Got to keep up with the web. Here is a collection of pages I've bookmarked.
Programmers are like gods
You want a software based product? You need a programmer... Bend the knee and hope they will agree. Funny look at the interactions between programmers and designers.
Congratulations to the KDE team on release 4.2 of their venerable desktop environment. Lots of great enhancements in here, which, I hope, will bring the 4.x series the respect it deserves.
IE8 RC1 is out
The IE team have announced that RC1 of IE8 is now available which is excellent news. Now the trick is to get it deployed to as many of those IE6 hold-outs as possible!
Firefox bundled with Windows
Interesting peice of news this, coming out of the Opera requested EU investigation of Microsoft. How many browsers should they bundle, just the big 4? That would be anti-competitive... There are loads out there...
Another fantastic commercial from Heineken - they keep rolling out genuinely funny adverts, which is certainly one of the reasons the brand is so strong.
Mozilla gives SVG some love
It is excellent to see that Mozilla are putting some serious recourses behind SVG, from hiring contributors to progressing with patches (SMIL for example) - great stuff.
A proper education
ALA issue 276 has sparked a debate about the education systems we use today, and this is something I feel very strongly about - they are completely inadequate and often teach the wrong thing...
EC comes down on Microsoft
As a result of the complaint lodged with the EC over Microsoft bundling IE with Windows, the committee has found that Microsoft stepped over the monopoly abuse line. I wonder where this is going?
Wow - this is a fantastic collection of web-development related tools (beautiful layout and design as well). Very nice to see 'Design' up there as well!
Thanks to the work of Jeff Schiller we can see how SVG development is going in various browsers. Opera is still miles ahead (94%), WebKit 2nd (80%) and Firefox nighties 3rd (66%).
Estimate for bad clients
Garrett Murray has created a template for those jobs you just know are going to turn into an utter nightmare.
xui - another JS library
Okay so it is another JS library - but this one has a twist, it is designed for modern mobile browsers (i.e. no support for IE mobile, which is a shocking browser). Just look at the code - it is tiny!
Web app UI techniques
Smashing Magazine have a good atricle detailing some of the more interesting UI techniques that developers are using for build rich sites.
Get ready to SMIL
It has taken a while, but Mozilla finally have support for SMIL in the trunk. A lot of work still needed for full SVG animation - but this is a big step in the right direction.
On the third anniversary of the original release, the jQuery team have just announced jQuery 1.3 - fantastic new features and damn fast selectors! Kudos to the team.
Qt goes LGPL
Fantastic news for those developing cross platform solutions - Nokia have announced that Qt 4.5 will fall under the LGPL. The mobile space heats up a bit more, while the desktop benefits. Nice.
Chrome for Mac/Linux
Google have announced that they would like to get Chrome for Macintosh and Linux out of this door in the 1st half of this year. Yes please!
This is very exciting - Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, two of the foremost experts on usability, are going to start a podcast answering your questions.
The web is buzzing about the new Palm Pre, but one of the big pieces of news for me is that the SDK for it is basically Webkit. Did not work out so well for Apple, but Palm appear to provide much tighter device integration.
Chrome 2.0 pre-beta
The development pace in the Google web-browser dept. is amazing! New features and an updated Webkit engine (Acid 3 pass) - very nice. Keep the competition flowing.
The browser wars
Lovely visualisation of browser market share since 2002. Note that the data is from w3schools so likely skewed though
nVidia has announced a new set of high quality stereoscopic glasses which sound absolutely excellent. I am very excited about the future of 3D interaction
UX trends 2009
Rachel Hinman over at Adaptive Path presents the three UX trends we should be watching - the mobile space is the place to be at the moment
New site design
I am pleased to show off the new design for my site that I have been working on. Apologies for any little hiccups during the transition
Do ads work?
If your ads work then your ad budget should be huge. If they do not, either get better ads or remove them completely