- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- japh(r) by Chris Strom: Inkscape SVG Not Quite in Raphaël.js - A nice description of porting a shape drawn in Inkscape into a Raphaël canvas.
- HTML5 Peeks, Pokes and Pointers - A handy guide but compact to detecting support for various HTML5 features.
- Jaybill.com » Blog Archive » 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.
- Making maps accessible - Commonwealth Conversations: Technology - Mapping applications are a great example of where accessibility is not just about adding alternative text to graphics - think about the information your users need and only then decide an approach for alternatives to the map.
- Adactio: Journal—Hypertext history - Jeremy Keith goes on a trip down markup memory lane.
- HTML5 Boilerplate - A rock-solid default for HTML5 awesome. - The second starter template for HTML5/CSS3 projects I've seen this week, this one includes some (Apache) server configuration files too.
- HTML5 Reset - A starter template for HTML5/CSS3 web projects, probably the first of many.
- Bronte Capital: A fund manager experiments in geek... - The switch from Windows to Linux from an economic perspective.
- Commonly Confused Bits Of jQuery - Smashing Magazine - For a small library jQuery has a lot of functionality, there have been several occassions where I've discovered the reason I was finding it so hard to accomplish what I needed was because I was using the wrong method. This blog post highlights many of the places where that is likely to happen.
- Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » The HTML5 Parsing Algorithm - WebKit unveils it's HTML5 parsing engine, opening the way for inline SVG and MathML.
- Start Using HTML5 WebSockets Today | Nettuts+ - Nice introduction to the WebSocket API, which you can probably start using just as soon as the protocol stabilises.
- Kim Cullen » Beyond “I hate green:” Managing Productive Visual Design Reviews - Some tips for making your design review meetings more useful and productive.
- HTML5 Fuzzies – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report - HTML5 has already been more widely abused than the term AJAX before it, but do we need to educate everybody on exactly what is HTML5 and what isn't before it's too late or can we accept a useful compromise and get on with giving clients what they need?
- Using the Goldilocks Principle to get design "just right" - A useful approach to use while iterating through the design process.
- Dynamic Semantic Publishing for any Blog (Part 1) - benjamin nowack's blog - A look at the dynamic creation of 'portal' type pages for linked data entities on your blog or CMS.
- Stubbornella » Blog Archive » Woman in technology - A thought provoking post on why there are so few women in IT, as usual this subject provokes a energetic discussion in the comments.
- Setting up Android Development in Fedora 12 | www.kevinfowler.net - Step by step instructions for getting the Android developer tools working on Fedora Eclipse.
- Style Your Site According to the Weather with jQuery - Cool jQuery hack, leveraging YQL and the Yahoo! weather APIs to apply different styles to your site depending on the current weather.
- Understanding border-image | CSS-Tricks - Excellent introduction to the non-intuitive border-image property.
- Thrust - canvas game - Another Commodore 64 game is brought back to life by the HTML5 Canvas element.
- A Fourth of July lesson in the value of editors « Writing For Digital - Good editing, like good design, is often a difficult thing to sell to corporate decision makers so it always helps to be able to show the direct impact on the bottom line.
- Downloadify: Client-Side File Generation - Neat little library which simplifies client side file generation, would be handy in offline web apps.
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