Developers .net spoke to seemed positive about the new release. “I was very pleased to see that jQuery 2.0 has made such significant improvements to the overall build size,” thought Addy Osmani, Developer Programs Engineer at Google. “A 12 per cent decrease is no small feat, and with so many developers focusing on shaving off bytes on network requests for mobile, the availability of a minimalist 10 KB (gzipped) build is fantastic.”
Osmani added that “dropping ‘oldIE’ support was also welcome,” and inline with the web community’s “march towards optimising for modern web browsers”. Developer and writer Jack Franklin agreed that the latest release was “great news for those developers lucky enough to not have to support older browsers,” but he wanted to emphasise jQuery’s consideration for those who aren’t so fortunate: “For those of us—like me—who still have to support those browsers, we won’t notice the difference, because the jQuery team will continue to support, maintain and develop 1.x in tandem with 2.x, with 1.x including the legacy browser support.”
On that basis, Franklin noted that developers should carefully examine their needs rather than immediately move to the new: “If you still need legacy IE support, stick to 1.x. If you don’t, move to 2.x. There are plenty of bug fixes and improvements along with the file-size saving, and the API will be identical across the two versions.” He added that the jQuery team also deserved credit from those making the leap: “Migrating is also really straightforward, with the migrate plug-in that will point out places in your code where you’re using deprecated methods.”
New technologies in website design with HTML5
html5With the introduction of HTML5 web developers and designers gained many new features and accessibility for more complex applications. Users on the other hand, still get a lot fixes, speed boosts, more options for applications and documents while improving the stability of HTML to be able to run low-powered devices such as tablets.
The new HTML is used by 34 of world’s top 100 Websites in popularity. HTML5 is a lot more flexible than HTML4.01 in error handling. HTML is getting more and more poplar fast, even Steve Jobs said Apple products don’t need Flash as their devices support HTML5, and that is the future of the internet. HTML5.1 and 5.2 are currently in development by World Wide Web Consortium.