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January 2003’s Posts.

  1. Weekend hits

    Brief hits to ease you (and me) into a much-needed weekend:

  2. OJR supports Mozilla; Amazon selling subscriptions?

    OJR has finally — I sent my first note to them last June — fixed it’s style sheets to properly support Gecko-based browsers. Unfortunately, on its blog, they still see the browser as Netscape 4.x and as a result serve an empty file. Were Mozilla to get the same CSS the site serves to IE, everything would be fine. Maybe it will get fixed, after all, I only mentioned it to them last October…

  3. Retire HTML; CSS 2.1; interviewing Christopher Schmitt

    Is it time to retire HTML? That’s what a new piece in Boxes and Arrows argues — and I surprised myself by agreeing with may of the points. The essay says dHTML has reached its limits as a Web application development tool, and suggests some potential replacements like Flash and Curl.

  4. Opera 7 released

    The final version of Opera 7 is now out. With that comes the need to rework some of the style sheet rules in this site, so I ask that Opera 7 (and 6.x) users extend me a bit of patience until this gets fixed. Unfortunately, it sounds like, thanks to Safari, Opera may stopping developing for the Macintosh.

  5. Congrats, Jack

    Congratulations to my former prof, and the husband of my former councillor, Jack Layton on his victory today (despite the Net slowdown that delayed the first federal online election). May he help reinvigorate this country’s tired political landscape.

  6. QAML; The Eleventh Hour

    Given XML is creeping up everywhere, it’s something I should really start playing with. And so, this is something I plan to look at for tomorrow: the Question and Answer Markup Language, or QAML.

  7. Clearing the link-backlog

    A good estimate of my workload level is the density (or frequency) or my entries here. Normally, I run across a few link-worthy items a day. Often times, I grab the link, drop it on my desktop, and write up an entry when I have some downtime (usually lunch).

  8. HomeSite update; sins of free content

    For those who still use (and love) HomeSite, deep within Macromedia’s site is an update for version 5 the Dreamweaver MX version. HomeSite+ 5.2 offers an improved spell-check and search highlighting, customization of the toolbars, as well as some minor XHTML problems. And two of my big pet peeves are fixed: convert tag case no longer converts the DOCTYPE and files now preview properly with Mozilla.

  9. Testing generated content; don’t use DOM 2

    Gavin Laking is tabulating how browser’s display CSS-generated content (specifically Adrian Holovaty’s blockquote+cite trick). If you’re visiting the cite, send Laking feedback on how it works for your browser/OS.

  10. More on Safari and Mozilla

    More on Safari:

  11. Vertical CSS play; introducing CSS

    Talk about simple: Joe Gillespie has posted a clever way to vertically centre a block of a known height on a page (via Digital Web).

  12. The year that was

    A year-end review, without the predictions, of the Internet in 2002

  13. Online newspaper design; linking style

    A couple of weeks ago I was talking with an old print guy about the best looking newspaper sites. Both he and I agreed The New York Times does the best job representing the print edition’s feel and the Web’s experience. Over at Poynter.org, Anne Conneen has come-up with her own list — and an excellent one it is. The only addition I’d make is the nicely designed, extremely usable, and geek-friendly Sacramento Bee.

  14. Survival tips for 2004

    Wanted to get my end-of-year list out a couple of days ago, but didn’t. Oh well, maybe later. In the meantime, these words/phrases are banned this year and the Guardian Online offers us it’s survival guide for 2003

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