I just did a new release of pear.php.net which has a bunch of new features and bug fixes, most of which you can see here.
I’ve been following a little Firefox extension that Daniel Glazman has been writing for the past weeks called Fullscreen.
What it does it do enchance the fullscreen experience people get by pressing F11 and thus making the usage of online apps like GMail much more, well, readable :)
The idea is that it the ext gets rid of the location/toolbar + tab bar when you are in fullscreen (opposed to what the default behaviour in FF is) plus you can configure couple of things, like wether to show the status bar or not, how close the mouse has to be near the edge to popup the toolbars.
ctrl + l gives you the location bar, ctrl + k gives you the search feature but oddly enough I haven’t gotten it to work yet but well I’m on linux (fedora) using the fedora shipped FF so go figure :)
Anyway do give it a whirl, download it via the mozilla addon page
Just a short note in the end, this could be a great way to give your clients a better way to fully use the screen, give them something to go “woooww” about :) If you get them to use FF + this ext that is
Updated: Here’s a link to DOM Storage that’s a little bit easier to read compared to the WHATWG one :)
I just finished reading this excellent article by Matthew Gertner of AllPeers that gives people a fair idea on how the applications world might look like in the next 5 years or so.
In retrospect he hit the nail straight on the head but I think he down plays the web app future just a tad because frankly I think that’s the future, since probably none of the big players will come through and get anything widespread enough compared to a web browser without having some serious drawbacks.