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November 2003’s Posts.

  1. Mississauga’s new face and digital city rankings

    Torontonians may love to mock our suburban 905 neighbours, but Mississauga’s new city site is incredible. Not only is it written in XHTML and uses a CSS-based layout that leaves Netscape 4 behind, it also provides a wide range of e-services. (It does, however, have ugly URLs and the site is impossible to validate, though a quick scan shows it comes close.)

  2. Standard bitterness; Safari hacks; Movies for Me

    Not sure when everything got so nasty…

  3. Fixing Acrobat Reader; Peer Review; ThrashBox; subheads;

    Been having problems with how slow Acrobat Reader 6 is? Try re-organizing the program’s files.

  4. Black resigns; OJA winners

    Former-Canadian newspaper magnate (and author of a very well-reviewed biography on FDR) Conrad Black has resigned as CEO of his own company. Something about $32-million in unauthorized payments to he and his co-executivess…

  5. Advanced CSS ornamentation; four-column layouts; Chrétien profiled

    The Literary Moose is known for his clever designs that push the limits of CSS (and also, though valid, tend only to work in Opera). And now, like a rule-breaking magician, he reveals a number of his tricks at the Nemesis Project to an awe-filled audience.

  6. Invalid mayors

    Testing to see if any of the Web site’s for Toronto's 2003 mayoral candidates validate.

  7. Text presentation; Dictionary of Canadian Biography online; convergence defined

    John Gruber, while ostensibly talking about Panther’s text rendering capabilities, explains everything you need to know about text presentation on computer displays. If you ever place words on a screen, read his article (via Coudal Partners).

  8. Eolas patent re-examined; Canadians willing to pay for content; homepage usability

    Microsoft nature is so often debated in Web/software-related discussions, it’s mere mention is almost becoming a variant of Godwin’s Law. The one safe area seems to be when discussing the company in relation to Eolas’ “906” patent. The problems with said patent have encouraged the USPTO to re-examine the issue (no doubt prompted by Microsoft’s lobbyists), and I hope, it will rule the patent invalid.

  9. Toronto votes; IE 3 and 4; PIE tutorials

    Torontonians (and other Ontarians): don’t forget to vote today.

  10. Google Deskbar; reasons against registration; cross-ownership in the media

    For those who can’t get enough Google, there’s now a tool to search the engine, browser-free, via the Windows toolbar. Pretty clever.

  11. Multiple IE browsers in Windows

    One of the supposed truth’s about Web design is that unlike almost any other browser, you can’t run two versions Internet Explorer side-by-side. But Joe Maddalone has seemingly proved that false. He explains which files to remove, and which ones to add, to make testing Web pages that much easier. (via webgraphics)

  12. Toronto Star doing registration; new media type proposed; invalid mayours

    Here comes the predicted changes: the Toronto Star looks like it will be implementing registration on its site — it will be using Tacoda Systems’ Web audience management and the new registration system.

  13. Was Wired right? Analyzing canada.com’s subscriptions

    Some quick hits:

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