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May 2003’s Posts.

  1. Mozilla 1.4 RC 1 released

    Mozilla 1.4, Release Candidate 1 is out. This version (once finalized) will be the last to have everything bundled together.

  2. MSN for Mac OS X; saila.com in Russian; decriminalizing pot; PNGs

    Following on the release of a new version of Internet Explorer for the Mac (called MSN for Mac OS X), CodeBitch did tested it for the known CSS bugs in the previous version. The results were posted css-discuss.

  3. Top 5 CSS problems in IE; “dead” site still living

    The top five CSS-related problems in Internet Explorer 6:

  4. Is the Web not enough?

    Salon has run a monster of an article refuting one of my long standing-beliefs. The piece argues the Web isn’t capable of countering the growing media concentration (and it’s conclusions imply the South Korean experience may remain the exception). Of course, the article is set against the back-drop of loosening regulations down south where they don’t have a strong public broadcaster.

  5. Relaunches out of style; multimedia journalism; patent policy for the W3C

    I was just thinking about this: “The Quiet Death of the Major Re-Launch.” The whole concept now seems as much a part of the bubble-era as Aeron chairs and brick-and-beam loft offices. (Via Digital Web.)

  6. Canadian New Media Awards; usability guidelines; content management design;access keys

    The first week in June is “new media week” here in Toronto, timed to coincide with the Canadian New Media Awards. This year, the CNMA is a full-day event featuring a series of workshops. Interesting note, the awards (at least last year) are partially funded by nominees paying a $25 fee to be considered.

  7. Interviewing Andy King

    Had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew B. King for Digital Web about optimizing the medium, and the result is now available online. King, the founder of WebReference.com and JavaScript.com, offers some insightful and surprising advice about tightening even the slimmest of sites

  8. May 14, 2003

    Added five new Web Building Tips on CSS and creating valid HTML

  9. Roll-your-own DTD; all-in-one DevEdge sidebar

    Those wondering how to roll-your-own DTD might well be served by reading the W3C recommendation on the Modularization of XHTML. Helpful to know if you want to push the limits of XHTML.

  10. Copyright term extensions; Digital Web Magazine at seven

    Canada looks to be following on the heels of the U.S. in granting copyright extensions. Here it’s been dubbed the “Lucy Maud Montgomery Copyright Term Extension Act” because the unpublished works by the creator of Anne of Green Gables would enter the public domain January 1, 2004 if this doesn’t pass. If it does, Anne would be protected until 2018.

  11. Google News hits the world;XUL-based Internet desktop; Composer++

    When Google News launched its latest beta, there was a lot of buzzing happening in the online news community. Today, the service localized, and has subsites for Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, the U.K., and of course, the U.S.. More prominence is given to local sources and stories, which is quite obvious in the non-North American editions. At Google News Canada—my new bookmark—there’s a “Canada” section, and a better focus on Canadian business news.

  12. The paradox of Stephen Williams

    This is a situation I haven’t decided on. On the one hand, I support Stephen Williams right to publish work that is available in the public domain, but his decision to publish all of his research online on the Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka case leaves me with an uncomfortable feeling. I’ve long said online journalists should make their research available along with stories to improve the readers understanding, but this time I just don’t know

  13. CSS Zen Garden

    I think after all the noise earlier this week over how hard CSS is, a lot of people who love CSS got to thinking. The truth is, CSS is not a computer language, it’s a graphic design language. In fact in my unpublished rant, this became a touchstone:

  14. Semantic mark-up; TV funding; new XHTML 2.0 draft

    Pretty much decided to scrap the rant I was going to publish about the latest CSS debate. The arguments have been made quite rationally by a number of people I respect, so I don’t think there’s a need to go over them again here.

  15. May 6 2003

    My deletion of the global style sheet is causing problems for Safari and Konqueror users, how now see a blank screen on the homepage. Think its due to a lack of support for document.createTextElement but I’m not yet sure

  16. May 6, 2003

    Added rel="bookmark" to the permalinks in Living Can Kill You

  17. Creating dotted borders in IE

    Caio Chassot (of Caio’s Hack fame) has come up with a clever solution to create nice dashed and dotted borders for Internet Explorer using a repeating background graphic. Take a look at the page’s source to see how it works

  18. Responding to JWZ; XUL for Web apps

    Just read Simon Willison’s reposnse to JMZ’s rant about Cascading Style Sheets, and both prompted me to elucidate my own feelings about CSS-based design. However, given the rant is not even close to being ready for publication, go (re-)read Owen Briggs’ Design Rant and my own piece on using tables or CSS. (and this is too funny).

  19. Standard-compliant new-window links

    Via What Do I Know, a clever hack for opening pages in a new window, and similar to what I had planned to do (except I was using a class, which I might just drop)

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