Got to keep up with the web. Here is a collection of pages I've bookmarked.
The browsers of 2009
A look at what browsers we might be supporting in 2009. I totally disagree about Opera being below the cut off point though - write to stardards and Opera support just happens
The state of JSON
Acid3 browser test
Fun with CSS3
Using CSS3 is going to make life a whole lot easier for developers, as this example shows - nice one
Web trends map 2008 - beta
The iA Japan folks have been busy again, creating a completely new version of their famous web trends map
How do you ensure cross browser compatibility? The Opera team are looking at an interesting idea, where tests for document.all will fail (causing a w3c method to be used - hopefully), but allowing it to be used if no test is made - nice.
Nokia acquires Trolltech
How this will effect KDE and the other Qt based projects remains to be seen - but this has got to be good news, with Qt technology being able to be deployed on Nokia mobiles
HTML 5 run down
Anne van Kesteren of Opera notes why HTML 5 is important and what it gives us. It is going to be quite a change
Opera gets a foot in the WiMax door
Sure the browser is independent of the physical layer - but WiMax has a fantastic future ahead of it - and the more competition in the mobel browser market the better!
Engine versioning in Webkit
The IE8 blog post yesterday is all the talk - Webkit explain why they are aiming for less browser display modes (but point out that their goals are not the same as those of the IE team)
Reactions to the X-UA-Compatible meta tag
On average negative, which is fair given that the number of engines we need to deal with are piling up. But, the IE team state the currently uncommon doctypes (HTML 5 for example) will trigger super-standards-mode.
Site compatibility and IE8
"write to the standard, then test against and fix problems in the most popular browsers" - yup - that is how we do it. Sounds like we will need to "opt-in" to the new IE8 engine
Sub-pixel CSS problems
This is something which has bitten me recently - and still not found a fix for it... Good summary by John
HTML 5 draft from the W3C
The community driven and inspired HTML 5 has just hit the W3C working draft stage. Some aspects are quite different from HTML 4, an interesting direction we are taking
ALA 251 is out
A look at what doctype switching will hold for us in the battle for standards in the future
QuickOrder mockup for Starbucks
Phil Lu has put together a fantastic mockup of an application for the iPhone/iPod Touch which would allow you to order drinks and food - I imagine we will be seeing this in the real world before too long
Contact lense circuitry
This type of work could end up causing a paradigm shift in how we interact with machines - very exciting
How reading is changing
Although Steve Jobs says people do not read any more, I have never been reading so much. The iLiad and other eInk technologies have a bright future in front of them
Using ball bearings to create a tangable user interface for a sequencer - fantastic!
Sun buys MySQL AB
This is quite an interesting move by Sun, and could well benefit those who use MySQL. It could also help OpenOffice...
CSS3 update - progress is being made
It is excellent to hear that things are moving on with CSS3, and that some of the most asked for modules are approaching the point of being implementable
There is a lot of great web and UI focused conferences this year (and Andy is going to a heck of a lot of them) - should be good
How to create a great web-site
Ten fantastic points for how to make the site you are working on the best it can be. Point 10 is bob on - do not settle for anything but the best
Sure anyone can follow a trend - but few people can break that mold, and even fewer can break it and see it through to a finished product
ACID 3 for browsers
Now that the four major browsers have a build of one kind or another with ACID 2 support, work is progressing on ACID 3. I rather liked the shear simplicity of ACID 2...
KDE goes 4.0.0
Fantastic news from the KDE team - the 4.x series shows a lot of promise
Veerle is playing layer tennis today - a twist on Photoshop tennis - should be good
Account design mistakes
It is so fundamental to so many web-sites, but so many get it wrong. I like mistake 1 the most - having a sign-in in the first place
KDE 4.0.0 tagged
KDE 4 release is not to far away now - time to install and test drive me thinks
Three marketing tips
Words of wisdom from the company behind thousand million dollar brands - interesting stuff
Dumbing down a product service just gives you dumb customers
3D modelling from 2D video, with the assistance of a computer. I rather think we will be seeing a lot more of this kind of thing in future
A model of innovation
Although innovation can be kicked off by almost any source, this is a very well thought of (and nicely designed) model of how innovation can be tracked
11 good tips on how to be professional - mostly common sense, but it is amazing how many people will not follow these basic rules.
A look at a number of interesting design concepts - I like the Duophone...
It always great to see softwaree you developed being used in ways you never even thought of. Keep the design flexible!
O2 make it even worse
You probably thought the original O2 iPhone page was bad - well they have gone and done it again...
Design of computers
Design is fast becoming a key selling point for computer systems and it looks like Apple have a fight on their hands
More on Opera v Microsoft
It is quit an interesting on this - and with internal IE8 builds passing ACID 2, it should get even more interesting (I hope)