12:36:03 am Links for October 10thCategories: Delicious
- rem @ > 140 characters - Hold off on deploying HTML5 in websites? - What would it really mean for 'HTML5' to be 'ready'? An entertaining rant by Remy Sharp.
- HashMask | Arc90 Lab - "HashMask is an attempt to find a more secure middle ground between clear and masked passwords. It does this by visualizing a hashed representation of the password as a sparkline with color ? the intent being that the user would become familiar with this image and be able to easily confirm that they typed the right (or wrong) password."
- WebP Home - Google extends with VP8 codec into a static image format, promising smaller file sizes and quicker downloads (once browsers add support).
- HTML 5 innerShiv - If you add content to an element with innerHTML before it's appended to the document, the html5shiv won't work and the element will be unstyled.
11:51:10 pm Hello! HTML5 and CSS3Categories: Books & Literature, Web
If my blog posting has seemed somewhat sporadic over the last few months, I now present my excuse
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04:29:05 pm Links for September 26thCategories: Delicious
- SVG Boilerplate ? a kick-arse default to put the wow back into the web - A simple, straightforward, and functional template to embed or inline SVG content (including in text/html) that works with browsers all the way down to IE6.
- Testing Thunderbird 3: What to do if it ?shreds? your threads | The Pythian Blog - Thunderbird 3 is broken in many ways and one of them is that it struggles to sort by thread many messages which v2 had no problem with. After fuming quietly about this for many months I have finally discovered that the broken threading is all down to three settings.
- Support Details | Tech Support Management - Ever been phoned up to debug a website problem and then spent hours trying to extract basic background information from the caller? This site makes it very simple for everyone.
- Notable | Easiest way for teams to provide feedback on websites. - A very nice web app which allows you to collaboratively markup a screenshot of any website.
- Microdata: HTML5?s Best-Kept Secret | Webmonkey†| Wired.com - I've noticed that Microdata has been receiving increasing attention from bloggers in the last few weeks, it's still only in the WHATWG version of the HTML5 spec, however.
02:15:28 am Links for September 12thCategories: Delicious
- PHYLO: THE TRADING CARD GAME - Studies have shown that 8 year old children struggle to recognise 50% of animal species, but can recognise 80% of Pokemon species. This game aims to fit real biology into the game mechanics of Pokemon.
- http://linkedgov.org/ - Although the data.gov.uk project has succeeded in making a load of data available in electronic format a lot of that data contains various budget codes, cost centre codes, and other quirky terminology that doesn't make sense to people outside the department that created it. This project aims to provide tools to make it easy for the people to understand the data to let the people who want to use the data know what it all means.
- crowbot's trials at master - GitHub - A project to analyse publically available data about clinical trials in an effort to capture information about those that have not been published.
- The P2PU School of Webcraft - Collaborative higher education in web technology.
- mezzoblue's PaintbrushJS at master - GitHub - Apply effects such as Gaussian Blur, Sepia and Posterize to images on the fly in the browser.
02:34:33 am Links for September 5thCategories: Delicious
- XML.com: SVG and Typography: Bells and Whistles - A library of effects to style text in SVG.
- senocular.com - I've blogged about matrix transformations in CSS before, but I've never found a readable introduction to what they actually are, turns out I should have been paying more attention to Flash blogs.
- Extending HTML5 ? Microformats | HTML5 Doctor - It is possible to continue using Microformats, with a few exceptions in HTML5.
- Ruby on Rails Guides: Ruby On Rails Security Guide - A readable introduction to web application security issues, focussed on Rails but with some generally useful information.
12:35:34 am Links for August 29thCategories: Delicious
- WebKit HTML5 Search Inputs | CSS-Tricks - Handy tips on overriding the default styling on search fields in WebKit (check the comments too).
- Periodic Table of the Elements - Josh Duck - A nice visualization tool which lets you see what elements are in use on any given website.
12:31:38 am Links for August 22ndCategories: Delicious
- japh(r) by Chris Strom: Inkscape SVG Not Quite in RaphaŽl.js - A nice description of porting a shape drawn in Inkscape into a RaphaŽl canvas.
- HTML5 Peeks, Pokes and Pointers - A handy guide but compact to detecting support for various HTML5 features.
- Jaybill.com Ľ Blog Archive Ľ Deployment-First Development - Don't leave deployment as a last minute rush job, do it first, make it easy, and you'll be shaking the issues out all the way through development and testing.
- An implausibly illustrated introduction to HTML5 Web Workers - An entertaining and informative introduction.