Archive: April, 2005

Web specifications supported in Opera 8

The DOM support looks great.

PHP Cheat Sheet

A very handy list of common functions and parameters. Print it out and keep it on your desk.

Coming to a Computer Near You

Tim Bray on the politics and practicalities of Web services.

Google News customisation widget

Google now offer a DOM-driven widget for dragging and dropping page sections.

Six Ounce Board Store: Board gallery

A nice implementation of my JavaScript image gallery on a really nicely designed site

Xylescope Beta

A very nifty little OS X app for viewing the markup and style of web pages. Sehr gut gelungen.

It's a whole new internet

An inspiring essay by Janice Fraser of Adaptive Path. The internet is back.

Ryanair bans work phone charging

Another reason (as if you needed one) to avoid this cowboy airline.

Top 100 quotes from IRC

Some of this may offend. But it's really funny.

Google Maps UK

Google Maps for the UK. They still need to work on Ireland: my home town is an empty expanse.

About fluid and fixed width layouts

Roger Johansson details his elastic design.

Garrett has a new site. I'm very keen on the design, especially the typography.

SxSWi: Ride It Till The Wheels Come Off (Again!)

James McNally has written a great round-up of this year's South by SouthWest over on Digital Web.

Overcaffeinated : A story

Sergio posts a fragment of a short story that would make Cory Doctorow proud.

BBC to podcast more programmes

20 more radio programmes are getting the MP3 treatment.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - 133t trailer

Closed captioning with a difference.

Interesting Google Satellite Maps

From Area 51 to the Mall Of America, James Archer documents them all.

Big Fat Institute for Advanced Interactive Experiences

Whatever you do, don't skip this intro.

A song about storage technology

I can't decide if Hitachi have completely lost the plot or if they're totally web-savvy.

AJAX and Accessibility

Some good practical tips for improving accessibility in AJAX apps.

PSP Browser Objects

Steve has documented the JavaScript support in the Playstation Portable.

PSP Browser Objects

Steve has documented the JavaScript support in the Playstation Portable.

Miles James Lambert, 7lbs 7.5oz

Congratulations, Peter. I'll buy you a beer at @media.

Information wants to be free (as in speech)

John Allsopp on the importance of open formats for documents.

The Song of the Hyperliterary

Okkervil River and The Decemberists are, according to the New York Times, hyperliterary.

An Evolutionary Revolution

Ryan talks about microformats as part of a lowercase semantic web.

Brighton WiFi trains

It looks like the much rumoured WiFi enabled trains on the Brighton-Victoria line are a reality.

Brighton wifi trains


This Flash app demonstrates a cool use of the Amazon API.

Reith Lectures 2005

The first of the Reith lectures is available online. There's also a podcast you can subscribe to.

Food - a photoset on Flickr

The only thing better than food pr0n is food pr0n that you've acually eaten.

Puy lentils

Custom checkboxes

A truly excellent piece of DOM scripting by Steve Chipman that replaces checkboxes with images.

Idle Words: A rebuttal to Paul Graham's "Painters and Hackers"

Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do.

7 steps to better handheld browsing

Simon has some good hands-on suggestions for mobile stylesheets.

Rocky meets Trigger Happy TV

One of the funniest things I've seen in a while.

Resizable textareas with JavaScript

Anders "Robots" Pearson demonstrates a useful technique.