Light Table's kickstarter has wrapped up! Despite the dramatic shift toward simplification in software interfaces, the world of development tools continues to shrink our workspace with feature after feature in every release. Lazy Load Plugin for jQuery. Lazy Load is delays loading of images in long web pages.
Images outside of viewport are not loaded until user scrolls to them. This is opposite of image preloading. Using Lazy Load on long web pages will make the page load faster. In some cases it can also help to reduce server load. Plugin is inspired by YUI ImageLoader Utility by Matt Mlinac. For those in hurry there are several demo pages: basic options, with fadein effect, noscript fallback, horizontal scrolling, horizontal scrolling inside container, vertical scrolling inside container, page with gazillion images, load images using timeout and load images using AJAX(H).
Detecting HTML5/CSS3 Features using Modernizr - Dan Wahlin's WebLog. HTML5, CSS3, and related technologies such as canvas and web sockets bring a lot of useful new features to the table that can take Web applications to the next level.