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Google Doctype - Google Code

14/05/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

wearehugh : Google Doctype - Google Code

jcgregorio : Google Doctype - Google Code - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

dbow : Google Doctype - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

Simon Willison : Google Doctype - Google Doctype. So now we know what Mark Pilgrim’s been doing at Google... heading up a project to create an encyclopaedia of web development. The JavaScript UI for browsing it is a bit weird (though you do at least get real pages if you disable JavaS

joshua : Doctype - documenting the use of html and associated tech

Eric Meyer : Google Doctype - I always like to see a site that says it's all about open standards and then lists proprietary elements and properties with no indication that they're, you know, proprietary. There's a lot of promise here, but the initial deployment undermines itself.

Google buys Measure Map

15/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Elements of Typo. Style for the Web

8/12/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Cameron Moll : Elements of Typo. Style for the Web - The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web. Let the digging and deliciousing begin!

jimray : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - - A practical guide to web typography

Paul Hammond : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography - A practical guide to web typography

Philippe Janvier : A practical guide to web typography - "The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web". Work in progress. [via#

Douglas Bowman : Elements of Typographic Style (Applied to the Web) - Richard Rutter kicks off a modern web-centric look at Robert Bringhurst’s "The Elements of Typographic Style".

Jon Hicks : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography - Go fill that gaping hole Rich!! There was such a need for this.

factoryjoe : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography - An excellent guide to type online. Tags: robert bringhurst, typography, type, design, web design

State-of-the-art interactivity?

23/03/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

doug : State-of-the-art interactivity? - Veen smacks down the depressing trends he saw while judging a recent interaction design contest.

jkottke : Jeff Veen rightly rips into the entries in interactive design competitions - I can't even look at the results of these contests anymore because they're often so bad and non-web.

Wayne Burkett : Jeffrey Veen: State-of-the-art interactivity? - A great rant. So true. From the comments: "Pretend you're going to buy a car. Visit the auto-maker's sites. See if it's even *possible* to make your decision based on what you find there." #

Simon Willison : Jeffrey Veen: State-of-the-art interactivity? - All-Flash sites still suck.

Nelson Minar : Bad interactive sites - Jeff Veen tears into crappy Flash sites, etc (via everyone)

Milo Vermeulen : Jeffrey Veen: State-of-the-art interactivity? - Jeffrey Veen: State-of-the-art interactivity? [via] [via]

Veerle's lovely CSS calendars

7/03/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Veerle's lovely CSS calendars - expect to see this on Upcoming.org very soon [via]  [via]

doug : Styling a Calender - Veerle provides tips for styling calenders with CSS.

Paul Hammond : Veerle's blog - A CSS styled calendar - how to create such calendar

Philippe Janvier : A CSS styled calendar - "...an article on how to create such calendar". [via#

Simon Willison : A CSS styled calendar - More CSS goodness.

kayodeok : A CSS styled calendar - Creating a CSS Styled Calendar for your blog

WordPress 1.5

17/02/2005 @ 19:58 UTC

doug : WordPress 1.5 - Congrats to Matt and other WP developers on the release of WordPress 1.5.

Rod Begbie : Announcing WordPress 1.5 - I think I might give WordPress a try some time soon. [via#

Simon Willison : Announcing WordPress 1.5 - The new features look awesome. I'm considering switching very soon. (via) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : Announcing WordPress 1.5 - Announcing WordPress 1.5: yay!

Andy Baio : Wordpress 1.5 released - looks impressive

bmilleare : WordPress 1.5

5 fast email productivity tips

15/02/2005 @ 23:58 UTC

doug : 5 fast email productivity tips - Good time-saving tips from Merlin. Read them.

Jeremy Zawodny : Five fast email productivity tips - Five fast email productivity tips: good advice from 43 Folders

Andy Baio : 43 Folders' Five fast e-mail productivity tips - I'm following this advice too late, cleaning out 590 messages from my inbox [via]  [via]

jkottke : Five fast email productivity tips - I've been using these tips for years and highly recommend them.

kellan : 43 Folders: Five fast email productivity tips - All good plus a decent PIM to get non-communication releated tasks out of the inbox. #

Paul Hammond : 43 Folders: Five fast email productivity tips - Write less

Google Maps

8/02/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is

Jason Shellen : Google Maps - Cool maps, from Google. Click and drag is my favorite feature. #

Andy Baio : Google Maps - insanely great UI; it's only missing personalization and better URIs [via]  [via]

doug : Google Maps - Check out Google?s way-cool mapping service in any non-Safari browser. Drag the map around, quick zooming, directions from A to B, beautiful detail, and more? Look out MapQuest.

jkottke : Google Maps is in beta - Safari not supported yet.

Rod Begbie : Google Maps - Another boring "it's been done" problem re-solved in a funky DHTML way by the brains at Google. [via#

Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.

Anne van Kesteren : Google Maps - Yay, they use XHTML as text/html! (Too bad they violate section C and such, but whatever.) #

Simon Willison : Google Maps - Very slick, but sadly non functional for Safari uses. (via) [via]

gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool

Merlin's 43 Folders

6/09/2004 @ 19:55 UTC

doug : Merlin's 43 Folders - Merlin Mann (of Kung Fu Grippe and 5ives fame) is finally sharing and documenting all his productivity tips, lifehacks, Mac OS X tricks, and the rest of the voodoo he uses to organize and get things done. He?s updating it throughout September, maybe longe

Andy Baio : Merlin Mann's 43 Folders - Merlin's new site full of nifty productivity and software hacks

anildash : merlin's 43 folders - tech tips from a supergeek

Paul Hammond : 43 Folders - the digital parking lot for Merlin's OSX tricks, productivity hints, and assorted lifehacks

Graham Leuschke : 43 folders - great stuff from Merlin, a little OSX-heavy, but the `life hacks' are excellent

Matthew M. Boedicker : 43 Folders, a bunch of tricks, hacks and other cool stuff

Steve Cook : 43 folders - Improving your workflow, electronically and in the real world.

Sliding Faux Columns

4/09/2004 @ 05:55 UTC

doug : Sliding Faux Columns - Eric gives his side of the story on the technique, and talks about its drawbacks (and missed opportunities of CSS in general) that make it seem equal with using a table for these rarer grid-needing layout cases.

François Nonnenmacher : Sliding Faux Columns - Check Liquid Bleach from Douglas Bowman too

Anne van Kesteren : Sliding Faux Columns - For liquid stuff. (AKA CSS tip #2456) #

Clément Hardoüin : Sliding faux columns - La solution ultime pour se passser des tableaux pour la mise en page web ?

Paul Hammond : Eric's Archived Thoughts: Sliding Faux Columns - The markup isn't exactly pretty

Richard Rutter : Sliding Faux Columns - For liquid layouts with two column having different backgrounds (filed under CSS techniques). [via wg]

First look at MSN blogs

9/08/2004 @ 07:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : First look at MSN blogs - ... and it ain't pretty #

doug : First look at MSN blogs - Phil Ringnalda rips into the new MSN blogs and sign up process, and ends up encapsulating the need for clean HTML and XML.

jkottke : Not a very positive review of Microsoft's blogging tool - Not a very positive review of Microsoft's blogging tool

Simon Willison : First look at MSN blogs - Phil Ringnalda investigates Microsoft's first blog application, flames their terrible HTML.

Wayne Burkett : phil ringnalda dot com: First look at MSN blogs - Scathing. #

Kayode Okeyode : A first look at the MSN Blogs

These web sites are identical

27/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

doug : These web sites are identical - Purely identical. Even created and maintained by the same person. Actually, this is interesting comparison data, but I?d prefer the sample size to be much bigger. Not sure how Stopdesign ended up as the least dissident.

Dan Cederholm : These web sites are identical -- or are they? - A frighteningly thorough comparison of 10 sites and their trends.

Wayne Burkett : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - This is extremely useful, interesting. #

Jon Hicks : I'm 28% dissident! - Not as as rebellious as Jakob strangely…

Andy Baio : Common practices between guru CSS blogs - an excellent survey [via]  [via]

deusx : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - "What is hence noteworthy is that all these designs resemble themselves very much." Er, well, they *are* all blogs, aren't they? I mean, variety yes, but one would expect a lot of commonalities between blogs.

Philippe Janvier : These web sites are identical - or are they ? - "This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout : styles, page construction and elements...". Conclusion : Similar layouts, Identical contents, Coding the same way, Inheritance from print design.

Paul Hammond : These web sites are identical - or are they? [phnk] - This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout: styles, page construction and elements

Mark Pilgrim : conformity among the a-list designers - baaaaaaaah #

Usability News - 6.2 2004 -- Reading Online Text: A Comparison of Four White Space Layouts

22/07/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : Usability News - 6.2 2004 -- Reading Online Text: A Comparison of Four White Space Layouts - Results show that the use of margins affected both reading speed and comprehension in that participants read the Margin text slower, but comprehended more than the No Margin text

jkottke : The effects of whitespace and leading on reading speed and comprehension

Ethan Marcotte : Effects of leading and margins on comprehension - A must-read. Via Kottke.

doug : Reading Online Text - A comparison of four white space layouts, with interesting results. (via Kottke)

Phil Gyford : Usability News - 6.2 2004 -- Reading Online Text: A Comparison of Four White Space Layouts - The importance of white space in online reading.

Tom Coates : A comparison of four whitespace layouts

WillPate : Reading Online Text: A Comparison of Four White Space Layouts - white space increses reading speed and comprehension.

interview with Molly on standards

21/06/2004 @ 17:56 UTC

anildash : interview with Molly on standards - the template tag reference in molly and porter's MT book is really cool

doug : Ten for Molly - The Web Standards Group interviews Molly Holzschlag, where she talks about her numerous books, the IE Factor, and the WaSP?s changing face.

Dan Cederholm : Ten Questions for Molly Holzschlag - Yet another great interview from Russ at the Web Standards Group.

Jon Hicks : Ten for Molly - Interrogation of the web standards matriach

kristine : ten questions for molly - Web Standards group interview -- Molly talks about her books, standards, CSS vs tables, the IE factor, the Web Standards Project and more. I enjoyed reading this, and look forward to getting her MT book now that its out. web-graphics #

Eric Meyer : Ten Questions for Molly Holzschlag - Molly holds forth on CSS versus tables, new books for her wing of the library, and tweaks me a bit.

Six Apart changes MT 3.0 licensing again

16/06/2004 @ 13:05 UTC

Andy Baio : Six Apart changes MT 3.0 licensing again - unlimited blogs is much, much better [via]

doug : New MT Pricing - 6A responds to feedback and simplifies licensing for Movable Type ? unlimited weblogs with any paid license

anildash : Movable Type: unlimited blogs, new pricing, new site - and yup, you get a free update to the general release when it's available

Paul Hammond : Six Log: Announcing Pricing & Licensing Changes to Movable Type - We made these revisions based on what people have told us they wanted to see

Dan Cederholm : New Movable Type pricing - Looks much better.

Adam Gessaman : MovableType prices changed yet again - finally, they seem to be getting something right. Sell software, don't sell authors and weblogs.

Design Eye for the Usability Guy

19/05/2004 @ 14:00 UTC

Tomas Jogin : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Andrei, Didier, Keith, Cameron and Greg gives Usability Guru Jakob Nielsen a much-needed design make-over.

Ethan Marcotte : Design Eye For The Usability Guy - Hilarious, well-executed redesign of Jakob's collateral.

doug : Useit Makeover - Jakob Nielsen's Useit.com gets a makeover by the self-proclaimed Design Fab Five. A fun and entertaining read.

Kayode Okeyode : Design Eye for the Usability Guy

Simon Willison : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Jakob Nielsen gets the makeover of a life time.

Charles Miller : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Design Eye for the Usability Guy gives the latest Jakob Nielsen "Web Usability Czar" Alertbox Newsletter a makeover. Compulsory reading for the modern web developer.

Paul Hammond : Design by Fire: Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Some solid tips on how to take your content and design from drab to fab

François Hodierne : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Excellent !!

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

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