Got to keep up with the web. Here is a collection of pages I've bookmarked.
IE specific selectors
Nick Cairns has written about his method of over coming IEs short comings after reading about my Conditional-CSS. Nice technique, although it only helps with IE and introduces extra markup
Webkit fully passes Acid 3
What a full pass in Acid 3 has been a bit of a contested point - Webkit and Opera passed the rendering a while ago, but Webkit now has everything nice and smooth as well - nice one guys!
Shaking it up a little bit - how long does it take you to get it?
So Adobe make some superb software and have a lot of excellent research going on - but sometimes they can drive you nuts! Here is people telling them why
iRex Digital Reader
Superb nw e-Ink based device from iRex, which although expensive, is on a very interesting road to how we use computers in future
Small minded vision
"Competence is not the same thing as imagination" - no indeed! Read these thoughts from Seth Godin and take a long look at your own business
Do you use a version control or simply call files "really_new2.jpg" (etc)? Version control is fundamental to good file management
Usable online e-mail applications
Boxes and Arrows has an excellent article detailing what the big online e-mail application providers get right and how we can learn from them
nVidia are looking to bring 3D gaming goggles back to the mainstream now that display technology is good enough - this could present a whole world of opportunities!
A stylish Dell!
Wow - it looks lik Dell are taking some lessons from Apple on how to style computers. Typically a Dell box is just that - a box, but these are looking quite nice
Measuring the truthfulness of a site
Can this be done? Yes. Can it be done fairly, in a way which will please everyone? Absolutely not a chance. I am afraid this idea looks good on paper, but a non-starter in reality
Breaking the block
We all have creative blocks now and then, and it can really get you down when it hits hard - but fight it you must, and hre is a good few ways to do it. One more - get out and take a break! Nothing like being outside!
News update of what is going on in the SVG world from Jeff Schiller - quit a lot apparently! SVG keeps gather pace. Hooray
Can you fathom CSS?
Nope? Well, as this article points out - you are not alone. CSS has short comings and some plain annoying points - but it is what we have got and it is getting better!
With most of in the UK now accessing the Internet at broadband speeds, thought turn to the next generation of networking - £28.8 thousand million to get fibre to all UK homes... No idea who will pay for that
E-Ink is a step closer
As a display technology E-Ink has a fantastic future ahead of it, and it is slowly gathering pace. Esquire have an E-Ink display on this months cover! Many exciting UI challenges to come from this
London from above at night
What a wonderful collection of superb photography this is - London is a beautiful city - particularly when seen like this
Web v Paper
It is a design war which crops up now and then, with some refusing to simply get along with both worlds. Calling web-designers unwashed losers certainly is not helpful
I have not downloaded one of the nighlies in a while, and was very pleasantly surprised when I did today with the new developer tools (Firebug like but cool!). Loads of rendering engine enhancements always going in as well
280 North have released the source for Cappuccino - the framework that they created to build 280 Slides. This is a very exciting and powerful framework
The more the better
Jon S. von Tetzchner (CEO of Opera) has in interesting post discussing how Opera feel about Google Chrome. I think it is fair to say the feel flattered (and rightly so)!
IE8 developer tools
When using the VirtualPC image I noticed that the developer tools in IE have had a fantastic update. They are really very usable and useful now. This blog post explains more
Stellar illustrations can often allow for considerable imagination, and these images have loads of it!
The web (and traditional media) is a buzz with the entry of Google into the web-browser market. A nice browser and it feels slick. Webkit rendering engine so super fast and very standards compliant - Webkit seems to be the choice of most developers now
For a beautiful web
Andy Clarke has just announced "For a beautiful web", offering master-classes in web development. Forabeautifulweb.com uses the new release (v1.2) of Conditional-CSS
IE8 on VPC images
Try out IE8 as a VirtualPC image. Really nice to see my sites render properly with standard code in IE8 - good work guys
Work on the foreignObject SVG tag is moving forward, thank goodness. This will be a huge boost to SVG development, but there is still quite a way to go