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

High performance HTML

How can you improve the performance of web pages? Most developers look to JavaScript, images and other kinds of optimisation.

Poor old HTML gets neglected despite being the core language of the web.

In this article you’ll learn how to write clean, concise HTML that enables you to create content that loads fast and works well across a variety of devices. In the process, you’ll learn how to build sites and apps that are easier to debug and maintain. Continue reading

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Media Newsletter: audio, video and realtime communications

I’ll be publishing a monthly roundup of news about media tech. Sign up at bit.ly/signupmedia. Archive at medianews.me.

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Fundamentals of video on mobile

Watch my Google I/O video: Fundamentals of video on mobile: Responsive media Coping with variable connectivity Accessibility and fallbacks Formats and codecs    

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WebRTC in the real world: signaling, TURN and STUN

New on HTML5 Rocks: a detailed look at building servers for WebRTC. html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/webrtc/infrastructure

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simpl.info: simplest possible examples of HTML, CSS and JavaScript

I’ve built a site to provide simplest possible examples of HTML, CSS and JavaScript: simpl.info github.com/samdutton/simpl Motivations: ‘Show me the code!’ ‘Does technology X work on platform Y?’ ‘Where the heck is that Foo example I saw?’ A minimum of ‘huh?’ … Continue reading

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WebRTC in Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame

Screencast and post explaining how to enable WebRTC in Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame. Continue reading

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Introduction to WebRTC – now on HTML5 Rocks

I’ve written a detailed introduction to WebRTC on HTML5 Rocks: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/webrtc/basics/ Continue reading

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