Got to keep up with the web. Here is a collection of pages I've bookmarked.
Good old deadlines
We all work to deadlines, and they can be damn stressful. However, they are there for a reason and can be very useful
Very exciting release from the KDE team as the 4.x branch starts to really take shape. Time to power up those compilers (or apt-get...)
Often if you want design inspiration, you need go no further than your local supermarket
Home 3D standards
3D vision obviously has massive potential, and the setting of standards for the consumer is certainly a step in the right direction
Some solid advice for Andy Rutledge about selling of your integrity as a web author when you start to advertise items which come through e-mail. Please, do not do it.
CSS support in Firefox 3.1
Starting to make up the ground on the other browser the Firefox team are adding in loads of new features. I would love to see multiple background added in. Having used them in AIR they are simply fantastic
Working from home
Excellent article (as always) from ALA - working from home can be fantastic - however, you need to do it right...
3D chalk work
Following on from computer generated graphics, here is a collection of simply stunning 3D chalk work
3D computer generated graphics are becoming incredibly details - really very inspirational. This is a great collection of what can be done
Big news for OpenID today in that MySpace have announced plans to use the open standard. Good news as more and more sites will move over to OpenID
Less is more
On the Internet HTTP requests are expensive - as this YUI research shows. Combine your files on the server
Good bye IE6?
The developers what it to go (we always have), but when will we actually stop making IE6 compatible sites? As with all development - it depends on the application
SVG video getting closer
The Firefox people have been playing with SVG video as well (go download the Opera builds to try it out yourself). Looking good on the SVG front at the moment - nice one guys!
Dedicated Firebug team
John Resig has announced that he will be part of the new Mozilla Firebug team, which will ensure that Firebug will continue to be an exceptionally useful development tool
Cross platform 3D canvas
Opera labs have just released an new build with many of their experimental features combined, including 3D canvas and SVG video. My 3D canvas demos will work on Mac and Linux now!
iPhone native dev v web apps
If you are developing specifically for the iPhone / iPod Touch, check this out. Interesting argument and counter argument about how to develop for them. It will (and should) come down to the project and the skills the team have
IE PNG Fix
The new 2.0 Alpha version of this IE PNG fix claims to have background position and background repeat control! This could be the point at which PNG can truly take the web by storm
Perhaps I am just a bit of a design geek, but I love a good table of contents, and here is a fantastic collection. A well presented ToC can really set the scene for what else is to come
C in the browser
Adobe have been working on a C compiler which will create byte code for the Tamarin virtual machine (remember the Quake demo from Adobe MAX?). Looks like the work is coming along very nicely!
The Sony Bravia adverts are instantly recognisable - excellent marketing. Here they are as a collection
Silverback looks like a fantastic application for organising and performing usability testing - well worth checking out
SVG Interest Group
Jeff Schiller has been appointed as the co-chair of the W3C SVG Internet Group. Fantastic choice for the position, Jeff consistently pushes the boundaries of SVG use
Ebooks - not anytime soon
Interesting article from author Nick Hornby on the likelihood of ebook readers gaining traction anytime soon. I agree, not yet, but it will happen
The simple things
There are always two ways to look at everything - often its the company v the consumer (should not be - but that is how it often is). A milk jug which is difficult to pour... oh dear
This is an excellent article arguing for flexible layouts, which are typically quite difficult to implement and design. The rewards can be worth it though
Dragonfly Alpha 2
The Opera Dragonfly team appear to have been hard at work building up their developer tools. On-the-fly style changes is particularly nice to have. Nice work guys
There are a number of interesting things we can take away from this story, particularly the fact that users like to do things themselves - the feeling of accomplishment