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Who created CSS? CSS Early History

6/01/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Who created CSS? CSS Early History - Tim Berners Lee and his user style sheet, Pei Wei and ViolaWWW through to the CSS specification

Clément Hardoüin : Rappel historique sur les CSS - Je ne m'étais jamais interrogé là-dessus. Instructif. -

Anne van Kesteren : Who created CSS? CSS Early History - Background information on CSS #

Eric Meyer : Who created CSS? CSS Early History - Note that style sheet proposals were being circulated before any browser supported table markup. I'd love to see this fleshed out, wiki-style, by the participants from that era. [via Dave] [via]

Epic 2014

25/12/2004 @ 16:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Epic 2014 - Nothing like a good conspiration theory

Eric Meyer : EPIC 2014 - Despite one terrible brand name extrapolation, a fascinating and somewhat chilling look at where we might well be headed.

Some notes on Wikipedia

24/12/2004 @ 13:58 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Some notes on Wikipedia - Nice overview! #

Eric Meyer : Some notes on Wikipedia - Simon shares a pile of wikilinks. I'm honestly blown away; I had no idea most of this stuff existed. Simply amazing.

Matthew M. Boedicker : a few things about Wikipedia you may have missed

The Graphing Calculator Story

22/12/2004 @ 05:58 UTC

deusx : The Graphing Calculator Story - "My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."

Andy Baio : Background of the Apple Graphing Calculator - sneaking onto Apple's campus for six months of unpaid work in hiding [via]  [via]

jkottke : The Graphing Calculator Story - "I was frustrated by all the wasted effort, so I decided to uncancel my small part of the project. I had been paid to do a job, and I wanted to finish it. My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."

Manuzhai : The Graphing Calculator Story - OSNews described it as Guerilla Software Development. A wonderful story.

Jeremy Zawodny : The Graphing Calculator Story - The Graphing Calculator Story: you must read this

Eric Meyer : The Graphing Calculator Story - I remember when I first saw Graphing Ccalculator as part of an official Apple demo of the PowerPC at CWRU, and it did indeed blow me away. That was the same demo that included a joke about the 'Pentium Weber Grill' attachment, I believe.

Milo Vermeulen : The Graphing Calculator Story

Blog the Caveman, comic book character from a 1959 issue of "Lois Lane"

9/12/2004 @ 02:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Blog the Caveman, comic book character from a 1959 issue of "Lois Lane" - brilliant find; Joey has a download of the entire book [via]  [via]

Ethan Marcotte : Blog the caveman - "Someone should write a book titled 'Women Who Send Suitors on Suicide Missions and the Men Who Love Them'."

Eric Meyer : Quite Possibly the First Time the Word 'Blog' was Used in Comics - 'Female prisoner must marry Blog -- or die!' Hilarious stuff. [via Ethan] [via]

A new way of traffic engineering: use minimal signage and make all traffic (foot, car, bike, etc....

7/12/2004 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : A new way of traffic engineering: use minimal signage and make all traffic (foot, car, bike, etc.) use the same roadway - The result is that all traffic slows down and relies on communication between participants to negotiate the traffic space.

cobra libre : roads gone wild - making roads safer by making them seem dangerous [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : making driving seem more dangerous could make it safer

Eric Meyer : Roads Gone Wild - I'd never have thought of it, and yet it makes complete sense. Then again, on our narrow-ish unlined side street, traffic is too fast for comfort, so there's clearly more to this than just embracing minimalism. [via Matt] [via]

The disappearing dollar

7/12/2004 @ 16:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : The disappearing dollar - Pay off as much debt as you possibly can, fellow Americans, for you own sake if nobody else's. Equity will help keep you warm at night, should things turn bitterly cold.

Internet Explorer is already breaking the web

7/12/2004 @ 06:11 UTC

Eric Meyer : Internet Explorer is already breaking the web - Another view on IE/Win's standards support from 456 Berea Street.

Kayode Okeyode : Internet Explorer is already breaking the web

On topic

7/12/2004 @ 06:08 UTC

Eric Meyer : On topic - When we move ourselves online, is it any wonder that the result is as chaotic and disorganized as we are?

The Digital Sundial

7/12/2004 @ 06:05 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Digital Sundial - So very very cool. This would work great for me in the summer, but not so well in the winter.

Hacking Your Way Off The Utility Grid

7/12/2004 @ 06:02 UTC

Eric Meyer : Hacking Your Way Off The Utility Grid - I've toyed with the idea of doing something like this for a long time, but again, the winter clouds 'round these parts make it a dicey proposition.

Matthew M. Boedicker : hacking your way off the utility grid

Anime Popeye

7/12/2004 @ 05:58 UTC

Eric Meyer : Anime Popeye - Okay, that kid is TOTALLY freakin' me out! [via Ethan] [via]

Skeletal systems for cartoon characters

6/12/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Skeletal systems for cartoon characters - his other work is very good, as well

cobra libre : skeletal systems of cartoon characters [via#

jkottke : Drawings of cartoon skeletons, including Hello Kitty, Fred Flintstone, and Betty Boop - Fantastic...link of the day as far as I'm concerned.

plasticbag : Skeletal Systems of cartoon characters - "I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass."

Simon Willison : Cartoon Skeletal Systems - Creepy :)

Ethan Marcotte : Skeletons holding various cartoon characters - Freaky, yet cool.

Eric Meyer : Cartoon character skeletal studies - Probably decided Wile E. Coyote's skeleton was nothing but a mass of breaks and fractures-- much too difficult to draw. [via Simon] [via]

Lycos screen saver attacks spammers

3/12/2004 @ 06:02 UTC

Eric Meyer : Lycos screen saver attacks spammers - The arms race continues. I wonder what the countermove will be?

Better Dead Than Red

2/12/2004 @ 06:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Better Dead Than Red - Long, angry, and food for thought no matter where you fall politically. Strip away the slant, and you still see the possibility of a fundamental reshaping of national, state, and local politics.

Why 'More Than Valid'?

2/12/2004 @ 02:18 UTC

Eric Meyer : Why 'More Than Valid'? - A promising start to a new weblog. It also turns out to be a better summation of my philosophy for Web design than I've ever managed.

An interview with France Rupert

30/11/2004 @ 23:55 UTC

Dan Cederholm : An interview with France Rupert - France was behind the sprintpcs.com redesign.

Eric Meyer : Working for Accessibility using CSS: An interview with France Rupert: Interaction Designer, Sprint - A worthy read, and I'm not just saying that because I get name-checked.

Stop trying to steal from my laundromat

27/11/2004 @ 21:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Stop trying to steal from my laundromat - "A car once crashed through the exterior wall of the building. You know what stopped it? The change machine. That's how well secured it is. Leave it alone." [via#

Eric Meyer : Stop trying to steal from my laundromat - This is just plain common sense, people.

Disclaimer stickers for science textbooks

22/11/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Disclaimer stickers for science textbooks - [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Textbook disclaimer stickers - "The shape of the earth is a controversial topic" [via#

Charles Miller : Disclaimer Stickers for Science Textbooks - Disclaimer Stickers for Science Textbooks: "This book contains material on gravity. Gravity is a theory, not a fact, regarding a force that cannot be directly seen. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically con

deusx : Textbook disclaimer stickers - I need a packet of these stickers

Eric Meyer : Textbook disclaimer stickers - Most excellent.

S5 and Incremental Rendering of Graphics

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : S5 and Incremental Rendering of Graphics - Derek shows how to create lightweight incremental graphics using CSS sprites. Very cool.

Image transitions

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Image transitions - Sexy. Someone's already tried applying them to S5, and I'm inclined to follow their lead. [via Jeffrey] [via]

Building a Cyclotron on a Shoestring

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Building a Cyclotron on a Shoestring - 1MeV on a tabletop for $15K. Outstanding.

ungreek.toolbot.com

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : ungreek.toolbot.com - Get the ipsum out of your lorem by using other sources to create "greeked" text. My favorite is the Esperantists' Manifesto.

We're half the country - and we're not going away

18/11/2004 @ 19:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : We're half the country - and we're not going away - A reminder that the margin of victory was pretty thin, and that 51% does not a mandate make. (Well, not in the real world--things might be different in Washington, D.C., I suppose.)

Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers

17/11/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers - Shocked, I am shocked.

Eric Meyer : Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers - Not that it will change anyone's mind, but worth a mention anyway. [via Ethan] [via]

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