Archive: July, 2007

What's New at The W3C Markup Validation Service

The Validator got a new lick of CSS paint and it's looking good.

Official Google Maps API Blog: Microformats in Google Maps

W00t! This is a biggie! Google Maps now returns its listing results in hCard. Now you can do one-click export to your address book (or phone).

Web Designer Wall - Design Trends and Tutorials

A nice collection of CSS tutorials and design trends.

circaVie | Create and Share Timelines

From the people who brought you Ficlets comes a nice app for creating personal timelines. Microformats and OpenID support included.

Total Makeover Retouching

Now your child can look like a denizen of the uncanny valley with just a little Photoshop magic.

Type the sky | Slanted

Finding letters everywhere.

social-network-portability - Microformats

Tantek, Brian, Daniel and others got together in Ritual Roasters to discuss making portable social networks a reality. Here are the notes.

Top 10 dotcoms to watch | Technology | Guardian Unlimited

Bobbie draws up a list of UK startups to keep an eye on. Moo is here of course but so is Dopplr.

[this is aaronland] Trying not to cut down the trees for an inability to see the forest

Aaron weighs in with his thoughts on JavaScript, web apps, the iPhone, dashboard, the papernet and more. Oh, and he's built a machine-tag mashup.

Biologists Helping Bookstores

A blog devoted entirely to reshelving books in their correct categories in bookstores, specifically the science and religion categories. I approve.

ANN: Blogger adds hAtom microformat - Blogger Data API | Google Groups

"All new blogs, and all blogs that use Layouts and have unmodified blog page element templates now have hAtom classes in them."

Twitter / Dori: Ann from conf: AOL ships br...

A browser-based IM client from AOL. You heard it here first folks.

Microformats: More Meaning from Your Markup [HTML & XHTML Tutorials]

Great article from Brian ranging from introducing microformats right up to the current state of play.

Thirteen Simple Rules for Speeding Up Your Web Site

The justification behind YSlow. If you've heard Nate Koechley speak, some of this will be familiar to you. It's all solid advice as far as I can tell.

YSlow for Firebug

The YUI folks have released an add-on for Firebug that will analyse your pages and suggest ways of speeding it up.

dpaste: #15223: LOLDOM, by Jeremy Keith

Okay, this started as a joke but then I couldn't resist writing a bit of code. Usage: OH_HAI.I_CAN_HAS_ELEMENT_BY_ID("Id") and OH_HAI.I_CAN_HAS_ELEMENTS_BY_TAG_NAME("tag").

the 200ok weblog: syndication needs to get social

Ben Buchanan on how most supposedly open Web 2.0 (sic) sites are really walled gardens lacking interoperability.

Burningbird » How I Got My Harry Potter Book

Forget fan fiction. This is the best piece of Potter-related writing you'll read in a while.

Picasa Web Albums - Ted - Lolcat Bible - lolcat_bible_...

I can has jenezis?

Sentenc.es - A Disciplined Way To Deal With Email

I'm the world's worst emailer. This may help me.

Portable Social Networks at Mashup Camp :: UltraNormal

Kevin Lawver has implemented portable social networks by mashing up OpenID and microformats in Rails. Read the presentation and download the code.

Brighton Girl Geek: Competition - girl geek logo and slogan

Want tickets to dConstruct? If you're a girl geek, here's your chance.

Channy’s Blog - » 『DOM 스크립트』 출간 이벤트!

DOM Scripting... now also available in Korean.

5 segundos

Superb blood donor video. Which reminds me...

Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - books: Punctuation is no place for zero tolerance

One of my 43 Things is to eliminate the grocer's apostrophe. Still... this is a well-reasoned argument in its defence.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters | Official Movie Site | Picturehouse

The next Spellbound-style documentary is all about Donkey Kong. "A middle school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul battle for the Guinness world record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong."

Session.Org session SSWC'07 - a photoset on Flickr

This is simply marvelous! A meatspace gathering of musicians that know each other threw the Irish music website I run, The Session. I wish I could have been there.

YouTube - 100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers

Here's an antidote to all those "100 best movie" countdowns that infest Saturday night television. Here's 100 movies with 100 numbers.

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | British blamed for Basra badgers

UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area.

BarCamp Brighton Blog » Blog Archive » BarCamp Brighton Logo

Here's the logo for BarCamp Brighton, taking place the day after dConstruct. Looking good.

Open Business Models MicroFormateurs: 2007-07-11

Magnifique! A French translation of my blog post about mashing up microformats.

Your Daily Awesome » David Byrne Interviews David Byrne, 1984

This video of David Byrne from Stop Making Sense era Talking Heads is as brilliant and wacky as you'd expect. David Bynre is teh awsum.

BBC NEWS | Magazine | Should we simplify spelling?

The cawl for speling reform in the Inglish langwidge iz misguyded and franklee, kynd ov styoopid.

Police In Knife Standoff Up For Awards (from The Argus)

Yet more on the events I blogged about down the street, again from the local newspaper.

We Love to Fly and It Shows: Inside the World of Mileage Running

This is a fascinating insight into a mindset that I simply cannot comprehend. Sounds like hell.

Faceball: your face, our balls

Here's a little teaser from Dunstan. Prepare for the greatest sport of the century.

The Amateur Gourmet: "Ratatouille" & Jewish Assimilation (an essay, with spoilers)

The Amateur Gourmet compares Remy's trials and tribulations in Ratatouille to the quintessential story of Jewish assimilation in the 20th Century.

shawnblanc.net » Why Daring Fireball is comment free

This transcription of John Gruber's justification for not having comments makes for superb reading. This is what blogging is really about.

Hero PC Tackles Knife Man (from The Argus)

Here's the local paper's take on the happenings on my street that I blogged about.

BBC NEWS | England | Sussex | Man attempted to stab policeman

The somewhat lightweight BBC report of the incident I blogged about earlier. "Reports of a man with a knife threatening and chasing people": that's me (the reports, I mean).

Deathwatch: Three Technorati Monsters escape - Valleywag

Valleywag is using my picture of LOLtek to illustrate a post about the recent resignations at Technorati. Ouch!

flightpatterns_excerpt.mov (video/quicktime Object)

Beautiful visualisations of flight data.

ironfeathers.ca » Home

Watch the adventures of Derek and Kathryn Featherstone in the run up to IronMan Lake Placid 2007. Check out the route maps: very slick.

Apple Developer Connection - iPhone for Web Developers - Optimizing Web Applications and Content for iPhone

Straight from the horse's mouth, advice for web developers on how the iPhone's browser renders pages. I'm very intrigued to find out how it handles liquid designs with no set min-width.

Mark Boulton Design : +44 (0)845 603 2399

Mark has launched his business site. Lovely grids and typography, as you'd expect.

Fiction Liberation Front--The Goods

Science-fiction author Lews Shiner is releasing many of his short stories online for free (HTML or PDF).

Viget Labs Is Hiring - Join Our Design Team

What excellent taste this web design shop has. I don't mean the fancy scrolling—I'm talking about what's on the bookshelf.

Graphic Design and typography - Swiss Legacy » The italic poster

We may just have to get this italic poster for the Clearleft office.

The End of the Internet

I did it! I did it! I knew all that surfing would finally pay off.