Science meets standards: NASA joins the W3C.
Archive: May, 2010
Matt Ridley's new book sounds like a corker.
Ascender is selling (and hosting) webfonts now.
Tantek is working with Mozilla now. I expect great things will come of this.
Mandy's take on Dieter Rams's design principle that "good design is long-lasting."
A nice little case study in using Silverback.
Use Gowalla? Want a copy of my book? Jeffrey has the details.
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).
Kellan outlines the bare minimum you should expect from any service that you are putting data into.
A handy tool for generating colour palettes from images.
An API for Turing test questions.
Conway's Game of Life, implemented in canvas.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.
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.
Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!
I'm going to have to start ticking things off this list.
I would really love to go to this. Our planet needs a space elevator.
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.
"...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.
The origins of the blink element are fascinating. To nobody's surprise, alcohol was involved.
Of plush toys and tentacle porn.
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.
Test results for screen readers navigating content that uses new HTML5 elements and ARIA roles.
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.
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.
A nice collection of free apps for your mobile device. No app store required, thanks to offline storage.