Link archive: July 24th, 2009

A.P. Cracks Down on Unpaid Use of Articles on Web - NYTimes.com

Foreheadslappingly stupid behaviour from the Associated Press.

The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - Anil Dash

Anil Dash writes about the realtime web, calling it Pushbutton.

An essay on W3C's design principles - Contents

Bert Bos's 2000 Treatise (published in 2003) is a must-read for anyone involved in developing any kind of format. "This essay tries to make explicit what the developers in the various W3C working groups mean when they invoke words like efficiency, maintainability, accessibility, extensibility, learnability, simplicity, longevity, and other long words ending in -y."

HEY-IT - We want to get rid of IE6!

A poster campaign aimed at encouraging IT departments to upgrade company browser policy.

teoskaffa.com AND THAT'S WASSUP

I don't normally like all-Flash sites and I really don't like sites that mess with my cursor* but this one works really well. * I'm looking at you, Harry Potter Twitter site with the password anti-pattern.

arc90 lab : experiments : HashMask - Another (More Secure!) Experiment in Password Masking

Here's an interesting idea: generating a sparkline when you input a password ...familiarity with the generated sparkline acts as a visual aid to the user.