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The Best of the Week (Feb. 28): HTML5 Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the HTML5 Zone (Feb. 14 to Feb. 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Dev of the Week: Matt Raible

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Matt Raible, Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

2. Application Components with AngularJS

This post is about self-contained business components with AngularJS that can be instantiated at arbitrary places in one's application. With AnuglarJS, one writes the HTML plainly and then implements behavior in JavaScript via controllers and directives.

3. The Art of AngularJS

This article includes an original presentation about AngularJS given as a slideshare. This article includes the original 20-minute screencast about AngularJS. The slideshare shares the author's thoughts on the learning process and resources that he felt were particularly helpful.

4. NextCharts - an Open Source HTML5 library

Looking for an Open Source HTML5 library will show a set of projects, some still active, some abandoned. If you do not have a lot of requirements you may discover that such projects can fulfill your needs. But if you need something bigger you have only two options: to buy a big chart library or to to create your own.

5. Adaptive Backgrounds jQuery Plugin

This is a jQuery plugin that will search for the most dominating colour in an image and will change it's containing element background to this colour. Allowing you to create some nice looking showcase pages with just a few lines of Javascript.