens and desktops? Do the answers to the first question overlap with the second? … Continue reading

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Help Me Read This – App for Grandma

A few weeks ago in Portland, I worked with the great Mobile Appmaker team. A conversation with them sparked an idea for me as we talked about the apps a family might make for themselves–highly local and personal apps. I had an idea for … Continue reading

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Literacy in the Wild

What if your web browser was also a mentor? What if it could teach you about the web, not with tutorials, but in the context of your routines and wanderings across the internet? I explored this idea with @zeejab and a then … Continue reading

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Templates make Open Badges even more open

Mozilla’s BadgeKit introduces the idea of Badge Templates, making Open Badges even a little more open. Templates will help us make related badges more easily. They can also enable you to share your ideas and methods with other people and … Continue reading

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BadgeKit Domains

As you might have heard, Mozilla OpenBadges has a new platform in the works called BadgeKit. It aims to simplify the building and issuing of badges. To plan for this project, the team and community has explored its key attributes. … Continue reading

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Badge Links

At Mozfest, I heard several different people talking about badges with connections. Their ideas took a few different forms. Some talked about the idea of leveling up, while others discussed megabadges unlocked by earning a whole series. Chloe and Mike … Continue reading

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Me + Open Badges

I came to badges through a few paths. One was a concern about the future of higher learning in the US. Like many other people, I was worried about growing bubble of student debt, billions owed and ever more untenable … Continue reading

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Webmakers

Note: I created this graphic before I started working for Mozilla. A map of Mozilla Webmaker tools and services with a look at how people might enter this domain and move between the elements. It identifies a few opportunities to … Continue reading

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instructable futures

This is a future scenario. It’s an exercise to examine and amplify existing technological and social changes. Thanks to persistent documentation, filtering, and tagging of everyone’s experiences, success, and failures, we live in a learning world. We engage with micro, … Continue reading

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