Got to keep up with the web. Here is a collection of pages I've bookmarked.
Adobe AIR 1.5 has been released, and is showing the love for Linux. AIR is a great SDK to work with, and full support for the three major platforms makes it even more attractive
One of the reasons I love flying is because you can see the Earth from above - this is a fantastic collection of aerial photography
A new version of the whatever:hover behaviour script for IE which includes support of dynamically added elements - nice
jQuery 1.3 beta 1
A nice holiday present from John Resig and the jQuery team - of note 1.3 includes Sizzle as the selector engine and some major speed ups in other areas
Facts and figures for Firefox
It is a simple fact and clearly stated here, of the 1 thousand million computers to ship since Firefox 1.0, nearly all of them came with a non-Firefox browser bundled in
Inline code finding
Wow - this is terrible. Browser sniffing can be difficult, but surely not that hard. Recording Opera 10 (awesome browser) as Opera 1...
5 things in HTML5
Work is still progressing on HTML 5, but we have a very good picture of what it is going to look like. Here are five things to look forward to
Linus on C++
Linus says it like it is - his thoughts on C++. Certainly have no ambiguity here (I love C)
Unit testing for web-sites and applications is something I have been concerned about for a while (the complete lack of tools to do it!). FireUnit looks like a nice start
Agile communication design
Applying agile principles to communication design sounds like a fantastic idea. Agile development can make a huge difference to your workflow
The UI Uncanny Valley
Jeff Atwood has an excellent post discussing how, so web applications approach the same look and feel as desktop applications, some users are made to feel very uncomfortable
The filter trick for alpha PNGs in IE only gets you so far. If you want background-position (and repeat) check this out. Awesome!
IE security advice
BBC News (and Radio 1 Newsbeat among others) are encouraging people to switch to a different browser (any browser!) after the lastest IE exploit
Chrome goes 1.0
Congratulations to the Chrome team on shipping Chrome 1.0. It truely is an excellent web-browser which is a pleasure to use and to develop for
Do you allow blog comments? Well - a blog cannot be called web 2.0 without them can it...? However, they are very much open to abuse and they certainly do not scale well
It is great to see Mozilla continuing their development of Ubiquity (and it is really quite a serious pace of development they are setting!) - this is a fantastic tool to have in the browser
This is some very cool work with the aim to allow you to build a UI in Interface Builder (xCode) and convert it to a cib for Cappuccino (for use on the web)
You do not want that project
20 great and funny (if sadly true) examples of when to turn down a project. One thing of interest "HTML templates that you are now integrating into the CMS" - do you not think the CMS should integrate with you
There for the ride
Are you along for the ride - or are you actually going to do something useful (unlike the majority of people)?
Pixastic - online photo editing
Great piece of work by Jacob Seidelin here - making full use of the recent work that has gone into Canvas (I like the irony of the Google ad for IE7... an unsupported browser)
Mark Boulton has a fantastic post on 24ways about how to compose your photographs to draw attention and make them feel natural
Peregrine ready for flight
Opera have announced that an early preview version of Opera 10 will be made available at some point this week. Cannot wait to see what they have done with their improved standards support (mixed document types please!)
SEO? Take advice from Google
Often I think of SEO as simply doing things right - use the web as it was designed to be used - with open and accessible technologies
Along the same lines as 24ways, but more along a professional line than development. Fantastic first post suggesting managers take the lead. Yes please do. Please!
24ways is back
Always an informative and enjoyable read at this time of year - it is good to see 24ways is back. Kicking off this year is Drew McLellan with a post about easing the path from design to development