Author Archives: Sam Dutton

About Sam Dutton

I am a Developer Advocate for Google Chrome. I grew up in rural South Australia, went to university in Sydney, and have lived since 1986 in London, England. Twitter: @SW12

Got Raspberry Pi!

The £15/$25 Raspberry Pi computer works a treat! Continue reading

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Cherry Cream Delight

I can’t believe the things I’ll eat when I’m on a plane. Continue reading

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Automatically pause video when it’s not visible

I’ve built a Google Chrome extension called Hold It! that pauses video when it’s not visible. For example, when you: minimise a window with a video playing in it move to a different tab open a video link in a … Continue reading

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Win a Chromebook!

Win a Chromebook in the Italian Google Chrome Web Store competition. Continue reading

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Chrome extension to test navigation and page load speed

Page Speed Test is an extension that displays a timeline of navigation and page load events for the current page, and a historical chart of page load timing data for all visits to the page. You can get it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lgmnmdkkghdeagbghognjbjijpnckcid?hl=en-US. Continue reading

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Web apps need better context menus

For web apps to be as good as native apps, they need better context (right click) menus. Take a look at the screenshot above. This shows what happens when you click on a person in a Google+ circle: I’d like … Continue reading

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The Page Visibility API

Demo of the Page Visibility API: useful for checking if a web page is — or becomes — visible or hidden. Continue reading

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