Distributed Mandelbrot Generation
When I was at university my dissertation was on distributed computing with arbitrary-precision arithmetic. Which basically meant I used an entire lab to generate pretty pictures with very large numbers.
So when I found mandlebrotapp.appspot.com I got all misty-eyed and nostalgic. It uses browsers to generate sections of the Mandelbrot set. It has a basic job management system so you can submit new jobs, and it’ll use different colours during rendering so you can see which blocks other people generated.
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Mobile Web Application Best Practices
Mobile Web Application Best Practices is a W3C Recommendation published on 14th December, 2010. It consists of a list of 32 best practices, with explanations for each point:
Cookies are a common and effective means to store small amounts of state on the client. […] Information stored in cookies, however, is sent to the server for every request and so using them for excessive amounts of data can negatively impact performance, particularly on a mobile network.
I actually think this would be a great resources for developers new to mobile web development, and even useful as a sanity check for more experienced developers and designers.