I have just finished doing some research on using HTML5 Local storage instead of Cookies for website personalization and have come to the conclusion that everyone should be using HTML5 local storage in place of cookies from this point forward. The only disadvantage I have read about is browser support, local storage is supported by IE8+. If that’s not a concern, at this point it shouldn’t be as IE7 is on it’s way out the door – then start using local storage where you can.
In an effort to push my skills front-end development with jQuery, I have began trying to learn more about Web Hooks. Web Hooks are essentially user-defined callbacks or events, which can be used in a number of different ways as perfect example is chartbeat.com (a real-time web analytics application.)