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Introducing Drosera

28/06/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Introducing Drosera - Javascript debugger for apps that use webkit.

deusx : Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive - Introducing Drosera - "I would like to introduce a new addition to the WebKit open source toolsa JavaScript debugger."

Eric Meyer : Introducing Drosera - A full-blown JavaScript debugger for WebKit applications (like Safari).

jimray : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Drosera - Javascript debugger for Safari. Love the name.

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Drosera - Drosera, named after the largest genera of bug eating plants, lets you attach and debug JavaScript for any WebKit application�not just Safari.

Simon Willison : Safari gets a JavaScript debugger - Great news, especially considering the tricky nature of Safari bugs. Opera needs one too.

Cameron Moll : JavaScript debugger twins - A couple of JavaScript debuggers: FireBug for Firefox and Drosera, which "lets you attach and debug JavaScript for any WebKit application--not just Safari."

User-Generated Content

6/04/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

gknauss : User-Generated Content - "User-generated content" has been reduced from a cultural choice a site can make to a Web 2.0 business-plan bullet point. Derek's too dismissive of other sources of media -- the implication that it's inauthentic is too strong -- but Lord, deliver us from

Paul Hammond : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - So let's not give in to the buzzphrase du jour. Let's use the real words.

deusx : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - "And if we must have an umbrella term to describe the whole shebang, I have a suggestion. Try this on for size: Authentic Media."

Milo Vermeulen : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content [via]

jimray : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - "Calling the beautiful, amazing, brilliant things people create online 'user-generated content' is like sliding up to your lady, putting your arm around her and whispering, 'Hey baby, let's have intercourse.'"

François Nonnenmacher : Death to User-Generated Content

Eric Meyer : Death to User-Generated Content - Yeah.

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

25/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

ALA: Web 3.0

17/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : ALA: Web 3.0 - A List Apart: "Web 3.0". Jeffrey speaks from the heart. At least that's how I read it. I found this to be highly motivational, surprisingly. "These problems and others will be solved, most likely by someone reading this page," says Zeldman. "One points to

Rod Begbie : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - I ♥ Zeldman. [via#

Eric Meyer : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - Preach on, brutha.

jimray : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "My discomfort with the hype surrounding an emerging genre of web development turned into a full-blown hate-on." Zeldman debunks all the Web2.0 inanity.

Simon Willison : Web 3.0 - A Zeldman classic.

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "We have been down this road before"

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 3.0 - Web 3.0: "But ours is a medium in which, more often than not, big teams have slowly and expensively labored to produce overly complex web applications whose usability was near nil on behalf of clients with at best vague goals."

WillPate : Web 3.0 - "To you who feel like failures because you spent last year honing your web skills and serving clients, or running a business, or perhaps publishing content, you are special and lovely, so hold that pretty head high, and never let them see the tears."

François Nonnenmacher : Web 3.0 - Jeffrey Zeldman cuts to the chase

Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

20/09/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

Andy Baio : Video: Grandaddy's "Jed's Other Poem" - don't miss this one; fan-made video programmed on an Apple ][+

Wayne Burkett : Video: Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - Fan video. Programmed on an Apple ][+. #

plasticbag : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - A stunning video for a Grandaddy song that uses an Apple II to create 'expressive' typography. Wonderful.

Richard Rutter : Jed’s Other Poem - Brilliant video for this Grandaddy song, made using an Apple II.

Eric Meyer : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - Awesome. Check it. [via Richard] [via]

Nelson Minar : Jed's Other Poem - Pretty volunteer video (via Kevin Fox)

Typetester

19/09/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Typetester - "...an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen". [via#

Milo Vermeulen : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen [via]

jkottke : Typetester - Typetester is a web-based font comparison tool which somehow (I'm assuming JavaScript) can preview text in the fonts you have installed on your local machine. Pretty cool.

Richard Rutter : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen.

Eric Meyer : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen - Nice little web-based web typography widget. Web web web.

plasticbag : Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen - Beautiful piece of work that allows to compare and explore fonts for screen use and then even get the CSS so you can use them on the web

deusx : Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen - "Test your fonts here."

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

14/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

23/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

kellan : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Madrobby's platform for mind blowing javascript/ajax hacking #

ricmac : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, compatible and, ultimately, totally cool JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly, Web 2.0 style"

François Nonnenmacher : script.aculo.us - A directory of interesting javascript examples

joshua : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

Simon Willison : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - A pretty impressive collection of modern JavaScript tricks.

Eric Meyer : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Coolness. Just all around coolness.

Jeremy Zawodny : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript: "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications"

Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

28/04/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Now that didn?t take long. #

Ethan Marcotte : Safari is the first to pass the Acid2 test - And he posts the KHTML patches to boot. What a rockstar, that Dave Hyatt.

François Nonnenmacher : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Kudos to Hyatt and Apple. Now the $64,000 question is: will IE7 pass it too?

kayodeok : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

jimray : Safari passes Acid 2 - Safari's rendering engine is now the most standards compliant - uber l33t

Paul Hammond : Surfin' Safari - Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - There were two issues left that needed to be resolved

Simon Willison : Safari passes the Acid2 test - Dave Hyatt runs rings around the rest.

Eric Meyer : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Hyatt's da man.

How to Destroy the Earth

21/02/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : How to Destroy the Earth - a sensible alternative to paving the Earth

kayodeok : How to destroy the earth - Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe

cobra libre : how to destroy the earth #

jkottke : Forget how life will end, here's a bunch of ways you can destroy the entire Earth - This is a really fun read: "keeping the strangelet stable is incredibly difficult once it has absorbed the stabilising machinery, but creative solutions may be possible."

Simon Willison : Geocide: How to destroy the Earth - Immensely amusing, and informative as well. (via) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : How to destroy the Earth - How to destroy the Earth: in case you ever needed to know

Eric Meyer : How to destroy the Earth - Reminds me of the good old days of alt.destroy-the-earth. [via Simon] [via]

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

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]

Panic - The True Story of Audion

12/11/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Panic - The True Story of Audion - Behind-the-scenes magic of a long-time Mac app. [via#

Eric Meyer : The True Story of Audion - The thrilling tale of two guys from Portland and the Mac software they created. Lengthy, but worth it. From the creators of Transmit, one of my must-have applications.

jkottke : The true story of Audion - An independent Mac software developer loving tells the story of the little MP3 player that could. Worth a read. (Comment on this)

deusx : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - "Is it just me? I mean, do you ever wonder about the stories behind everyday products?" Great story. Click on the links.

Phil Gyford : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - Cabel Sasser on the story of developing Audion and the emergence of iTunes. A long but great read.

Simon Willison : The True Story of Audion - A long but fascinating read. (via) [via]

Jon Hicks : The True Story of Audion - I know the would and his wife have linked to this, but it really is worth your time!

Jeremy Zawodny : The True Story of Audion - The True Story of Audion: It seems you can either be free to do anything you want, to create anything you dream of without answering to anyone, or you can be rich. You're not likely to be both.

Justice Dept. censors Supreme Court quote

29/08/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Justice Dept. censors Supreme Court quote - the irony of the blacked-out quote is thick [via]  [via]

Nelson Minar : Evil redaction - Who watches the watchmen? (via BoingBoing)

anildash : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote - there's nothing more public than a supreme court decision, and they still black it out

Eric Meyer : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote - When redaction goes too far. The crucial question is how often it does so. [via Phil] [via]

Tom Coates : If this is true, it's pretty terrifying... - If this is true, it's pretty terrifying...

Adam Gessaman : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote

François Nonnenmacher : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote - And that from the "Free Speech" champions!

XML on the Web Has Failed

22/07/2004 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : XML on the Web Has Failed - Mark Pilgrim concludes a theme he's been following for quite a while.

Anne van Kesteren : XML on the Web Has Failed - XML is not the only thing imo #

François Hodierne : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed [via#

Paul Hammond : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed - The entire world of syndication only works because everyone happens to ignore the rules in the same way

Philippe Janvier : XML on the Web Has Failed - When Content-type and Charset drives to ill-formeness :(

Mark Pilgrim : xml on the web has failed - well, we'll know better next time #

Kayode Okeyode : XML on the Web Has Failed

Richard MacManus : Mark Pilgrim: XML on the Web Has Failed - At least he didn't use the phrase "systemic anomaly".

Eric Meyer : XML on the Web Has Failed - Depressing, not least because it provides confirmation of a suspicion I've had for a while now but was trying to ignore.

XHTML Validator to RSS

2/07/2004 @ 21:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : XHTML Validator to RSS - I was just complaining to a co-worker today that the hardest thing about crafting XHTML pages is making sure they *stay* XHTML. [via#

Wayne Burkett : XHTML Validator to RSS - Why aren't we doing more with the the validator's XML output? This is a great idea. #

Jon Hicks : "This page is not XHMTL Strict" - by RSS - Found via Simplebits, this easy to set up RSS feed helps keep a track of validation. Neat!

Eric Meyer : XHTML Validator to RSS - Subscribe to a script that validates a URL you supply whenever you update your RSS feeds. Tough to describe, but so very very useful.

François Nonnenmacher : XHTML Validator to RSS - Brilliant idea!

Kayode Okeyode : XHTML Validator to RSS

Philippe Janvier : XHTML Validator to RSS - "XHTML Validation Results RSS feed from any page" : "Silence is golden"

Clearing floats without structural markup

17/05/2004 @ 06:01 UTC

Kristine Beeson : Clearing floats without structural markup - Position is Everything -- "Clearing", 21st Century Style: In the new method, no clearing element is used. Nice new concept for clearing floats using the :after command. I'd probably want to do it without the IE hack in there, but either way, its a good i

Adam Gessaman : Clearing a float container without source markup

doug : New way to Clear Floats - Holly and John document a clever means of clearing floats without using an extra element in the markup. Beware of some ugly JavaScript to make it work in IE5/Mac though.

deusx : Clearing a float container without source markup - Nice. Using the :after psuedoclass to generate a clearing node, with additional hacks for braindead IE.

Dan Cederholm : How to clear floats without structural markup - This is a *great* writeup on a technique that seems to work well across browsers.

Eric Meyer : Clearing a float container without source markup - Nice.

tjogin : Clearing a float container without source markup

when semantic markup goes bad

4/05/2004 @ 19:00 UTC

cobra libre : when semantic markup goes bad - i agree completely

Paul Hammond : Matthew Thomas - When semantic markup goes bad - This is why b and i exist

Philippe Janvier : When semantic markup goes bad - "In advanced speech browsers, for example, pages that use i when they mean cite will merely sound flat; but pages that use em when they mean cite will sound stupid."

Kayode Okeyode : When semantic markup goes bad

Simon Willison : When semantic markup goes bad - Matthew Thomas argues for and

Adam Gessaman : When semantic markup goes bad

Richard Rutter : When semantic markup goes bad - Always using strong instead of b is not necessarily a good thing (filed under Mark-up techniques). [via WaSP]

Eric Meyer : When semantic markup goes bad - Matthew Thomas beats me to the punch, and does a better job of it anyway.

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