Science meets standards: NASA joins the W3C.
Archive: May, 2010
Monday, May 31st, 2010
Friday, May 28th, 2010
Matt Ridley's new book sounds like a corker.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Ascender is selling (and hosting) webfonts now.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Tantek is working with Mozilla now. I expect great things will come of this.
Monday, May 24th, 2010
Mandy's take on Dieter Rams's design principle that "good design is long-lasting."
A nice little case study in using Silverback.
Friday, May 21st, 2010
Use Gowalla? Want a copy of my book? Jeffrey has the details.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
A handy interface onto The Guardian's new API.
Google-hosted free-as-in-beer webfonts.
A comprehensive report of the excellent first day of UX London.
Mozilla, Opera and Google are collaborating on an open format for audio and video for the web (a wrapper for Vorbis for audio and VP8 for video).
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Kellan outlines the bare minimum you should expect from any service that you are putting data into.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
A handy tool for generating colour palettes from images.
An API for Turing test questions.
Conway's Game of Life, implemented in canvas.
Monday, May 17th, 2010
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.
Friday, May 14th, 2010
Some of the best neologisms in programming, many of them to do with bug-fixing.
Anne explains exactly why the HTML parser defined in HTML5 is A Very Good Thing for everyone.
Asteroids in canvas. Works a treat. Now I want Battlezone.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!
I'm going to have to start ticking things off this list.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
I would really love to go to this. Our planet needs a space elevator.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Henri Sivonen gives the lowdown on the HTML5 parser that will ship with the next version of Firefox. This is a huge development ...and yet users won't even notice it (by design).
I wasted my time writing HTML5 For Web Designers when clearly, this is the best tutorial on HTML5 ever.
Kanji characters that transform into the animal they represent.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
"...after the late Thag Simmons." No, really. It's a proper paleontological term now.
A platform game? A platform for games!
A list of services you can use to get your podcast transcribed.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
The origins of the blink element are fascinating. To nobody's surprise, alcohol was involved.
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Of plush toys and tentacle porn.
Friday, May 7th, 2010
I had a lot of fun chatting with Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman about HTML5 for Web Designers. Now you can watch the video or listen to the podcast.
Finally! A lint tool for HTML (including HTML5) so you can enforce strictness in your writing style.
An excellent education resource.
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Test results for screen readers navigating content that uses new HTML5 elements and ARIA roles.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
There is a doctype for HTML4 + ARIA but "This DTD is made available only as a bridging solution for applications requiring DTD validation but not using HTML 5."
A nine-point document that constitutes a "Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence."
Get a glimpse behind Fontdeck's curtain.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
If you do insist on having a captcha, why not make it a bit more interesting? Also: best blog post title ever.
The wonderfully detailed analysis of a colour questionnaire.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
A nice collection of free apps for your mobile device. No app store required, thanks to offline storage.